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Seniors Come En Masse To Check Out Mason

Welcome to Mason, Ohio, senior travelers. Named number 7 on Money magazine’s list of the Best Places to Live, Money considered 1,326 U.S. towns. Income, diversity, education, crime, job growth, housing, health care, arts and leisure, and ease of living all factored into the ratings.

Mason is an affluent town in southwestern Warren County approximately 22 miles (35 km) from downtown Cincinnati. On June 1, 1803, Revolutionary War veteran William Mason paid $1,700 at auction to purchase 640 acres of land in what is now downtown Mason. Over the years the city has grown from the original acreage to over 11,200 acres, incorporating as a city in 1971.

As of the 2010 census, Mason’s population was 30,712. The town has experienced fast growth, with its historic Main Street remaining the center of the community. Mason went from being a sleepy farm town of less than 5,000 residents in the 1960′s to a bustling community of Cincinnati commuters in the 1990′s.

Mason, the largest city in Warren County, is near the southwest corner of Ohio. Warren County is called “Ohio’s Largest Playground” and Mason is the anchor. Regional attractions include the Golf Center at Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center, Kings Island Amusement Park, and the annual Western & Southern Open.

Additional attractions include the Mason Community Center and famed Mason Historical Society’s Alverta Green Museum. Residents and senior visitors look forward to the annual Mason Heritage Festival and Christmas in Mason. Wikitravel answers many FAQs on Mason including how to get there.

 Jobs, Recreation and Thriving Business Impress Seniors

Work and play can be hard to balance, but this Cincinnati suburb does it with ease. Home to uniform maker Cintas, Luxottica, the parent company of LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut along with Procter & Gamble’s health care research division, jobs in Mason are abundant. So are recreational activities.

Mason features two amusement parks: Paramount’s Kings Island that opened in 1972, known for its roller coasters, and The Beach Waterpark, which provides residents of landlocked Ohio a way to experience an oceanfront destination.

Let’s face it folks, King’s Island is in Mason and it is a major draw for visitors of all ages, including senior citizens. It is the largest theme and water park in the U.S. and offers more than 40 thrill rides including riding a tornado on “Delirium” and taking a white-knuckle ride on a runaway train. Are you up for that?

You will want to stop at Mim’s Off Main, a unique gift store, that ranks #3 for visitors and is favorite place to shop with a great selection of merchandise.

Mason is a destination for corporations seeking a thriving business environment and for families desiring attractive neighborhoods and nationally ranked schools. I have grown to like a site called AmericanTowns.com. Here is their take on Manson.

The Alverta Green Museum is Mason’s best kept secret located in the heart of the historic district. So seniors, come to Mason and stay around for the fun. jeb

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