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Quality of Life

Scioto County, Ohio is in the center of a remarkably beautiful valley with an abundance of natural resources. The gently meandering Ohio River gives way to slopes lined with Appalachian woodlands. If you enjoy picturesque nature settings, you’ll find a lifetime’s worth in Shawnee State Forest and Shawnee State Park. Ride your bike along the trails, toss a line into any of our numerous streams and lakes, or put your swing to the test on breathtaking fairways.

Just minutes from the tranquility of those natural woodlands, you’ll find plenty of excitement, with everything from quaint shops to fun-filled festivals to thrilling dirt-track action at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Stroll to Portsmouth’s historic Boneyfiddle District and see what the brewmasters at Portsmouth Brewing Company have on tap for you, or enjoy one of several other unique eateries.

Best of all, life here is delightfully affordable. In fact, home ownership and other living costs run 15 percent below the national average, so you’ll spend less on basic expenses and have more for the things you want. And if taking care of yourself is a priority, you’ll appreciate the broad array of healthcare services, anchored by the Southern Ohio Medical Center and the King’s Daughters Medical Center.

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