Looking for an affordable, safe, and family-friendly community in the Cincinnati area? You’ll love living in Beckett Ridge, one of the largest communities in West Chester and just half an hour from downtown Cincinnati. Originally a planned community in the 1970s and the largest planned development in the state, Beckett Ridge is now known for its quality of life, excellent schools, exciting downtown area, and luxury townhome and apartment developments.
Here’s everything you want to know about moving to Beckett Ridge – and why it’s a great place to live!
Where Is Beckett Ridge Ohio?
Beckett Ridge is a CDP in the northern section of West Chester Township in Butler County, OH and a northern suburb of Cincinnati. It’s 21.5 miles from Cincinnati to Beckett Ridge along I-75. It’s one of several unincorporated communities in West Chester and borders the following: Port Union to the south, Tylersville to the north, Olde West Chester and Pisgah to the east, and the city of Fairfield, OH to the west. It’s just south of Liberty Township beyond the Tylersville area.
Beckett Ridge is one of the few communities in West Chester with defined boundaries as a CDP, but some residential areas just outside these boundaries to the west may also be considered part of the Beckett Ridge neighborhood.
I-75 runs through the southeast corner of Beckett Ridge for easy access to Dayton and Cincinnati. The Butler County Regional Airport – Hogan Field is just 7 miles to the west. Beckett Ridge is enclosed by major roads and commercial areas: State Route 747 or Princeton Glendale Rd (west), Union Center Blvd (south), Lesourdsville-West Chester Rd (east), and Tylersville Rd (north). Beckett Rd and Beckett Ridge Blvd are the main arteries going through the community.
Beckett Ridge Ohio Map
Beckett Ridge Population & Demographics
The population of Beckett Ridge is 9,192 according to the 2020 census, practically unchanged from 2010, with a population density of 1,914 people/square mile. By comparison, West Chester has a total population of 64,000. Beckett Ridge, Ohio is part of the Greater Cincinnati area with a metro population of 2.25 million.
The West Chester and Liberty Township area is one of the most affluent areas of Greater Cincinnati. The median household income in Beckett Ridge is $101,306 compared to the Ohio median income of $58,000 and the $66,500 median income in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. People living in Beckett Ridge are also highly educated: more than 57% of residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, well above the 35% for the region.
While only 5% of the Cincinnati metro and overall Ohio population was born outside the country, Beckett Ridge is a diverse place to live with a foreign-born population of 12%. Most foreign-born residents are from Asia and the community has large Indian and Muslim communities with two mosques nearby. The racial and ethnic composition of the community is 78.4% non-Hispanic white, 7.7% Black or African American, 7.3% Asian, 3.5% Hispanic, and 3% two or more races.
- Median age: 39.7
- Sex ratio: 54 females to 46 males over 18
- Homeownership rate: 82%
- Veteran population: 6%
- Poverty rate: 5.5%
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Cost of Living in Beckett Ridge
Living in Beckett Ridge is more expensive than the Ohio average cost of living (17% below the national average) and slightly more expensive than the Cincinnati cost of living. However, it’s still an affordable place to live. The Beckett Ridge cost of living index is only 93, 7% below the national average!
Living in Beckett Ridge allows you to take advantage of the affordability of the Cincinnati metro area with access to many top employers and upscale amenities. With a median household income that’s more than 30% over the national average and a cost of living 7% lower, Beckett Ridge certainly offers a great quality of life and the ability to have greater disposable income.
Housing is the biggest living expense to plan for. The median home price in Beckett Ridge is $286,500, lower than the West Chester median of $350,000. You’ll pay about $155/square foot. By comparison, the U.S. median home price recently reached $429,000. Explore Beckett Ridge OH homes for sale to see just how much home you can get for your budget.
If you’re thinking about renting while living in Beckett Ridge, Ohio, you’ll find many apartment and townhouse complexes, including new luxury developments. Average rent is $1,493 for a 998 square foot apartment according to RentCafe. That’s a steal considering the nationwide average rent recently exceeded $2,000 for the first time ever.
