The Loveland School District is 20 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The District covers more than 15 miles and overlaps three counties—Hamilton, Clermont and Warren. The District surrounds the City of Loveland and reaches into Symmes, Goshen, Hamilton and Miami Townships. The District serves a population of 50,000 residents, including the City of Loveland. The area is primarily residential with minimal industry. Most residents work in the greater Cincinnati area in many of the major corporations that have their headquarters or manufacturing centers located along the I-275 beltway. Learn more about the community through the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce.
History of Loveland
Loveland, along the scenic Little Miami River, was settled in 1796 by Colonel Thomas Paxton Its location offered picturesque valleys and rich soil. The Village of Loveland was incorporated on May 12, 1878, with 800 acres in three counties: Hamilton, Clermont and Warren. The Little Miami River separates Clermont and Hamilton Counties, a factor that limited growth to Clermont County until a bridge was constructed in 1872. Over time, all three counties have expanded into a thriving residential and business community serving a diverse population of 12,000 citizens.
In the 1980s, the idle Little Miami Railroad passage was converted into a bike trail and became part of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail in 1984. Today, Loveland marks a flourishing community whose outstanding schools, beautiful parks, passionate arts and culture, and prime location along the Little Miami River make it both a wonderful place to visit and to live. After 200 years of growth and change, Loveland maintains its reputation as a charming, family-friendly community, known as the “Sweetheart of Ohio”.
Residents and visitors share in diverse attractions that have made Loveland a wonderful place to live or visit. These attractions include:
|Scenic Loveland Bike Trail– extending 70 miles into central Ohio.|
|Loveland Historic District-featuring antique stores, unique shops, coffee house, tea shop and restaurants located directly on the bike trail.|
|Loveland Castle(Chateau La Roche or “rock castle”)– constructed on the banks of the Little Miami River in the tradition of medieval architecture. Open for tours.|
|Grailville– serving as a retreat for women founded to study ecological, spiritual and justice issues.|
|Historic Loveland Museum– capturing Loveland’s lively past including the Rich Log Cabin built in 1797.|
|Veteran’s Memorial Park– honoring Loveland’s service men and women.|
|Christmas in Loveland (December) rings in the holiday season with Olde Loveland decorated in its best holiday dress.|
|Music in the Park (May-September) offers Sunday night musical shows performed by school and local bands.|