LIVING HERE: Richland County

Richland County is an area of rolling hills, peaceful parks and leisure activities to delight every taste. Those with preferences ranging from wide-open spaces to cozy neighborhoods should have no trouble finding a wonderful home in Richland County. Mansfield is perhaps the best-known city in the county, but cities and towns such as Lexington, Ontario, Butler, Crestline, Lucas, Shelby and Shiloh offer a variety of housing choices as well. For more information,   

Mansfield's Vasbinder Fountain
The Vasbinder Fountain is a Mansfield landmark, dedicated on July 4, 1881.

Mansfield nicknamed “The Fun Center of Ohio,” has a downtown area with many opportunities for experiencing the arts, as well as attractions and things to do. Mansfield also has access to plenty of parks, which provide a chance to interact with nature, as well as the history of the area. For more information, contact City of Mansfield at 419.755.9626;  

Ontario prides itself on being a community that has a wide range of options, like in a large city, with the atmosphere and experience of a smaller town. Ontario has had a growth of about 17 percent over the last 10 years, according to, and its access to educational opportunities like Ohio State University and North Central State College continue to help foster excellence in the community. For more information, contact City of Ontario at 419.529.3818;