There is always something going on in Madeira! We host one of the areas only year-round Farmers’ Market and many annual events including the Madeira Art Fair, Criterium Bike Race & 5k, Madeira Street Dance, Girls Night Out, and many holiday events including an Independence Day parade and fireworks, St. Nicholas Sleigh Ride, and Light Up Madeira which is put on by the Chamber the first weekend in December. Don’t miss out on all the fun, view our full calendar of events to see what’s coming up soon!
MADEIRA BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Madeira business community includes multiple shopping districts with an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind shops, a variety of clothing boutiques, local flavor and chain restaurants, and dozens of local services from accountants and attorneys to physicians and veterinarians. Visit our Business Directory for a full list of Madeira-area businesses by category.
Housing options in Madeira range from single-family cape cods, ranch and colonial styles to upscale condominiums and town homes, with a median home price around $250,000. If you’re looking to purchase a home in Madeira, visit our Business Directory to find a list of local realtors and resources to help you find, buy and fall in love with your new home. Madeira is home to nearly 9,000 residents with a median household income of $85,000.
Madeira City Schools are consistently ranked among the best in the Cincinnati area as well as the nation, and continue to earn the distinction of one of the “Best Schools for Your Housing Buck” by Forbes.com year after year. Under the leadership of Superintendent Kenji Matsudo, the district has once again earned the highest distinction of an “Excellent” ranking by the Ohio Department of Education. Madeira also boasts one of the leading public preschools in the area and was recently named a Five Star Program through Ohio’s quality rating and improvement system, the highest level a preschool program can attain. Learn more about the Madeira City Schools by downloading the 2015-2016 Quality Profile.
Madeira is also conveniently located within a short distance of many top-rated private schools, and is home to St. Gertrude School, a Catholic elementary school which serves kindergarten through 8th grade. Since its founding in 1934, the school has been led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and offers academic excellence in the Dominican tradition.
MADEIRA PARKS & RECREATION
Madeira offers a variety of recreation options. Our ten-acre Sellman Park is accessible from Camargo Road and Miami Avenue and includes playgrounds, picnic shelters, a walking trail, multiple fields, as well as tennis and volleyball courts. McDonald Commons Park is located off of Dawson Avenue and features multiple playground areas and picnic shelters, tennis and pickle ball courts, and multiple baseball and soccer fields. It also hosts a variety of events including our summer concert series, Madcap Puppet shows, and Halloween Costume Parade.
The most unique of Madeira’s three parks is a two-acre wooded area called the Nelle V. Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary, which is maintained by the Madeira Historical Society. The Bird Sanctuary is located off of Miami Avenue just north of the Madeira Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library, which offers a variety of educational and enrichment programs for children of all ages.
MADEIRA RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
Madeira also has an active faith community and is home to several denominational and non-denominational churches, including Connections Christian Church. The Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church traces its roots back to 1841, making it the oldest church in the city. St. Getrude Parish has been in operation since 1923 and along with being one of the larger parishes in the area, is also home to the Dominican Friars and Sisters who staff the church and school. St. Gertrude hosts their annual parish festival every summer. St. Paul Community United Methodist Church and Madeira Baptist provide denominational communities for area families.