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A+ Upper Arlington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Upper Arlington Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Ohio
Upper Arlington
11616% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Upper Arlington cost of living
A+ Upper Arlington Crime Total crime is 54% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,12756% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8956% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Upper Arlington crime
A- Upper Arlington Employment Household income is 101% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$102,09485% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$57,33192% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%37% lower than the US average
Upper Arlington employment
B Upper Arlington Housing Home value is 156% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$338,00083% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,07413% higher than the US average
Home ownership
80%26% higher than the US average
Upper Arlington real estate or Upper Arlington rentals
A+ Upper Arlington Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
98%18% higher than the US average
School test scores
92%87% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Upper Arlington K-12 schools

Living in Upper Arlington, OH

Located in the state of Ohio, Upper Arlington is a mid-sized city with a population of 34,675 people. In Upper Arlington, there are 3,541 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 92%, the majority of the Upper Arlington population is White; this is followed by 4% Asian and 1% Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 55% with kids under the age of 18, Upper Arlington could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Upper Arlington could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Upper Arlington and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, weather, education, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Upper Arlington is 87/100 and the city is ranked in the 99th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the national average, Upper Arlington ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Upper Arlington has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Upper Arlington scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+), employment (A-) and housing (B). On a less positive note, Upper Arlington does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F) and weather (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Upper Arlington, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Upper Arlington gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 34 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Upper Arlington have a test score average of 92%, which is well above the US average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Upper Arlington apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Upper Arlington is real estate affordability. The median home price for Upper Arlington homes is $338,000, which is 156.3% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Upper Arlington, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 26.9% higher than the Ohio average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Upper Arlington area were 6.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Upper Arlington, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Upper Arlington, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clintonville, Columbus874.330,675
Northwest, Columbus84779,502
Downtown, Columbus833.88,760
Harrison West, Columbus832.51,347
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Columbus8310.333,986
Worthington, Columbus827.114,074
West Columbus Interim, Columbus824.853,633
Bexley, Columbus80713,485

Best Cities Near Upper Arlington, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Grandview Heights, OH921.67,191
Minerva Park, OH928.51,299
Hilliard, OH915.533,108
Worthington, OH907.414,155
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westerville, OH8911.938,089
Gahanna, OH8910.134,373
Bexley, OH887.113,534
Pickerington, OH8816.919,379
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Upper Arlington: Fine Living Done Right

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 getting to work easy.

Speaking of work, you'll be able to find a lot of opportunities for both career and education here. Finance and insurance are a couple big industries in the area and if you work in those fields, you'll be set. There are also a few good universities around too if you want to continue your education.

Owning a home in Upper Arlington can be quite a bit more expensive than most parts of Ohio but in my opinion, it's worth every penny. The neighborhoods are well kept and the city, in general, is very safe. One of the best areas in Upper Arlington is the Schottenstein Center, especially if you're into sporting events, concerts, or even standup comedy.
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