Ohio - The Buckeye State
Ohio, the seventh most populous state, has more than 11.5 million people, with the population living in both rural and metropolitan areas. With 88 counties, Ohio is unique that its regions and inhabitants have many influences from Appalachia, the Midwest and the East Coast. Once purely an agricultural state, Ohio now has a diverse amount of industries from manufacturing to automotive to technology and retail.
Because of its central location in the United States, Ohio is in close proximity to much of the nation, making it a logistics hub. For example, Columbus is a 10-hour drive from almost 50% of U.S. markets. This makes Ohio desirable for companies to do business in – which brings people and dollars into the state.
Ohio is also a destination for tourists. There were more than 200 million visits to Ohio in 2014, and $40 billion in sales, according to Tourism Ohio. As a major economic driver, Ohio’s main destinations include its three world-class cities – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati—as well as its Lake Erie shoreline and islands and Southeast Ohio including the Hocking Hills and Appalachian foothills.
United Country Real Estate & Auction Services serves all 88 counties in Ohio from rural, to urban, to suburban real estate – both traditional listings, auctions and hunt leasing.
Columbus & the Central Ohio Region
Located centrally in the state of Ohio, Columbus and the region surrounding it, is the home of the headquarters of United Country | Real Estate & Auction Services, Ohio’s premier country and lifestyle real estate firm and is the capital of the state. With 10 counties, the Columbus region is the fastest growing in the state and has been named as a top city for millennials. Because of its 63 college campuses including The Ohio State University, Columbus has a highly educated population that attracts top companies such as Wendy’s, L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works), Nationwide Insurance, Big Lots, Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, The Limited, Worthington Industries and Huntington Bancshares.
Columbus has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the Midwest, and continues to grow rapidly because of its low cost of living, availability of employment and cultural and recreational offerings.
Counties we serve: Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Union, Ross, Vinton, Pike, JacksonGreater Cincinnati & the Tri-State Region
The Queen City, or Cincinnati, is located in the southwestern corner of the state and is comprised of fifteen counties in the Tri-State Area (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana). Built on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati has a rich history because of its steamboat trading and German origins. It is also home to many large corporations such as Procter & Gamble, The Kroger Company and Macy’s.
Counties we serve: Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Brown, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Highland, Adams, Clermont
Cleveland & Northeast Ohio Region
The Cleveland-Akron area is undergoing a renaissance as the city moves from its “Rust Belt” reputation and the decline of manufacturing, to becoming an educational, cultural and healthcare behemoth. Northeast Ohio is composed of 16 counties and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. 31% of Ohio’s population resides in this region, which is bordered by Lake Erie and intersected by the Cuyahoga River.
Cleveland is home to the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra, as well as the headquarters locations for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Progressive Insurance, FirstEnergy, Sherwin-Williams, The J.M. Smucker Co., and America Greetings.
Counties we serve: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne.Southeastern and Eastern Ohio Regions
Although highly rural, these counties in Ohio are well-known for their tremendous whitetail and wild turkey hunting, beautiful scenery and popular recreational opportunities. Locations like the Hocking Hills State Park at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the rugged terrain and wild game of the Wayne National Forest, all make these rural areas idea for outdoors-lovers and sportsmen.
Counties we serve: Wayne, Holmes, Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Jefferson, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Muskingum, Morgan, Monroe, Washington, Meigs, Athens
The Shores and Islands of Lake Erie
With beautiful coastline on the northern border of Ohio, the Shores and Islands of Lake Erie are known for their fishing, boating and endless water recreational activities. Also known for its golf courses, shopping, spas, wineries and nightlife, the Shores and Islands of Lake Erie are popular for its serene coastline and quaint scenery.
Counties we serve: Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Lucas, Fulton, Williams