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Best Hometowns 2019

This year, we honor Fremont, Hamilton, Hartville, Gallipolis and Newark — five communities that make us proud to call Ohio home.

Each fall, we celebrate cities and villages throughout Ohio that embody the best of small-town living and what makes life here so special. Whether you're looking to make a weekend visit or eyeing something a little more permanent, these five communities across the Buckeye State will make you feel right at home. 

Downtown Fremont
Fremont: The Sandusky River runs through this northwest Ohio community that has deep ties to American history, lots of outdoor recreation and a great downtown. Read more about our 2019 Best Hometown, Fremont.

Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market
Hartville: This Stark County village offers a taste of country living with its inviting downtown shops and beloved destinations that draw travelers from near and far. Read more about our 2019 Best Hometown, Hartville.

Downtown Gallipolis
This village settled by French immigrants in 1790 embraces the past and looks to the future with downtown revitalization and a stellar public library. Read more about our 2019 Best Hometown, Gallipolis.

Marcum Park in Hamilton
This Butler County community is home to vibrant public art, welcoming businesses and an initiative that highlights the city’s 17 neighborhoods. Read more about our 2019 Best Hometown, Hamilton.

Downtown Newark
Licking County’s largest city has reinvented its downtown with upgrades that play on local history while creating a strong sense of community. Read more about our 2019 Best Hometown, Newark.