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Situated in the southwest corner of Warren County, OH and around 22 miles from Cincinnati, Mason is the county’s largest city. For the more than 31,000 residents, there is never a shortage of fun things to do, including visit nearby Kings Island and take part in the numerous community-wide events. Yearly they can experience Red, White, and Boom, Christmas in Mason activities, and the Mason Heritage Festival and Parade. The city also boasts nationally ranked schools, a nationally recognized performing arts program, and state champion athletic teams.
Schools in Mason
Students living in Mason, OH attend Mason City Schools, which consists of five different schools divided among its 10,700 students. Mason Early Childhood Center houses Pre-K through 2nd, Mason Elementary Schools houses 3rd and 4th grade, Mason intermediate School houses 5th and 6th grade, Mason Middle School houses 7th and 8th grade, and Mason High School houses 9th through 12th grade.
The school district has been named by Niche as one of their 2020 Best Schools and is currently ranked #4 of 608 for athletics in Ohio, #5 of 608 for best school districts in Ohio, and #27 for districts with the best teachers in Ohio. The high school boasts a 96% graduation rate, has an average SAT score of 1340, and an average ACT score of 29.
The school also shines at athletics and has been awarded the GMC (Greater Miami Conference) All Sports Trophy for the last 12 consecutive years. The school’s athletic complex is frequently the site of state events, thanks to its state-of-the-art facility with seating for 3,200.
The high school’s performing arts department is well known for its excellent productions and auditorium complete with costume and scene shop, green room, and recently constructed black box theater space. The William Mason High School Marching Band has previously received the John Philip Sousa Foundation Studier Shield, the highest aware granted to marching bands.
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Parks and Recreation in Mason
Mason residents can take advantage of the 301 acres of developed parks located in the area. Divided across seven parks, resident also have access to a wooded preserve, Frank Hosea Woods, where they can partake in nature in all its glory, while getting a rare glimpse at many birds and trees native to Ohio that are hard to find in a similar suburban development.
Pine Hill Lakes Park is another great option for residents who want to wander along the nature trails, fish in one of two lakes, or play in the open meadow, which is a favorite of butterflies. The park also has a children’s playground, picnic shelter with nearby charcoal grills, and an arboretum. Pine Hill Lakes Park has many handicap accessible areas.
Thomas P. Quinn Park is perfect for anyone in the mood to shoot a few hoops or take part in a game of tennis. This park also has a playground that was designed to ensure accessibility for children with special needs.
During the summer month, the Lou Eves Municipal Pool is a favorite among residents hoping to beat the heat. The pool includes a separate tot pool, water mushroom, grass beach, 150-foot water slide, 25-meter racing lanes, shaded spots, and a large snack bar.
Any resident who loves a game of golf can visit The Golf Center, an 18-hole championship course with an 11,000 sq. ft. practice green and two driving ranges.
Throughout the year, Mason hosts several annual events, including the Mason Heritage Festival, which features numerous kid’s attractions and activities, food vendors, live music, and a parade. Music in Mason is another popular option among residents interested in live entertainment. Taking place every Friday during June and July, Music in Mason includes all genres of music, including rock and blues, funk, pop, and folk.
Weather in Mason
Mason residents can expect very cold and windy winters, as well as warm and humid summers. Temperatures range from around 23°F on the cold winter mornings to 85°F on the hot summer evenings.
Rain is more common during the month of May, with an average accumulation of 4 inches, and much rarer in February, with an average accumulation of 1.3 inches. Mason residents rarely, if ever, have to deal with snow, with less than 1 inch accumulating over the course of an entire year.
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