Cheviot is an independent municipality with its governing body elected from residents of Cheviot.
It is located on a high plateau and is known for its scenic beauty and timeless character. It began as a pleasant community of unpretentious prosperity. The conservative living habits of its residents are reflected in the simple but solid character of their homes, and the meticulous manner in which they have been preserved. One and two family houses are situated on shaded avenues with well-kept lawns, and a look of fresh paint is everywhere. Cheviot is a stable oasis in a fast-changing world. People of all ages are attracted by the simple quality of life and homes that range from fine, older properties that have been smartly updated, to charming Colonial and English Tudor styles.
Queen City Metro Bus service provides very good public transportation to and from Cheviot. There are several main auto routes to the downtown area which is only 15 minutes away. It is conveniently located near I-74, I-75 and I-275.
Mercy Franciscan Hospital - Western Hills and Mercy Franciscan Hospital - Mt. Airy are approximately 15 minutes away. The University Hospital complex is within 20 minutes of the area.
There are convenient neighborhood shopping strips throughout Cheviot within walking distance of most residences. At the southwest edge of Cheviot is the Western Hills-Western Woods major shopping complex, offering a wide variety of choice shopping, including three large supermarkets, branch banks of several important financial institutions and over 125 variety shops.
A yearly tradition in Cheviot is the Harvest Home Parade and Fair. Held the weekend after Labor Day, this event is the true marker of the beginning of fall to many west-siders. Marking their seating spaces the evening before the parade, thousands of spectactors line the streets to greet the floats and other parade participants. This annual community reunion has been dubbed ''the biggest little fair and parade in Ohio'' and features more than 200 units in 10 divisions in a procession that includes marching bands, antique cars and clowns. Following the parade, the fair opens for the weekend with games, livestock and rides. Held at the Harvest Home Park.