West Chester, Ohio provides a small town feel with big city amenities and a great place to live. Whether you’re a young professional just starting out or looking for the right place to raise your family, West Chester offers everything you need from schools, recreation, shopping and entertainment.
Ranked as one of the CNN Money magazine’s 2014 Top 30 Best Places to Live, West Chester Township is a thriving economic growth area. As the regional commerce corridor connecting Dayton and Cincinnati metropolitan areas, West Chester is a super-region with two international airports and host to major corporation ranking 13th in the nation for Fortune 500 companies. West Chester boasts a strong economy with major employers like Proctor & Gamble and GE Aviation.
Enjoy a wide variety of cultural, recreational, entertainment and sports activities and amenities. Within West Chester, the Ronald Reagan Voice of Freedom Park offers great bird-watching opportunities, rolling, grassy hills and the lake, which has is surrounded by a 1.42 walking trail. Additional nearby parks include Keehner Park and Glade Park. Stroll around boutique shops, restaurants and unique attractions like EnterTRAINment Junction, which has the world’s largest (25,000 square feet) indoor train display and children’s play area, railroad museum and walk-through mazes.
West Chester features outstanding retail and dining with three major, upscale shopping areas; The Streets of West Chester, West Chester Towne Centre and Voice of America Centre.
West Chester Township is also home to the annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta is held each year on the lake at the Voice of America MetroPark. The event features people-powered boats made entirely of cardboard.
Just a short trip to Cincinnati residents have access to the nationally recognized Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Museum Center at Union Terminal. Sporting events include the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals and annual ATP professional men’s tennis and Senior PGA golf tournaments. Other activities include the world renowned Cincinnati Zoo, Paramount’s Kings Island, and the world’s second largest Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati.
The Lakes of West Chester is in the Lakota Local School district is the 8th largest school district in the state, and the largest school district in Butler County. Lakota has grown in the last 20 years to a student population of over 17,000 proving to be one of the top quality public school districts in the state.