Living in Blue Ash

Kenridge LakePhoto by Larry Bresko

Located just 20 minutes north of Downtown Cincinnati, Blue Ash offers a unique blend of small town charm, top-rated amenities, major employers, and big city access that makes it the perfect place to raise your family, advance your career, have fun, and enjoy the good life.  

Take a closer look at some of the main reasons you’ll love living here: 

Great Housing Values and Beautiful, Safe Neighborhoods - Since Blue Ash is one Median Housing Value in Blue Ashof the most desirable areas to live in Greater Cincinnati, buying a home here is a great investment.  The housing values of our 12,000+ residents far exceed the average of those in region and you’ll find a large selection of homes and condominiums in picturesque tree-lined neighborhoods that are among the safest in the region. If you prefer to rent, Blue Ash also has several apartment communities.

In either case, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that all residents are served by 24-hour police, fire, and emergency medical services.

Blue Ash has over 18 miles of sidewalks on major roads, not counting the many miles of sidewalks throughout the neigborhoods. Check out the City's connectivity plan here. 

You’ll also receive weekly curbside trash removal, the use of recycling bins and a waste toter, and regular curbside brush pickup and chipping services – all at no charge! 

Fitness Center in Rec Center

Top-Ranked Amenities - The popular real estate website,, recently ranked Blue Ash as the third top city in Ohio for amenities and it’s easy to see why. There’s so much to do here!  A long list of great restaurants, free summer concerts, annual festivals that attract more than 300,000 people, and the state-of-the-art Blue Ash Recreation Center (pictured left) are just a few.   

In addition, there’s the Blue Ash Golf Course, which is ranked as one of the top 75 municipal courses in the country by Golf Digest magazine, and several beautiful parks, including our newest gem, Summit Park.  Spanning 130-acres, the park will have a performance pavilion, restaurants, an observation tower, an ice skating rink, and many other recreational facilities.  And, if you need the ideal place to host your next corporate or social event, the stunning Cooper Creek Event Center is it. 

Exceptional Educational Systems –
Sycamore Community Schools serves the majority of Blue Ash and its high school is ranked as one of the best in the state of Ohio by U.S. News and World Report.   Blue Ash is also home to several parochial schools, including Ursuline Academy, an exclusive four-year college-preparatory Catholic high school for girls.  If you’re sending your kids off to college or are considering taking some courses or getting a degree,  the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is conveniently located on a 135-acre suburban campus and is the University of Cincinnati’s third-largest college by enrollment. 

Excellent Career Opportunities – If you’re looking for job opportunities, you won’t have to look far from home. Blue Ash is the largest suburban office market in Greater Cincinnati. More than 2,300 of the most successful companies in the region and around the globe are located here, including Fortune® 500 firms and the corporate headquarters of several leading companies.

Convenient Big City Access – Within a 20-minute drive, you can be nearly anywhere in Greater Cincinnati, including downtown Cincinnati’s many cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues, like the Great American Ballpark, the home of the Reds, and Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the Bengals. In addition, if you work in another community, your commute will take far less time than from many other areas in the region. 

Quality Healthcare – Two full-service hospitals are located within minutes of Blue Ash, including Bethesda North Hospital and Jewish Hospital.  There are also several professional medical offices in Blue Ash that specialize in a number of different areas, including Cincinnati Eye Institute, which offers extensive state-of-the-art ophthalmic services.