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Area Description

Ashland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Ashland County.[8] The population was 20,362 at the 2010 census. It is the center of the Ashland Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003).

Ashland is well known in the state for its "welcome sign" that proclaims the city to be "The World Headquarters of Nice People."[9]

Ashland was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Ashland is well known for its Parks and Recreation facilities - hosting many softball, golf, tennis, and soccer tournaments. In fact, there are seven parks in all, with activities for young and old - including the challenging Brookside Golf Course.

Shopping enthusiasts will love Ashland's stores, from nationally recognized chains to wonderful specialty shops scattered throughout the area. Take a stroll through downtown Ashland where you’ll find unique gourmet gifts, antiques, something sweet or salty, furniture and more.

Outdoorsmen from across the Midwest flock to Fin, Feather, Fur Outfitters. This hunting and fishing superstore carries one of Ohio's largest selections of outdoor gear under one roof. Next door you’ll find Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Village featuring Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates, home of delicious handmade chocolates. Shop at the Cheesebarn for Grandpa’s favorite summer sausage and over 70 varieties of cheese. You'll find plenty of dining options too. Ashland's restaurants satisfy a wide range of tastes from fast food, to ethnic, to family dining.

Cultural Activities

The Myers Memorial Bandshell comes alive in the summer with a variety of musical acts, highlighted by the Ashland Symphony. Ashland is also home to the Ashland Regional Ballet and Opus II Dance Studio. There is no better way to enjoy the Fall than to pick your own pumpkin or make your way through a corn maze, and you can do it all at Honey Haven Farms. Winter is festive in Ashland, with a holiday parade, Ashland County Historical Society’s Candlelight Open House, and Ashland University's Madrigal Feaste and Festival of Lights.

BalloonFest, one of Ashland’s premier events, is held every year close to the 4th of July weekend. Balloonists come from all over the country to participate. The Balloon Glow, music, and stage performances, along with balloon races, make for a fun-filled weekend. Some other summer events include ice cream socials, motorcycle races, classic car shows, an antique tractor and engine show, farmers markets and a multitude of horse shows and sales.

In July, Ashland hosts Chautauqua, where you'll encounter history through first person historical portrayals. Trained actor/scholars assume the character of historical figures and present living history performances in the open air surroundings of the Myers Memorial Bandshell.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  17.0  25.0  33.0  2.4 "  10.4 "
 Feb  20.0  28.5  37.0  2.1 "  7.8 "
 Mar  27.0  37.0  47.0  2.8 "  6.0 "
 Apr  37.0  48.5  60.0  3.6 "  1.7 "
 May  47.0  58.5  70.0  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  57.0  68.0  79.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Jul  60.0  71.5  83.0  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  59.0  70.0  81.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Sep  51.0  62.5  74.0  3.2 "  0.0 "
 Oct  41.0  51.5  62.0  2.9 "  0.2 "
 Nov  32.0  41.0  50.0  3.2 "  1.8 "
 Dec  22.0  29.5  37.0  2.6 "  7.3 "

Our Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 20's and highs in the mid 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 10's.

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Cost of Living for Ashland Area, OH

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