Hamilton will be one of five communities recognized in Ohio Magazine’s 14th annual Ohio’s Best Hometowns issue.

Hamilton recognized as one of Ohio’s best hometowns

Hamilton was selected for this honor because of its strong sense of community spirit, thriving public arts and welcoming downtown, according to the magazine.


In a special collectors’ issue, Ohio Magazine also recognized four other communities as 2019–2020 Ohio’s Best Hometowns: Fremont, Gallipolis, Hartville and Newark. The was on newsstands beginning Nov. 3.

To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment and Culture and Heritage — to help finalize their selections.

Each of Ohio Magazine’s Best Hometowns will be featured in the November, January and July issues, showing readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location.

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