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    Ottawa Hills, Ohio Tops Niche’s 2022 Best Places, Again!


    Niche’s 2022 Best Places rankings have been released. Once again, Ottawa Hills, Ohio tops many of the Best Places ranking lists.

    Niche, “is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find the right school for them.”

    Ottawa Hills, Ohio is ranked in the top 50 nationally for best suburb to raise a family and best suburb to live. The Village is in the top 100 nationally for best place to live and best place to buy a house. Likewise within the state of Ohio, Ottawa Hills is in the top 10 suburbs to raise a family, buy a house and retire. Additionally, Ottawa Hills, Ohio Public Schools is the #5 Best Public School in the state of Ohio.

    When looking in the Toledo Area particularly, Ottawa Hills, Ohio receives multiple #1 spots from Niche. Ottawa Hills Local Schools is the best public school in the area. The #1 best suburb of Toledo to buy a house is Ottawa Hills. In the same vein, Ottawa Hills, Ohio is the best suburb in the area to live and raise a family.

    Ottawa Hills one of Several Best Midwest Small Towns

    Similarly, other recent publications have cited Ottawa Hills, Ohio as one of the best places to live in the Midwest. In addition to Ohio, the Midwest encompasses the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. For big city lovers, Chicago, together with St. Louis, provide world class city living within the Midwest region. For those looking for a slower, small town feel, Ohio has you covered. Earlier this month Stacker published a story highlighting Ohio as having eleven of the top twenty-five best small to live in within the Midwest.

    Stacker says, “We transform data into stories. We are on a mission to produce and distribute engaging data journalism to the world’s news organizations. Founded in 2017, Stacker combines data analysis with rich editorial context, drawing on authoritative sources and subject matter experts to drive storytelling.” Stacker did just that for its story Best Midwest small towns to live in concluding Ottawa Hills, Ohio earned the number one spot.

    List of Ohio Small Towns that are the Best in the Midwest

    Criteria for defining a small town in the Midwest was based on populations with 5,000 residents or less. Below are the Ohio towns that made Stacker’s top twenty-five list:

    #1 Ottawa Hill, Ohio

    #4 Mariemont, Ohio

    #6 Sixteen Mile Stand, Ohio

    #10 South Russel, Ohio

    #14 Amberley, Ohio

    #17 Gambier, Ohio

    #18 Sherwood, Ohio

    #20 Yellow Springs, Ohio

    #22 Terrace Park, Ohio

    #23 Chargin Falls, Ohio

    #25 Five Points, Ohio

    Data from Niche’s 2021 Best Places to Live study was used by Stacker to help identify the towns for its own rankings. Niche uses cost of living, coupled with safety, weather quality, access to healthy living, as well as other factors to determine its results. Stacker subsequently narrowed that data by population along with housing cost and median income information.

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