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Anderson Township

History

Anderson Township was founded in 1793 as the 5th township in Hamilton County. Its boundaries were originally set by the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers. Settlements began developing along the Little Miami River, including Newtown, because the landscape was more easily inhabited than the wooded and hilly areas nearby.

Throughout the 19th century, many wooded areas were harvested for fuel. As the forests were cleared, farming outposts began to develop, including Cherry Grove, Forestville, Fruit Hill, and Sweetwine. Anderson Twp remained mostly agricultural until the rapid growth of the suburbs after World War II. This rapid growth was aided by the construction of the Beechmont Levee, which provided a more direct route to downtown Cincinnati. Later, increased access to the Greater Cincinnati area was provided by the construction of I-275 and I-471.

Housing

With 44,000 residents, Anderson Township ranks 4th among Hamilton County’s 49 jurisdictions in population. According to MLS data, homes for sale in 2019 closed at a median price of $260,000. Home size, quality, and acreage vary widely and as a result, home prices range from below $100,000 to over $3 million. Although some regions of Anderson Twp have been fully suburbanized, many areas maintain the original wooded and hilly terrain – some with fantastic river views.

Schools

Many residents are attracted to Anderson Twp by the Forest Hill Local school district, which has received numerous state and national awards for excellence. Both high schools – Anderson and Turpin – boast a 95% graduation rate and are ranked in the top 50 in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report. The district serves approximately 7500 students and consists of 6 elementary schools (Ayer, Maddux, Mercer, Sherwood, Summit, Wilson), which feed Nagel Middle School. Ayer, Maddux, and Summit students eventually attend Anderson High School, while Mercer and Wilson students attend Turpin High School. Sherwoods’ students are split between Anderson and Turpin based on their street addresses.

Attractions

Local entertainment venues include Coney Island, Riverbend Music Center, and Belterra Park. Plenty of shopping and restaurants options are located in the recently re-developed Anderson Towne Center and along Beechmont Avenue. Eastgate Mall is also only about 5 miles away.

Parks

The Anderson Park District maintains 10 public parks, which include amenities such as shelters, playgrounds, athletic fields, ampitheater, skatepark, disc golf course, and several trails for hiking, biking, and walking. There are also several public and private golf courses and driving ranges in and around Anderson Twp, including California, Coldstream, Four Seasons, Ivy Hills, Legendary Run, Little Miami, Lunken, Reeves, Royal Oak, and Vineyard. Indoor athletic facilities include the M.E. Lyons YMCA and Mercy Healthplex.

Location

Located in the southeastern corner of Hamilton County, Anderson Twp residents enjoy easy access to downtown Cincinnati, Clermont County, and Northern Kentucky via I-275 and I-471 highways and routes US-50, US-52, and OH-32. Nearby Lunken Airport serves private aircraft and some regional commercial destinations.

Forest Hills Local school district

Coney Island

Riverbend Music Center

Belterra Park

Anderson Park District

Lunken Airport