8.4 out of 10


39.2534534186908 -84.3383060935432
Great for
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Montgomery is a great Cincinnati suburb with lots to offer"

Montgomery is a small city with a long history. The community was founded in 1795 with just a few homes and has expanded today to over 10,000 residents. The Montgomery Landmarks Commission helps to preserve the community's rich history by designating building of historical significance as landmarks, complete with identifying plaques.

Montgomery is an excellent community for families with kids of all ages. The Sycamore Community School District is an excellently rated school district with several elementary schools, a middle school, junior high and high school. The school system offers a variety of extracurricular activities and athletics. Montgomery has a community pool and also offers fitness classes and a variety of youth activities and athletics.

There are many wooded parks throughout Montgomery offering a variety of recreational activities from walking trails to tennis courts. Many of the parks have children's playgrounds. Most of the parks also offer picnic shelters, which can be reserved for special family gatherings.

There is also a focus on the arts in Montgomery. The joint Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra plays concerts throughout the year in the communities of Montgomery and Blue Ash. The Arts Commission hosts a number of arts related events, including an annual photo contest. Other special events in Montgomery include their annual July 4th Parade and Festival and annual Bastille Day Celebration street festival.

The business district of Montgomery resides along the main thoroughfare of Montgomery Road. Downtown Montgomery features a variety of local boutiques, shops, salons, service oriented businesses and restaurants. The world famous Montgomery Inn still stands in its original location along Montgomery Road. The famous "Ribs King" Ted Gregory and his wife got their start in Montgomery in 1951. There are also a number of unique dining options in Montgomery that include Stone Creek Dining Company, Germano's Ristorante Italiano, and Jeff Ruby's Carlo & Johnny. More shopping and restaurants can be found at Montgomery Square Shopping Center and across the street at The Marketplace. A little further up Montgomery Road finds Bethesda North Hospital and a host of medical facilities and doctors offices.

Traffic on Montgomery Road can get busy, especially during evening rush hour. There is on street parking in Downtown Montgomery during non-rush hour times, but there are also several public lots located on adjacent streets. Once removed from the main thoroughfare, the City of Montgomery becomes quiet and residential. From historic homes, to older homes, to new homes being built where old homes used to stand, Montgomery has a lot of housing to offer. However, because it is a very desirable community with its amenities, wooded lots, excellent schools, and convenient location, home prices in this area on not inexpensive. Overall, Montgomery is a great place to live, especially for families.
  • excellent school district
  • convenient location
  • quiet suburbs
  • housing is expensive
  • traffic on Montgomery Road can be heavy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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