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Best Places To Live In Ohio 2018

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  • Mason, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,025
  • Mason, Ohio has often been called America's Playground because King's Island, Soak City, and Chateau Laroche all call Mason home. But Mason is so much more than just a playground, it is a place to call
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  • Powell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,436
  • I've been living in Powell Ohio for 8 years and have enjoyed the small town community with very friendly and helpful neighbors in this upper scale suburban neighborhood of Columbus. Powell has some of
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  • Worthington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,155
  • If you're looking for a great place to live, why not try the outskirts of Columbus in a place like Worthington? I have been living in Worthington for the past 50 years and I wouldn't trade it for the
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  • Dublin, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,874
  • I was born in Alexandria, a town located in Virginia, close to Washington D.C. Currently I live in Dublin, Ohio. Despite me being a warm climate girl, I absolutely love this community. To me there is no
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  • Montgomery, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,440
  • I have had good times living in Montgomery. The weather is mostly humid and favors most agricultural activities and some beautiful botanical gardens which I enjoyed to visit. The Jasmine Hill Gardens
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  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
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  • Madeira, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,924
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  • Upper Arlington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,675
  • I've been living in Upper Arlington for five years now after relocating here for work. It's been a phenomenal city so far and I honestly hope I never leave. It's right next to Columbus which makes
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  • Hilliard, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,108
  • I moved from Columbus to the suburb city of Hilliard a few years back and absolutely love it. It offers a perfect mixture of keeping a busy lifestyle against a small city backdrop. I'm the kind of person
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  • Wyoming, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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  • Springboro, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,978
  • Springboro, Ohio is a lovely little suburb South of Dayton, and I have lived here for 12 years now. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. The Windmill Farm market is a fun place to visit in the
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  • Westerville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,089
  • Living in Westerville, Ohio is very lonely at times, but there are pros and cons to living here. If you prefer a more active scene, then we are not that far from Columbus. I love the beauty that my city
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  • Loveland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,641
  • I had a tremendous experience while living in Loveland Cincinnati. The city is a part of the Greater Cincinnati district and is located in Clermont and Warren Counties. Loveland is 15 miles away from
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  • North Canton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,422
  • I have lived in North Canton,Ohio for over 2 years now.I came from Stow,Ohio a very nice community.Let me start out saying the TAXES are very cheap in Stark county and in North Canton.The school system
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  • Solon, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,085
  • I've lived in Solon, Ohio for a little over a year now. Solon is a beautiful city that has a beautiful downtown area. Solon gives you the small town vibe, but it's not too far away from both Akron, and
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  • Rocky River, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,211
  • I was living in Rocky River, Ohio for three months, and it wasn’t enough time for me. The best area in Rocky River is in the Metroparks. My favorite thing to do was to take my dogs on walks in the miles
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  • Beckett Ridge, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,724
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  • Fairlawn, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,477
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  • Beachwood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,786
  • I've been living in Beachwood, Ohio for 3 years now, after moving here from Central California for a job in Cleveland. All I can say is that I am pretty happy here. Plenty of good paying jobs, a diverse
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  • Turpin Hills, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
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  • Munroe Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,055
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  • Bellbrook, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,082
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  • Highland Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
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  • Westlake, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,408
  • Westlake, Ohio is a great place to live. It has all of the small-town charm of the best suburbs while still being located close to Cleveland. Living here means that I'm never far away from big-city
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  • Bay Village, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,414
  • Bay Village is unlike a lot of suburban communities in the western part of the Cleveland metro area in that it's a real town. Positives are great schools, low crime, a diverse mix of real estate, and
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  • Gahanna, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,373
  • I love living here in Gahanna, it's a great city with a lot to do. One of the best areas in the city is the northern part where Cinemark Movies is. I love going to the movies and see a couple a week
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  • Kirtland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,802
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  • Marysville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,860
  • Marysville is one of the best places to see quality museums and spend time enjoying the natural scenery. It's easy to find fun activities, whether you're organizing an outing with friends or want to find
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  • Forestville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,617
  • When I had to relocate close to Cincinnati, Ohio, I chose Forestville, Ohio as my home base and I am so glad that I can call this place home. Located just off of Interstate 275, you can easily commute to
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  • Bexley, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,534
  • I had a phenomenal experience while living in Bexley Ohio. The city is a stately town located in Franklin County. Bexley is close to Downtown Columbus. It is in the heart of Ohio. The town has
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  • Seven Hills, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,697
  • I have a fantastic experience living in Seven Hills, OH city. It is a beautiful city to settle, lots of amenities, lots of nightlife, many events taking place and a lot of employment opportunities. The
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  • Brunswick, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,578
  • Brunswick is a warm, inviting city a little south of Cleveland that I chose to move to in order to be closer to family in the area. While the city and its residents have been very friendly, Brunswick is
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  • Dry Run, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
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  • Brecksville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,470
  • Living in Brecksville, OH allows me to be apart of an awesome, unique and friendly community. Living in a small town in Ohio means lots of things, but most importantly it means having neighbors who are
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  • Canfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,376
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  • Shaker Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,773
  • What attracted me first to Shaker Heughts was the school system. Nothing but high praise for the work they do in preparing our children for success. There’s always something going on around the
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  • Pickerington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,379
  • During my years living in Pickerington, I spend the majority of my years living off of Refugee Road near the Windmiller Square. I could access everything I needed actually, as this is where I bought my
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  • Perrysburg, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,367
  • I grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio and it is a wonderful place to do so. The small town atmosphere and sense of community are like no other. As a graduate of Perrysburg High School, I still have Yellow Jacket
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  • Strongsville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,622
  • I moved to Strongsville, OH about two years ago because of a job offer. I have made several friends while here, and I wouldn't go back to Texas if I had to leave. This is a town where you can go to the
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  • Broadview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,257
  • Not the biggest city by any means, as Broadview Heights is practically a strip where everything is and then you have the rest of the town. I know many people are fine without having everything spread out
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  • Lyndhurst, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,736
  • Ohio might not have the same outward glamour as places like California or New York, but there's plenty of charm all across the state if you're willing to find it. Lyndhurst is possibly the epitome of
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  • Berea, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,949
  • Would you like to see Baker Mayfield at the Cleveland Browns training camp? Then go to Berea, Ohio. Berea is "The Grindstone Capital of the World." The city had a very important stone quarry that became
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  • Deer Park, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,707
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  • Centerville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,899
  • I love living in Centerville, Ohio! The school district is excellent, and there are lots of new things to discover every day for every type of person. My daughter loves to go hiking at Cox Arboretum, and
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  • Olmsted Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,889
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  • St. Clairsville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,117
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  • Granville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,725
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  • Avon Lake, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,221
  • I've been living in Avon Lake for a year now and very much like it so far. It's close enough to Cleveland that there are a lot of job opportunities available and you can commute to work too if you'd
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  • Norton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,044
  • I love living in Norton, Ohio for a million reasons, but the primary one is because it really is a beautiful community. The views are wonderful and the town keeps everything perfectly manicured and in
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  • Covedale, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,195

