Life

Living in Mason

High quality does not translate to high costs in Mason. Our cost of living index of 104  means you get more for your money here than in other comparable regions on the country.

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

  • Mason has had a 9.8% population increase from 2010 to 2019. Our quality of life, relatively low cost of living, and excellent school system are all factors in the City’s continued growth .
  • Mason is one of only two cities in Ohio ranked in the 98th percentile for liveability including affordability, economic health, education, health, quality of life and safey. (Wallet Hub)
  • 25% of the population is under 18 years of age
  • 14% of the population is over 65 years of age
  • Average household size is 2.63 people per household.
  • 9% of Mason’s population is foreign born, and 15.5% of our population speaks another language other than English.
  • 97% of our residents who are age 25+ have graduated from high school
  • 59% of our residents who are age 25+ have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • The median household income of our residents is $100,594

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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 options to fit your lifestyle. The median value of owner-occupied housing units in Mason is $267,300. The average new single family residence consists for 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 88% 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 6.82% combined (5.57% in Ohio, 1.25% in Warren County).  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.

Mason Aquatic Center

The new 203,000 gallon heated leisure pool at the Mason Aquatic Center has many amenities that can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages. Visitors to the leisure pool can experience the double flume slide, lazy river, tipping bucket, and an inclusive interactive splash pad. Plus, the Olympic sized 50-meter pool provides year-round space for aquatic programming.

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Eats

The City of Mason recognizes that every one of our small businesses is a valuable part of the quality of life and sense of community we’ve built. We’ve introduced the Come Together Mason e-gift card initiative, an opportunity to purchase a gift card supporting our 70+ restaurants, coffee shops, and bars in Mason.

Is that making you hungry? Thinking German? How about Thai or Italian? Our diverse selection of cuisine 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,  the Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center, and Camp Cedar, a luxury outdoor lodging and RV resort sitting on 50+ acres.

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.

For more information about our parks, click here.