Transportation has been central in the development of Sharonville, a suburb of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. In 1788, settlers came to the area, then known as Sharon. First, it became a stopover for stagecoaches traveling from Cincinnati 12 miles south, to Lebanon 17 miles north. Then it blossomed further with the development of the Miami and Erie Canals. In 1872, the first train rolled in; railroading became the major industry of the town for many years. Finally, in 1962 Sharonville became a full-fledged city. Transportation still plays a major role in industry here; the Ford Motor Company maintains a transmission plant in Sharonville.
Home to approximately 14,000 residents, why do people live, work, learn and play in Sharonville?
It could be its nearness to Cincinnati, making it the perfect location for commuting to work in the city or as a base of operations to explore the area.
It could also be the Northern Lights Entertainment District, home to the Sharonville Convention Center, where you get all the amenities of a big city for meetings, conventions, banquets, trade shows and public events.
It could be the Princeton City Schools. Such programs as International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, state and nationally recognized music programs are only a few of the extensive curriculum offerings and special programs that draw prospective residents to this part of Cincinnati.
Perhaps it’s the Heritage Village Museum, where visitors have the opportunity to experience small town life as it was in Ohio during the 1800s. This living museum offers guided tours, demonstrations of traditional crafts and cooking, as well as educational programs.
Or maybe it’s the superior recreational opportunities at the unique parks. Sharon Woods, is known for its 2.6-mile paved multi-purpose trail around the lake, a 1.0-mile Parkour trail and the 0.7-mile Gorge nature trail, shelters and picnic areas, and play areas for children. Trammel Fossil Park, which draws schools as far away as New York, provides the exceptional opportunity to dig for fossils in an area that has never been disturbed.
Whatever your reason may be for being in Sharonville, you will delight in this small town with big city offerings.