When a fort was built next to the Ohio River in 1786, the Northwest Territory was a wild and mysterious place. Today, historic Fort Steuben is an impressive reminder of those frontier days. The city that grew from those early settlers is Steubenville, a charming city on the western banks of the Ohio River, on the border of West Virginia and less than five miles west of the Pennsylvania border.
Located only about a half hour from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, renting an apartment in Steubenville means having access to everything this major metro area has to offer – then coming back to the friendly, quiet setting Steubenville offers.
Franciscan University is located in Steubenville. This Catholic university offers several degree programs and is consistently ranked one of the best universities in the Midwest. Other great locations in Steubenville include the Village of Mount Pleasant & Quaker Meeting House, Union Cemetery, and Seven Creeks Spring.
Enjoy the beautiful setting at Fernwood State Forest, a 3,023-acre park that includes a campground, hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic overlooks. Nearby Friendship Park is a 1,320-acre park near Smithfield. It features a campground, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The 89-acre lake is ideal for fishing and contains trout, carp, catfish, bass, and blue gill. The park is also the location of the Annual Friendship Food and Wine Festival, which features area artisans, cuisine, live entertainment, a 5K run, and other events.