Introduction to Middletown, Ohio
Middletown, Ohio, in Butler county, is 24 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. It's situated along the Great Miami River in the southwestern portion of Ohio. The Renaissance District includes technology companies and upscale housing. The Atrium Medical Center is a major employer. The prominent AK Steel Holding Corporation moved out in 2007. Middletown has experienced substantial growth through annexation.
Stephen Vail was the founder of the present-day Middletown. The area was originally a part of Franklin Township, Turtlecreek Township and the Township of Lemon. It was incorporated on February 11, 1833. In 1886, Middletown became a city. The area was so named because of its central location between Dayton and Cincinnati. Middletown began to flourish as a major industrial center only after the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal. Middletown was the home of AK Steel Holding Corporation, one of the major steel works in America. However, the company moved to the Township of West Chester, Ohio in 2007.
- Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
- Greek Festival
- All-American Weekend
- Fenwick Festival
- Middletown Arts Center
- Lyric Theatre
- Towne Mall
- Sorg Opera Company
- Art Central District
- Canal Museum
- Canal Museum
- Americana Amusement Park
- Huffman MetroPark
- Splash Moraine
- Butler County Historical Society Museum
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
The prominent Weatherwax Golf Course, Browns Run Country Club and the Shaker Run Golf Course are popular with golfers. The region includes the Hueston Woods State Park, Little Miami Scenic River Trail and a collection of wineries. The nearby Kings Island Amusement Park and the American Amusement Park are popular with families. Bull's Run Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum offers scenic hiking trails and is a good location for bird watching. The park system offers a variety of sporting venues and hiking trails. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field can be reached in few minutes.
Middletown Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Miami University - Middletown, Wright State University, Southwestern College of Business, University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College, Carousel Beauty College and many other colleges.