Best Hometowns

Best Hometowns winners

Five Great Places to Live, Work and Play

Bowling Green, Marietta, Milford, Mount Vernon and Wooster are Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometowns 2017-2018. Editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment and Culture and Heritage — and made site visits across the state before naming this year’s honorees over the summer. Each town will appear in the November 2017, January 2018 and July 2018 issues of Ohio Magazine. To learn more about our Best Hometown honor and how to nominate your community, visit our nomination page.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green

This college town thrives on a strong connection between campus and community and a shared vision for the city’s future.


Marietta

Marietta

A new generation is helping this riverfront town preserve its rich heritage while embracing a sense of adventure and fun.


Milford

Milford

This small city outside of Cincinnati offers history, outdoor adventure and a community of small business owners who work together.


Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

This town honors its heritage with dramatic improvement projects that merge history and community.


Wooster

Wooster

A vibrant downtown, strong businesses, and collaborative community projects reflect this city’s can-do spirit.


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