Founded in 1815, Mason was originally created by William Mason, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Mr. Mason purchased what is now Downtown Mason at auction in 1803. Years later, in 1815, he established 16 lots on the land and named the area “Palmira.” After some discrepancies over the name of the village, the name was officially changed to Mason in 1835. What started as a small farming community has since prospered into a rapidly growing and highly desirable city.


Located roughly 27 miles from Downtown Cincinnati, Mason is home to a lively business community that serves businesses and residents alike. In fact, Mason is home to 24 business parks and research centers. There are many different types of businesses ranging from automotive to manufacturing to logistics. Major corporations like Proctor & Gamble (research center) and Cintas Corporation (world headquarters) call Mason home. Additionally, Mason offers convenient access to I-71, I-75, and I-275 giving residents and commuters access to other areas of Greater Cincinnati and Dayton.


Conveniently located about 27 miles from Downtown Cincinnati, Mason has maintained a small town feel despite its growth over the years. Residents enjoy diverse neighborhoods featuring a variety of housing styles and property types.


Mason’s tagline, “More than you imagine,” says it all. The city boasts a number of entertainment opportunities including specialty shops, restaurants, galleries, and services.

For thrill seekers, Mason is the perfect community. After all, it is home to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company’s Kings Island, which features a variety of roller coasters, thrill rides, and lots of fun for all ages, and the Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor and outdoor waterpark resort.

Parks and Recreation

In Mason, 301 acres are dedicated to developed parks. From Meadows Park to Thomas P. Quinn Park, Frank Hosea Woods Park, Corwin M. Nixon Park, Sundin Fields at Heritage Oak Park, Pine Hill Lakes Park, and Mason Sports Park, there’s something for residents of all ages and interests.

No matter the season, residents can enjoy the amenities offered at the Mason Community Center. Members enjoy exercise equipment, fitness studios, pools, a climbing wall, exergaming units, indoor walking track, and more. It’s the perfect place to stay active.

For golfers, Mason features The Golf Center, also known as the Grizzly, an 18 hole championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The golf course is open to the public with the features of a country club including the Pro Shop, Courseview Restaurant, and more.

Things to consider: Mason

  • Public Schools

    Per the Ohio Department of Education website, Ohio School Report Cards give each community a clear picture of the progress of the district and schools in raising achievement and preparing students for the future. Ohio School Report Cards data shows educators, school administrators and families where their schools are succeeding as well as areas where they need to improve. Schools and districts report information for the Ohio School Report Cards on specific marks of performance - called measures- within six broad components - Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. The Department gives letter grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures. For the purposes of this summary, the letter grade for "Achievement" is shown. You are encouraged to review the Ohio School Report Cards in detail (see Ohio Department of Education website). The "Achievement" grade for the Mason City School District reported on the 2016- 2017 Report Card was a "A".

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Mason is located within 40 minutes of Downtown Cincinnati.

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