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Old 01-26-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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Default Marion?

Looking to relocate with job.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me about Marion and would you live there and why?

Thanks,

Melody
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Default don't go to Marion

I live north of Marion and you don't wan't to go there. The jobs are not great. The largest employer is Whirlpool and it is not a good place to work. The work is very hard and the benifits leave a lot to be desired. The pay is good if you can make it past 4 years. Houseing is expensive and recreation is poor. Most people go to other cities to find anything to do, unless you are into the bar scene. There are plenty of those there. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:54 AM
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Location: Central Ohio
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Default Marion Ohio Housing

Hmmmm... Housing is not cheap? For the time period 1/2006 to date there were 270 properties sold, and the average home had 1563 sq feet 3bdrm 1 bath and sold for an average price of $94185. Additionally,172 of those 270 homes sold for under $100000. For those with yearly incomes in the $16000-$28000 range purchasing a home in Marion is a real possibility. Quite a lot of growth has occured there as well with many new Department stores and restaurants moving in. Marion is nicknamed the Popcorn Capital of the World and is also a major railroad hub. Marion is ranked one of the top "micropolitan" communities for business growth in the nation (Site Selection, March, 2001). Dofasco, Sakamura, Silver Line, Marion Industries, RobotWorx, Bradley Mills, U.S. Yachiyo, Ambassador Steel are just a few of the new companies in Marion. Several Marion advocates also negotiated the incentive package that allowed Whirlpool to make their $90 million investment in their Marion plant, instead of moving it to Mexico. Marion also has a satellite campus of The Ohio State University and is located approx. 45 miles from Columbus for all your big city entertainment and shopping needs. Marion is on the Move.. big time!
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:28 PM
 
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Did you relocate to Marion - IF so, how is it?. I am also considering a move to Marion and wanted a newcomer's opinion. What is the housing situation like - I will be renting at first. Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:31 PM
 
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Hmmmm... Housing is not cheap? For the time period 1/2006 to date there were 270 properties sold, and the average home had 1563 sq feet 3bdrm 1 bath and sold for an average price of $94185. Additionally,172 of those 270 homes sold for under $100000. For those with yearly incomes in the $16000-$28000 range purchasing a home in Marion is a real possibility. Quite a lot of growth has occured there as well with many new Department stores and restaurants moving in. Marion is nicknamed the Popcorn Capital of the World and is also a major railroad hub. Marion is ranked one of the top "micropolitan" communities for business growth in the nation (Site Selection, March, 2001). Dofasco, Sakamura, Silver Line, Marion Industries, RobotWorx, Bradley Mills, U.S. Yachiyo, Ambassador Steel are just a few of the new companies in Marion. Several Marion advocates also negotiated the incentive package that allowed Whirlpool to make their $90 million investment in their Marion plant, instead of moving it to Mexico. Marion also has a satellite campus of The Ohio State University and is located approx. 45 miles from Columbus for all your big city entertainment and shopping needs. Marion is on the Move.. big time!
You sound very knowledgable (sp) about Marion - maybe you will be able to help me find a rental home and employment!
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Suburban-sprawl hell (Columbus)
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Hi Melody,

I've passed thru Marion many times on trips north along 23, but it still seems like the most notable thing about the town is the big state prison located there!

You may want to consider living in Delaware instead. It's not too far (20 mins?) but there's a whole lot more to do there. Delaware has Ohio Wesleyan U., a quaint and historic downtown, some really nice restaurants, and its fairgrounds are home to the famous Little Brown Jug!

Hope this helps! Best of luck with your move...

Lanc
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:02 AM
Gee
 
Location: Central Ohio
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Delaware is very nice although housing prices continue to creep up. It is very frustrating when modest income areas are put down. Of course everyone would prefer to drive a Cadillac or Mercedes but that just isn't realistic. Given that - there are some very run down sections of Marion just as there are in most areas, but overall housing is very reasonable and had above average sales last year. There was a slight decline in housing sale prices for Marion last year although it was less than the average decline for most of Ohio. Several new companies are moving into Marion and will hopefully provide new jobs and revenu that will aide in revitalizing the declining areas. It could be a great opportuninty to purchase at the bottom of a rising market in the Marion area. Feel free to send me an email or private message if I can be of any further help.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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yea avoid marion.
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Delaware OH
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I work in Marion, and live elsewhere. There are some good things about Marion, but overall I decided that the things I like to do are closer to Columbus, and driving 45 minutes for shopping/entertainment regularly just isn't something I'd like to do. Marion city school levies don't pass, and while there are nice looking houses and a few nice neighborhoods, a nice theatre downtown, and some cultural events at the OSU campus, overall the city is in decline and I don't detect an enormous amount of community pride among the residents.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:19 AM
 
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Default About Marion

I live in Marion. The housing is cheaper here than some of your surrounding cities. I grew up in a small town outside of Marion & loved it (but after the blizzard of 78), I'd rather be in town. There maybe alot more to do in the bigger cities but, let me tell you the crime rate here is much lower. Not that we don't have crime because we do but, I'd rather drive the few extra miles when I want to do something else, than to live in the middle of everything. My husband was in the military so, we did alot of traveling so, I know what I'm talking about when it comes to living in big cities.
We are also getting alot more shopping centers.
I work at Whirlpool, started there in my 40's, have been there for 7 years. I have to tell you that if I can do it, anyone can.
If you want small town life where you have to travel to shop & do other things, I suggest Delaware, Prospect, Greencamp, LaRue, New Bloomington, Mt.Gilead, or Cardington (the list could go on) but, if you want something a little bigger, I suggest Marion.

Last edited by hellodolly; 11-07-2007 at 06:20 AM.. Reason: misspelling
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