Ohio: The Buckeye State

There are more than 12 million people that live in the great state of Ohio. It's often referred to as "The Buckeye State" due to the adoration for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. There is a sense of hometown pride in this state that runs deep. Other than football, there are many other reasons to move here. Many love the big opportunities that the three major cities bring. Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland all offer great housing, ample nightlife, and plenty good jobs. This area has diversity, plenty of things to do and is a great place to raise a family. If you are thinking about moving to Ohio, one of these places might be the perfect spot to put down some roots.

Ohio is in the eastern half of the country, but it is considered to be in the Midwest. It is bordered by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan. Columbus is the state’s capital, though it has been changed three different times. Columbus is the most populous city with more than 800,000 people that live there. Cleveland is the next largest area with more than 400,000 people. This state has a diverse geography. On the northern half of the state, the magnificent shores of Lake Erie attracts those who love the serenity of the Great Lakes. In the southern part of the state, Wayne National Forrest appeases those who love nature. Amusement parks are also plentiful here. Cedar Point is in Cleveland, King's Island is in Cincinnati, and The Columbus Zoo and Aquariums are in Powell. Ohio is known for having all four-seasons. There is plenty of sunshine and heat during the summer, and there are ample amounts of snow in the winter.

Ohio has a great deal of culture and sophistication. The people here are very friendly. They are the kind of folks that wave as they are passing by. Compared to some of the other states, things are a bit laid back. There are plenty of places to spread out and get some fresh air. Even if a person lives in the bigger cities in the state, they are still just a short drive away from the relaxation of the country. The cost of living is affordable, especially in the southern half of the state. In Columbus, Broadway-style productions abound. The historic Palace and Ohio Theaters have been fan favorites for decades. There are numerous state parks like Burr Oak, Hocking Hills, and Blacklick Woods. There is much appeal to the state of Ohio, primarily because of its mix of nature and culture.

There are so many great cities that have amazing neighborhoods. Finding the best places to live in Ohio may be challenging. We want to help you sort through all the cities with our picks for the best cities and neighborhoods to live in Ohio. You can customize your list based on the population, size, housing costs, and other metrics like crime, cost of living and education. What is most important to you? If you are looking for a low crime rate, great education, and employment opportunities, our list will help you identify the best places to live in Ohio. Ohio truly is the "heart of it all."