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ABOUT MADEIRA
Our Community
With its hometown feel and terrific location - near Kenwood Towne Center and approximately 12 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati with convenient access from I-71 - Madeira is known for its well maintained properties and vibrant central business district where visitors and residents can shop and dine. Madeira is consistently recognized for its charming atmosphere, high quality of life and being a family friendly place to live and work. The communities closest to Madeira include The Village of Indian Hill to the east, Cincinnati and Mariemont to the south, Sycamore Township (Kenwood), and Blue Ash and Montgomery to the north and west.

Population and Housing
The U.S. Bureau of Census figures list the 2010 population at 8,726. The 2010 median annual household income is approximately $78,567. There are approximately 2.6 people per household and the median age is 42.9. There are approximately 3500 housing units in Madeira. Most are single-family houses, but within this category there is diversity in the style, size and cost of the housing, and many new homes are being built either on vacant lots, or to replace older homes.   

Police & Fire
The city currently employs 12 full-time officers to cover our 3.4 square miles of area. This staffing level permits a minimum of two officers per shift, with the ability to schedule a third officer if necessary. Overall crime in the community is very low compared to the surrounding region.

The city shares a joint fire district with our neighbor, The Village of Indian Hill. The Madeira / Indian Hill Joint Fire District allows for fire protection and emergency medical services to be provided to both communities from two strategically located fire stations. Each station utilizes personnel for both fire and EMS. Mutual aid agreements with surrounding communities provide additional back-up service when necessary.

Schools / Education
Public and private education is a very high priority within the community. The Madeira City School District has earned the designation of ‘Excellent' on the state report card every year since the inception of the rating system. Students are among the highest performers in the state on the ACT, SAT, and state achievement tests. For the 2008-2009 school year, the Ohio Department of Education has recognized Madeira City Schools with the “Excellent with Distinction” rating. This award is presented to schools in which 75% of all students, including students with disabilities, scored proficient or above on the state achievement tests or the Ohio Graduation Tests in reading and mathematics.

The district consists of three schools - Madeira Elementary (grades PK-4), Madeira Middle School (grades 5-8), and Madeira High School (grades 9-12). Our preschool is available on a first-come, first-served tuition basis. The average district-wide student / teacher ratio is 18:1, with a per pupil expenditure of approximately $10,318 per year. 

St. Gertrude Elementary School is a Catholic, K-8 school, operated by the Dominican Sisters. St. Gertrude Elementary has been awarded an “excellent” rating by the State of Ohio. Enrollment is 380 students.

Property Tax Rate
The present property tax rate in Madeira depends upon the school districts. The majority of the city is within the Madeira school district, but there are small portions of the Cincinnati and Indian Hill School districts. For the Cincinnati District the rate is approximately 73 mills; for Indian Hill, it is 70 mills; and for Madeira it is 89 mills, as a result of different school levies. The city also levies a 1% earnings tax (see more about tax information on the left hand of the home page). 

Business Districts
While Madeira’s land area is zoned over 90% residential, there are business districts which provide an array of shopping, dining, and services to the community. The central business district is located in and around the Miami / Euclid / Laurel / Camargo Road areas consisting of over 150 retail and service businesses. Walkable from almost anywhere in Madeira, the business district is a wonderful location for our residents to conveniently shop and dine seven days a week. A second retail area is located in the northern part of the city along Montgomery Road at the intersection of Hosbrook Road, which also has many retail and dining opportunities.

Transportation
Major highways in the area include I-71 and U.S. 22 (Montgomery Road). Local arterials (Kenwood, Camargo, and Shawnee Run Roads, and Euclid and Miami Avenues) are jointly maintained by the city and Hamilton County. The Queen City Metro Bus Service provides daily public transit service from Madeira to downtown Cincinnati.

Health Facilities
Madeira has several physicians, dentists, an optometrist, and several medical specialists located within the city. While there are no hospitals within the city limits, Bethesda North and Jewish North are located within 5 miles of the area. As well, there are many other health professionals located in the Kenwood / Montgomery Road corridor which is convenient to Madeira.

Madeira Historical Society 
Madeira Historical Society is organized for the purpose of discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Madeira and the surrounding areas; specifically the discovery and collection of materials which help to establish and illustrate the history of the area; the preservation of materials for examination and study; and the dissemination of historical information.