BUTLER COUNTY

County Offices
315 High Street
Hamilton 513-887-3000
www.butlercountyohio.org

Chamber of Commerce
201 Dayton Street
Hamilton 513-844-1500
www.hamilton-ohio.com

Featuring growing cities and picturesque townships, Butler County enjoys a strategic location midway between the metropolitan centers of Cincinnati and Dayton. With outstanding transportation efficiencies, Butler County is ideally positioned to attract continued quality growth and development.

Services
Providing a reasonable cost of living and a high quality of life, Butler County provides progressive services in healthcare and education. Public school districts consistently achieve recognition for academics, fine arts, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. A variety of private schools, both independent and parochial, expand the options for alternative classroom settings or educational themes. The choices for colleges and universities close to home are abundant. The University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Wilmington College, and Wright State University are all available within a 30-mile radius. Both Hamilton and Middletown provide regional branches of Miami University in Oxford, an acclaimed public university with a national reputation. Transportation facilities and advantages are first rate, including Interstates 70, 71, 74, and 75.

Healthcare facilities are equally impressive, ensuring that everything from routine to advanced medical and surgical needs can be meet close to home. Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton first opened its doors in 1929. Constantly growing and improving through the decades, this 307-bed hospital provides the leading edge of technology in a patient-centered atmosphere. Upgrades are continual, most recently evidenced by a $32.2 million investment in equipment and expansion. Mercy Fairfield Hospital in Fairfield also plays a vital role in the healthcare network of Butler County. The hospital has recently garnered the coveted “Top 100 Hospitals” award from Solucient. The Fairfield campus is home to the Heart Hospital at Mercy Fairfield and a popular center for health and wellness.

Other major healthcare institutions that are close to Butler County include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Christ Hospital, The University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Bethesda North Hospital—all in Cincinnati. Mercy Health Partners provides hospital campuses in strategic locations like Mt. Airy, Anderson, and Clermont to blanket the entire region with access to state-of-the-art healthcare.

 

Lifestyle
Rapidly growing Butler County provides a pleasing blend of urbanized amenities and attractions with country pleasures and small-town charm. Hamilton is the undeniable hub of commerce, education, healthcare, and entertainment for the county. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts has been called the cornerstone of Hamilton’s downtown renaissance and a mecca for the arts in southeastern Ohio. The center is home to a number of outstanding performing groups but also provides opportunities for art education and displays of the visual arts. In fact, City Beat Magazine referred to the Fitton as “Greater Cincinnati’s most beautiful gallery space.” Poetry readings, music cafe, and luncheon lectures are just a few of the special events that are interspersed with full-stage productions. Butler County as a whole is unique distinguished as a community of sculpture from historic to contemporary, crowned by Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Hamilton. This 265-acre sculpture park and outdoor museum blends the beauty of nature with monumental art—all overlooking the rolling Miami River.

Four-seasonal recreational activities in Butler County or nearby destinations are enhanced by the beauty of state and regional parks. Special-interest highlights in this area include model airplane flying, scale-model auto racing, Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, wonderful museums, fascinating historic sites, and farm-fresh markets. The housing selection ranges from historic gems and well-crafted older homes to multi-acre lots that command spectacular views or new subdivisions. Restored historic districts, colorful festivals and events, and a strong sense of community keep Butler County at the top of the list for desirable environments. With an ideal location near the major metropolitan cities of Dayton and Cincinnati, Butler County offers access to a world of attractions and amenities. Take your time exploring all that Butler County has to offer, and you are sure to find an idyllic place to call home.

