Montgomery is one of the oldest settlements in the Cincinnati area, established in 1795 as a coach stop and mill town on the Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland Highway. You’ll find many quaint, 19th-century homes in the historic downtown district, including several on the National Historic Register. A number of older buildings are scattered throughout the city, giving Montgomery an old-town feel.
As a charming Cincinnati suburb, it’s only about 20 minutes northeast of downtown Cincinnati. Montgomery is known for its family-friendly neighborhoods, scenic landscape, and tree-lined streets. As such, Montgomery is a nice place to live. If you’re moving to Montgomery, here is everything you need to know about this historic town.
Where Is Montgomery Ohio?
Montgomery is located in Hamilton County. Montgomery is 14 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Montgomery is part of the Cincinnati Metro Area. Montgomery is bordered by Blue Ash to the west, Loveland to the northeast, and Norwood to the southwest. Montgomery has the Go Express Montgomery line for public transportation.
Montgomery OH Population & Demographics
The Montgomery population is 10,853 according to the 2020 census, an increase of about 600 from 10,251 in 2010. The median household income for Montgomery is $131,856, about $61,000 above the national average of $70,784. By comparison, Cincinnati residents make about $45,235 a year. Notable people from Montgomery, OH include MLB player Paul O’Neill and singer Jane French.
The racial demographics of Montgomery are 85% White (Non-Hispanic), 4.26% two or more + races (Non-Hispanic), 4.03% Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.03%), 3.73% White (Hispanic), and 1.68% Black or African American (Non-Hispanic).
Additional Montgomery demographics:
- Median age: 45
- Sex ratio: 50.8% female to 49.2% male
- Homeownership rate: 89.3%
- Educational attainment: 77.2% bachelor’s degree or higher, 98.6% high school grad or higher
- Foreign-born population: 3.5%
- Veteran population: 468
Montgomery is a very safe place to live. The total crime rate in Montgomery, OH is 778 per 100,000 people, which is 67% lower than the national average. Violent crime in Montgomery is 55 per 100,000 people and 86% lower than the US average. Property crime rate in Montgomery is 723 per 100,000 people. The Montgomery Police Department serves the city with 22 full-time officers.
Cost of Living in Montgomery
Montgomery isn’t considered the most affordable place to live in Ohio. The cost of living in Montgomery is 17% higher than the national average and 26% higher than the state average.
Much of the high cost of living in Montgomery is due to the cost of housing. Home prices are 61% higher in Montgomery than the national average. The median home price in Montgomery is $696,000. You can check out Montgomery, OH homes for sale to get an idea of the prices for homes when moving to Montgomery.
Best Neighborhoods in Montgomery, MA
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From the historic waterfront district to downtown, Montgomery has excellent neighborhoods for you to choose from.
Camelot – Older Affordable Homes
Camelot is a neighborhood of beautiful older homes built in the 70s, with large lots and lots of space. Camelot homes for sale range in price from approximately $525,000 to $639,000, which is affordable in the area.
Montgomery Heights – Mix of Old and New
In Montgomery Heights, you can find homes built in the 1960 and others recently constructed. The styles vary, with many homes having brick or vinyl siding. Walk to schools, restaurants, shopping, parks, & historic downtown from Montgomery Heights!
The Vintage Club – Luxury Condo Living
The Vintage Club is a community of condos in Montgomery, Ohio, with lots of amenities. The community has a secure underground parking garage, a community Clubhouse, a pool, and parks. The price range for a condo in the Vintage Club community range from approximately $679,000 to $1,135,000.
Montgomery, OH Weather & Climate
In Montgomery, the summers are warm and humid, and the winters are very cold and snowy. The hottest month of the year in Montgomery is July, with an average high of 85°F and a low of 66°F. The coldest month is January, where the average low is 24°F, and the high is 39°F. Montgomery gets 44 inches of rain, on average, per year, a little higher than the US average of 38 inches. The average snowfall in Montgomery is 14 inches per year, which is under the national average of 28 inches per year. The best time of year to visit Montgomery is from mid-June to mid-September. The Montgomery climate, according to the Koppen classification, is humid continental.
