LIVING HERE: Erie County
Midway between Cleveland and Toledo, Erie County hugs the southern shore of Lake Erie and provides easy access to Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Home to 76,000 residents, Erie County offers a number of lifestyles to choose from, including metropolitan areas, lakeside communities, historic downtowns and rural “small town” communities. For more information, contact Erie County, 419.627.7682; eriecounty.oh.gov.
Schade-Mylander Plaza in downtown Sandusky.
An old port town built in large part on the steel industry, Sandusky today is home to adventurers and beachcombers who enjoy its proximity to islands, beaches and bays, as well as Sandusky’s infamous amusement and water parks. The area has plenty of choices for residents: single-family homes, town homes, condos and apartments. For more information, contact City of Sandusky at 419.627.5844; ci.sandusky.oh.us.
Vermilion River and Marina
Positioned on the Erie County/Lorain County border, Vermilion cherishes its maritime history and flavor — from its famed lighthouse, sitting near the mouth of the Vermilion River, to the Inland Seas Maritime Museum. Riverfront houses and condos immerse residents in that maritime spirit; those who choose to live in the many other areas of the town are just a short way from boats, beaches, shops and restaurants, including the nationally acclaimed Chez Francois. For more information, contact City of Vermilion at 440.204.2400; cityofvermilion.com