6) Rocky River
Located just nine miles west of Cleveland’s Public Square, Rocky River is a small city known for its title and third place rank of “Excellent with Distinction” from the Ohio Board of Education in 2013. The median household income approximates at $68,000 while the average month rent is just under $800. The city’s superb school system attracts families from across the state, especially being a nearby suburb of Cleveland. Rocky River is also loaded with outdoor attractions including a generous selection of local kayaking companies and natural landmarks such as Lakewood Park and Rocky River Park. Citizens of Rocky River are no strangers to local gastropubs and spas, and the short drive to downtown Cleveland provides for the perfect daytime getaway. Nearly 50% of households are occupied by married couples, and roughly 26% of residents are between the ages of 25 and 44 years old.