Top School Districts in Cincinnati and How Much Houses Cost

Where Are The Top School Districts in Cincinnati and How Much Are The Houses


What are the best school districts in Cincinnati? Where are these school districts in the city and how much does it cost to buy a house in one of these communities. That’s what we are going to look at in this video.

Hey guys, welcome back! My name is Eric Sztanyo with Keller Williams Realty and, where we are helping you build a bridge to your future real estate dreams. On this channel, we talk all things Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky real estate for buyers, sellers and investors.

In this video, what I wanted to look at was for someone who is looking to move to Cincinnati, especially if you have a family or are thinking of having kids – or even if you are just looking at the highest property values – everyone wants to know where are the top school districts in the city.

What I want to do in this video is go through the top 10 school districts in Cincinnati, some of which are in Northern Kentucky. And, if you are unfamiliar with Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky makes up the southern part of the Greater Cincinnati Area.

So, we’re going to look at the top 10 school districts in Cincinnati, where they are in the city, and how much is the average and median sale price of a house in these areas. I pulled some data from the Cincinnati and NKY MLS, so that you could know those numbers. That way, you can get a feel for how much it costs to get into these great school districts.


Pulling the info from, here are the top 10 school districts in Cincinnati. Their rankings are based on a rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents.

  1. Indian Hill Exempted Village School District
  2. Mason City School District
  3. Sycamore Community School District
  4. Wyoming City Schools
  5. Mariemont City Schools
  6. Madeira City School District
  7. Kings Local School District
  8. Forest Hills Local School District
  9. Fort Thomas Independent Schools
  10. Loveland City School District


What you tend to find with most of these school districts, with the exception of Wyoming City Schools, is that they are on the East Side of Cincinnati, if you are using the I-75 corridor as a division between east and west.

Indian Hill, Mariemont and Madeira are all closely tied by each other. The Sycamore Community School District is mostly just north of Kenwood and into the Blue Ash area. Mason is further northeast and Kings is just southeast of Mason.

Forest Hills Local School District is located in Anderson Township, which is the southeast side of the city. Both Turpin and Anderson High Schools are within Forest Hills.

best school districts in Cincinnati - forest hills school district

Fort Thomas is actually located in Northern KY and is ranked the top school district in all of KY. In terms of location to downtown and centrality in the city, it’s a fantastic location. I personally am a resident of Fort Thomas KY, and so I have a bit of a bias when it comes to the city.


Now, let’s take a look at the average pricing of houses in these school districts.

average prices of homes in the best school districts in cincinnati

As you can see from the Google Sheet, Indian Hill’s average prices are more than 2x that of the other top 10 school districts. Mariemont, Madeira, Sycamore and Mason all have averages of over $350,000.

The lowest average costs are with Forest Hills, Kings and Fort Thomas school districts. Here, the average costs range from $300,000 down to $251,000 in Fort Thomas. So, if you are looking to get in a top 10 school districts at a more affordable costs, Fort Thomas or Anderson Township (Forest Hills) would be a great way to go!

So, there you have it – the best school districts in Cincinnati & NKY, where they are and how much it costs to move in.

If you are moving to Cincinnati and are looking for a top real estate agent to help you find the perfect home, give us a call at Team Sztanyo. We would be honored to help your family find the perfect house and in the right area of town.

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