The 10 Best Toledo Suburbs To Live In For 2024

The best Toledo suburbs are Ottawa Hills and Perrysburg for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

While big cities like Toledo offer culture, cuisine, and charisma, they also deliver terrible traffic, towering expenses, and a taxing quality of life.

With that in mind, we wanted to uncover the best suburbs around Toledo. These burbs have all of the benefits of being near Toledo without actually having to be in the city.

Of course, not all suburbs of Toledo are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. Using Saturday Night Science, we delve into the factors that matter most, from commutes and housing costs to community vibes, to help you uncover the perfect suburban spots in the Greater Toledo area.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

What’s the best suburb of Toledo? Ottawa Hills ranks as the best suburb of Toledo for 2024 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. If you happen to be a resident of Ottawa Hills, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Toledo ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

Feel free to check out some more reading about Ohio:

The 10 Best Toledo Suburbs To Live For 2024

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 4,782
Median Income: $171,250
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Ottawa Hills: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Ottawa Hills is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Toledo area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Ottawa Hills.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $171,250 a year, which is the highest in the Toledo region. And only 5.29% are out of work. Homes average more than $366,322 each.

Perrysburg, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 24,855
Median Income: $98,419
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Perrysburg: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Perrysburg is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Toledo for 2024.

It ranks 3rd for incomes in the area and only 2.38% of residents lack insurance, good for 5th best.

Waterville, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 5,980
Median Income: $101,473
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.0%
More on Waterville: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Here in Waterville, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Toledo 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 Waterville.

Sylvania, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 19,042
Median Income: $86,048
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.9%
More on Sylvania: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Sylvania ranks as the 4th best suburb of Toledo for 2024.

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

Maumee, OH

Source: Wikipedia User NearEMPTiness | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 13,824
Median Income: $79,203
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.2%
More on Maumee: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Coming in as the fifth best is Maumee.

Maumee gets kudos for having the 8th most expensive homes in the Toledo area, where houses sell for an average of $252,977. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 4,771
Median Income: $76,923
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
Poverty Rate: 9.7%
More on Whitehouse: Data | Crime | Real Estate

Whitehouse 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 2.32%.

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

Milan, MI

Source: Wikipedia User Dwight Burdette at en.wikipedia | CC BY 3.0
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 6,153
Median Income: $89,600
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Milan: Data | Real Estate

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

Milan 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 29.2 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

8. Oak Harbor, OH

Oak Harbor, OH

Source: Wikipedia User Photo by and ©2006 Dustin M. Ramsey (Kralizec!) | CC BY-SA 2.5
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 2,521
Median Income: $50,362
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Oak Harbor: Crime | Real Estate

Oak Harbor 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 0.83% of people lack insurance, good for 2nd in the area.

Wauseon, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 7,301
Median Income: $71,000
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Wauseon: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Is ‘Everything Better In Wauseon?’


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.

10. Genoa, OH

Genoa, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 2,039
Median Income: $64,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 10.6%
More on Genoa: Real Estate

And rounding out the top ten for 2024 is Genoa.

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.

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Toledo for 2024

Figuring out the best suburbs around Toledo was simple. We used Saturday Night Science to find things people like about living in the suburbs and then locate the suburbs with those things.

We analyzed the newest American Community Survey data for 2018-2022 to research each suburb. We decided upon the following criteria:

  • 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

We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Toledo.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 23 suburbs to evaluate around Toledo.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 23 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

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

Finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index, the “Best Suburb near Toledo.” We’re lookin’ at you, Ottawa Hills.

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 more extensive selection of suburbs.

We updated the data for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the best Toledo suburbs. Skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

Summary: Welcome to the Best Toledo ‘Burbs of 2024

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.

The best suburbs of Toledo are .

So if you’re craving the amenities of a larger city like Toledo but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might be for you.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Table: Best Toledo Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income Average Home Price
1 Ottawa Hills, OH 4,782 $171,250 $366,322
2 Perrysburg, OH 24,855 $98,419 $310,361
3 Waterville, OH 5,980 $101,473 $300,509
4 Sylvania, OH 19,042 $86,048 $290,474
5 Maumee, OH 13,824 $79,203 $252,977
6 Whitehouse, OH 4,771 $76,923 $334,557
7 Milan, OH 6,153 $89,600 $251,182
8 Oak Harbor, OH 2,521 $50,362 $164,750
9 Wauseon, OH 7,301 $71,000 $204,201
10 Genoa, OH 2,039 $64,750 $193,791
11 Dundee, OH 5,408 $73,641 $261,298
12 Gibsonburg, OH 2,572 $67,279 $182,039
13 Blissfield, OH 3,214 $62,585 $203,368
14 Carleton, OH 2,655 $54,028 $290,962
15 Swanton, OH 4,133 $67,367 $233,412
16 Northwood, OH 5,180 $74,404 $159,332
17 Rossford, OH 6,314 $74,886 $176,039
18 Oregon, OH 19,896 $73,883 $199,183
19 Bowling Green, OH 30,157 $41,346 $238,887
20 Delta, OH 2,813 $67,100 $200,308
21 Monroe, OH 20,400 $57,779 $200,178
22 Adrian, OH 20,607 $40,797 $168,112
23 Walbridge, OH 3,023 $51,563 $174,976
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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.