These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Ohio For 2018


We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Ohio for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Ohio? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Columbus, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Ohio suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Buckeye State:

  1. Grandview Heights (Photos)
  2. Powell (Photos)
  3. Upper Arlington (Photos)
  4. Wyoming (Photos)
  5. Pepper Pike (Photos)
  6. Worthington (Photos)
  7. Montgomery (Photos)
  8. Dublin (Photos)
  9. Granville (Photos)
  10. Highland Heights (Photos)

Grandview Heights is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Ohio.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Ohio, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Ohio and the best places to raise a family in Ohio.

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How do you determine which suburb is the best in Ohio anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Ohio, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Buckeye State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Ohio, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Ohio across a number of criteria from one to 129, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Ohio”.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Ohio

Read on to see why Grandview Heights is the ‘burb with the most, while Middletown is probably not the best place to live in Ohio.

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1. Grandview Heights

Grandview Heights, Oh

Population: 7,191
Median Income: $95,938
Median Home Price: $295,400
Grandview Heights is located 2 miles west of Columbus.

2. Powell

Powell, Oh

Population: 12,436
Median Income: $132,917
Median Home Price: $348,000
Powell is located 13 miles north of Columbus.

3. Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington, Oh

Population: 34,675
Median Income: $102,094
Median Home Price: $338,000
Upper Arlington is located 5 miles west of Columbus.

4. Wyoming

Wyoming, Oh

Population: 8,484
Median Income: $120,676
Median Home Price: $305,900
Wyoming is located 6 miles north of Cincinnati.

5. Pepper Pike

Pepper Pike, Oh

Population: 6,150
Median Income: $164,471
Median Home Price: $421,500
Pepper Pike is located 11 miles east of Cleveland.

6. Worthington

Worthington, Oh

Source: Public domain

Population: 14,155
Median Income: $91,075
Median Home Price: $251,400
Worthington is located 8 miles north of Columbus.

7. Montgomery

Montgomery, Oh

Population: 10,440
Median Income: $108,469
Median Home Price: $332,900
Montgomery is located 11 miles east of Cincinnati.

8. Dublin

Dublin, Oh

Population: 43,874
Median Income: $125,540
Median Home Price: $352,300
Dublin is located 12 miles west of Columbus.

9. Granville

Granville, Oh

Population: 5,725
Median Income: $92,109
Median Home Price: $323,400
Granville is located 25 miles east of Columbus.

10. Highland Heights

Highland Heights, Oh

Population: 8,366
Median Income: $101,875
Median Home Price: $246,700
Highland Heights is located 11 miles east of Cleveland.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Ohio

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Ohio according to the data:

