Ottawa County offers a home to suit every need. Whether you want an apartment or a newly built single-family home, Ottawa County’s housing options accommodate the full spectrum at prices to fit your budget.

Add in the surrounding beauty, plus close proximity to the urban areas of Toledo and Cleveland, and you have the perfect combination of an ideal place to start out on your own, raise a family, retire or as a vacation home.

2015 Median Monthly Housing Costs for homes and condos
(with a mortgage):

2015 Median monthly housing costs for units
(without a mortgage):

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 207 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2008: 133 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2010: 120 buildings, average cost: $212,900
  • 2011: 79 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2012: 114 buildings, average cost: $240,100
  • 2013: 111 buildings, average cost: $278,400
  • 2014: 89 buildings, average cost: $284,400


Ottawa County has access to high-quality, affordable healthcare options. Some of Ottawa County’s healthcare assets include:

  • Magruder Hospital has earned many national recognitions over the last several years and has again been acknowledged by being named one of the Top 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Currently there are 1,332 critical access hospitals in the country and 33 in the state of Ohio.
  • Ottawa County Health Department
  • Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus


Chance of Sunshine

Historical Temperature

Average Rainfall and Snowfall

Energy Demand

Emergency Services

Ottawa County Emergency Management Agency

Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office

Mid-County EMS

Police Departments

  • Danbury Township Police
  • Catawba Island Township Police Department
  • Carroll Township Police
  • Clay Center Police Department
  • Clay Township Police Department
  • Elmore Village Police Department
  • Genoa Police Department
  • Marblehead Police
  • Oak Harbor Village Police
  • Port Clinton Police Department
  • Put-in-Bay Police Department