6.9 out of 10

Blue Ash

39.245692332091 -84.3831585224392
Great for
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Blue Ash means business, but is great for families, too."

Blue Ash, a suburb of Cincinnati, is a small city that means business...and lots of it. There are many businesses located in Blue Ash, which means it is a great location for employment. There are some major employers located in Blue Ash, such as Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a division of Johnson & Johnson), and many smaller, more local based companies (although Procter & Gamble's world-wide headquarters are located in Downtown Cincinnati.)

Because Blue Ash has such a large base of businesses, they have the money to provide many community amenities, including beautiful floral displays along the streets of Downtown Blue Ash. Blue Ash also offers a nice community center with a pool and recreation center that offers a variety of activities and classes. Blue Ash also has a golf course and several small parks.

Each year, the City of Blue Ash puts on a number of very popular local events. From their summer concert series held at the Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheatre, to the large Fourth of July Celebration "Red, White, and Blue Ash" featuring a national music headliner and spectacular fireworks, to the annual Taste of Blue Ash held at the end of every August in Downtown Blue Ash. These are just a few of the many events that go on in the Blue Ash community.

Blue Ash is a great place to raise a family, as the residential areas are typically medium to large suburban homes with well-manicured lawns and attractive landscaping. Some of the subdivisions in the community offer wooded lots or even scenic views of man-made lakes or ponds. There are some small condo communities in Blue Ash, as well as some upscale apartment buildings. The children living in Blue Ash attend the highly rated Sycamore Community Schools. The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus offers an easy commute for local college students not wanting to attend the main campus.

There are two main shopping areas in Blue Ash, Downtown Blue Ash and the area along Plainfield and Hunt Roads. Downtown Blue Ash has a number of dining options, including Blue Ash Chili, Cactus Pear, and Cafe Mediterranean. There are also some local shops, a bakery, a CVS and a Walgreen's. The shopping area off of Plainfield and Hunt Roads offers a Kroger, K-Mart, and Target, along with some fast food restaurants, local restaurants InCahoots and El Pueblo, and a few other small shops. There are also several other areas in Blue Ash with shopping and restaurants. So, whether you need office supplies or sushi, you are sure to find just about everything in Blue Ash.
  • quiet suburbs
  • lots of employment opportunities
  • excellent schools
  • traffic congestion during rush hour on main thoroughfares
  • limited shopping options
  • high cost of housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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