Liberty Township is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Cincinnati with a great quality of life, nightlife options, and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the region. This affluent community is rapidly growing, adding new multi-use developments and family-friendly amenities seemingly every week along with new homes and diverse job opportunities. Here’s what you want to know about living in Liberty Township and why it’s one of the best places to live near Cincinnati for families, singles, and young professionals!
Where Is Liberty Township Ohio?
Liberty Township is in Butler County, Ohio about 28 miles north of Cincinnati and 32 miles southwest of Dayton. It’s one of 13 townships in Butler County and, while the smallest in area, it’s the second largest by population after neighboring West Chester Township. It’s also one of 25 Liberty Townships in Ohio!
There is no Liberty Township Ohio zip code. Most of the township is in the 45044 Middletown zip code while most of the western area is in the 45011 Hamilton zip code. Areas on the fringes are served by the West Chester, Lebanon, Fairfield, and Monroe post offices. However, Liberty Township is approved by the USPS and BMV to use as a mailing address.
The only municipality in Liberty Township is Monroe, located partially in the northeast area. Major unincorporated areas include Princeton, Jericho, Hughes Station, Kyles Station, Four Bridges, and Bethany.
The township is served by major roadways that include State Route 747, Cincinnati-Dayton Road, State Route 4, State Route 129, and I-75.
Liberty Township Population & Demographics
The population of Liberty Township, Butler County is 43,999 according to the 2020 Census, up from 37,000 in 2010. The area is rapidly being developed with single-family and townhome communities, multi-use developments, commercial parks, and shopping centers. The population was just 6,500 in 1980 which nearly quadrupled to 23,000 by 2020.
The township projects a population of 60,000 to 80,000 at final build-out with nearly 900 new residents every year.
Liberty Township is an affluent community and highly educated. The median household income in Liberty Township is $124,372, more than double the Ohio median household income of $58,116. Married-couple families earn a median of $142,000 while non-family households have a median income of $82,600. Almost 53% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher including 18% of residents with a graduate or professional degree.
Like the rest of Butler County and Ohio as a whole, Liberty Township has a rather homogeneous population that’s 80% white, 6% Black or African American, 6% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 4% other races.
Median age: 39
Sex ratio: 52 males to 48 females over 18
Foreign-born population: 6.7%
Poverty rate: 2.6%
Homeownership rate: 91% (69% for Butler County)
Liberty Township is a very safe place to live with a low violent crime rate. The community is served by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office with 29 deputies assigned to the Liberty Township Substation.
Cost of Living in Liberty Township
Liberty Township in Butler County is an affluent area, but it’s not an expensive place to live. The Liberty Township, OH cost of living index is 99, just below the national average. By comparison, the cost of living index is 82.5 for Ohio and 85 for Cincinnati.
According to the MIT Living Wage calculator, a family of four with two working adults would need to earn $24.16 an hour while a single adult would need to earn $15.68 to afford living in Liberty Township.
The 2020 American Community Survey found a median gross rent of $1,440 in Liberty Township compared with $911 for all of Butler County. According to Rentcafe, the median rent in Liberty Twp is $1,040. The median U.S. rent is $1,706 by comparison.
Here’s what you can expect to pay at the most popular Liberty Twp apartments:
Liberty Center Apartments: Starting at $1,864 for one-bedroom
Onyx: Starting at $1,864 for one-bedroom
Four Bridges: Starting at $1,633 for a one-bedroom
Palmera: Starting at $1,260 for one-bedroom
You’ll find more affordable rent in neighboring West Chester Twp which is in the same school district.
Planning to buy a home after moving to Liberty Township? The median home price is $432,000 and $161/square foot. About 60% of homes sell above list price. You can browse homes for sale in Liberty Township Ohio to get an idea of what your budget can get you.
Where to Live in Liberty Township –Subdivisions & Neighborhoods
There are dozens of subdivisions in Liberty Twp along with luxury apartment and condo buildings. You’ll have no trouble finding a great place to live within your budget ahead of moving to Liberty Township in Butler County. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to check out! For more ideas, check out this Liberty Township subdivision map.
Looking for a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood? You’ll love Dutchland Woods which is made up of 350 single-family homes near Princeton Road and the Liberty Farm Market. The neighborhood is home to the successful Dolphins Swim Team and the White House of Dutchland Woods community center.
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Four Bridges – Country Club Community of Luxury Homes & Townhomes
Four Bridges Country Club is one of the most exclusive communities in Liberty Twp. You’ll find many single-family homes mostly built around 2010 ranging from the $700s to more than $1.5 million. The desirable Four Bridges Apartments includes automatic social membership at the country club in addition to top-notch amenities.
Carriage Hill is one of the most unique Liberty Township subdivisions with new maintenance-free courtyard, patio, and ranch homes. The master-planned 450-acre community is built on a former private estate with amenities that include the 1882 Carriage Clubhouse and the adults-only Terry Gatehouse pool and clubhouse plus a private dog park, miles of trails, and 80 acres of open space.
This is one of the best places to live in Liberty Twp, OH if you value privacy and outdoor recreation.
Interested in a new home community? Callaway Place is one of the latest communities of new homes in Liberty Township. Centrally located off SR-747, the community of 148 new homes includes 52 paired single-story villa homes, 84 three-bedroom townhomes, and 12 single-family homes. Still under construction, the development will feature 50,000 square feet of office space and appeal to retirees and young professionals.
Springs at Liberty Township is one of several Liberty Township townhouse communities ideally located close to shopping, parks, and restaurants. Enjoy the leash-free dog playground and pet spa area with a doggie DNA program to keep the grounds clean, 24-hour fitness center, and pool while living just down the street from the Liberty Center mall.
