Ashland has been described by several publications — including the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, the 100 Best Art Towns in America, and AARP — as either the best or one of the best small towns in America. And when you think about everything it has to offer, it’s really not that surprising. With its natural beauty and outdoor activities, the moderate weather, the great restaurants, and all the theater and cultural events, Ashland is one of those rare places that really does have something for everyone, we invite you to discover our unique town.
The people in Ashland are great too; they are some of the most interesting, friendly, well-educated, open and caring people you’ll find anywhere. And last but not least, now is a very good time to buy here. Prices are good and interest rates are at historic lows. Plus, historically, including right now, Ashland properties have held their value far better than properties in most areas across the Country.
Established: Jan. 12, 1852
Area: 2,801 sq. mi.
Average Temp: January 37.6°, July 72.5°
Annual Precipitation: 20"
Principal Industries: health care, retail, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, timber