Sharonville :: Overview
First Impression: At only about 15 minutes from Downtown, Sharonville captures both the density of the city and the tranquility of a suburb. These contrasts are melded by an active, community-minded local government and dozens of small, specialty businesses and ethnic eateries. One of Northwest Hamilton County's older, more established suburbs, Sharonville is in the process of reinventing itself as a family fun destination spot. The history is still apparent, however, in Sharonville's quaint downtown area (with its new "Depot Square" theme), where one can sip a coffee, visit an art gallery or enjoy a café-style meal.
Second Look: Sharonville, known as the "city of progress," features a great mix of the old and new. First settled in 1788 and incorporated in 1962, this small city stretches across 11 square miles into the southern tip of Butler County. The population of 14,000 rises to about 37,000 during the day, due to an influx of workers supporting the wide variety of businesses in Sharonville - there are more than 20 hotels, 50 restaurants and 1,200 businesses, ranging from family-run shops to major corporate and manufacturing companies, such as Ford Motor Co. and United Parcel Service.
Sharonville is working to present itself as a destination spot for families and special events, with its new CoCo Keys Water Resort and Hotel and the Sharonville Convention Center, which hosts private and public events year-round. It is also an attractive place to live, with a mix of moderately-priced housing, more expensive subdivisions and apartment complexes (about 20 percent of the housing is comprised of rental units).
Families are drawn by the Princeton School District, which has a great reputation (Princeton High School is one of the only schools in Ohio to offer International Baccalaureate classes in addition to Advanced Placement courses). Sharonville also boasts lots of recreational offerings, including two community and aquatic centers, 17 ball fields and five parks. Sharon Woods is one of Greater Cincinnati's park gems, containing over 700 acres of trails, a lake, golf course and Heritage Village, a living history museum depicting life in the 19th century.
Centrally located from Downtown Cincinnati, just minutes from Interstates 75, 71 and 275 and the Ronald Reagan Highway, Sharonville is a hub for family-friendly entertainment as well as a popular place to live and work.