Things to Do in Montgomery
Montgomery has lots of fun and interesting things to do. Below are a few of the attractions you won’t want to miss in Montgomery.
Montgomery also has the Market Place of Montgomery, where you’ll find many shops and dining opportunities.
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Swaim Park is one of the best parks in the Cincinnati area, with lots of space and fun activities for all ages, including tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and more. The large gazebo and beautiful surrounding landscape are perfect for parties. You can also reserve Swaim Lodge for indoor events. Swaim Park has a paved walking trail too.
Swaim Park, 10101 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242, (513) 891-2424
As one of the best things to do for date night in Montgomery, Go Bananas Comedy Club is Cincinnati’s home for stand-up comedy. Big-name comedians, including Jim Gaffigan, Dave Chappelle, Daniel Tosh, Joe Rogan, and Lisa Lampinelli, have performed there.
Opened in 2010 at the Montgomery elementary parking lot, the market has been a fun activity for families in Montgomery. Operating from May to October, they provide locally grown produce and crafts from local growers and artisans. They have over 40 vendors, live music, and fun for all ages.
Additional Attractions in Montgomery:
Montgomery Parks and Rec has six parks and a nature preserve that combine for over 96 acres of green space and more than 30 miles of sidewalks. The parks feature pickleball, tennis, basketball, baseball, playgrounds, shelters, walking paths, picnic tables, a splash fountain, ponds, and more. You can see the Montgomery City Event Calendar here.
Montgomery OH Restaurants
You’ll find dozens of top-rated restaurants in Montgomery. Here are some of the best restaurants in Montgomery:
Stone Creek Dining Company is the perfect mix of elegance and excellent food. The extensive menu includes sandwiches, salads, seafood, pasta, steaks, chops, and chicken. The Montgomery restaurant is perfect for date night.
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Montgomery Inn has been serving great food to the residents of Montgomery since 1951, and their homemade recipes haven’t changed in the 60+ years they’ve been in business. Their specialty is ribs, and you can take home a bottle of their signature sauce.
Montgomery Inn, 9440 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, OH 45242, (513) 791-3482
The Original Pancake House prepares all its delicious dishes daily from scratch, using only wholesome ingredients. The menu consists of a wide variety of pancakes, crepes, and waffles you won’t get anywhere else. Signature dishes you have to try include apple pancakes, 4-egg omelets, and gourmet crepes.
Jobs in Montgomery
The largest industries in Montgomery are health care and social assistance, manufacturing, and professional, scientific, & technical services. The highest-paying industries are wholesale trade, manufacturing, and finance & insurance. Check out indeed or other job search sites for current jobs in Montgomery. You can also see what jobs the Montgomery City Job Board has.
Major employers in Montgomery:
The average salary for Montgomery residents is $73,000 or $35 per hour. The projected economic growth in Montgomery is −9.25% over the next 5 years.
Montgomery Schools & Higher Education
The Sycamore School District is one of the best in the state, consisting of 4 elementary schools for students in kindergarten to fourth grade, including Montgomery Elementary. Edwin H. Greene Intermediate is for students in grades five and six. Sycamore Junior High is for students in grades seven and eight. Sycamore High School is for students grades nine to twelve. The district includes Montgomery, Blue Ash, Symmes Township, and parts of Sycamore Township. The district has been consistently rated “excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education.
The nearest college to Montgomery is the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College in Blue Ash, 3.1 miles away. The highest-rated college in the area is the University of Dayton in Dayton, ranked #209 nationally. The largest college in the area is the University of Cincinnati Main Campus, with 40,826 students. Sinclair Community College in Dayton is the closest community college.
Students can take advantage of the nearby free public library, Symmes Township Branch Library.
Montgomery Statistics & Information
- County: Hamilton
- Area: 5.32 square miles
- Montgomery zip code: 45242
- Area code: 513
- Elevation: 801 feet
- Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)
- The closest airport to Montgomery is the Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport (LUK / KLUK), 11 miles away.
Montgomery OH Map
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