A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$213,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Hilliard Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    192
    500
  • Theft
    726
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,727
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Hilliard is a larger suburb on the Northwest part of Columbus. It has many businesses and neighborhoods to fit all lifestyles. The schools are top-notch and more technologically advanced than several bordering districts. Hilliard is a safe community with several parks and pathways to walk, run, or ride your bike. There is a rails to trails path that extends from downtown Hilliard to Plain City which many people use to train for local races. Along the trail Homestead Park and Heritage Trail Dog Park are found. Hilliard is a great suburb all around!
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Hilliard is an up and coming area where there are a lot of places to shop and many restaurants have been built in the past several years. There are many houses and apartments that are being built all around the city. I attended Hilliard City Schools for K-12 and now work at one of the elementary schools for the School Aged Child Care (SACC) Program that is before and after school child care. The teachers care about their students’ success and failures in their lives. Hilliard has several parks, a community center, municipal pools, gyms, and many more activities. The library in Hilliard is a very well kept and has many options for reading, movies, music, and activities that can keep a person of any age entertained. During the summer, the Franklin County Fair is held at the fairgrounds which draws a lot of people and business to the area. The police and fire personnel are nice and helpful with whatever a person might need. Overall, Hilliard, Ohio is a wonderful place to raise a family.
I feel safe in my community, and there are always friendly faces around! I found yoga classes to take and dance classes to occupy my free time. I enjoy the area and being right outside of the city.