Ashland is a city in and the county seat of Ashland County, Ohio. It is the center of the Ashland Metro Area. The city is noted for the sign "The World Headquarters of Nice People", that welcomes visitors. It has a total area of 10.4 square miles. 0.38% of the area is water, and the rest is land. It was established in the nineteenth century. It is a designated Tree City.
Retail trade, educational services, manufacturing and healthcare are the major commercial activities here. It has a number of elementary, middle and high schools under the public schooling system. Higher education is provided by Ashland University. Ashland County Airport is the local airport. Local attractions include Brookside Golf Course, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland Country Club, Ashland City Hall, Ashland County Childrens Home, Ashland County Courthouse, Ashland County Jail, Ashland Public Library, Redwood Hall and many more. Shopping centers include Luray Shopping Center and Ashland Shopping Plaza Shopping Center. The closest hospital is the local Samaritan Hospital on Center Street. The cost of living here is 10.10% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 38 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 140. Snowfall is about 35 inches annually.