Marietta, OH Homes

Marietta, OH Homes for Sale and Community Information

On the Ohio River, directly across the river from Williamstown WV, is the city and Washington County seat of Marietta. It reposes on 8.43 square miles of land. Over 14,000 people live on Marietta OH real estate. Twenty-nine cops look watch over them. Education, management, manufacturing and materials, retail and the hospitality industry keep residents employed. Kids from Marietta homes attend one of six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. They seek higher education at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Ohio University-Main Campus or Central Ohio Technical College. Fun fact: Hang On Sloopy is the official Ohio state song. Fun fact: Marietta was the first permanent settlement in Ohio.

Marietta OH homes have been known as the homes of indigenous peoples as far back as 100 BCE to 500 AD. Earthwork mounds mark the site of their community. President Washington had traveled through the Ohio Valley and remarked upon its beauty. When the Northwest Territory was open to settlement, he recommended its beauty and felicity to his Revolutionary War contemporaries. Marietta was settled in 1788 by men from Boston seeking new adventures and led by General Putnam. The town was named for Marie Antoinette, then Queen of France. Brickmaking, shipbuilding and sawmills were the mainstay of the economy. The dawn of the 20th century saw many rich men building palatial homes on real estate in Marietta, which still stand.

Purchasers of homes for sale in Marietta will be located near one of sixteen parks and recreation facilities. A bike and walking trail encompasses the city for the enjoyment of residents. Many are what are described as passive parks, places to sit on a bench and enjoy the flowers, the water and the beautiful day. Parks are generally equipped with ball fields, playground equipment and picnic facilities. There is a skate park, fishing pond, outdoor performance pavilion and boat dock.
Marietta, OH Real Estate
The Marietta home buyer will be interested in town events. Meet the neighbors and learn about the aura of the town at the River City Farmer's Market, the VFW all-you-can-eat fish fry or the spaghetti dinner fundraiser. There is Bingo, crafts, a benefit fundraiser for an ill townsman, dinner theater, night at the museum and free lunch. New owners of Marietta properties could attend the party before the OSU-Michigan game or rock the baked goods at the holiday bazaar.

Buyers of Marietta homes for sale can take the family to their new town's attractions. The Wilds is a conservation and wildlife sanctuary. Zip line, ride a horse or otherwise travel on safari into 10,000 acres of natural beauty. Travel in bygone-era style on a real paddle wheeler, the Valley Gem. Take your spouse for a romantic carriage ride or visit the mansion on Blennerhassett Island.

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