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Pros

-Recreational amenities
-Central location
-Diverse industry

Cons

-Low educational attainment
-Winter climate
-Industrial areas


What Bert Has To Say About Sandusky Metro Area


Sandusky is an old port town on the southern shore of Lake Erie, traditionally with strong ties to the steel industry. The area has evolved into a major recreation and entertainment destination with offshore islands and bays and the famed Cedar Point amusement park. While there is still plenty of industry, not only related to steel but also manufacturing of machinery, paint, food processing and plastics, the area has become more desirable and livable.

Downtown has gone through considerable renewal and is attractive and clean with some historic interest. There is a new waterfront park and redevelopment zone. At approximately 60 miles from both Cleveland to the east and Toledo to the west along the Ohio Turnpike, big city services are easy to access.

The area lies in mainly flat coastal plain with grassland and sparse trees along Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, giving way to mostly agricultural land to the south. Lake Erie effects moderate the continental climate, but produce considerable clouds, and precipitation at all times of the year (especially in winter). Winter snows can also be heavy with the lake effect. Summers are normally pleasant with lake breezes, thundershowers, and periods of sticky humidity when the winds don’t cooperate.


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Quick Facts About Sandusky


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sandusky is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sandusky jobs have Increased by 1.68 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sandusky's cost of living is 17.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sandusky's population is 25,787 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.07 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sandusky is $86,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.70 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sandusky public schools spend $12,075 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Sandusky.

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Comments


Sandusky is a fantastic place to raise a family
I grew up in Sandusky (from age 2 - 22 years old) and found that the conditions are fundamentally wonderful to live and raise a family. This town is large enough to... (read more)
A Good place to live
I have found Sandusky to be quite friendly. Tellers at the banks know you by name and the officals at school know which kids are ours without asking. Winters can be... (read more)
re: High Cancer rate. - 11/24/2009
It more than likely is. Here in Napoleon we get warnings on the water bill not to drink the city water because it can cause cancer, So yes, i'm sure it's no different.... (read more)
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