Best Places to Live in Beckett Ridge – Neighborhoods & Rental Communities
Ready to explore communities in Beckett Ridge? With a very high homeownership rate of 82%, most people living in Beckett Ridge own their own home. However, there are several large apartment and townhouse complexes, many of them new with upscale amenities to enjoy. Whether you’re renting or buying, you’ll find great options in quiet family-friendly neighborhoods or walkable communities close to restaurants, bars, and shopping. Here’s a look at where to live in Beckett Ridge in West Chester.
Springs at West Chester Apartments – Newest Community in Beckett Ridge Perfect for Millennials & Young Professionals
The newest addition to the Beckett Ridge area is the Springs at West Chester, right in the heart of downtown West Chester. Enjoy resort-style living and a small-town feel with an on-site pet area, pool, fitness center, and other fun amenities with studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes. Step right out your door and enjoy everything West Chester’s dining and entertainment district has to offer!
The Preserve at Beckett Ridge – Luxury Beckett Ridge Townhomes Near the Golf Course
The Preserve at Beckett Ridge offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom townhomes with rent ranging from $1,400 to $3,700. It’s one of the most desirable communities in West Chester if you want to enjoy beautiful scenery and a great location. Resting on 32 acres of natural wetland across from the Beckett Ridge Golf Club, you’ll love the serenity just minutes from attractions and shopping.
Bel Haven – New Home Community Designed for Seniors
Bel Haven is not strictly a 55+ community, but it’s designed for active adults. Enjoy amenities like a clubhouse and a heated pool with lawn care, landscape maintenance, trash removal, and snow removal covered. Free-standing ranch-style homes have large kitchens, 2.5 car garages, and private courtyards. Homes start at $445,000.
Pointe at Beckett – Close to Schools & Downtown West Chester
Pointe at Beckett is one of the most desirable Beckett Ridge neighborhoods. Ideally located right off the intersection of two main thoroughfares and between Freedom Elementary and Lakota Ridge Junior, this prestigious neighborhood has an HOA with average dues of $42 per month and 103 large, single-family homes built in the 1990s and early 2000s.
The Landings at Beckett Ridge – Beckett Ridge Apartments & Townhomes with Upscale Amenities
Great amenities, walking distance to restaurants, and right off Princeton Glendale Road shopping, spas, and entertainment at your fingertips – what more can you ask for? The Landings at Beckett Ridge is one of the best apartments for rent in Beckett Ridge. The social deck offers grill stations, fire pits, and comfortable seating alongside the pool and sundeck. Invite friends over for a swim! There’s even a lighted tennis court, tot play area, business center, clubhouse, and 24-hour fitness center with smart technology! The development has one- and two-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom townhomes for rent.
Beckett Ridge OH Weather & Climate
The humid subtropical Beckett Ridge climate brings mild to cold winters and hot, humid summers. While living in Beckett Ridge, you’ll get about 43” of annual rainfall, a bit above average for the U.S., and 14” of annual snowfall. The winter low is 21 degrees F with an average summer high of 87 degrees F, but humidity can be brutal and about 23 days a year have temperatures over 90 degrees.
Get ready for Beckett Ridge living by investing in warm gloves for chilly, windy winters, a quality ice scraper for your car, and water-resistant boots for the rainy months.
Things to Do in Beckett Ridge
One of the best things about living in Beckett Ridge, West Chester is the great attractions! You’re minutes from major attractions just outside the Beckett Ridge neighborhood like the Main Event entertainment center and Top Golf. You’ll find plenty of shopping options right in your community including the Beckett Commons strip mall, the large Union Center Pavilion Shopping Center, and IKEA minutes away.
Here’s what to do in Beckett Ridge for families, singles, and retirees.
The Square @ Union Centre is the heart of downtown West Chester and the center of a rapidly developing entertainment destination. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you spot the West Chester Clock Tower. This fun gathering spot features live summer concerts and hosts many events like A Very Merry Takeover, the Union Centre Food Truck Rally, the West Chester farmer’s market, and the annual Buckeye BBQ Fest.
