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Montgomery was recently named a top suburb by Cincy Magazine in their 12th annual Rating the Burbs issue.

According to Cincy Magazine, “median home-sale prices continued to soar overall in 2017, and Montgomery took top honors for the first time since 2008.”  They cited Montgomery’s median homes sales jumping almost 60 percent in the last five years to $420,000 as one major factor in reaching this top spot.  They also explained that Montgomery has consistently ranked well in other categories as well, including the education ranking, percentage of owner-occupied housing and the average commute time to work.

“Montgomery is a premier community, largely due to the strong connections neighbors create with each other,” explained Montgomery Mayor Chris Dobrozsi.  We enjoy fantastic citizen engagement.  Community members get involved in local decision making and they volunteer for a number of special events and programs. It’s no wonder that Montgomery is rated a top suburb; residents want to be where they feel connected to their community and each other.”

“Montgomery is an attractive community for a number of reasons: healthy local economy with a thriving chamber of commerce, a number of leading corporate citizens, including Ohio National Financial Services, TriHealth’s Bethesda North Hospital, Twin Lakes Senior Living Community and the well-regarded, world-famous Montgomery Inn, and a booming housing market,” explained City Manager Brian Riblet. “The community’s assets are attractive not only to new businesses but also new residents.”

To determine the rankings, Cincy Magazine gathers and reviews data from many sources.  In addition to pulling data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and Population Estimates Program, the magazine also examines median sale prices provided by the Multiple Listing Service of Greater Cincinnati among other sources.  The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program makes available their crimes statistics, while other data is gathered from community and state websites, county sheriff offices and local jurisdictional police departments.  The author collects property tax data from county auditors, treasurers and property valuation administrators. Finally, they pull and review education data from state report cards, state education department websites and school district websites.

This is the second time Montgomery was chosen as the top suburb.  Montgomery also achieved this ranking in 2008.