 

Fairfield
City Offices
513-867-5300
www.fairfield-city.org

Chamber of Commerce
513-881-5500
www.fairfieldchamber.com

“The City of Opportunity” is located is located north of Interstate 275 and west of Interstate 75 to provide a rapidly growing and comfortable hometown setting for residential growth and economic development. Served by Fairfield City Schools, the city is home to more than 1,200 businesses that include several top employers. One of the most unusual of these businesses is the newly expanded Jungle Jim’s international farmers market that covers four acres with farm-fresh and hand-crafted goods. Balancing industrial, commercial, and residential areas, the city provides a wide variety of housing options. Neighborhood parks draw residents to activities like sports play, picnicking, and golfing. This well-developed community also provides close proximity to Cincinnati’s stellar attractions.

 

Hamilton
City Offices
513-785-7000
www.hamilton-city.org

Chamber of Commerce
513-844-1500
www.hamilton-ohio.com

First settled as a frontier fort, the attractive city of Hamilton has been dubbed the “City of Sculpture” for its expansive Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Serving as the county’s cultural, financial, and governmental center, Hamilton is home to more than 1,700 companies and businesses. One of these manufacturers, the Mosler Safe Company, built the vault that protects the nation’s most important documents and Fort Knox gold. The city boasts an outstanding system of parks and recreational programs, four historic districts, golf courses, and a satellite campus of the highly respected public institution of Miami University. The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts crowns the region with cultural enrichment, while the Miami River invites water sports of all types. The housing mix in Hamilton is an artful blend of grand historic properties and newer construction.

 

Middletown, Monroe, Trenton
Middletown Offices
513-425-7766
www.ci.middletown.oh.us
Monroe Offices
513-539-7374
www.monroeohio.org
Trenton Offices
513-988-6304
www.ci.trenton.oh.us

Chamber of Commerce
513-422-4551
www.thechamberofcommerce.org

The vibrant and dynamic community of Middletown offers a comfortable hometown to residents who enjoy being situated “midway” between Cincinnati and Dayton. An enviable location along Interstate 75 has attracted a good mix of services and commercial development for a lifestyle that blends urban convenience with small-town traditional values. This area features a wonderful blend of historic homes and newer construction, an active YMCA, a satellite campus of Miami University, a regional hospital, and local performing arts. Nearby Monroe harmonizes family farms with affordable housing developments that dot the countryside. The community boasts a wonderful doll museum, the famous Brandywine Inn, and Traders World—the Midwest’s largest and most colorful market. The former sleepy village of Trenton features attractive homes in a country setting as well as Ohio’s largest brewery.

 

Oxford
City Offices
513-524-5201
www.cityofoxford.org

Chamber of Commerce
513-523-5200
www.oxfordchamber.org

The youthful college town of Oxford provides an attractive community and a lively atmosphere for residential development. More than 44 percent of the population falls into the age category of 20 to 24 years because of the dynamic and prevailing influence of Miami University. The community’s close alignment with educational ideals is also evidenced in the caliber of its public education system from preschool through 12th grade. Newcomers to Oxford will find a pleasing blend of restaurants, shops, services, businesses, nightlife, sporting events, and cultural enrichment. The city takes great pride in its groomed parks and strong community spirit. Hueston Woods State Park provides an enchanting retreat of natural beauty close to home, an ideal complement to the stately brick buildings and picturesque landscape of the Miami University landscape.

 

West Chester Township, Liberty Township
West Chester Offices
513-777-5900
www.westchesteroh.org
Liberty Township Offices
513-759-7500
www.liberty-township.com

Chamber of Commerce
513-777-3600
https://www.thechamberalliance.com

The two sprawling townships of West Chester and Liberty share a recent history of rapid growth and development. In response to Metropolitan Cincinnati’s need for family-friendly neighborhoods at a distance from the city’s traffic and bustle, these rural areas have seen rapid transformation into a desirable bedroom community in a suburban setting. Most of the homes in this area have sprung up within the past decade and present an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary styling. Handsome and impressive commercial developments include West Chester’s Union Centre Tech Corridor and the University Pointe regional medical campus. Beautiful golf-course communities, abundant shopping, well-managed recreation programs, lovely parks and first-rate sports facilities, and a combination of leading school districts are some of the calling cards to this rapidly growing area.

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