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Ohio is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is the 34th biggest state in extension and the 7th most populous state in the country. There are over 11.6 million people living in Ohio, being the 10th most densely populated of the 50 states. The name comes from the Iroquois word “Ohi-Yo” meaning “Great River” or “Large Creek”. It is also known as the “Buckeye State” after the famous trees of the region.

In average, rents in Ohio are approximately $200 below the nation’s average. In overall, the cost of living in Ohio is rated 12% less expensive than the average for the 50 states of the United States. Here we present a comparison using an index, which is made with a reference of 100 being the U.S. average, under 100 is below average and over 100 is over average.

Ohio is not an expensive state to live in, overall, but there are certainly some expensive places. Here we present the Top 15 Most Expensive Cities to Live in Ohio:

15. Macedonia

 

Population: 11,364

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 117

Macedonia is a city located in Summit County, in the northeast of the state. The city’s name was made up from a small joke among students preaching a small verse mentioning the name Macedonia, the Roman Province. The median income for a household is $77,866.

14. Montgomery

 

Population: 10,332

Healthcare index: 95

Housing index: 159

Montgomery is a city located in Hamilton County, to the southwest end of Ohio. It was first settled in 1796 as a coach stop known as Montgomery Pike, which was in turn named after the town of Montgomery in New York. It lies 5 miles northeast of Cincinnati, considered a suburb of that city. The median income for a household is $89,224.

13. Aurora

 

Population: 15,568

Healthcare index: 90

Housing index: 141

The city of Aurora is located in Portage County, to the northeast area of the state of Ohio. It is home to Aurora Golf and Country Club, which has hosted the Cleveland Open. It was established in 1799. The story of its name has 2 proposals: first that it was the name of the daughter of Major Amos Spafford, and the other one is that it comes from the Roman goddess of dawn. The median income for a household is $110,547.

12. Willoughby Hills

 

Population: 9,446

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 119

Willoughby Hills is a city located in Lake County, to the north area of the state, close to the shore of Lake Erie. It is considered one of the most picturesque communities in Ohio, maintaining the motto of “Where the City Meets the Country” for the balance between country and city with a “rural atmosphere”. The median income for a household is $47,493.

11. Shaker Heights

 

Population: 28,071

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 121

Shaker Heights is a city located in Cuyahoga County, near the shore of Lake Erie. It is considered a suburb of Cleveland. It was incorporated in 1912 as a planned community, developed by the Van Sweringen brothers as a suburban retreat. The median income for a household is $76,476.

10. Westlake

 

Population: 32,513

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 122

The city of Westlake is located in Cuyahoga County and it is an affluent suburb of the Cleveland metropolitan area, at 12 miles west of downtown Cleveland. Its motto is “Pride, tradition, community”. It was first settled in 1810 and renamed Westlake in 1940, changed from its original name Dover Village. The median income for a household is $64,963.

9. Kirtland

 

Population: 6,838

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 126

Kirtland is a city located in Lake County. The city is famous for being the early headquarters of the Latter Day Saints movement and site of the first Mormon temple. Its name come from Turhand Kirtland, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. It was first settled at the beginnings of the 19th century. The median income for a household in the city was $65,422.

8. Hudson

 

Population: 22,351

Healthcare index: 90

Housing index: 157

Hudson is a city in Summit County, Ohio. It is located at the norteast of the state. It was first settled in 1799, but incorporated until 1837. The name comes from the founder, David Hudson. From 1837 to 1994 the city was divided into the Village of Hudson and Hudson Township, but they merged to create the city of Hudson. The median income for a household in the city was $112,740.

7. The Village Of Indian Hill

Population: 5,802

Healthcare index: 95

Housing index: 401

Indian Hill is a community located in Hamilton County, just a few miles northeast of the city of Cincinnati. It has a rural atmosphere, being a quiet residential community. It was named the “Best place to raise a family” by Robb Report magazine. The median income for a household is one of the highest in the country, around $158,742.

6. Avon

 

Population: 21,783

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 132

The city of Avon is located in Lorain County at the north of Ohio. It was inhabited by Native American tribes until the 18th century, where French and English communities settled in the area. The city had a big increase in population after the year 2000, but reducing considerably by 2015. The median income for a household in the city was $66,747.

5. Highland Heights

 

Population: 8,324

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 135

Highland Heights is a city located in Cuyahoga County, north of Ohio. It is part of the Greater Cleveland area. Its motto is “The City with Pride & Promise”. It was first founded in 1920 but incorporated until 1967. The median income for a household in the city was $69,750.

4. Solon

 

Population: 23,177

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 140

The city of Solon is located in Cuyahoga County, being a suburb of Cleveland. Its motto is “Start here… Stay here”. It has been recognized as one of the “Best places to live” several times in the last few years, with highly rated education and considered one of the safest. It was recognized by Google as the strongest online business community in Ohio. The median income for a household in the city was $96,965.

3. Brecksville

 

Population: 13,543

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 142

Brecksville, in Cuyahoga County, is a Cleveland suburb, like Solon. Brecksville was founded in 1811, after Colonel John Breck and other men purchased the land. It was incorporated as a city in 1960. The median household income is $103,109. More than half of the population in Brecksville over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

2. Beachwood

 

Population: 11,855

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 162

The city of Beachwood is located in Cuyahoga County, just 11 miles east of downtown Cleveland. More than 15% of the population is foreign born. The motto of the city is “When you’re in Beachwood, you have arrived!”. It has been named one of the “Best Places to Start a Business” in the state. The median income for a household in the village was $65,406.

1. Pepper Pike

 

Population: 6,079

Healthcare index: 114

Housing index: 202

Pepper Pike is a city located in Cuyahoga County and a suburb of Cleveland. The city’s motto is “Close to Everything” and “A great place to live and work”. It is known for its highly ranked education system, ranking among the best public schools in the state and in the country. The median income for a household is one of the highest in the country, at $149,631.

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