Community Guide

Hillsboro, OH

Community Information


The City of Hillsboro has 6,600 residents. Founded in 1807, the area grew rapidly during the mid 1800s since it was a stop for two separate railroad lines. The town area was the center for its agricultural trade and most of the town’s businesses such as flour and lumber, supported the farmers in the near countryside.


Hillsboro has many sizes of homes of various styles and ages from older, farm-style residences to newly constructed homes. One finds many beautiful examples of Victorian homes in Hillsboro. There are also opportunities to live on farm-sized lots.


Hillsboro is located off State Routes 50 and 62. The closest interstate is I-275.


Highland District Hospital is located in Hillsboro on North High Street with over 340 medical professionals.


There are many local as well as nationally known restaurants in Hillsboro. For shopping needs there are quite a few local stores for every day needs. It is a 30-minute drive to Milford, Chillicothe or Washington Courthouse for more shopping opportunities. Cincinnati is approximately a one-hour drive.


The community celebrates the Festival of the Bells each July Fourth weekend to commemorate a past time when the city produced steel alloys bells that were shipped worldwide. Shaffer Park has baseball fields and leagues for those who play this sport. Rocky Fork State Park offers boating on is 2,080-acre lake as well as fishing, hiking and picnicking. Hillsboro has a cinema in town.