Life

Living in Mason

High quality does not translate to high costs in Mason. Our cost of living index of 89 means you get more for your money here.

Click here to watch a video of residents explaining why they love Mason. 

  • Mason has had a 1.9% population increase from 2010 to 2013. Our residents have chosen Mason based on our Economic Development’s success in business recruitment and expansion. Our quality of life, relatively low cost of living, and excellent school system are all selling points.
  • 5% of the population is under 18 years of age
  • 9% of the population is over 65 years of age
  • Average household size is 2.79 people per household.
  • 9% of Mason’s population is foreign born, and 15% of our population speaks another language other than English.
  • 96% of our residents who are age 25+ have graduated from high school
  • 54% of our residents who are age 25+ have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • The median household income of our residents is $85,697

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Housing

You get more for your housing dollar in Mason. From single family to condo and apartment style living, Mason and the surrounding communities offer a wide selection of housing options. Whether a new home or historic home, apartment or condo, Mason has many options to fit your lifestyle. The median value of owner-occupied housing units in Mason is $221,500. The average new single family residence consists for 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 8% of our residents have lived in the same house for over a year. The foreclosure rate in Mason is the lowest in Warren County with 1 in every 2071 houses (via realtytrac.com).

In Warren County, the sales tax is  6.75%  (only 25% of the 88 counties in Ohio have a sales tax rate that is 6.75 or less.)  Mason income tax rate is 1.12%. Homeowners receive a credit on the .12% of the tax. Likewise, anyone who pays taxes to another city where they work will also get full credit for the taxes paid. Statewide, the average rate is 1.43% and significantly lower than Cincinnati at 2.1%.

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Mason Community Center

The Mason Community Center makes it easy for busy people to stay healthy and active in a state-of-the-art facility with a full spectrum of amenities, education and activities. Wellness programming can be customized for corporate clients to bring a complete experience into the corporate setting.

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Eats

Hungry? Thinking German… no. How about Thai or Italian? With over 40 restaurants, our community has a diverse selection of cuisine that will help your taste buds graduate to world traveler status. Not only does our community offer a diverse selection of dining, we try to keep it local and award-winning.

 

Recreation

In Mason, we work hard and we play hard. We’re located in Warren County, which is also known as “Ohio’s Largest Playground.” Regional attractions include Kings Island, the largest amusement park and water park in the midwest, the Golf Center at Kings Island, and the Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center. In addition, the Golf Center at Kings Island provides residents with both a championship level golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, as well as a mid-range course fit for families.

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