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Places With The Best Housing In Ohio 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • The Village of Indian Hill, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,803
84
  • 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
78
  • Pepper Pike, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,150
88
  • 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
89
  • 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
88
  • 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
88
  • 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
85
  • Dry Run, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
83
  • 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
87
  • Wyoming, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
85
  • Granville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,725
86
  • Turpin Hills, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
88
  • Grandview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,191
85
  • 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
86
  • 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
86
  • 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
83
  • Avon, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,289
  • I have lived in Avon for about 5 years. I grew up in Central Ohio and have lived in Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania. If you have a family, Avon is a pretty nice place to
86
  • Kirtland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,802
85
  • 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
89
  • 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
86
  • Highland Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
88
  • Madeira, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,924
83
  • Kenwood, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,922
79
  • 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
89
  • 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
86
  • 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
78
  • Willoughby Hills, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,497
84
  • 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
85
  • 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
83
  • Independence, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,115
86
  • 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
88
  • 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
82
  • Mack, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,495
  • Mack is filled with nearby attractions that will make you proud to be a new resident of the city. Gervasi Vineyard is a beautiful location that features some of the best wines in the country, and the
85
  • 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
87
  • 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
85
  • 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
87
  • 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
86
  • 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
79
  • 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
86
  • Beckett Ridge, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,724
85
  • 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
85
  • 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
85
  • 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
86
  • 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
78
  • Macedonia, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,595
  • Many of the activities offered in Macedonia are outside. There are very few shopping centers, and you have to travel about 10 miles from almost any point in the town to get to a grocery store. However,
79
  • 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
83
  • Landen, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,776
85
  • 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
82
  • Dent, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,963
  • The experience of living in Dent, Ohio is a rarity these days, as it's hard to find a place as friendly and inviting as this town. Good schools, good jobs, good weather, and a low crime rate all come
81
  • Waterville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Ohio. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Ohio to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Ohio as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

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