City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

UA Accolades

Here in Upper Arlington we have much to be grateful for, including a strong sense of community, excellent safety services, low crime, superb schools and more. But we're not the only ones who have noticed. Below are recent rankings (from the last two years) that help quantify aspects of our community that make it a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Upper Arlington Rankings
August 2013-November 2016

Date Ranking Description
November 2016

America's Top 25 Neighborhoods for Small Businesses (UA 22nd on the national list)
Welcome Mat Services

A ranking of the top 25 neighborhoods in the nation, based on community vibe to shop local, popularity of the neighborhood, sense of community belonging and more.
July 2016 Best Place to Live in Ohio and Best Central Ohio Suburb 
Niche.com 
Factors in this ranking included education, strength of the local real estate market, health and fitness, community time, safety and crime, availability of amenities and more.
June 2016 Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio
CreditDonkey.com
Factors in this ranking included data from the FBI’s 2014 Uniform Crime Report, such as the number of violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents reported for each city. Only cities with populations of 10,000 or more were considered. 
May 2016 America's Top 100 Safest Cities 
NeighborhoodScout.com
Factors considered in this ranking included property and violent crimes (weighted per 1,000 residents). Ranking is for cities with populations greater than 25,000. 
December 2015 Central Ohio's Most Educated Communities
(UA Ranked 4th and 3rd by Zip Code)
Business First
Factors considered in this ranking included the percentage of residents with advanced degrees (more than bachelors degrees). Information was sorted by zip code. 
September 2015 10 Happiest Places in Ohio
CreditDonkey.com
Factors considered in this ranking included restaurants per capita, violent crime rates, average commute time, percentage of residents leaving for work before 5 a.m., median household income, percent of divorced residents and the percent of income spent on housing. 
July 2015

Top 50 Safest Cities in Ohio
Safewise.com

Factors considered in this ranking included FBI Crime Report Statistics from 2013, including property crime and violent crime weighted per 1,000 resident.
July 2015

13th Best Small City in America for Working Parents
Nerdwallet.com

 

 

Factors considered in this ranking included median income for families with children, homeowner costs, childcare costs, school quality, percentage of households with children and average commute time.
July 2015 Best Place to Live in Ohio
Homesnacks.net
Factors considered in this ranking included our strong economic base, in terms of household income, home value and unemployment, and low crime rates.
June 2015 Best Suburb in the Columbus Metro Area,
2nd Best in Ohio

Niche.com
Factors considered in this ranking included our high level of citizen engagement (civic life, school investment), strong housing market, availabilities of activities, low crime rate and resident wellness.
February 2015 One of the Safest Places to Live in Central Ohio,
7th Safest Place to live in Ohio

ValuePenguin
Factors considered in this ranking included 2013 FBI crime statistics, which analyzes violent crimes and property crimes. Note: This ranking is for municipalities with populations greater than 20,000.
December 2014 9th Most Educated Community in the Nation
Nerdwallet.com
Factors considered in this ranking included our populations' education attainment, with scoring weighted most heavily on high school diplomas and bachelors’ degrees.
October 2014 Best Suburb in Region, 2nd in Ohio, 6th in Nation
Business Insider
Factors considered in this ranking included commute time, household income, housing affordability, safety and quality of schools.
January 2014 14th Safest City in Ohio
Safewise.com
Factors considered in this ranking included 2011 data reported to the FBI.
October 2013 3rd Best Town in Ohio for Young Families
Nerdwallet.com
Factors considered in this ranking included schools, affordability of homes, growth and prosperity.
May 2013 2nd Best Suburb in Columbus
Columbus Monthly Magazine
Factors considered in this ranking included safety, housing and schools.
August 2013 Top 10 Best Town for Families in the Nation
Family Circle Magazine
Factors considered in this ranking included affordability of homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rates and financial stability.
Spring 2013 America's Top 100 Safest Cities 
NeighborhoodScout.com
Factors considered in this ranking included property and violent crimes (weighted per 1,000 residents).
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  • 2017 Community Survey
    The 2017 Community Survey process is complete and the report can be viewed here. A presentation of the results to City Council is scheduled for the Monday, August 28 City Council Meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
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