The Neighborhood

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Quiet country charm just minutes from Cincinnati.

Milford, Ohio, has a classic hometown vibe that’s pure Americana. Its historic downtown, filled with friendly shops, families, and buildings dating to the 1800s, feels like you’ve traveled back to a simpler time.

But don’t let its easygoing charms fool you — there’s dining and lively entertainment aplenty. Not to mention hiking in the nearby nature preserves and kayaking on the Little Miami River.

Of course you’re just 16 miles from the heart of Cincinnati and all that The Queen City has to offer. See a symphony, watch the Reds and Bengals play, or catch some real wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo. (Just ask, and we’ll have transportation ready and waiting.)

You can see why we love to call this home, and we think you will, too.

Black and white image of old church by a lake.

A Brief History of Milford

The frontier feeling that permeates Milford is appropriate as the first settler arrived in 1796. A decade later, thanks to several land grants, the village of Milford was born from 46 humble lots. Residents quickly put the river to work by erecting mills to harness the natural water power.

Over the next century, modernity followed — the first telephone in 1884, a steel bridge by 1894, followed by the first street lights in 1907. Naturally, they had a parade to celebrate.

While the town has grown in the century since, it’s home to just around 7,000 residents. Local kids still set up lemonade stands, and this tight-knit community is always eager to share smiles and a bit of history.

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Keep an eye out for arts and crafts shows and yard sale weekends, too. Fourth of July festivities, fall festivals, and the Easter Eggstravaganza – this community comes together to celebrate all year round.

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