The community’s vibrancy and the heart of its residents have made West Chester “One of America’s Best Places to Live.” West Chester has been named to Money Magazine’s prestigious national list recognizing the top 100 communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. West Chester’s nearly 35 square miles is home to more than 61,000 residents and nearly 3,500 businesses with a tax base of 40% commercial and 60% residential. Nearly 37% of West Chester’s residents are between the ages of 35 and 54. The median home value is $203,874 and of West Chester’s more than 22,000 housing units, more than 70% are single family homes. West Chester is served by the Lakota Local Schools with an enrollment of nearly 17,000 students in 22 buildings. Lakota Local Schools ranks among the state’s top school districts for academic excellence.
One of West Chester’s first settlers was Joseph McMaken. Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1755, McMaken applied for land in West Chester on July 4, 1791. Other notable settlers were: Joseph Cox (1767-1842), the Swearingen family (1700s), Samuel Seward (1754-1828), Abraham Montanye (1752-1828), Matthew Van Dine, Jr. (1752-1837), Isaac Paxton, and Michael and John Ayers. On March 24, 1803, the Ohio General Assembly passed an Act for the division of Hamilton County, establishing Butler County. The new county was named for General Richard Butler, a Revolutionary War hero.
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**This information was taken from West Chester, OH website (https://www.westchesteroh.org/)