8. Bowling Green, Ohio
Cultural and arts amenities are abound in Bowling Green, which is a 30 minute drive from Toledo. This means that while your family can enjoy the quieter life Bowling Green has to offer, you can also enjoy attractions available to Toledo, like the zoo, Imagination Station children’s museum, and Fossil Park in Sylvania. Bowling Green families can also participate in a number of community events throughout the year.
The city is packed with amenities that make life here pleasant. Despite the luxuries, Bowling Green is also affordable. The average home costs around $129,000, which is below the national average. The cost of living is also lower than average, and the usual commute times are low, too.