It is unclear how much money the 2011 edition of Homearama has bought to West Chester Township. However, it is certain that the annual event has contributed to the local economy by creating jobs and attracting people from different communities.
“Homearama brought five home builders to the community, who invested in constructing five new homes and each of those homes required construction trade, decorators and landscapers. Building the homes required jobs and material purchases here in the community,” West Chester Township Administrator Judith Boyko said.
In addition to building costs and job creation, there has been a spillover effect into local businesses from the approximately 20,000 people who have attended the event between June 11 through June 23.
“It is impossible to say where the visitors have come from to attend Homearama, but it is likely that many of them came from other places besides West Chester and while they were here, they probably stopped and had dinner or visited a store or bought gas,” said Barbara Wilson, public information & marketing officer for West Chester. “In someway, they have probably contributed to the economy of West Chester.”
Homearama also features 44 exhibits in its HOMEZONE and several outside exhibits on a variety of home-related products and services.
Tickets for this year’s Homearama cost $13 at the gate or $11 at Greater Cincinnati area Kroger stores. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
For directions and more information visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati website.
Foxborough, which is the residential community the event is being held, is located off Hamilton-Mason Road and State Route 747 in West Chester Township. It is near the Liberty Township border.