• Anderson is one GREAT community

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  • There are many reasons why Anderson Township has been named CityBeat’s “Best Suburban Neighborhood,” Hamilton County’s “most livable” community and voted as “Cincinnati’s Best Community” in a recent media community poll.

    Nestled in the southeastern corner of the county, Anderson is bordered by the natural beauty of two major rivers, the Ohio and the Little Miami, and the lush, wooded hillsides that rise from their banks. This scenic topography includes nearly 3,000 acres of parks and other open spaces and offers a fitting backdrop for a township that is home to dozens of charming suburban neighborhoods.

    With a rich history dating back more than 150 years, the community enjoys strong roots that provide a firm base from which thriving local businesses, award-winning schools and state-of-the-art government services have evolved. Established in 1793, the area remained a close-knit rural community for decades. New development began in earnest in the 1950s after completion of the Beechmont Levee offered easy access to downtown Cincinnati, just 12 miles away.

    Although it is one of the most popular and modern townships in the county today, development has been carefully managed to preserve the natural beauty and charm that attracted the area’s first residents more than a century ago and continues to attract newcomers today. Anderson truly offers its residents a “most livable” place to call home.

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  • Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
    For over 40 years the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce has served the businesses and residents of Anderson Township and more recently the businesses and residents of Mt. Washington, Newtown and western Clermont County.

    The Chamber works with Anderson Township to drive economic development in the area and make the process of opening a business as easy as possible.  The Chamber also provides its nearly 500 members with a variety of useful benefits that include great networking events and Professional Development seminars to help businesses get connected stay up to date on current bussiness trends.

    In addition the Chamber provides marketing and branding opportunities to its members through a number of signature events such as Citizen of the Year and the Chamber Golf Outing as well as community events such as Party on the Plaza and Anderson's Got Talent.  

    Lastly the Chamber provides great exposure for its members with the most comprehensive directory of local businesses on its website and in the yearly Chamber magazine. 


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  • Anderson Township
    Anderson Township is governed by a three-person elected board of trustees and a fiscal officer.  Anderson is a full service township with its own public works and fire departments.  The township contracts for policing services from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

    With the busy commercial corridor of Beechmont Ave as a major hub and shopping destination, Anderson government has worked to balance commercial activity with the community's other appealing qualities, such as parks, safe neighborhoods and attractive community centers. Popular Township events include a weekly Farmer's Market, Independence Day Parade, Jack-o-lantern Walk and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

    Anderson was the first township in the state with its own Greenspace program, which currently portects nearly 700 acres of naturalized environment.  As evidenced by this program, in conjunction with a dedicated park district, the community has been recognized as a leader in the development of recreational spaces, having 60 acres of Greenspace and parks for every 1,000 residents.

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  • Local Schools

    Forest School District is the largest educator in Anderson with a total of 9 schools and more than 7,400 students.  Forest Hills is one of the hightst rated districts in the state of Ohio, earning Excellent or Excellent with Distinction on the state report card 12 years in  a row.

    Last fall voters in the district approved a bond issue to upgrade every school and provide a new school for Wilson Elementary.  Extensive renovation of eight schools, retrofiting buildings for air conditioning and other improvements that impact trchnology, learning environments and transportation are in the works.

    There are several excellent private school options in Anderson and surrounding areas including Guardian Angels, Archbishop McNicholas High School, Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Miami Valley Christian Academy.  All offer faith-based learning curriculums with a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

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  • Local Parks

    The Anderson Park District is located in Anderson Township, approximately 12 miles east of Cincinnati, within the southeast corner of Hamilton County in Ohio.  Over 500 acres of parkland comprise the APD, situated within the Township’s 31.2 square miles.  The idea for the Anderson Township Park District began in 1970 when the Anderson Hills Community Council petitioned the Anderson Township Trustees to form a Park District. The first park board created a plan for public parks in Anderson Township and bore the Park District by the passage of a referendum in 1975. Operations officially began in 1976 and the first park, Nagel Park, was dedicated in 1978.

    In addition to APD, there are several other parks in Anderson and surrounding communities that are operated by the Hamilton County Park District including Woodland Mound and Little Miami Golf Center.