Quality of Life

Cost of Living

In comparison with the United States, Carroll County's cost of living is 11.20% less than the national average. In the State of Ohio, Carroll County's cost of living is 6.82% less than the State average.

Carroll County United States
Overall 89 100
Grocery 99.3 100
Health 97 100
Housing 67 100
Utilities 101 100
Transportation 101 100
Miscellaneous 98 100

Affordable Housing

The cost of housing in Carroll County is very affordable when compared to the rest of Ohio. The median value of owner-occupied homes within the county is $110,400.00, while the median value of owner-occupied homes in the state is $130,800.00.

Lower Property Taxes

The median property tax in Carroll County is $1,104.00 per year, which is the 68th lowest of Ohio's 88 counties.

All of the aforementioned factors provide the residents of Carroll County an opportunity to purchase homes and property for less in comparison with other parts of Ohio and the United States.


The Bluebird Farm Park, the most popular park in Carroll County, has many attributes and activities to offer: the Garden Room, Hannon Hall, Susie’s Museum of Childhood, the restaurant, and the amphitheater just to name a few. To find out more information about the Bluebird Farm, please visit www.ccparkdistrict.org.

Nature Preserves & Lakes

Carroll County offers three beautiful Nature Preserves right in the county!

Leesville Lake and State Wildlife Area

Leesville Lake and State Wildlife Area is located in the southwestern part of Carroll County approximately two miles southeast of Sherrodsville off County Road 22 and five miles south of Carrollton off State Route 332; 27 miles of shoreline offer scenic beauty that can best be enjoyed by boating since roads do not encircle this lake; Leesville Lake is 40 feet deep and contains 1,011 acres; park size is 394 acres; hunting when in season; good for bird watching; camp sites available; fishing maps; boating allowed with maximum of 10 horsepower.

Leesville Lake Fishing Map [PDF]

Stillfork Swamp Preserve Nature Conservancy

Stillfork Swamp Preserve Nature Conservancy islocated in Carroll County within the Western Allegheny Plateau Ecoregion; the entire swamp encompasses over 600 acres; Stillfork creek flows into Sandy Creek and the Tuscarawas River; birds, beavers, and spotted turtles are very common in this area.


Valley Run State Wildlife Area

Located in central Carroll County about 2.5 miles northwest of Carrollton and 1 mile southeast of New Harrisburg off County Road 24; size is 304 acres; lies in the unglaciated foothills of the Allegheny Plateau Hill Region of Ohio; the topography is gently to moderately rolling with 80% occupied by second growth hardwoods; hunting (within season), hiking, and sight-seeing are welcome.

Valley Run [PDF]

Atwood Lake

Located at the western edge of Dellroy in western Carroll County off State Route 542; the dam and part of Atwood Lake is located in Tuscarawas County as well; was constructed as a flood control lake with 1,540 surface acres and 28 miles of shoreline; lodging, camping, swimming, playground and park, golf course, marina, and boating with motors of 25-hp or less.

Atwood Lake Fishing Map PDF

Lake Mohawk

Located in the northwest section of Carroll County in Malvern; established in 1963 by the American Reality Service Corporation; 507 acre man-made, spring-fed lake; private gated community with 1,728 acres of property. For more information about Lake Mohawk, please visit http://www.lake-mohawk.org/.