Best Hometowns

2024-25 Best Hometown Honorees Map

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

BryanHilliard, McConnelsville, Millersburg and Urbana will be recognized as great places to live, work and visit in our 2024-25 Best Hometowns issue to be published this autumn.   

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 Nov./Dec. 2024 and July/Aug. 2025 issues, showing readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location.

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