Welcome to Greenfield, Ohio:
From the City Manager
Greenfield at a glance…
Is it possible to summarize Greenfield, Ohio in a few short minutes? Probably not, but it was an enjoyable challenge to put together a brief slideshow about our Greene Countrie Towne that encompasses some of the history, character and fun aspects of our community to give people who have never been to Greenfield a glimpse of life here. In the interest of brevity, a lot of images had to be left out, but I hope what made the cut helps tell the story. Please take a look by clicking the YouTube link above.
Welcome to Greenfield!
Welcome to Greenfield! Our southern Ohio community offers a laid-back lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas, but is only an hour away from three major urban areas. Greenfield has interesting shops, fast food and slow food, modern amenities and enough history to fill several books.
The lifestyle here is closely connected to the natural wonders in these parts, such as three nearby state parks, an 18-hole golf course, biking and hiking trails and much more.
In Greenfield you will find one of the finest public school campuses in the state. Edward Lee McClain High School houses a large and inimitable art collection designed to inspire students -- a long-lasting gift from a generous benefactor who made Greenfield his home. And in 2015 McClain High School is observing its centennial with a big celebration in September!
Greenfield offers a safe environment with a low crime rate and quality municipal services. The Adena Greenfield Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access facility offering excellent services and affiliated with the highly respected Adena Health System.
The cost of living is relatively low, and people come for many reasons, including inexpensive housing, the location close to numerous attractions, and the relaxed lifestyle.
Many people have chosen Greenfield as a place to work and to raise their families. For them, it's easy to put down roots and stay a lifetime. Others come for weekend getaways, and to get away from the rat race. Yet the bright lights of Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton are within easy traveling distance.
Greenfield has a proud history of innovation. Edward Lee McClain developed horse collar pads that made him wealthy, provided for many jobs and gave the community a beautiful one-of-a-kind high school. An African-American, Fred Patterson, built cars, buses and other vehicles in Greenfield at a time when such an accomplishment seemed impossible. Local entrepreneurs have manufactured oil cans, life-saving nets used by countless fire departments, and display cases for national and international distribution.
Times change and businesses come and go, but the spirit of innovation remains. Matching up needs with creative solutions still provides opportunities for success.
Greenfield in the 21st century is still on the cutting edge in many ways. Despite its size, Greenfield owns 29.5 miles of railroad from Ross County to Midland in Clinton County, facilitating the delivery of industrial supplies to manufacturers in the region. Greenfield employers use the latest technology to create products used by consumers across the United States and around the world.
The people of Greenfield are looking ahead to a bright future. Perhaps you will come for a festival, a sporting event, or to enjoy the natural beauty found in this part of Ohio. We are open for work and play, and invite you to come to our corner of northeast Highland County and see what Greenfield is all about. You may not stay a lifetime, but you surely will enjoy whatever time you spend here.
Annual Report provides
snapshot of Greenfield in 2014
Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey presented his annual report to Greenfield Council on January 21, 2015, providing a snapshot of our "Greene Countrie Towne" during 2014. There were achievements and challenges, but the community continued to pull together and move forward. The village government provided reliable services to citizens, while festivals and special events throughout the year added spice to each season. "Greenfield remains a safe and interesting place for citizens to live, work and raise families," said Coffey, "and as we continue to work together, the future looks bright indeed."
READ THE ANNUAL REPORT
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