  1. Middletown
  2. Hamilton
  3. Warrensville Heights

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Ohio

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Grandview Heights 1 7,191 $95,938 $295,400
Powell 2 12,436 $132,917 $348,000
Upper Arlington 3 34,675 $102,094 $338,000
Wyoming 4 8,484 $120,676 $305,900
Pepper Pike 5 6,150 $164,471 $421,500
Worthington 6 14,155 $91,075 $251,400
Montgomery 7 10,440 $108,469 $332,900
Dublin 8 43,874 $125,540 $352,300
Granville 9 5,725 $92,109 $323,400
Highland Heights 10 8,366 $101,875 $246,700
Brecksville 11 13,470 $98,345 $256,000
New Albany 12 9,384 $191,375 $492,400
Mason 13 32,025 $92,819 $230,100
Perrysburg 14 21,367 $84,508 $194,200
Bexley 15 13,534 $101,736 $291,900
Solon 16 23,085 $96,976 $273,800
Westerville 17 38,089 $85,230 $207,900
Hilliard 18 33,108 $92,727 $213,000
Rocky River 19 20,211 $65,226 $215,800
Hudson 20 22,282 $126,618 $313,300
Madeira 21 8,924 $91,810 $249,700
Independence 22 7,115 $84,900 $222,600
Oakwood 23 9,077 $96,790 $228,700
Waterville 24 5,496 $79,293 $175,500
Westlake 25 32,408 $80,989 $236,400
Kirtland 26 6,802 $76,691 $271,400
Gahanna 27 34,373 $73,535 $195,100
Lyndhurst 28 13,736 $65,921 $138,800
Loveland 29 12,641 $69,355 $172,900
Beachwood 30 11,786 $88,287 $274,400
Seven Hills 31 11,697 $73,948 $164,100
Macedonia 32 11,595 $86,061 $189,700
Twinsburg 33 18,851 $73,314 $210,100
Avon Lake 34 23,221 $80,884 $225,600
Blue Ash 35 12,154 $72,628 $233,200
Pickerington 36 19,379 $84,410 $184,500
Strongsville 37 44,622 $80,323 $194,000
Stow 38 34,746 $66,079 $166,200
Mentor 39 46,896 $70,058 $167,100
Olmsted Falls 40 8,889 $62,058 $145,700
University Heights 41 13,273 $65,143 $154,600
Aurora 42 15,712 $84,135 $241,800
Marysville 43 22,860 $62,371 $166,200
Maumee 44 14,018 $63,043 $128,900
Munroe Falls 45 5,055 $62,855 $160,200
Rossford 46 6,514 $61,485 $132,100
Sylvania 47 18,882 $72,936 $165,900
Avon 48 22,289 $90,846 $262,100
Shaker Heights 49 27,773 $79,519 $213,100
North Ridgeville 50 31,832 $68,778 $160,300
Deer Park 51 5,707 $49,102 $121,400
Brunswick 52 34,578 $64,706 $159,400
Berea 53 18,949 $57,896 $129,000
Fairlawn 54 7,477 $65,521 $174,700
Harrison 55 10,522 $61,343 $139,500
Chardon 56 5,194 $60,845 $167,500
Amherst 57 12,058 $66,731 $146,200
Groveport 58 5,500 $56,750 $144,300
Wickliffe 59 12,718 $51,018 $117,200
Canal Winchester 60 7,774 $78,718 $173,900
Medina 61 26,445 $60,706 $160,700
Willoughby 62 22,495 $53,324 $144,300
Fairview Park 63 16,473 $54,431 $145,500
Broadview Heights 64 19,257 $77,480 $217,600
Tallmadge 65 17,488 $59,863 $156,400
Willowick 66 14,131 $54,493 $117,400
Streetsboro 67 16,224 $58,511 $144,300
Delaware 68 37,554 $58,472 $161,100
Willoughby Hills 69 9,497 $61,276 $244,100
Bowling Green 70 31,641 $33,562 $157,900
Mentor-On-The-Lake 71 7,404 $50,040 $125,400
Lakewood 72 50,866 $47,145 $134,000
Lebanon 73 20,536 $61,669 $163,800
Middleburg Heights 74 15,724 $58,810 $157,500
Cuyahoga Falls 75 49,353 $51,586 $120,000
Monroe 76 13,552 $72,982 $162,800
Reynoldsburg 77 36,995 $61,648 $142,600
Eastlake 78 18,342 $51,462 $122,300
South Euclid 79 21,865 $59,734 $100,100
Amelia 80 5,132 $52,628 $141,200
North Olmsted 81 32,108 $61,444 $146,900
Oxford 82 21,941 $29,451 $185,900
Cleveland Heights 83 45,160 $53,901 $127,700
Fairfield 84 42,640 $60,336 $146,800
Oberlin 85 8,353 $51,404 $145,000
Parma 86 80,088 $51,383 $107,500
North Royalton 87 30,302 $66,189 $193,100
Grafton 88 6,075 $52,545 $135,000
Mayfield Heights 89 18,878 $45,875 $141,700
Pataskala 90 15,225 $69,574 $162,900
Northwood 91 5,337 $57,488 $108,300
Kent 92 29,761 $36,539 $139,900
Oregon 93 20,137 $55,157 $130,200
Richmond Heights 94 10,476 $51,212 $137,700
Bedford 95 12,782 $41,285 $91,500
Sharonville 96 13,782 $52,934 $141,900
Sheffield Lake 97 9,055 $58,153 $109,500
Milford 98 6,833 $38,418 $152,700
Reading 99 10,342 $44,271 $116,800
London 100 10,058 $48,504 $125,700

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