These Are The 10 Best Cincinnati Suburbs


We analyzed over 42 places around Cincinnati to identify the most kickass place to live.

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Big city living isn’t for everyone–but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There’s the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There’s traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing–pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you’re looking at.

But that’s where the suburbs come in–they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Cincinnati are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado, here are the 10 best suburbs around Cincinnati:

  1. Madeira
  2. Wyoming
  3. Montgomery
  4. Union (Photos)
  5. Edgewood (Photos)
  6. Fort Mitchell
  7. Loveland
  8. The Village Of Indian Hill
  9. Mason
  10. Deer Park

If you happen to be a resident of Madeira, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Cincinnati ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Cincinnati

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Cincinnati was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people

Then we used the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to research each suburb. FYI: We defined a suburb based on the Census’s designation of being part of an “Urban Cluster,” but not the main city of said urbanized area. For example, the Census considers all of these places to be part of the Cincinnati, Oh–Ky–In Urbanized Area.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 42 suburbs to evaluate around Cincinnati.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 42 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the “Best Suburb near Cincinnati.” We’re lookin’ at you, Madeira.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

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1. Madeira


Population 2014: 8,801
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Median Home Price: $224,400
Median Income: $86,612

2. Wyoming


Population 2014: 8,404
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Median Home Price: $304,000
Median Income: $108,346

3. Montgomery


Population 2014: 10,332
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Median Home Price: $304,400
Median Income: $101,675

4. Union

Union, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,569
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Median Home Price: $236,000
Median Income: $103,929

5. Edgewood

Edgewood, Kentucky

Source: Http://New.Edgewoodky.Gov

Population: 8,665
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
Median Home Price: $201,300
Median Income: $85,000

6. Fort Mitchell


Population 2014: 8,209
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Median Home Price: $207,400
Median Income: $63,004

7. Loveland


Population 2014: 12,425
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Median Home Price: $167,700
Median Income: $73,225

8. The Village Of Indian Hill

Source: Google Maps

Population: 5,802
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
Median Home Price: $924,000
Median Income: $209,250

9. Mason


Population 2014: 31,289
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%
Median Home Price: $214,600
Median Income: $83,466

10. Deer Park


Population 2014: 5,720
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Median Home Price: $124,700
Median Income: $50,015

Welcome to the ‘Burbs

We said it once and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you’re hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Cincinnati, but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.
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Detailed List Of The Best Burbs To Live Around Cincinnati

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Median Home Price Median Income
Madeira 1 8,801 3.9% $224,400 $86,612
Wyoming 2 8,404 3.3% $304,000 $108,346
Montgomery 3 10,332 5.3% $304,400 $101,675
Union 4 5,569 4.1% $236,000 $103,929
Edgewood 5 8,665 5.1% $201,300 $85,000
Fort Mitchell 6 8,209 4.0% $207,400 $63,004
Loveland 7 12,425 2.1% $167,700 $73,225
The Village Of Indian Hill 8 5,802 5.8% $924,000 $209,250
Mason 9 31,289 5.7% $214,600 $83,466
Deer Park 10 5,720 6.5% $124,700 $50,015
Villa Hills 11 7,359 9.1% $194,800 $85,128
Cold Spring 12 6,093 3.6% $179,700 $62,168
Fort Thomas 13 16,250 6.3% $192,500 $62,454
Fort Wright 14 5,726 4.0% $184,800 $64,797
Bellevue 15 5,933 7.9% $112,400 $54,288
Amelia 16 5,323 7.7% $134,000 $54,267
Blue Ash 17 12,124 6.9% $223,700 $65,991
Taylor Mill 18 6,682 6.7% $155,000 $63,635
Florence 19 31,038 6.6% $136,500 $52,878
Independence 20 25,638 6.9% $156,900 $65,776
Cheviot 21 8,330 9.8% $92,800 $37,841
Alexandria 22 8,654 6.1% $154,300 $74,464
South Lebanon 23 5,215 11.8% $169,700 $45,000
Sharonville 24 13,836 6.5% $142,500 $52,302
Erlanger 25 18,370 8.6% $121,100 $56,625
Monroe 26 13,633 5.5% $159,400 $69,313
Fairfield 27 42,643 8.9% $144,400 $55,803
Elsmere 28 8,451 7.3% $105,500 $45,639
Mount Healthy 29 6,061 9.4% $87,900 $31,786
Lebanon 30 20,338 9.9% $157,200 $63,520
Highland Heights 31 7,152 10.0% $125,200 $49,982
Springdale 32 11,201 7.5% $124,900 $49,757
Norwood 33 19,170 7.8% $118,800 $36,075
Milford 34 6,748 4.7% $144,900 $35,290
Dayton 35 5,382 9.8% $88,600 $36,589
Cincinnati 36 297,117 13.1% $121,900 $34,002
Reading 37 10,357 10.5% $119,500 $40,480
Forest Park 38 18,685 10.1% $111,700 $48,865
North College Hill 39 9,366 13.2% $88,000 $39,328
Newport 40 15,467 13.1% $113,700 $35,041
Hamilton 41 62,366 12.1% $100,200 $40,080
Covington 42 40,712 12.1% $98,100 $35,460

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