Ohio “The Buckeye State” is located in the heart of the Midwest and is known for its football, its friendly people, its farmland, and its warm and welcoming spirit. It’s also a very diverse state, with a wide variety of cultures, cities, and communities. In Ohio, there are quite a few cities that would make great places to call home, each with a unique character and personality. It’s just a matter of finding the city that’s the best fit for your needs and preferences.  If you’re a part of the LGBTQ community and you’ve been thinking of making a move to Ohio, some of the cities you might want to consider include:

  • Cincinnati: Cincinnati. It’s the Queen City. The City of Seven Hills (and many beautiful views). The city on the river. The home of some of the world’s best chili, and some of its friendliest people. It’s a warm and welcoming city – one that values its history, but also celebrates its present while looking forward to the future. Even better, it has a thriving and diverse LGBTQ community, where all can feel welcome and celebrated. You might also want to learn about all pride flags and their history. Read the full Cincinnati Gay City Guide here.
  • Columbus: Cowtown, Cbus, Columbus has many aliases but one thing that holds true is the acceptance and diversity of the region. Columbus is the 14th most populous city in the United States. Columbus has a diverse economy based on government, education, banking, insurance, and more. The area is home to the world’s largest private research and development foundation. Ohio State University is also located in Columbus. The city has a reputation for being gay-friendly and flying the most rainbow flags you will ever see. It’s that kind of inclusion that makes it an incredible metropolis to work and live in. Read the full Columbus Gay City Guide here.
  • Cleveland: Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio. Situated on the southern shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is a city that always offers a warm welcome, even despite its tendency for cold weather. It’s known as The Forest City, C-Town, and The Rock and Roll Capital of the World – but whatever you call it, it would be a wonderful place to call home. Cleveland is a city with much to offer – an excellent dining scene, quirky and eclectic nightlife, a vibrant arts scene, multiple professional sports teams, and a warm, and welcoming spirit. Read the full Cleveland Gay City Guide here.
  • Akron: Many think of Akron as the “Rubber Capital of the World” – and indeed, it is a bustling center of manufacturing and opportunity. Beyond that, however, Akron is also home to a thriving music scene, a historic arts district, plenty of festivals, beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities, a diverse, multicultural population, and a growing and thriving LGBTQ community that is welcoming to all. Read the full Akron Gay City Guide here.

After you’ve decided which Ohio city is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, at www.GayRealEstate.com, our over 2000 LGBTQ realtors are here for you, and ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect New York home soon!