Residents of Ottawa Hills can be proud because an online ranking has named the village the second best place to live in the state of Ohioand the 87th best in the entire country.
The list was compiled by Niche, a platform that connects students and their families to colleges and schools. This is the eighth year the website has produced these rankings, comparing details for 228 cities and 18,515 cities and neighborhoods in the United States.
Rankings were based on a variety of factors, including crime rate, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and other desirable characteristics. The data was compiled from a variety of sources, including the US Census Bureau, FBI, and CDC.
With a population of approximately 4,400 and a median household income of nearly $156,000, Ottawa Hills was named the second best place to live in the state, with high marks for the quality of its public schools, housing, and usefulness to families. It was also ranked as Ohio’s second-best suburb and place to raise a family, and fifth for “Places with Best Public Schools in Ohio.”
Only Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton with a population of about 9,000, ranked higher than Ottawa Hills in Ohio on Niche’s list. Chesterbrook, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been voted the best place to live in the entire country.
Other neighborhoods in the Toledo region to feature in the rankings include Perrysburg (named the 807th best place to live in the country), Sylvania (1,638th), Waterville (2,449th) and Maumee (2,876th).
To see Niche’s full list of the best places to live, visit their website.