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Safest Cities In Ohio 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Lexington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,484
90
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • 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]
90
  • 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]
90
  • Munroe Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,055
94
  • Bellbrook, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,082
78
  • Grafton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,075
88
  • Olmsted Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,889
84
  • North Ridgeville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,832
  • North Ridgeville, OH is close to Cleveland but has a lot to offer for a small city. I love the space and serenity of North Ridgeville. Living further from the city is great because the housing is cheaper…[read more]
93
  • Canfield, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,376
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]
94
  • 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]
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
  • 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]
87
  • Clayton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,172
  • Clayton, the city of opportunities. This is a city located in Miami. It has a population of about 13,209. I have called this city my home since I was a toddler. It’s a city full of diverse…[read more]
86
  • Berea, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,949
  • Berea is a pretty city that is probably a nice place to live. Unfortunately, if you want to operate a business or own real estate here, the city will not be your friend. We owned real estate and a…[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]
88
  • North Royalton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,302
  • North Royalton is a quite little town, the people are nice generally speaking, and the community overall is fairly welcoming. Schools here are nice, rated very high with the addition of a brand new…[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]
81
  • Aurora, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,712
  • Making the most of your time in Aurora is easy, since there are several activities in the area that you and your loved ones can take advantage of. If you're visiting the area to do some great…[read more]
84
  • Ada, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
91
  • Deer Park, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,707
90
  • 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]
90
  • Waterville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496
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]
85
  • Cortland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,974
84
  • New Franklin, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,195
  • If you are looking for good living in the State of Ohio, then look no further than New Franklin. One view of the Nimisila Reservoir and you will never want to leave. I know the views here are amazing,…[read more]
81
  • Vermilion, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,491
  • Vermilion, OH is for sure the Golden Ticket for anyone who is looking for one of the best areas in the great state of Ohio to call home. I am proud to say I have been living in Vermilion for 43 years…[read more]
86
  • Columbiana, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,463
89
  • Kirtland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,802
77
  • Pepper Pike, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,150
86
  • Granville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,725
89
  • St. Marys, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,169
98
  • 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]
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]
88
  • Twinsburg, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,851
  • Twinsburg, Ohio is a great place to call home and I cannot imagine wanting to live anywhere else! There is a great sense of community in this town, regardless of your age, race, or gender. And there is…[read more]
94
  • 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]
93
  • 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]
88
  • Sheffield Lake, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,055
76
  • New Albany, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,384
  • New Albany puts on a great front. It can certainly be quiet and safe, but it is FULL of the most miserable, angry, and rude people in every single neighborhood. You'll never see police, so speeding and…[read more]
84
  • Harrison, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,522
  • I have to admit, when I first moved to Harrison, Ohio shortly after my divorce 4 years ago I was a bit apprehensive. I was guilty of listening to rumors about the area from people who had never even…[read more]
97
  • 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]
88
  • Louisville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,318
88
  • 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…[read more]
93
  • 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]
81
  • The Village of Indian Hill, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,803
87
  • Turpin Hills, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
82
  • Kenwood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,922
89
  • Independence, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,115
87
  • Dover, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,886
  • I love my life in Dover, Ohio. Living in Dover, Ohio has given me a safe area to raise my children in. The crime rate here is pretty low and the streets feel safe. My girls attend East Elementary School…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Ohio. Finding the safest places to live in Ohio can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Ohio with a population over 5,000.

The Ohio cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Ohio? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Ohio. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.