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One of the top escape rooms in Cincinnati, this immersive experience is perfect for family or friends ready to try something new. Choose from several challenges like Submarine Survival, Runaway Train, and Island Escape for the ultimate weekend experience!
The premier West Chester golf course and one of the highest rated golf experiences in Southwest Ohio, the Beckett Ridge Golf Club is a gorgeous 175-acre course positioned high on a hill for gorgeous views.
Additional Beckett Ridge attractions:
- Lori’s Roadhouse, a bar with live music and a mechanical bull
- MidPointe Library West Chester
- Premier Shooting & Training Center
- Queen City Harley-Davidson with regular Harley events
- Beckett Park
Restaurants in Beckett Ridge Ohio
You’ll find dozens of restaurants near Beckett Ridge along Route 747 (Princeton Glendale Rd) and in the central business district or “downtown” West Chester between West Chester Rd & Union Centre Blvd. Thanks to the diverse population living in Beckett Ridge, you’ll find amazing, authentic Indian, Lebanese, Thai, and Korean food and much more! Here are the top Beckett Ridge restaurants you’ll love.
This cozy pub serves typical pub fare and Irish dishes with a menu of 100 beers, 17 TVs, and occasional live music. It’s got a fun vibe and it’s always packed on the weekends!
This low-key Lebanese-American restaurant serves up traditional lamb and chicken Lebanese dishes and many vegetarian options with reasonable prices and friendly staff. Be sure you try the lamb kebab and rolled chicken curry!
Beckett Ridge OH Jobs
After moving to Beckett Ridge, you’ll be within minutes of many top employers in the Cincinnati region. West Chester boasts a diverse economy with 3,600 employers, particularly in industries that include consumer marketing, advanced manufacturing, IT, healthcare, life sciences, and corporate headquarters.
You’ll find many job opportunities in manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare right in Beckett Ridge! The central part of the community is mostly residential, but there are major commercial areas and employment centers all along the edges of the community including the 250-acre West Chester Trade Center industrial park and the 100-acre Gateway of West Chester.
Major employers include:
- AK Steel with headquarters just outside Beckett Ridge
- Procter & Gamble (careers) with the P&G Beckett Ridge Technical Center (BRTC)
- Amazon Fresh Fulfillment Center
- General Motors
- Lakota Local School District (careers)
- IKEA (jobs)
The average salary in Beckett Ridge and West Chester Twp is $74,000 or $17.82/hour according to Payscale. Here’s what you can expect to earn on average in popular occupations:
- Software engineer: $90,900
- Manufacturing engineer: $85,000
- Operations manager: $89,000
- Registered nurse: $30/hour
- Daycare teacher: $14/hour
- Cashier: $11/hour
Schools in Beckett Ridge
After moving to Beckett Ridge, Ohio, you’ll be served by the highly rated Lakota Local School District, one of the best Greater Cincinnati school districts and the largest school system in Butler County. The award-winning district was recently one of just three nationwide to win the Distinguished District Award and champions the use of technology in education.
Depending on your neighborhood, you’ll be served by the following Beckett Ridge schools:
- Lakota West High School
- Lakota Plains Junior School (in Liberty Twp, serving a western portion of the community)
- Lakota Ridge Junior School
- Freedom Elementary
- Endeavor Elementary
- Union Elementary
- Creekside ECS
- Shawnee ECS
You can use the Lakota Local Schools attendance zone search tool to find your neighborhood school.
Just outside Beckett Ridge is the Butler Tech West Chester Campus with career technical education for adults and high school students.
Beckett Ridge Ohio Statistics & Information
- County: Butler
- Township: West Chester
- Area: 4.8 square miles
- Beckett Ridge zip code: 45069
- Area code: 513
- Elevation: 817 feet
- Time zone: UTC-5 (EST)
- Closet airport to Beckett Ridge: Butler County Regional Airport (KHAO), 7 miles; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), 33 miles
Ready for affordable yet upscale living in Beckett Ridge? Get started on your upcoming move by giving us a call at Bell Moving & Storage today for a free moving estimate!