Homearama brings crowds, jobs and money to West Chester
WestChesterBuzz.com will count down the area’s top 11 stories of 2011 this month, concluding with West Chester’s most discussed topic of the year Dec. 30.
After skipping 2010, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati held its 49th Homearama in the West Chester residential development of Foxborough June 11-26.
The successful return of the annual event brought in more than 20,000 people, as well as money and jobs to West Chester this summer.
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It is unclear how much money was generated from the 2011 edition of Homearama, but it is certain that the event contributed to the local economy by creating jobs and attracting people from different communities.
According to Dressman, an average of three jobs are created for every home that is built. The 2011 show featured five homes priced from $672,000 to 1,077,000.
“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.
“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 featured 44 exhibits in its HOMEZONE and several outside exhibits on a variety of home-related products and services.
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.