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Blue Ash is an “urban village,” – an inner suburb – locate in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also an independent city in Hamilton County. It is relatively small, covering an area of not-quite eight square miles. Its population is 12,782.
The area was settled by Europeans sometime around 1791. The city got its unusual name when these first settlers built Carpenter’s Run Baptist Church out of logs of the fraxinus quadrangulata, or blue ash tree. The blue ash is native to the Midwest; its name comes from the practice of making blue dye from its inner bark.
Blue Ash real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio. The median home price here is $251,704. The median rental price is $1,023. Neighbors here in Blue Ash tend to be between 35 to 55 years of age, and the median household income is $61,591.
Homes in Blue Ash are almost all owner-occupied; most are single-family detached, with two or three bedrooms, and there are a number of high-rise and small apartment buildings. A small number of the homes here are historic (built before 1939) but most were built between 1970 and 1994.
The city of Blue Ash has been included in two editions of a book called, “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family.” One reason for its popularity with families is the school system; the majority of Blue Ash lies within the Sycamore School System, which continues to rank among Ohio’s top public schools. The city also offers a number of parochial schools, including prestigious Ursuline Academy. Higher education options here include UC’s Raymond Walters College campus.
Blue Ash is considered a desirable, safe and financially sound community; it offers award-winning public services including 24-hour police, fire and emergency medical services. City services are also considered among the best in the Cincinnati area, and include free weekly curbside garbage pickup, the use of recycling bins and a waste container, and free regular curbside brush pickup and chipping services.
The city of Blue Ash is only minutes from downtown Cincinnati, and only 20 minutes by car to any location in the metro area.