CLARK COUNTY

County Offices
50 East Columbia Street
Springfield 937-521-2005
www.clarkcountyohio.gov

Chamber of Commerce
20 South Limestone Street
Springfield 937-325-7621
www.greaterspringfield.com

Beautiful Clark County features the leading city of Springfield, an “All-America City” that was also recognized in Newsweek magazine as best representing the “American Dream.”  As a vibrant part of the Greater Dayton metropolitan area, Clark County is well-served by Interstate 70 and offers easy access to Interstate 75.

 

Services
The commitment to quality education is evident in Clark County, where public and private schools are available on every academic level. The Springfield-Clark County Joint Vocational Schools serves both city and county public school districts and includes an Adult Technical Center that specializes in customized training and helping adults gain competitive skills. Clark State Community College provides a wide range of technical associate degrees and certificates as well as arts and science associate degrees. The Springfield Regional School of Nursing offers a two-year, hospital-based nursing program that emphasizes clinical experience. Springfield is also home to Wittenburg University, a private nationally recognized college for the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The stunningly beautiful 95-acre campus with its striking blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is distinguished by strong interdisciplinary programs. Cedarville University is a highly respected private college of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs that consistently ranks among the top universities in the Midwest.

State-of-the-art healthcare services and facilities in Clark County are anchored by the Springfield Regional Medical Center on two local campuses. Highly skilled professionals are able to take advantage of high-tech advancements such as the latest in laser and microsurgical instruments for minimally invasive procedures and rapid healing. The comprehensive range of services includes emergency services, cancer care, wound care, rehabilitation, transitional care, cardiac services, respiratory services, advanced imaging, neurosciences, maternity, occupational health services, and corporate wellness services. The medical center is dedicated to continual improvement and expansion in order to deliver award-winning care to a growing population. The VA Health System of Ohio also maintains a branch facility that serves military personnel, particularly those at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

 

Lifestyle
Newcomers to Clark County will discover a wonderful hometown atmosphere graced by natural beauty and enlivened by a thriving regional economy. Springfield serves as the hub of business and commerce as well as education, healthcare, and culture. Boasting one of the most vibrant arts communities in the nation for its size and population, Clark County provides an annual calendar of theatre, music, and dance. The universities and colleges in this area enrich the entire region with elegant performance spaces like the Clark State Performing Arts Center that showcase stellar talent, including the Springfield Civic Theatre and the Ohio Lyric Theatre of Springfield. The Springfield Museum of Art with its fine collection of 19th and 20th-century American and European works has just undergone a $3.8 million expansion. Reverence for the past ensures a rich heritage of stunning architecture and preserved historic sites, crowned by jewels like the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Burton Westcott House, the Pennsylvania House and historic complex, and the Heritage Center of Clark County in the historic City Hall and Marketplace. Clark County is well-known as an antique hunter’s dream, although shopping facilities are modern and strategically located for convenience.

Lush parks, rolling rivers, scenic trails, sparkling lakes, and campgrounds are close to home in Clark County, where natural and developed recreational resources are abundant. Springfield alone offers 1,400 acres of public parks and three municipal golf courses that are considered among the finest in Ohio. Tennis courts, stocked lagoons and lakes, boating and water-sport activities, ice-skating rinks and ponds, and league sports are just a few of the amenities. The homes are as attractive as the landscape, drawing new residents to rural charm or urban sophistication. Neighborhoods offer a wide variety of home styles, sizes, and settings. Those who are interested in renovating or buying a restored home will find an unusually rich selection, including downtown loft housing in Springfield. Springfield Township and a number of serene small villages feature residential neighborhoods with larger yards and spacious home lots. Little wonder that Clark County and Springfield are winning accolades as an idyllic place to live.

