Perhaps you’ve heard about this wonderful place called Apple Valley Lake and are wondering how to get there.
Apple Valley Lake is a man-made 511-acre (2.07 sq. km) reservoir in Apple Valley, a census-designated place (CDP) in Knox County, in the U.S. state of Ohio. Amazingly crystal clear, it has an average depth of 30 feet and is home to several species of fish.
How to Get Here
If you’re from Cleveland Ohio, the fastest route would be to get on I-90 West from West Huron Road and Ontario Street. Then follow I-71 Southbound to US-250 W/E Main Street in Montgomery Township. Take exit 186 from I-71 South. Finally, take OH-60 South and OH-3 South to Apple Valley Drive in Howard Township. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the journey as you pass by Mill Stream Run and Mohican State Park.
However, if you’re near Columbus OH, it’s just a one-hour drive to Apple Valley Lake. The shortest way would be to take I-670 East, Exit 30, OH-161 East, and US-62 East to OH-661 North in Burlington Township. You will then continue Northbound on OH-661 to Mount Vernon, where you would want to stop by for a taste of history. Finally, follow US-36 East/Coshocton Ave to Apple Valley Boulevard in Howard Township. On the way, you can choose to make a slight detour to visit Ariel Foundation Park.
If you live in Cincinnati OH, you can easily come here by getting on I-71 North from East 5th St. Follow I-71 North to OH-61 North in Bennington Township. Then take exit 140 from I-71 North. Finally, take OH-229 East and US-36 East/Coshocton Ave to Apple Valley Drive in Howard Township.
On the other hand, if you’re from Mansfield OH, going to Apple Valley Lake will take you less than an hour. Take OH-13 South, Ankneytown Road, and Knox Lake Road to County Road 14/Upper Fredericktown Amity Road in Pike Township. Turn right onto County Road 14/Upper Fredericktown Amity Road then continue straight onto Danville Amity Road. Finally, turn right onto North Ridge Heights Drive in Apple Valley.
Finally, if you’re coming from Coshocton Ohio, the fastest route would be to take Walnut Street, Chestnut Street, and OH-16 East/OH-83 North then turn left onto US-36 West. Make a right turn at Apple Valley Boulevard, and you’re here! Visit the Historic Roscoe Village and Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe along the way.
Why is Apple Valley the Ideal Location for Your Vacation Home?
Here are 5 reasons why Apple Valley is the ideal location for your vacation home:
- It is easily accessible but private and well-maintained.
- There’s something for everyone.
- Apple Valley offers great amenities exclusive to property owners.
- It’s a great community with affordable homes and POA fees.
- Apple Valley Lake is one of the best boating lakes in Ohio.
Apple Valley Lake is easily accessible but private and well-maintained.
Apple Valley Lake, Ohio is a private community that welcomes tourists, travelers, and families looking for a vacation home. As a tourist destination, the roads in the area are well-maintained to ensure accessibility. However, its amenities are available only for the use of property owners and their guests. You can either stay at Apple Valley as a guest of the property owner or rent out a lovely home to experience lake living. Because of this, Apple Valley Lake is clear and clean and its amenities are in tip-top shape.
There’s something for everyone in Apple Valley.
Whether you’re a nature person, a golf enthusiast, or a history and culture buff, there are several activities that people can enjoy while visiting Apple Valley Lake. These activities include fishing, boating, swimming, jet-skiing, golfing, camping, renting a cabin, hiking, geocaching, and visiting a museum in the area.
Apple Valley Lake has no horsepower limit for boats with inboard motors and a 300-horsepower limit for boats with outboard motors. Because of this, you can enjoy watersports and have more fun in Apple Valley Lake. Here’s a video that shows how fun it is here at Apple Valley Lake:
Apple Valley Lake is also home to a variety of fish species including black bass, bluegill, brown trout, catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass. We also have a local fishing club as well as two bass tournaments yearly.
There are lots of activities to enjoy every season. During spring, you can fish, hike, or do some bird watching. Come summer, leisure opportunities are endless. After all, summertime is the best time to be in Apple Valley. Fall, meanwhile, is one of the most picturesque seasons. You’ll enjoy fall festivals here. Finally, you can enjoy winter here by visiting Honey Run Park -- a definite must-see if there is snowfall! Also, Mansfield Snow Trails is a great place for snow tubing, skiing, and having lessons for kids to get acquainted with the slopes.
Apple Valley offers great amenities exclusive to property owners.
Aside from the private lake, Apple Valley also offers several great amenities such as private beaches (there are three in the area), a community center with an indoor pool, and a beautiful park with a fishing pond and picnic shelter. In addition, we also have a clubhouse, a full-service marina, and a fully-equipped camper’s village. There’s also a nearby golf course in the area.
It’s a great community with affordable homes and POA fees.
The people here are warm and friendly, and the homes, POA fees, and amenity fees are affordable. It allows you to enjoy lakefront living at its finest without burning a hole in your pocket.
Most Americans live in areas where homes are so expensive, it’s actually more affordable to rent. If this is your case, you might be better off buying a dream home that you can afford for now which you know you will use in the long term eventually.
Apple Valley Lake is one of the best lakes in Ohio.
With an average depth of 30 feet and crystal clear waters, Apple Valley Lake is indeed one of the best lakes in Ohio. It was built for recreation in mind! It has a complete surface area of 511 acres with a 10-mile shoreline.
It is also close to other popular destinations such as Honey Run Park, Knox County Hellbender Preserve, Ariel Foundation Park, Roscoe Village, Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe, Knox County Historical Society, Mohican State Park, Mansfield Snow Trails, Kokosing Gap Trail, and many more.
Why Buy a Vacation Home, Anyway?
While owning a vacation home is not for everyone, there are three reasons why buying a vacation home is a great investment:
- A vacation home is the only investment that allows you to relax and unwind, as well as entertain family and friends.
- It builds equity and wealth.
- A vacation home can be a rental revenue stream.
A vacation home is the only investment that allows you to relax and unwind, as well as entertain family and friends.
Buying a vacation home allows you to make an investment that offers both personal and financial rewards. It gives you something to look forward to after working so hard day after day. It’s where you can create wonderful memories with your family and friends. Not only that, but a vacation home is also a great legacy that your family will appreciate for many years.
It builds equity and wealth.
The average price of homes in big cities like San Francisco and Manhattan are at more than $1.2 million. No wonder many millennials are deciding to buy vacation homes before they purchase a home to be their primary residence. They want to enjoy all the upsides of owning property in a place where their money can go further while continuing to live in ever-pricier urban hubs. Aside from having a permanent excuse to go on vacation, it is also a potential home for retirement.
Owning a vacation home increases your financial status. Once you have completely paid off your home loan, you can use the property as collateral for future projects that require financing.
A vacation home can be a rental revenue stream.
Buying a vacation home and opting to rent it out can create a new, short-term rental revenue stream for you. This can help offset mortgage payments and augment the income you earn.
Since Apple Valley Lake is a premier tourist destination, there will always be families who are looking for a place to stay for their weekend getaway. Especially if you have a lakefront home, you’ll easily find clients. We also provide assistance in marketing vacation homes for rent.
Call us, Joe and Sherrie Toth of RE/MAX Consultant Group | Apple Valley Lake, at 740-390-0735, so we can assist you in finding the vacation home you’ve been dreaming of in Apple Valley.
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