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Lucas County , in Northwest Ohio, is located near Lake Erie and bisected by the Maumee River. It possesses the attributes of a large cosmopolitan area, while retaining the advantages of small-town atmosphere and charm. The city of Toledo is a dynamic community, offering nationally recognized arts, sports, and entertainment. Plenty of recreational, sporting, and cultural activities can be found year round in Northwest Ohio. The area is home to an extensive Metropark system, a nationally recognized zoo and symphony orchestra, a world-renowned museum of art, and a variety of neighborhood festivals. Sports enthusiasts don't even have to leave town to catch live action as Toledo is home to the Mud Hens minor league baseball team and the Storm minor league hockey team. All of this combines to make Lucas County a great place to work, live and play.

Lucas County housing is very affordable, compared to the national sales price of $185,000 in the year 2002. In that year, the Toledo Board of Realtors reported that 7,557 homes were sold in Toledo with an average price of $127,017. The average monthly cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment in Toledo is around $500.00. Economically, Lucas County is located in the heart of the industrial Midwest, with a strong base in manufacturing and automotive assembly and parts production. Forty-three percent of the U.S. industrial market and 47% of the Canadian market is located within 500 miles of Northwest Ohio.

Lucas County, Ohio communities include Maumee, Holland, Sylvania, Waterville, Toledo, West Toledo, and South Toledo. Neighboring communities include Perrysburg and Rossford in Wood County.

If you need additional information on relocating to Lucas County, Ohio, please contact Barbara Hanthorn, The Chamber Relocation and Information Manager at 419-243-8191 ext. 237 or email at


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