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ABOUT MADEIRA
Our Community
Incorporated in 1910, the City of Madeira is one of the premier communities in Greater Cincinnati. The variety of housing options, coupled by its strong school system, small town atmosphere, and access to other parts of the region are major strengths of this community.

Originally developed along the railroad line between Cincinnati and Parkersburg, West Virginia, Madeira remains in close proximity to other parts of the Tri-State, with the accessibility of Interstate 71 and Montgomery Road. Other jurisdictions constantly strive to obtain the small town feel that Madeira has maintained. An excellent school system and nearby commercial and employment centers are strong aspects of the 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 shows an estimated population at 9,049. There are approximately 3,498 housing units in Madeira, 87% of which are single-family houses, but within this category there is diversity in the style, size and cost of the housing.  The median value of single-family houses is $249,700.  (Source:  U.S. Census Population Estimates, July 1, 2016; https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/madeiracityohio/PST045216)  

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 non-emergency phone number for the Madeira Police is (513) 272-4214.

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, 7205 Miami Avenue in Madeira and 6475 Drake Road in Indian Hill. 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 district consists of three public schools - Madeira Elementary (grades PK-4), Madeira Middle School (grades 5-8), and Madeira High School (grades 9-12). The preschool is available on a first-come, first-served tuition basis. For current information about the public schools of the Madeira City School District, go to Madeira City School District and review the current "Quality Profile".

St. Gertrude School is a Catholic K-8 school, operated by the Dominican Sisters. For up to date information, go to St. Gertrude Elementary School.

Property Tax Rate
For up to date property tax information, please go to Hamilton County Auditor or call the Auditor's Office at (513) 946-4000.

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 Avenue/Euclid Avenue/Laurel Avenue/Camargo Road areas, consisting of over 150 retail and service businesses. Walkable from almost anywhere in Madeira, the business district is a wonderful location 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 Road, Camargo Road, 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 are 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.