However, not everyone is interested in living so close to all of the action.
For those who are more interested in living in a quiet area with great schools and a bit more of a backyard, the Queen City offers many great suburbs.
In this article we share the 10 best suburbs to live in around Cincinnati.
Map of Best Suburbs
The following map shows the location of each suburb mentioned in this article:
Madeira is a highly sought after neighborhood that offers excellent schools, several family-friendly parks, and a small downtown area.
Located on the east side of the city, it offers a prime location with plenty of neighborhoods that boast quiet backyards while still being just a 20-minute drive away from Downtown Cincinnati.
Adding to the benefits, U.S. News reports that Madeira has the 6th highest ranked public school system in all of Ohio, which makes the neighborhood even more attractive to families with children.
According to Zillow, the median home price in Madeira is right around $400,000.
Located 20 minutes north of Downtown, Wyoming is a quaint neighborhood known for their excellent schools (ranked 3rd best in all of Ohio), friendly small-town vibe, and highly walkable areas.
Wyoming is also home to one of our favorite coffee shops in all of Cincinnati (Wyoming Community Coffee) and is just a five-minute drive from one of our favorite outdoor nature areas, Glenwood Gardens.
And although the community is fairly small, it has a variety of excellent restaurants and is known for hosting several community events and festivals throughout the year.
According to Zillow, the median home price is also right around $400,000.
Located on the east side of the city, Montgomery boasts plenty of restaurants and shops in their downtown area, a variety of parks and preserves (including Pioneer Park), and plenty of neighborhoods with spacious backyards.
The neighborhood is also in a convenient location and offers quick highway access to both I-71 and I-275, so you can easily get to anywhere in the city in no time.
According to Zillow, the median home price in Montgomery is about $480,000.
4. Indian Hill
Known as Cincinnati’s most expensive neighborhood, Indian Hill boasts huge houses with spacious backyards and plenty of privacy.
According to Zillow, the median home price in the neighborhood is a cool $1.2 million.
This makes most of the houses in the area out of the price range for the average family, but for those who can afford a home here and enjoy privacy it’s tough to beat the type of house you can get.
5. Blue Ash
Located 20 minutes north of Downtown, Blue Ash is a large suburb that is home to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and businesses. There are also plenty of neighborhoods here that offer wonderful houses at affordable prices.
Blue Ash is perhaps best known for Summit Park – one of the most lively parks in all of Cincinnati that regularly hosts festivals, concerts, farmers’ markets, and other outdoor events.
The neighborhood is also home to one of the best public golf courses in Cincinnati.
The median home price here is slightly more affordable than the previous neighborhoods listed, coming in at $320,000.
Located on the east side of the city, the Village of Mariemont is a quaint neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets, tudor-style buildings, and historic charm.
Situated just 15 minutes from downtown and less than 10 minutes from the trendy neighborhoods of Oakley, Hyde Park, and Mt. Lookout, Mariemont offers the laid back, quiet atmosphere of a small town while still being close enough to the action.
Mariemont is also conveniently located less than five minutes from one of the most well-known breweries in the whole city, 50 West Brewing, which offers plenty of outdoor seating and volleyball courts that are packed in the summer.
Zillow lists the median home price in the neighborhood as $450,000, making it one of the more expensive suburbs to live in.
Located 30 minutes northeast of Downtown Cincinnati, Loveland is a suburb that offers excellent schools, one of the best Downtown areas of any neighborhood in the city, and quick access to the Loveland bike trail and the Little Miami River.
For those interested in getting more of a house at an affordable price and more land than you can find closer to the city, Loveland offers the perfect place to call home.
Zillow lists the median home price at $315,000.
8. Terrace Park
Situated about 30 minutes east of Downtown Cincinnati, Terrace Park is another neighborhood that offers excellent schools, several parks, and a walkable community.
The neighborhood is located right along the Little Miami River and is conveniently located in between two of the best breweries in the city – Little Miami Brewing in Milford and 50 West Brewing in Newtown.
This is one of the more expensive neighborhoods on the list, with the median home price coming in at $540,000.
Known for being one of the fastest growing suburbs in Cincinnati, Mason is located 30 minutes northeast of Downtown and is home to an excellent school system, several large public parks, and plenty of affordable neighborhoods.
Mason is also home to one of the top 20 largest amusement parks in the U.S. – Kings Island.
According to Zillow, the median home price is $330,000.
10. Anderson Township
Holding the title as the largest suburb on the list, Anderson Township is located 20 minutes east of Downtown and boasts highly rated schools, plenty of restaurants and shops worth visiting, and a wide variety of neighborhoods that you can call home.
The township is also conveniently located just a short drive from some of the best hiking spots in the city including Stanberry Park, Withrow Nature Preserve, and Woodland Mound.
Zillow lists the median home price as $310,000, but since the township is so large this price can fluctuate greatly from one neighborhood to the next.