Located among the rolling Allegheny foothills of Northeast Ohio, Tuscarawas County is a region filled with rich history and opportunity for new experiences.
The county’s 571 square miles include both rolling rural landscapes and small urban areas. The county has 22 townships that contain three small cities, 16 villages, and 36 unincorporated communities.
New Philadelphia is the county seat and largest city in the county. The communities in Tuscarawas County have a relaxed, small-town feel.
Homes in the area include historic houses, new constructions, and farmhouses with large plots of land. There’s the option to live in close proximity to others or to live in a spread-out area.
Homes in Tuscarawas County are often listed at an average price that is similar to or below the Ohio listing average. Homes are typically listed well below national listing averages.
LIFESTYLE AND ATTRACTIONS
There’s plenty to do close to home in Tuscarawas County. The county contains nine golf courses, with many more in the surrounding area. There are several small theaters and even a philharmonic orchestra. Go to Sugar Creek to learn about and experience Swiss and Amish culture.
Nature enthusiasts can walk and bike along the Ohio and Erie Towpath Trail, an 87-mile path that goes all the way to Cleveland. Canoeing and kayaking are available along the Tuscarawas River. Hunting and fishing are also popular in the county.
The county is home to many historic sites and museums remembering Native American and Ohio history. There’s the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort (Fort Laurens), Ohio’s oldest existing settlement (Gnadenhutten), Historic Schoenbrunn Village, Historic Zoar Village, Ohio’s longest running outdoor historical drama, and more. History buffs and families can enjoy many day trips of educational entertainment.
Residents who want to visit larger cities can access them by using major roads that bisect the county. Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh are all about 100 miles away.
Several public school districts are located in the county. Parents also have the option to send their children to a private Catholic school. For career training, adult and high school students can attend Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia. The only college located in the county is Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Many other options for higher education are available in the surrounding counties.
Tuscarawas County has several hospitals and healthcare facilities, including branches of large Northeast Ohio hospitals. If needed, the larger hospitals are easily accessible in surrounding counties.