Milford is a beautiful city in Clermont County located near the city of Norwood. Families looking for homes for rent in the area will find a wide range of outdoor activities and shopping and dining options in Milford's charming downtown area.
Facts for Renters
Reverend Francis McCormick was the first settler to arrive in the area in 1796. He was a Revolutionary War soldier with a thousand acre land grant. He built a log cabin on the hill at the present-day 1000 Forest Ave and founded the first Methodist Church in what was the Northwest Territory.
The name "Milford" was established after the local newspaper changed it in 1806, as it was the first safe ford north of the Ohio River across the Little Miami River. The ford can still be seen today, just as it was back in the day when workers crossed it to get to the city's mill.
The Little Miami Railroad reached Milford in 1841, boosting the economy after an economic depression. The first passenger train arrived on December 14, 1841 from Cincinnati. However, the railroad closed in 1969 as passenger trains became less popular.
Downtown Milford is home to a vast array of unique shops and dozens of eateries, such as the popular Big Poppa's Cafe on Main Street.
The Milford Urban Trail System offers residents a trail around the entirety of the town, bringing bikers and hikers along the Little Miami River and several of the area's main attractions, such as Memorial Park and the Valley View Nature Preserve.
Resources for Renters
Interested in learning more about Milford's unique history and attractions? Check out the city's website.
To become more involved in the local school system, refer to the Milford Schools' website for contact information and school news.
The Clermont Sun keeps residents up to date on local and international news stories.