Geographically Lake County is the smallest of Ohio’s 88 Counties, but rank 11th in population with more than 236,000 citizens, and continue to be among Ohio’s fastest growing.
The work force is highly skilled, and a premium is dedicated to education and training. Teachers in Lake County average the highest wages in the state, and Lake County has the lowest percentage of population living below the poverty line.
The most unique feature about Lake County is the 31 miles of shoreline on Lake Erie. There are two major rivers flowing through the County which provide harbors and marinas for shipping and superb recreational opportunities.
A number of large national and regional companies call Lake County home and have their headquarters there. International business is also significant because of access to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Hopkins International Airport (in Cleveland). A manufacturer would be hard-pressed to find a better location for export business.
Lake County’s reputation in agricultural circles is legendary. Blessed with some of the most fertile soil anywhere, the Nursery Industry is a national leader. There is also a well-established Wine Industry that is nationally known because of the ideal soil and climate for grape production.
Living in Lake County will put you within 20 miles of world-class business, educational, cultural and recreational activities in the greater Cleveland area.