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Overview of West Chester

West Chester was formerly known as Union Township in Butler County in southwest Ohio. Residents have the unique opportunity to enjoy aspects of the community's history, culture and natural resources. Beckett Park, Keehner Park, the Mill Creek Conservation Corridor or The Square at Union Center are all popular outdoor attractions. More than 416 acres of land is set aside for recreational use in West Chester, and additional space is owned and maintained by Butler County or MetroParks. The small community was named by CNN Money Magazine as the 32nd best place to live in 2010.

West Chester apartments for rent are ideal for individuals seeking a laid-back lifestyle with big city resources available in nearby Cincinnati. Located just about 18 miles north of the city, West Chester is served by several exits off Interstate 75, which makes it especially easy to get around. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70,000 people call West Chester home today, making the community the largest township in Ohio.

Living in West Chester, OH

By nationality, the largest group of settlers that arrived in West Chester were German, followed by Irish and English. Most of the settlers that came to the region were working in the manufacturing industry. Many were merchants, blacksmiths, tanners and millers, as well as an abundance of farmers. Attracted by the land of West Chester because of its beauty and high-quality land, farmers were confident in the investment of property.

By March 1803, the Ohio General Assembly passed an act to separate Hamilton County with Butler County, which was named after Revolutionary War hero, General Richard Butler. Twenty years after that, the County Commissioners petitioned to split Liberty Township with a region called Union Township. To this day, no one is clear why the officials chose Union as the name. During this time, there were no roads and the trails weren’t suitable to be used as a primary means of transportation. After some time, the Miami Erie Canal was extended to the community, as well as the railroads.

The community was known as Union Township for more than 100 years until 2000 when the name was changed to West Chester.

West Chester Work and Study

Residents living in West Chester have a diverse workforce to choose from. In Butler County, some of the top employers include Miami University, AK Steel, Cincinnati Financial Corporation, Butler County Government, Lakota School District GE Aviation and BAE Systems.

Students living in apartments in West Chester have plenty of options for post-secondary education within the community. There are six educational institutes offering programs including, Miami University Voice of America Learning Center, Indiana Wesleyan, Xavier University, Hondros College of Nursing, Antonelli College and University of Phoenix.

Rentals in West Chester, OH and Cost of Living

Living in West Chester is very reasonably priced considering the quaint community and prime location. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is on par with the national average, food is 3 points lower and utilities are also at the average. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in West Chester is around average. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent is $1,070. 

West Chester Attractions and Special Events

Residents of West Chester love celebrating holidays with one another at community events like The Great Pumpkin Festival, Harvest Festival in Cincinnati and the Glendale Beer, Wine and Food Festival. The Great Pumpkin Festival is a great event for families to play in festive events, go on hayrides, venture through the wooded paths and trick-or-treat.

Many take advantage all the activities offered in downtown Cincinnati, like the Annual Oyster Festival each spring.  The event happens at Washington Platform Restaurant and Saloon, where guests pick from an extensive menu of more than 40 types of shellfish prepared by award-winning chefs. 

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Willows of Springdale - Springdale, OH 45246
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Springdale, OH 45246

$640 - $910

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Lakota Pointe Townhomes - Liberty Township, OH 45044
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Liberty Township, OH 45044

$715 - $899

2-4 Beds 2 Baths

Brandywine Court - Fairfield, OH 45014
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Fairfield, OH 45014

$815 - $940

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mills Run - Cincinnati, OH 45240
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Cincinnati, OH 45240

$625 - $850

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cincinnati, OH

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$625 - $850

212 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northland Village - Forest Park, OH 45240
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Forest Park, OH 45240

$625 - $1015

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Forest Park, OH

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$625 - $1015

95 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Pleasant Run - Forest Park, OH 45240
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Forest Park, OH 45240

$575 - $960

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Forest Park, OH

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$575 - $960

130 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Villages Of Wildwood - Fairfield, OH 45014
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Fairfield, OH 45014

$645 - $1570

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oaks At Woodridge - Fairfield, OH 45014
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Fairfield, OH 45014

$687 - $1000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arbor Pointe - Fairfield, OH 45014
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Fairfield, OH 45014

$589 - $935

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

The Wimbledons - Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Cincinnati, OH 45246

$905 - $940

2 Beds 2 Baths

The Commons - Cincinnati, OH 45215
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Cincinnati, OH 45215

$720 - $1100

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cincinnati, OH (Woodlawn)

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$720 - $1100

288 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northwest Woods - Cincinnati, OH 45240
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Cincinnati, OH 45240

$675 - $1015

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cincinnati, OH

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$675 - $1015

252 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Twin Fountains - Mason, OH 45040
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Mason, OH 45040

$910 - $1485

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Montgomery Plaza - Cincinnati, OH 45236
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Cincinnati, OH 45236

$500 - $600

1 Bed 1 Bath

Cincinnati, OH (Silverton)

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$500 - $600

126 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

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