The Village of Yellow Springs, an eclectic community of nearly 3,500, is culturally-diverse, active, friendly and creative. An urban environment in the beautiful rolling hills of southwest Ohio, Yellow Springs sits on the Little Miami Scenic Trail and has nearly 100 shops, galleries, and eateries in a walkable downtown with a 1000 acre nature preserve as our backyard.
Colorful window boxed storefronts invite you to browse in one-of-a-kind venues. Gifts of all kinds…from poetry and pottery to sandals and stained glass…from herbs and health foods to books and artisan designs…makes Yellow Springs a regional destination unto itself.
The actual Yellow Spring, located in Glen Helen Nature Preserve was discovered around 1800 and quickly became a major attraction for those seeking its curative waters. For more than one hundred years, the town was a popular health resort with hotels, spas, boarding houses and a tavern to serve travelers on the nearby stagecoach road. With the completion of the Little Miami Railroad in 1846, Yellow Springs became the center of trade and recreation for the region.