The Liberty Center is one of the most desirable Liberty Township apartments with luxury living right at the region’s top shopping center and urban neighborhood. This pet-friendly apartment complex offers dog wash stations and play areas, fireplaces, vintage arcade games, reserved parking, landscaped courtyards, and a fitness center, lounges, community workspaces, and theater for residents. All apartments boast high-end quartz or granite countertops and other luxury finishes.
Rent starts at $1,840 for a one-bedroom and $3,780 for a three-bedroom apartment.
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Liberty Township Weather & Climate
After moving to Liberty Township, you can expect weather similar to the Cincinnati climate. The humid continental climate brings rainy spring weather and hot, humid summers that can be brutal. The average daytime summer temperature is 61° to 86°F with around 73% humidity. Fall is very pleasant with temperatures ranging from 46° to 78° and winters tend to be mild with light snow and temperatures ranging from the low 20s to mid 40s.
Make sure you invest in a good rain jacket and umbrella for the 42” of annual rainfall you’ll get! If you’re not a fan of the cold, good news: Butler County only gets about 13” of snowfall per year.
Things to Do in Liberty Township OH
Ready to explore the top Liberty Township attractions and amenities? It’s one of the most family-friendly places to live near Cincinnati, but you’ll also find tons to do for singles, couples, and retirees.
The premier shopping and entertainment destination of the region, the Liberty Center Mall is a new, massive mixed-use entertainment complex. It features an indoor/outdoor mall, music and comedy venues, restaurants, and two movie theaters: CMX Liberty Luxury 15 & Cinebistro which offers an upscale 18+ movie and dining experience. You’ll also find iFLY Indoor Skydiving at the Liberty Center!
Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513) 644-0900
Stay in shape and beat the heat at the Lakota Family YMCA. Members enjoy a large fitness center and group classes, summer camps for kids, a rock climbing wall, a sauna, and two pools. The unique outdoor pool with slides transforms into a climate-controlled “indoor” pool during the winter and spring thanks to a $1 million bubble!
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A child’s paradise, Fort Liberty is a giant wooden playground with a castle theme with a new StoryWalk and open green space for play.
Liberty Township is just 11 miles from King’s Island in Mason, one of the best roller coaster theme parks in the Midwest, and minutes from Voice of America MetroPark, the county’s crown jewel with a stocked lake, 435 acres of green space, an observation tower, and regular festivals and events. Just eight miles away in West Chester Twp is another major entertainment complex with Topgolf and Main Event West Chester, an amusement center for adults and kids alike.
Just off Cincinnati Dayton Road you’ll find several family-friendly attractions next to each other:
- The WEB Extreme Entertainment with laser tag, arcade games, and more
- Get Air Trampoline Park
- Jump & Jack’s indoor playground for kids 11 and under
There are tons of parks in Liberty Township Ohio to explore too:
- Dudley Woods Metro Park is perfect for wildlife viewing and hikes
- Reserves Park is a pocket park with a disc golf course and fishing
- Wetlands Park offers wetland preserves and wildlife viewing plus fishing
- Liberty Park behind the YMCA Lakota facility hosts events like the Liberty Township Easter Egg Hunt
Best Restaurants in Liberty Township
What are you in the mood for? Here are some of the restaurants you’ll visit over and over while living in Liberty Township Ohio!
- Cooper’s Hawk Winery. This Liberty Center location is the perfect spot for date night or a celebration with award-winning wine and a diverse menu of seafood, steak, and small plates. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, 7490 Bales St, Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513) 463-9463
- Indian Fusion Restaurant. Liberty Twp has tons of great Indian restaurants including this fusion restaurant with curries, tandoori dishes, a full bar, and a sweet shop. Indian Fusion Restaurant, 8179 Princeton Glendale Rd Unit J, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 499-2023
- First Watch. This casual and health-minded chain is the best place for breakfast and brunch with salads, omelets, and traditional breakfast dishes. First Watch, 6876 Cincinnati Dayton Rd #106, Liberty Township, OH 45044 (513) 847-1445
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Jobs in Liberty Township Ohio
Butler County is one of the most diverse job centers in Greater Cincinnati. While living in Liberty Township, you’ll find plentiful job opportunities in retail, education, manufacturing, healthcare, and insurance.
Here are some of the major employers in Butler County and Liberty Township:
- Miami University (careers)
- Cincinnati Federal Corporation
- GE Aviation (careers) is headquartered in Butler County and one of the top suppliers of aircraft engines
- AK Steel
- Lakota School District (careers)
- Mercy Regional Hospital (careers)
- UC Health West Chester Hospital
- Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Liberty Campus
- Liberty Mutual
There are many commercial parks and employment centers in the area including Fairfield Commerce Park less than 10 miles away. You’ll find hundreds of Liberty Center jobs in hospitality, restaurant, and retail. Before moving to Liberty Township, OH, start your job search on Indeed or the Butler County employment portal.
According to the BLS, the average weekly wage in Butler County is $1,167, higher than the U.S. average thanks to the concentration of high-paying occupations in the region.
Liberty Township School District & Colleges
After moving to Liberty Twp, you’ll be served by the highly rated Lakota Local School District. Lakota Schools serves over 16,000 students in 20 schools. Both high schools have earned College Success Awards for several years running.
There are 25 universities and colleges within 90 miles including the prestigious Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, and Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio Statistics & Info
- County: Butler
- Area: 29 square miles
- Zip codes: 45044 (Middletown), 45011 (Hamilton), 45069 (West Chester), 45036 (Lebanon), 45050 (Monroe)
- Area code: 513
- Elevation: 751 feet
- Time zone: UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
- Closest airports: Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Dayton International Airport (DAY)
Liberty Township Ohio Map
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