Anderson is a township east of downtown Cincinnati. Lots of information can be found on its official website as well as Wikipedia. In addition, Sperling’s Best Places offers an overview of the township, while AreaVibes gives it a 76 overall and has a helpful breakdown for different areas of interest. City-Data provides a lot of raw information for any who are interested researching demographic information.
Forest Hills Local School District is the public education option in Anderson. The district is composed of five elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. As a whole, the district received a 5 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger.com. Miami Valley Christian Academy is an alternate option for those interested in religious education; it offers K-12 education in a private, Christian environment. For those seeking alternative education methods, Cincinnati Waldorf School is accessible to residents of Anderson.
Since Anderson is its own township, it has its own parks department, and in fact, it has enough parks to warrant its own Yelp Top 10 list. At the top of that list are Woodland Mound (a Hamilton County park) and Beech Acres Park. In addition, Anderson has its own YMCA, and is home to one of the larger library branches in Cincinnati, as well as the Anderson Center, a large facility for weddings and other big events.
For food and entertainment, Anderson offers many options, including:
- Pelican’s Reef – A 20-year old seafood restaurant in the heart of Anderson.
- Jean Paul’s Paradiso – A popular and unique pizza place.
- Arthur’s – One of Hyde Park‘s favorite restaurants, which expanded to Anderson.
- Just Q’in – Local BBQ based in Anderson, with plans to expand across Cincinnati.
- Township Fields & Tavern – Sports bar and burger joint.
- Taj India Cuisine – Indian food with an affordable lunch buffet. This restaurant has received favorable reviews from Yelp and Zomato, and has been praised by Cincinnati Magazine
- Anderson also offers most of Cincinnati’s favorite chains, including LaRosa’s, Skyline, Izzy’s, Servatii, and United Dairy Farmers.
Quick Facts for Renters:
Median Age: 39
Median Home Price: $126,900
Median Rent: $630
Cost of Living: The cost of living in Anderson is 6% greater than the Cincinnati average.
Average Commute to Downtown: 20-35 minutes