Best places to raise a family in Ohio

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April 20, 2021
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Best places to raise a family in Ohio

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Ohio using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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Best places to raise a family in Ohio

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Ohio using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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#25. Dry Run

- Population: 7,555
- Median home value: $337,300 (98% own)
- Median rent: $1,257 (2% rent)
- Median household income: $136,667
- Top public schools: Turpin High School (A+), Anderson High School (A), Maddux Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 32 Lakewood Pointe, Anderson Township ($945,000, 4 bedrooms)

#24. Pepper Pike

- Population: 6,269
- Median home value: $440,600 (98% own)
- Median rent: $1,737 (2% rent)
- Median household income: $190,682
- Top public schools: Orange High School (A+), Ballard Brady Middle School (A), Moreland Hills Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Gross Schechter Day School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 28449 S Woodland Rd, Pepper Pike ($1.2 million, 4 bedrooms)

#23. Bainbridge

- Population: 3,326
- Median home value: $279,700 (95% own)
- Median rent: $1,302 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $119,570
- Top public schools: Kenston High School (A), Kenston Middle School (A), Timmons Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 495 N Main St, Chagrin Falls ($2.9 million, 5 bedrooms)

#22. Orange

- Population: 3,276
- Median home value: $334,200 (85% own)
- Median rent: $1,246 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $116,823
- Top public schools: Orange High School (A+), Ballard Brady Middle School (A), Moreland Hills Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Bethlehem Christian Academy (unavailable)

- Pictured: 217 Lake Meade Dr, Orange ($850,000, 3 bedrooms)

#21. Bay Village

- Population: 15,325
- Median home value: $247,900 (92% own)
- Median rent: $1,040 (8% rent)
- Median household income: $103,582
- Top public schools: Westerly Elementary School (A+), Bay High School (A+), Bay Middle School (A)
- Top private schools: St. Raphael Elementary School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 26306 Lake Rd, Bay Village ($949,000, 4 bedrooms)

#20. Granville

- Population: 5,815
- Median home value: $383,200 (79% own)
- Median rent: $983 (21% rent)
- Median household income: $118,375
- Top public schools: Granville High School (A+), Granville Middle School (A), Granville Intermediate School (A)
- Top private schools: Granville Christian Academy (A-)

- Pictured: 546 Welsh Hills Rd NW, Granville ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)

#19. Hudson

- Population: 22,263
- Median home value: $345,500 (87% own)
- Median rent: $1,769 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $134,963
- Top public schools: Hudson High School (A+), Hudson Middle School (A+), East Woods Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Western Reserve Academy (A+), Hudson Montessori School (A+), Seton Catholic School (A+)

- Pictured: 6553 Chestwick Ln, Hudson ($1.5 million, 5 bedrooms)

#18. Dublin

- Population: 46,499
- Median home value: $377,500 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,379 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $137,867
- Top public schools: Dublin Jerome High School (A+), Dublin Coffman High School (A+), Deer Run Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary School (unavailable), Prep Academy Schools: Dublin (unavailable), Joyland Preschool/Childcare (unavailable)

- Pictured: 9144 Tartan Fields Dr, Dublin ($2.8 million, 8 bedrooms)

#17. Mason

- Population: 33,224
- Median home value: $267,300 (78% own)
- Median rent: $1,348 (22% rent)
- Median household income: $100,594
- Top public schools: William Mason High School (A+), Mason Middle School (A+), Mason Intermediate Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: Mars Hill Academy (A), Royalmont Academy (A), St. Susanna Elementary School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 5244 Sycamore View Dr, Mason ($1.5 million, 6 bedrooms)

#16. Bexley

- Population: 13,786
- Median home value: $379,200 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,044 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $109,036
- Top public schools: Bexley High School (A+), Montrose Elementary School (A), Cassingham Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Columbus School for Girls (A+)

- Pictured: 297 Stanbery Ave, Bexley ($1.7 million, 4 bedrooms)

#15. Terrace Park

- Population: 2,294
- Median home value: $527,500 (95% own)
- Median rent: $2,313 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $175,000
- Top public schools: Mariemont High School (A+), Mariemont Junior High School (A), Terrace Park Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 3 Given Ln, Terrace Park ($524,900, 3 bedrooms)

#14. Moreland Hills

- Population: 3,306
- Median home value: $435,000 (93% own)
- Median rent: $2,611 (7% rent)
- Median household income: $173,209
- Top public schools: Chagrin Falls High School (A+), Orange High School (A+), Ballard Brady Middle School (A)

- Pictured: 90 Ridgecreek Trl, Moreland Hills ($1.3 million, 5 bedrooms)

#13. South Russell

- Population: 3,776
- Median home value: $335,100 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,940 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $119,457
- Top public schools: Chagrin Falls High School (A+), Chagrin Falls Middle School (A), Gurney Elementary School (A)

- Pictured: 110 Fox Trl, Chagrin Falls ($680,000, 5 bedrooms)

