West Chester, Ohio
West Chester was settled in 1791 by Joseph McMaken. It is located in an oval area that is known geologically as the Cincinnati Arch – and is one of the best areas on the continent for collecting fossils since it was once at the bottom of an ancient ocean.
West Chester has made the list of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America five times: 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
West Chester offers all kinds of homes – from new developments with large wooded lots and exciting homes to modest and middle price ranges. West Chester is 25 minutes from Downtown Cincinnati, directly adjacent to Interstate 75, Reed Hartman Highway and one mile north of I-275. It is also just 30 minutes from Dayton, Ohio, making it especially convenient to both cities. Nestled in rolling hills and wooded groves, homes in West Chester offer quiet seclusion and prestige while still being near to Cincinnati. Many new and established subdivisions offer the home buyer a broad variety of styles. Live on a golf course or have five acres of land with horses. West Chester has it all!
West Chester is located adjacent to I-75 and is only minutes from I-71. The southern border is less than one mile from I-275 and adjacent to Reed Hartman Highway. SR 129 offers easy access to Liberty Township, Fairfield Township and Hamilton.
West Chester Hospital (UC Health) is located on University Drive off Tylersville Road. This facility has received numerous honors and recognition for its excellent healthcare and is a Level 3 Trauma Center. Located nearby is the world-renowned Children’s Hospital Medical Center Liberty Campus. This full-service hospital offers urgent care services and is undergoing expansion in the next few years. The Premier Health Atrium Medical Center is located in nearby Middletown and in addition, there are many fine hospitals located in Cincinnati within a 30-45 minute drive.
There are lots of shopping opportunities in West Chester! Union Center Streets of West Chester offers numerous restaurants, an AMC movie theater and numerous nationally recognized stores. The Voice of America shopping complex has a Target and other fine stores and restaurants. Liberty Center is a premier shopping and dining destination located on 64 acres with over 60 shops, restaurants and entertainment including a 200,000 square foot Dillard’s and anchor tenant Dick’s Sporting Goods. It is located at the junction of Liberty Way Interchange at I-75 and I-129. Across the street from Liberty Center, Cabela’s has opened its second Ohio location. The 80,000 square foot retail showroom is geared toward sporting and hunting enthusiasts. For those who enjoy outlet-style shopping, the Cincinnati Premium Outlet is just a short 10-minute drive north in Monroe.
Keehner Park is a 123-acre park featuring extensive woodland trails as well as playgrounds, athletic fields, mountain bike trail and picnic shelters. The Keehner Park Amphitheater is home to outdoor performances throughout the warmer months. The 435-acre Voice of America MetroPark and the Voice of America Museum is a tremendous resource to the community having served the world for more than 50 years delivering news of freedom and democracy to faraway lands. Residents enjoy athletic fields, mowed walking paths, a wet meadow, Wiggly Field dog park, and open spaces for leisure activities. Beckett Park is located in the heart of the Union Centre business district and is home to the West Chester Baseball Complex (featuring playing fields, dugouts, concession stand and a press box). People enjoy its walking trails, natural playground, ponds as well as the picnic areas.The Muhlhauser Center is located in Beckett Park and serves as a gathering place for the community as well as a facility for rent. This barn was once part of the Muhlhauser-Windish Brewing Company. Youth organizations promote soccer, football and baseball. There is also a membership tennis club in the area as well as a YMCA. There are several membership swim clubs: Hycrest, Beckett Ridge, Lakota Hills and Windwood. A public golf course is located in Beckett Ridge and at the Golf Center at Kings Island in Mason. There are several private clubs located in the area. Paramount King’s Island and The Beach Waterpark are located just 10 minutes away.