The 10 Best Cincinnati Suburbs To Live In For 2022

We analyzed over 74 places around Cincinnati to identify the most in demand places to live.

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best Cincinnati suburbs.

Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There's the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There's traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing--pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you're looking at.

But that's where the suburbs come in--they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Cincinnati are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado...

Here are the 10 best suburbs to live around Cincinnati for 2022:

  1. Mariemont
  2. Wyoming
  3. Montgomery
  4. Terrace Park
  5. Union
  6. Madeira
  7. Edgewood
  8. Amberley
  9. Evendale
  10. Lakeside Park

What's the best suburb of Cincinnati? Mariemont ranks as the best suburb of Cincinnati for 2022 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Mariemont, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 Cincinnati 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology.

Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs.

Feel free to check out some more reading about Ohio:

The 10 Best Cincinnati Suburbs To Live For 2022

Mariemont is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Cincinnati area. We'll tell you the good about "Awesome Mariemont."

Everyone here is rich; families average $104,828 a year, which is the 10th highest in the Cincinnati region. And only 0.86% are out of work. Homes average more than $422,200 each.

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Population: 3,445
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $104,828
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Mariemont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mariemont, OH

Wyoming is the second best 'burb we looked at near Cincinnati for 2022.

It ranks 5th for incomes in the area and only 1.64% of residents lack insurance, good for 10th best.

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Population: 8,540
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $127,952
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 1.6%
More on Wyoming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wyoming, OH

Here in Montgomery, it's really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you'll see in the Cincinnati metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Montgomery.

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Population: 10,818
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $118,977
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 1.4%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montgomery, OH

Terrace Park ranks as the 4th best suburb of Cincinnati for 2022.

You won't find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in Terrace Park and the schools are some of the best around.

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Population: 2,254
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $176,563
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.1%
More on Terrace Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Terrace Park, OH

Coming in as the fifth best is Union.

Union gets kudos for having the 11th most expensive homes in the Cincinnati area, where houses sell for an average of $279,400. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

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Population: 5,988
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $123,630
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Poverty Rate: 0.8%
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Union, KY

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Madeira is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here's why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 2.48% which is 23rd best in the area.

According to online reports, Madeira is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Cincinnati area, meaning you need to get in soon.

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Population: 9,211
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $134,565
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 1.9%
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Madeira, OH

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Edgewood.

Edgewood schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it's only 9.5 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

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Population: 8,779
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $105,714
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Edgewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Edgewood, KY

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Amberley is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 0.85% of people lack insurance, good for 5th in the area.

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Population: 3,532
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $135,739
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Amberley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Amberley, OH

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Is 'Everything Better In Evendale?'


It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it's really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

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Population: 2,709
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $161,964
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.5%
More on Evendale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Evendale, OH

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And rounding out the top ten for 2022 is Lakeside Park.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

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Population: 2,758
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Income: $92,703
Unemployment Rate: 0.0%
Poverty Rate: 1.5%
More on Lakeside Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lakeside Park, KY

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Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Cincinnati for 2022

Figuring out the best suburbs around Cincinnati was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data for 2016-2020 to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Cincinnati.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 75 suburbs to evaluate around Cincinnati.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 75 in each category, where 1 was the "best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near Cincinnati." We're lookin' at you, Mariemont. You can download the data here.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Cincinnati 'Burbs of 2022

We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Cincinnati, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cincinnati Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Mariemont, OH 3,445 $104,828
2 Wyoming, OH 8,540 $127,952
3 Montgomery, OH 10,818 $118,977
4 Terrace Park, OH 2,254 $176,563
5 Union, OH 5,988 $123,630
6 Madeira, OH 9,211 $134,565
7 Edgewood, OH 8,779 $105,714
8 Amberley, OH 3,532 $135,739
9 Evendale, OH 2,709 $161,964
10 Lakeside Park, OH 2,758 $92,703
11 Blue Ash, OH 12,417 $97,192
12 Mason, OH 33,592 $104,462
13 Villa Hills, OH 7,475 $91,166
14 Fort Thomas, OH 16,335 $80,549
15 Fort Wright, OH 5,766 $86,208
16 Crescent Springs, OH 4,062 $70,568
17 Fort Mitchell, OH 8,278 $72,376
18 Cold Spring, OH 6,481 $72,756
19 Monroe, OH 14,061 $90,952
20 Harrison, OH 12,763 $75,625
21 Glendale, OH 2,240 $96,563
22 Loveland, OH 13,911 $69,978
23 Crestview Hills, OH 3,310 $74,189
24 South Lebanon, OH 5,885 $113,558
25 Bellevue, OH 5,786 $68,819
26 Deer Park, OH 5,561 $65,192
27 Trenton, OH 13,046 $82,123
28 Alexandria, OH 9,600 $83,923
29 Park Hills, OH 2,993 $62,750
30 Independence, OH 28,119 $79,929
31 Greenhills, OH 3,581 $67,568
32 St. Bernard, OH 4,353 $64,798
33 Ludlow, OH 4,532 $54,551
34 Lebanon, OH 20,781 $65,960
35 Taylor Mill, OH 6,805 $70,952
36 Sharonville, OH 14,659 $66,896
37 Erlanger, OH 19,106 $70,589
38 Fairfield, OH 42,623 $63,655
39 Florence, OH 32,721 $60,018
40 Southgate, OH 3,957 $60,167
41 Walton, OH 4,343 $73,750
42 Oxford, OH 23,192 $39,840
43 Greendale, OH 3,903 $66,275
44 Golf Manor, OH 3,566 $46,250
45 Wilder, OH 3,083 $58,563
46 Woodlawn, OH 3,367 $51,224
47 Cleves, OH 3,371 $76,734
48 Milford, OH 6,840 $59,012
49 Reading, OH 10,287 $52,345
50 Highland Heights, OH 7,372 $41,324
51 Forest Park, OH 18,632 $57,394
52 Newport, OH 15,045 $39,335
53 Dayton, OH 5,550 $53,345
54 Elsmere, OH 8,617 $55,916
55 Cheviot, OH 8,241 $46,799
56 New Richmond, OH 2,684 $68,600
57 Crittenden, OH 3,893 $58,516
58 Norwood, OH 19,843 $45,541
59 Lawrenceburg, OH 5,009 $26,729
60 Springdale, OH 11,201 $56,474
61 Lincoln Heights, OH 3,359 $15,417
62 Mount Healthy, OH 6,845 $41,847
63 Rising Sun, OH 2,108 $41,000
64 Silverton, OH 4,768 $43,445
65 North College Hill, OH 9,310 $49,564
66 Hamilton, OH 62,162 $47,937
67 Williamsburg, OH 2,552 $52,361
68 Covington, OH 40,466 $46,035
69 Elmwood Place, OH 2,071 $31,011
70 Batavia, OH 2,266 $50,804
71 Middletown, OH 48,765 $42,290
72 Bethel, OH 2,797 $35,658
73 Lockland, OH 3,439 $32,057
74 New Miami, OH 2,534 $43,867
75 Aurora, OH 3,948 $36,676

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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