 

New Carlisle, Bethel Township
City Offices
937-845-9492
www.newcarlisle.net
Township Offices
937-849-9499
www.betheltownship.info

Chamber of Commerce
937-325-7621
www.greaterspringfield.com

The city of New Carlisle is situated in the northwestern corner of Bethel Township and is distinguished as the only incorporated community in the township. Newcomers will find a charming small town in New Carlisle with affordable homes, tree-lined neighborhoods, and a friendly spirit. This historic downtown district contrasts with lovely contemporary homes on generous acreage in the country. The village of Medway in Bethel Township was settled in the 1840s and retains its small-town ambiance. The small park at town center offers access to the Wenrick Wetlands, where nearly 250 acres features woods, wetlands, and nature study trails. The enclave of Crystal Lakes began as a summer retreat at the turn of the century and now offers a serene home for year-round residents who enjoy four private lakes. Park Layne is a 1950-era subdivision that has evolved into the township’s largest population center. Raynor Park nestles in the heart of the community, offering 17 acres of premier sports facilities and playground equipment. City and county parks dot the township, adding lush green space and varied recreational opportunities.

 

Springfield
City Offices
937-324-7730
www.ci.springfield.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
937-325-7621
www.greaterspringfield.com

The award-winning city of Springfield is the jewel of Clark County, a community that offers a surprisingly rich blend of cultural enrichment, economic vitality, healthcare access, and opportunities for a higher education. Clark State Community College is joined by two private institutions of higher education, Wittenburg and Cedarville universities. The Clark State Performing Arts Center offers several performance spaces that showcase special events and regional favorites like the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Lyric Theatre, and the Springfield Civic Theater. The presence of a major medical center adds to the quality of life, encouraging wellness as well as providing advanced diagnostics and treatment. The regional recreational sites and the developed parks and sports facilities are first-rate, including celebrated municipal golf courses. Shopping centers, fine and casual restaurants, abundant opportunities for local employment, well-kept neighborhoods, excellent public and private schools, library and research resources, and a location near Dayton are just a few of the reasons that more and more residents and businesses are choosing Springfield as a place to call home.

 

Village of Enon
Village Offices
937-864-7870
www.enonohio.com

Chamber of Commerce
937-325-7621
www.greaterspringfield.com

The village of Enon has served as the principal community in Mad River Township since the 1850s and is justly proud of its small-town spirit and rich heritage. The village is located along the old Springfield and Dayton Turnpike, less than eight miles southwest of Springfield. Historically, the village was also situated along a Native American trail between two villages. Those who desire a rural atmosphere in close proximity to Springfield’s bustling urban activity will find a quiet home in Enon. The medley of shops and services ensure a convenient lifestyle, meeting most daily needs. For expanded shopping, cultural events, recreational facilities, and college campuses, Springfield is only a few minutes from home. George Rogers Clark Park is nearby, the site of the Fair at New Boston. This weekend filled with living history, re-enactments, and hands-on experiences take residents back to the early days of Ohio history. As many as 15,000 residents and visitors flock to the park each Labor Day weekend to enjoy as many as 700 costumed docents at one of Ohio’s most spectacular historic events.

 

Village of South Vienna
Village Offices
937-568-4311
www.southvienna.org

Chamber of Commerce
937-325-7621
www.greaterspringfield.com

The small rural village of South Vienna has always served as the central hub for the surrounding agricultural community. Today, South Vienna celebrates its farming heritage with the South Vienna Corn Festival, a seasonal delight that occurs in the opening days of autumn. The craft market, a queen pageant, rides and games, a colorful parade, fee entertainment, and delicious food make this an annual favorite. Newcomers will find a friendly and welcoming hometown atmosphere and the pleasures of country living, including easy access to fresh produce directly from picturesque farm fields. Nearby Springfield is available for advanced education, major healthcare services, first-rate cultural events, and well-developed recreational and sports facilities. The surrounding region offers rivers, lakes, streams, woodlands, wetlands, and city or county parkland for hiking, biking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, picnics, and nature study. Residents tend to develop close ties to friends and neighbors, enhanced by participation in local clubs and organizations.

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