#12. Mariemont

- Population: 3,513
- Median home value: $395,100 (60% own)
- Median rent: $1,082 (40% rent)
- Median household income: $97,143
- Top public schools: Walnut Hills High School (A+), Mariemont High School (A+), Mariemont Junior High School (A)
- Top private schools: Cincinnati Waldorf School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 3725 W Center St, Mariemont ($1.2 million, 4 bedrooms)

#11. Montgomery

- Population: 10,782
- Median home value: $374,000 (87% own)
- Median rent: $1,183 (13% rent)
- Median household income: $131,111
- Top public schools: Sycamore High School (A+), Edwin H. Greene Intermediate Middle School (A+), Maple Dale Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: Montgomery Early Learning Center (unavailable)

- Pictured: 46 Traditions Turn, Montgomery ($1.5 million, 5 bedrooms)

#10. Shaker Heights

- Population: 27,387
- Median home value: $229,500 (63% own)
- Median rent: $1,026 (37% rent)
- Median household income: $87,235
- Top public schools: Shaker Heights High School (A), Boulevard Elementary School (A), Fernway Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Hathaway Brown School (A+), Laurel School (A+), St. Dominic School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 2678 Eaton Rd, Shaker Heights ($2.5 million, 7 bedrooms)

#9. Glenwillow

- Population: 1,088
- Median home value: $229,800 (90% own)
- Median rent: $716 (10% rent)
- Median household income: $84,167
- Top public schools: Solon High School (A+), Orchard Middle School (A+), Solon Middle School (A+)

- Pictured: 22740 Emery Rd, North Randall ($137,500, 4 bedrooms)

#8. Powell

- Population: 13,141
- Median home value: $372,700 (98% own)
- Median rent: $1,677 (2% rent)
- Median household income: $157,149
- Top public schools: Olentangy Liberty High School (A+), Olentangy Liberty Middle School (A+), Tyler Run Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: Enchanted Care Kids Campus (unavailable), Enchanted Care Learning Center - Powell (unavailable), La Petite Academy of Powell (unavailable)

- Pictured: 1685 Hardin Ln, Powell ($1.7 million, 6 bedrooms)

#7. Sixteen Mile Stand

- Population: 2,746
- Median home value: $406,700 (51% own)
- Median rent: $1,281 (49% rent)
- Median household income: $96,071
- Top public schools: Sycamore High School (A+), Edwin H. Greene Intermediate Middle School (A+), Symmes Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: The Children's House (unavailable)

- Pictured: 8640 Twilight Tear Ln, Symmes Township ($725,000, 4 bedrooms)

#6. Wyoming

- Population: 8,548
- Median home value: $329,900 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,108 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $124,963
- Top public schools: Wyoming High School (A+), Wyoming Middle School (A+), Elm Avenue Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: St. James of the Valley School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 428 Hidden Valley Ln, Wyoming ($699,000, 4 bedrooms)

#5. Solon

- Population: 22,947
- Median home value: $286,200 (83% own)
- Median rent: $1,268 (17% rent)
- Median household income: $107,286
- Top public schools: Solon High School (A+), Orchard Middle School (A+), Solon Middle School (A+)
- Top private schools: St. Rita School (A), Primrose School of Solon (unavailable), Solon KinderCare (unavailable)

- Pictured: 7249 Rollingbrook Trl, Solon ($945,000, 5 bedrooms)

#4. The Village of Indian Hill

- Population: 5,762
- Median home value: $955,500 (99% own)
- Median rent: $1,174 (1% rent)
- Median household income: $207,174
- Top public schools: Indian Hill High School (A+), Indian Hill Elementary School (A+), Indian Hill Middle School (A+)
- Top private schools: Cincinnati Country Day School (A+)

- Pictured: 9100 Shawnee Run Rd, Indian Hill ($4.0 million, 5 bedrooms)

#3. Oakwood

- Population: 8,982
- Median home value: $248,000 (80% own)
- Median rent: $1,173 (20% rent)
- Median household income: $112,917
- Top public schools: Oakwood High School (A+), Harman Elementary School (A+), Oakwood Junior High School (A+)

- Pictured: 55 Park Rd, Oakwood ($739,000, 4 bedrooms)

#2. Madeira

- Population: 9,147
- Median home value: $294,400 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,336 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $117,944
- Top public schools: Indian Hill High School (A+), Walnut Hills High School (A+), Indian Hill Elementary School (A+)
- Top private schools: St. Gertrude School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 6588 Kenwood Rd Unit 6, Madeira ($890,900, 2 bedrooms)

#1. Ottawa Hills

- Population: 4,450
- Median home value: $319,100 (86% own)
- Median rent: $1,338 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $155,893
- Top public schools: Ottawa Hills High School (A+), Ottawa Hills Elementary School (A), Sylvania Southview High School (A)

- Pictured: 2138 Boshart Way, Ottawa Hills ($799,900, 5 bedrooms)

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