Welcome to Ottawa Hills
Small, scenic enclave inside Toledo with a deep devotion to community
Northwest of Toledo and the Maumee River, the idyllic neighborhood of Ottawa Hills lies ensconced by the charm of a family-oriented lifestyle that radiates out of its beautiful landscape and small-town atmosphere. Entirely residential, this upscale village is segmented by the lovely, meandering Ottawa River and boasts ample green spaces. It’s conveniently located only fifteen minutes away from Downtown Toledo and rests adjacent to the University of Toledo’s
Tree-lined streets and lush vegetation are some of the defining characteristics of this affluent neighborhood established in 1915. Its long-held dedication to fostering a tight-knit community spirit has allowed Ottawa Hills to maintain its manicured look, friendly personality, residential amenities, a remarkable educational system, and a truly suburban vibe.
The houses in Ottawa Hills are a beautiful mix of contemporary and traditional. Along the leafy streets, you’ll find a good mix of historic, mid-century, and modern-build houses. While there are plenty of incredible million-dollar estates, buyers can easily purchase a 4- bedroom beauty for under $300,000. Architectural styles vary with the homes’ build date and can include everything from massive Federal Revival mansions, stately brick Colonials, 5+ bedroom ranches and bungalows, and dazzling French Normandy-inspired estates.
What to Love
- Variety of architectural styles and housing options
- Excellent school district
- Tranquil suburban lifestyle adjacent to Toledo
- Minutes from the Inverness Club a superb golf course
People & Lifestyle
Families make up the majority of the population in Ottawa Hills, and it isn’t hard to understand why. With its stunning natural beauty, excellent schools, and close vicinity to Toledo for community parents, Ottawa Hills is the perfect serene escape from the bustle of city living.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
In Ottawa Hills, it’s easy to meet your day-to-day needs through the presence of abundant shopping centers, which also serve as sources for retail therapy. The village has one of the leading retail and mixed-use establishments in Toledo, the Westgate Village Shopping Center
, where you can grab your favorite latte from Starbucks, hit up Costco for all of your grocery needs, and dine at several restaurants.
Across from the Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, you’ll find the Ottawa Hills Shopping Center, which offers yoga studios
and convenience stores in addition to adorable niche boutiques like the Betty Rumpf Interiors
furniture store. Looking for more? Head over to the Cricket Shopping Center for some of the best coffee in Toledo at SIP
. This center also houses a pharmacy, yoga
, a Pure Barre studio
, clothing boutiques like Jūpmode
, and great local eats. While you’re there, check out Calvino’s
, a long-established Italian eatery that features an adjoining wine store with a great collection.
If smaller shopping centers aren’t enough to quench your thirst for retail therapy, residents can visit the Franklin Park Mall
just a few minutes north. A traditional indoor shopping mall, Franklin harbors name brands like Apple
, and Express
, in addition to an AMC movie theater and a bustling food court.
Things to Do
Much of Ottawa Hill's activity is centered around community events, and the exciting village spirit is one of the most impressive, distinctive facets of this community. Come together with other residents for the many Village Life Events
, including the annual Celebration of Village Life Parade, also known as the Football Homecoming Parade
Another long-standing tradition, the Ottawa Hills Fall Festival, and Auto Show
draws a big crowd every year with its live entertainment, luxe classic and exotic cars, vendors, and activities for the kids. Music at the Point is a great way to get out with the family and make memories, and this beloved event offers live music and gourmet food trucks for your enjoyment.
Ready to dive into some of Ohio’s great nature preserves and rich history? Explorers will adore the vast trails and 493 acres of woodlands at the Wildwood Metropark
, where they can discover plentiful wildlife and tour the estate’s stunning Manor House
Ottawa Hills is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Ottawa Hills Elementary School, K-6, highly-rated public elementary school
- Ottawa Hills Jr. High and High School, 7-12, ranked #1 best public high school in Ohio