Best Hometowns

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Ohio Magazine recognizes five great places to live, work and visit.

Centerville, Chillicothe, Delaware, Sandusky and Wadsworth are  recognized as great places to live, work and visit in our 2021-22 Best Hometowns issue.  

To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state in the spring and summer. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment and Culture and Heritage — to help finalize their selections.

Each of Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometowns will be featured in the November 2021 and July 2022 issues, showing readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location. The Best Hometowns are encouraged to mark this special honor with celebrations throughout the year.

Best Hometowns Centerville


This Montgomery County city boasts a wealth of recreation, family-friendly events, welcoming businesses and a strong sense of community support.

Best Hometowns Chillicothe


The original capital of Ohio turns to the future with new development that is reviving the look and feel of this charming and historic town. 

Best Hometowns Delaware


This central Ohio city offers a vibrant downtown, great community events and a wide range of arts and entertainment.

Best Hometowns Sandusky


This Erie County city embraces its location along the Lake Erie shore with new development that is changing both the face of downtown and the community.

Best Hometowns Wadsworth


This Medina County city has seen a surge of new downtown businesses in the past five years, providing an added boost to an already forward-looking community.

Chillicothe Visitors Bureau
Adena Health System
Kettering Health
Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth
Civista Bank
Destination Delaware County
Summa Health
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