The City of Lebanon is the county seat for Warren County, the second fastest growing county in Ohio. Lebanon is readily accessible by two major highways, Interstate 71 borders the City to the south, and Interstate 75, is a seven mile drive to the west. The community is served by county and state highways including Routes 48 and 42 running north and south, and Routes 63 and 123 running east and west. Businesses can ship goods via 14 intrastate motor carriers and all interstate carriers. The central location affords businesses easy access to major U.S. markets and suppliers. It also offers an unhurried lifestyle in a quiet country setting while still providing convenient access to a wide range of regional amenities, cultural attractions and services in nearby metropolitan areas.
The City of Lebanon is centrally located between Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, and Indianapolis, IN, in a picturesque environment framed by gently rolling hills and the Scenic Little Miami River. Lebanon is within a 45 minute drive of both the Greater Cincinnati International Airport and the Dayton International Airport. Lebanon occupies 11,774 square miles and a water area of 0.005 square miles.
Our City is home to more than 50 industries, such as ADVICS who specialize in automotive brake systems and Mane, Inc., one of the worldwide leaders in the fragrance and flavor design industry. Lebanon’s greatest assets are its high-tech industrial parks, municipal-owned utilities, and its 700 acres of prime land for industrial and office development.
The City of Lebanon owns and operates its own electric municipal utility containing generation, transmission and distribution facilities. The City’s daily demand is met through the purchase of bulk power from American Electric Power (AEP). This allows the City to leverage the buying power and generation capabilities of a large utility, while maintaining daily local service for power delivery to residences and businesses. This strategy has allowed the City’s electric rates to remain competitive with the regional competitors, and maintain local control, giving our customers input into our operations. Since 2007, Lebanon has invested over $8 million to replace, upgrade and expand the electrical infrastructure of the City. The capital investments have doubled substation capacity, replaced outdated infrastructure, and increased reliability for businesses.
Lebanon’s Water Department provides our customers with safe, reliable, high quality water in an environmentally sound and cost-effective manner. The City has three separate Water Treatment Facilities with a total capacity of 5.1 million gallons per day.
The City has 15 separate parks totaling over 330 acres. Amenities include a 7.5 mile bike trail, connecting Lebanon’s historic downtown to the 76-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail, a state-of-the-art soccer complex, baseball/softball and youth football facilities, tennis courts, and numerous playgrounds and passive recreation areas. Lebanon is also home to the largest YMCA in the country, the Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA, which offers youth and adult programs year-round.
The Lebanon City School District serves an area of 81.9 square miles and a student population of approximately 5,000. Lebanon Schools is the only school district in Warren County identified with a 2010 Excellent with Distinction rating. Based on the Ohio Department of Education’s 2009 data, Lebanon graduation rate is 94.2%, the state average is 83%. Upon graduation, students have a variety of colleges and universities to attend close to home. Choices include: Wilmington College (30 minutes), Sinclair Community College (33 minutes), University of Dayton (35 minutes), Wright State University (39 minutes), and the University of Cincinnati (39 minutes).
Lebanon’s quality of new and existing housing is available to meet every price range, and first-time homebuyers can find both new and pre-owned homes at affordable prices. The community also offers upper-scale and median priced homes.
Lebanon and Warren County has a unique mix of history and culture that is not found in traditional tourist destinations. Whether you are interested in the spectacular art museums, our fascinating history museums, science museums, our unique antique shops, festivals, or the bright stage lights of our theaters, Lebanon and Warren County will provide you with an enriching experience. There are also a variety of area attractions to choose from, such as Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge, and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, just to name a few.
Lebanon contains state-of-the-art medical facilities that provide high-quality, patient-centered care and services.
As you can see, Lebanon is a business-friendly and family-oriented community that has worked hard to preserve its past, while also making great strides to become a benchmark for technology, industry and community development. We invite you to experience a day in Lebanon and see why this is the place to be in Southwest Ohio!