Riverside voted as one of the Best Cities to Live in Ohio
Odds of Being a Victim of a Violent Crime: 1 in 563
Commute Time: 17.9 minutes
Residents Who Attended Some College, No Degree: 26.3%
Restaurants: 1 per 493 inhabitants
Riverside is the smallest city in our rankings based on population, but it's not lacking in huge appeal. Part of the Dayton metro area, Riverside was incorporated in 1995 as a result of the merger of Mad River Township and the Village of Riverside. The city's economy is largely driven by the tech and aerospace industries, and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the most prominent employers. Residents tend to earn less on average compared to some of the other cities on our list, but crime here is low and the commute takes less than 18 minutes.
Did You Know: Maurice Krug, the inventor of space food, was born in nearby Dayton.