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Situated northeast of Cincinnati, Montgomery is a city in Hamilton County, OH. Home to 10,200 residents, Montgomery’s close proximity to the state’s third largest city makes it an excellent choice for anyone who prefers to live a smaller, family friendly community that offers excellent schools and plenty of things to do.
Schools in Montgomery, OH
Students living in Montgomery attend Sycamore County Schools, which prides itself on providing “challenging and engaging educational experiences.”
The system is comprised of four elementary schools (PK-4th grade), one intermediate school (5th and 6th grade), one junior high school (7th and 8th grade), and one high school (9th-12th grade).
The school system has a reputation for excellence and has earned the highest rating from the Ohio Department of Education for over a decade.
The system is somewhat diverse and proudly includes students that hail from 40 countries and speak 40 languages.
All four of the elementary schools have been voted one of the Top 25 Public Elementary Schools by the Greater Cincinnati Business Courier. The high school has an outstanding 99% graduation rate and 19 National Merit Scholars, placing these students among the top 3% of U.S. high school seniors.
High school students can participate in a wide variety of athletics, including water polo, lacrosse, gymnastics, and diving, as well as more traditional school sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading.
Students can also join more than 85 clubs that meet all areas of student interest. Some of the more unique options include the American Sign Language Club, Philosophy Club, Little Drops, which provides support for a local nonprofit organization, He for She (brings awareness to gender inequalities, and the Amigos Club, which pairs with cyber pen pals in Argentina to discuss an array of topics.
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Parks and Recreation in Montgomery, OH
Montgomery boasts six parks, a pool, and a nature preserve that are spread over 96 areas of protected green space. Unlike parks in many other cities, Montgomery’s parks are connected by more than 10 miles of sidewalks, allowing residents to take full advantage of the area’s natural beauty and opportunities for recreational activities.
Dulle Park is located right in the middle of Montgomery’s residential area and is home to two baseball fields, a basketball court, two tennis courts, a soccer field, picnic shelter, children’s playground, and natural turf walking trail. Terwilliger Lodge is also located within the park and often serves as the site of parties, receptions, and other special events.
Johnson Nature Preserve is perfect for residents who want to explore the local wildlife in their natural setting.
Montgomery Park is frequently the site of community events, including the July 3rd Concert and Independence Day Festival. Within the park, the Recreational Annex building is used for a variety of art, fitness, and other fun classes that are open to residents of all ages. The park features a handicap accessible playground and serves as the perfect spot for winter sledding.
Pioneer Park, which sits right across from Dulles Park and encompasses 7 acres of land, is Montgomery’s most interactive and natural park. It features a wildflower meadow, fire ring, pond with adjoining boardwalk, grove of gorgeous native trees, and butterfly gardens. The park is popular with photographers, thanks to the many great settings for photos, as well as dog owners, who take advantage of the ½ mile paved walking trail.
Swaim Park is often the site of community gatherings, such as the Fall Harvest Moon Festival, and the popular July lunchtime series, LafnLunch, where visitors can watch live, variety show themed performers and entertainers. The park includes a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts, a children’s playground and tot lot, a soccer field, basketball court, baseball fields, and two horseshoe pits. Swaim Park is also the site of the historic Wilder-Swaim farmhouse that is filled with historic artifacts, documents, and photographs from the mid-1800s. Directly behind the farmhouse is a gorgeously maintained heirloom garden. All are open to the public.
Weather in Montgomery, OH
Montgomery residents should prepare for cold and windy winters, as well as long, humid, and hot summers. From the beginning of December to the beginning of March, the average daily high is around 46°F. From mid-May to mid-September, the average daily temperature stays above 75°F.
The winter months tend to be pretty wet and may experience, rain, snow, or a combination of the two. While snow may fall in the area, it rarely accumulates and doesn’t have any real effect on daily operations in Montgomery County.
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