The 10 Best Toledo Suburbs To Live In For 2022


We analyzed over 24 places around Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Toledo for 2022:

  1. Ottawa Hills
  2. Perrysburg
  3. Waterville
  4. Sylvania
  5. Whitehouse
  6. Milan
  7. Maumee
  8. Woodville
  9. Rossford
  10. Swanton

What's the best suburb of Toledo? Ottawa Hills ranks as the best suburb of Toledo for 2022 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.

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 Toledo Suburbs To Live For 2022

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 $149,167 a year, which is the highest in the Toledo region. And only 3.88% are out of work. Homes average more than $303,000 each.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,485
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $149,167
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 0.8%
More on Ottawa Hills: Real Estate | Data

Perrysburg is the second best 'burb we looked at near Toledo for 2022.

It ranks 2nd for incomes in the area and only 3.41% of residents lack insurance, good for 6th best.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 21,566
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Income: $89,223
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Perrysburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Perrysburg, OH

Source: Public domain

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,519
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $85,065
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.7%
More on Waterville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waterville, OH

Source: Public domain

Sylvania ranks as the 4th best suburb of Toledo for 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 19,242
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Income: $77,287
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Sylvania: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sylvania, OH

Source: Public domain

Coming in as the fifth best is Whitehouse.

Whitehouse gets kudos for having the 4th most expensive homes in the Toledo area, where houses sell for an average of $204,100. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,624
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Income: $71,083
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Whitehouse: Real Estate | Data

Milan 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 4.02% which is 12th best in the area.

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

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,057
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Income: $76,333
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 8.2%
More on Milan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milan, MI

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

Maumee 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 7.8 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,742
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $71,327
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 5.7%
More on Maumee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maumee, OH

Woodville 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 3.8% of people lack insurance, good for 8th in the area.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,027
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $61,964
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Woodville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodville, OH

Is 'Everything Better In Rossford?'

Almost.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,567
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Income: $74,010
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.4%
More on Rossford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rossford, OH

Source: Public domain

And rounding out the top ten for 2022 is Swanton.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,884
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Median Income: $59,823
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.4%
More on Swanton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Swanton, OH

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

Figuring out the best suburbs around Toledo 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 Toledo.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 24 suburbs to evaluate around Toledo.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 24 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 Toledo." We're lookin' at you, Ottawa Hills. 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 Toledo '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 Toledo, 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 Toledo Suburbs

Rank City Population Median Income
1 Ottawa Hills, OH 4,485 $149,167
2 Perrysburg, OH 21,566 $89,223
3 Waterville, OH 5,519 $85,065
4 Sylvania, OH 19,242 $77,287
5 Whitehouse, OH 4,624 $71,083
6 Milan, OH 6,057 $76,333
7 Maumee, OH 13,742 $71,327
8 Woodville, OH 2,027 $61,964
9 Rossford, OH 6,567 $74,010
10 Swanton, OH 3,884 $59,823
11 Wauseon, OH 7,229 $56,853
12 Genoa, OH 2,082 $60,865
13 Northwood, OH 5,420 $70,182
14 Blissfield, OH 3,447 $52,044
15 Oak Harbor, OH 2,708 $44,938
16 Dundee, OH 4,405 $62,868
17 Bowling Green, OH 31,638 $39,210
18 Oregon, OH 20,007 $62,409
19 Carleton, OH 2,449 $47,857
20 Gibsonburg, OH 2,557 $56,917
21 Monroe, OH 19,543 $53,068
22 Delta, OH 2,838 $66,250
23 Adrian, OH 20,550 $35,320
24 Walbridge, OH 3,145 $36,908

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About Chris Kolmar

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