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Best Places To Live In Ohio 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score98
  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
97
  • 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…[read more]
96
  • 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…[read more]
96
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • 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…[read more]
95
  • Fairview Park, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,473
  • My favorite suburb of cleveland!!!!!!!!!!! It has beautifu homes and many great shops along lorain avenue. It also is home to the Fairview Center and Westgate Shopping Center. It has great views of the…[read more]
95
  • Lakewood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,866
  • I am originally from Lakewood, Ohio. Born and raised there, I grew up on Chestnut Street. A small street lined with trees and single family homes. I went to the Lakewood Elementary School until the 5th…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
94
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • Bellbrook, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,082
93
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • Grove City, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,374
  • I live in Grove City, and it's a great choice just south of Columbus. One thing I like a lot about the city is that it has a lot of opportunities for work and education and that the cost of living is…[read more]
93
  • Canfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,376
93
  • Powell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,436
  • I have lived and worked in several communities in the Columbus metro area and Powell is at the top unless you require public transportation. I am surprised this site rates lesser communities higher than…[read more]
93
  • Monfort Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,850
  • I experienced a phenomenal atmosphere while living in Monfort Heights Ohio. The city is located in Hamilton County. Monfort Heights is close to Downtown Cincinnati. The town has great employment avenues,…[read more]
93
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • North Olmsted, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,108
  • North Olmsted is quite, safe and filled to the brim with various things to do. There’s a recreation center with a number of facilities, great for afternoon activities. It also has a number of shopping…[read more]
93
  • Hudson, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,282
  • Great schools, parks, library ( it's huge), the food is great, and good weather. Hudson is a family friendly place with amazing people, and is a fantastic place to…[read more]
93
  • Mentor, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,896
  • My family moved to Mentor a little over three years ago, and we are so happy here. We love the sense of community and the friendliness. There are lots of great places to eat here and fun things to do. I…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Medina, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,445
  • Medina, OH is so family friendly I cannot imagine raising my children anywhere else. There are plenty of good public schools and several private schools. With a low crime rate, a great dog park, and a…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Maumee, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,018
  • I love living in Maumee, Ohio. While often living in a city requires being totally separated from nature, Maumee, Ohio feels like the perfect marriage of nature and city. Located on the Maumee river…[read more]
92
  • Madeira, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,924
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  • Loveland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,641
  • It okay. Hgd hgty ufdx jkutd jgd the Jedi mind if we meet at the church for dinner and a movie and then we meet at the Starbucks on other side of the…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Blue Ash, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,154
  • I've been living in Blue Ash for 7 years and I've enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and the diverse culture that makes up this extremely nice community on the outskirts of Cincinnati. Blue Ash is a very…[read more]
92
  • Sylvania, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,882
  • I experienced a dynamic adventure while living in Sylvania Ohio. The city is an annex of Lucas County Ohio. Sylvania Ohio is close to Toledo and is a sister city to Woodstock, Ontario Canada. The quaint…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • Delaware, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,554
  • After living in Delaware many years, I can honestly say I have very few complaints about the city. It's a small city with a great community and plenty to do! Delaware is just a 15 minute drive to…[read more]
92
  • Wapakoneta, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,786
92
  • 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…[read more]
92
  • 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…[read more]
91
  • 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…[read more]
91
  • Reynoldsburg, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,995
  • I have lived in Reynoldsburg for 20+ years. This area is one of the most family friendly suburbs in the Columbus metro area. Housing is very affordable, whether you choose to buy or rent. There is a mix…[read more]
91
  • 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…[read more]
91
  • Landen, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,776
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  • Canal Winchester, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,774
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  • Wyoming, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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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…[read more]
91
  • New Philadelphia, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,412
  • New Philadelphia, Ohio is located just a few hours south of Akron. It is a smaller city with a population of just over 17,000. The city is relatively safe thanks to a well-trained and fair police force,…[read more]
90
  • Wickliffe, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,718
  • Cleveland is a noteworthy mechanical city and entryway with an interesting past and an enhancing future. It is a warm close-knit community, the neighbors are friendly and helpful. The downtown area has…[read more]
90
  • 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…[read more]
90
  • Kettering, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,720
  • If you're ever in the midwest, Ohio to be exact, there is a nice little city just south of Dayton that is a pleasure to visit. With plenty of wonderful restaurants and parks to give you a true American…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]

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."