Moving to Our Community

Welcome to New Bremen

New Bremen is a village that’s proud of its heritage. Life along the Miami-Erie Canal has given us not only a rich and colorful history, but a guidebook for the future as well.

In the early days, canal boats made the West Central Ohio community a regular stop for trade and commerce. The days of canal boats are long gone, but we still practice those same values of industry and a strong work ethic. We continue to progress with new homes, new shopping areas and a modern industrial park that makes the village an ideal place for both people and businesses.

Living in New Bremen means enjoying the things that only a small town can offer — a  tight-knit community, friendly neighbors, safe streets and plenty of green space. You gain all of this along with the opportunities you normally expect from a much larger city, such as exciting careers, a thriving art and cultural scene and a host of activities to keep you entertained and active.

Are you moving to New Bremen or thinking about making it your new home? Here’s everything you need to know.

Neighborhoods

New subdivisions, condominiums, quality schools and the tradition of pride that shows in generations of older homes are just a few reasons to call New Bremen “home.”

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Cardinal Subdivision offers half-acre and larger lots that are well suited to custom-built homes. At Cardinal, you will find all the amenities you want in a housing development: underground utilities, sidewalks and decorative street lighting.  

Its location, adjacent to the New Bremen High School and with easy access to State Route 274, offers a convenient home base, whether you want to stroll around the village or drive to a more distant location.

Like all of the subdivisions in New Bremen, Walnut Street offers a convenient location. It is within walking distance to schools, parks and the Amsterdam Center shopping area.   

Deerfield Run is a development of over 80 acres that serves a variety of residential and commercial needs. Located just off State Route 66 South, you’ll be in walking distance of the YMCA and also close to the Amsterdam Center shopping area.

Those who want an existing home can be assured of quality construction, which has been a long-standing commitment in New Bremen. Existing homes display a range of designs from the grace of Victorian Style to the charm of a country home design. Homes more than 60 years of age may be eligible for the CRA No. 1 incentive.

What’s a CRA?

Rental opportunities are available at apartment complexes, townhouse units and condominiums, which are located throughout New Bremen.

Questions about housing?

Discover the New Bremen difference for yourself. You might find a house elsewhere, but you’ll never find a home like New Bremen. For more information regarding what New Bremen has to offer, contact:

New Bremen Community Improvement Corp.

P.O. BOX 27

214 North Washington St.

New Bremen, OH 45869

Phone:  419.629.2827

Email:  cic@newbremen.com

Shopping

New Bremen gives you plenty of ways to shop local and boasts a variety of businesses both large and small. Village residents can enjoy everything from small mom-and-pop stores to shopping centers to popular chains.

Dining

What are you hungry for? New Bremen is home to many excellent restaurants that offer delicious, mouth-watering meals. Grab some coffee, order takeout, have a nice, sit-down meal — the only difficulty you’ll run into is picking a favorite spot.

Dining

What are you hungry for? New Bremen is home to many excellent restaurants that offer delicious, mouth-watering meals. Grab some coffee, order takeout, have a nice, sit-down meal — the only difficulty you’ll run into is picking a favorite spot.

Education

There’s no denying it — we’re very proud of our schools. With a district that repeatedly receives “Excellent” marks on the State of Ohio report card, it’s not hard to see why. Children shape the future — we want to give them the best start possible.

Learning opportunities don’t stop when you graduate, of course. The area has plenty of ways for you to continue your education.

Churches

If you are a spiritual or religious person, the area offers churches of numerous denominations. In New Bremen and beyond, you’ll be able to find ways to worship that are right for you.

Churches

If you are a spiritual or religious person, the area offers churches of numerous denominations. In New Bremen and beyond, you’ll be able to find ways to worship that are right for you.

Taxes

New Bremen income taxes are 1.5%. There are also tax incentives in place designed to help homeowners build new or remodel, which you can read about below.

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA)

Renovating a home in New Bremen can come with tax breaks. Under a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) program, New Bremen currently offers tax abatements on remodeling of older homes.  

If you meet eligibility requirements, remodeling a home can qualify you for certain property tax exemptions for a set amount of years.

For more information about the CRA program, read our CRA Residential Overview. You may also download an application when your construction is near completion.

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA)

Renovating a home in New Bremen can come with tax breaks. Under a Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) program, New Bremen currently offers tax abatements on remodeling of older homes.  

If you meet eligibility requirements, remodeling a home can qualify you for certain property tax exemptions for a set amount of years.

For more information about the CRA program, read our CRA Residential Overview. You may also download an application when your construction is near completion.

Lifestyle and Culture

Life in New Bremen can look however you want it to. Get involved in the community by joining in the festivals and village events. Immerse yourself in history at one of the area museums or historical landmarks. Enjoy the fresh air and blue skies in one of the many parks. Explore your creative side with theaters and community art groups.

Employment

Find the perfect fit for your talents and interests in New Bremen. You can explore the local businesses in our business directory, or look on Hometown Opportunity to search for job postings. Hometown Opportunity is a trusted, local resource that connects job seekers with local businesses.

Employment

Find the perfect fit for your talents and interests in New Bremen. You can explore the local businesses in our business directory, or look on Hometown Opportunity to search for job postings. Hometown Opportunity is a trusted, local resource that connects job seekers with local businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

A perk of small-town living is the relatively low cost of living. In New Bremen, the estimated median house or condo value is $172,071 and according to the 2016 cost of living index, New Bremen scored a 78.5. This is low compared to other areas — for reference, the U.S. average is 100.

Yes. There are two quality health systems in the area that offer comprehensive services and access to a network of area physicians and offices. Grand Lake Health System and Mercer Health provide care to the Auglaize and Mercer county area.

New Bremen residents enjoy a low crime rate. According to the 2017 end-of-year report from our chief of police, these are the statistics for New Bremen:

  • In 2017, the New Bremen Police Department handled a total of 250 criminal and traffic violations.
  • The New Bremen Mayor’s Court handled 130 of those violations. Of those, 126 were traffic violations and 4 were criminal violations.
  • Auglaize County Juvenile Court handled a total of 19 violations. Of those, 3 were traffic violations and 16 were criminal violations.
  • Auglaize County Municipal Court handled a total of  95 violations. Of those, 69 were traffic violations and 26 were criminal violations.
  • Auglaize Common Pleas Court handled a total of 6 criminal cases.
  • There were 582 warnings issued for traffic violations in 2017.