Community Spotlight: Madeira

Red building with American flags loacted in downtown Madeira in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Just twelve miles from downtown Cincinnati, the city of Madeira is proud of the central attraction of the historic railroad station.

Popular for its small-town charm and undeniable vitality, Madeira also attracts families to an excellent educational system. The home styles are varied to include contemporary styles, Cape Cods, stately colonials, and sprawling ranches. Although major malls are nearby, the neighborhood retail district includes a number of interesting shops and convenient services. Planners and residents in Madeira agree on carefully planned, controlled growth and development patterns that will preserve the high quality of life and the quiet, gracious sense of community that have always made this residential haven so desirable.

Madeira Market Information

Located just twelve miles from downtown Cincinnati, Madeira offers the appeal of the suburbs with the convenience of the city. Predominantly made up of office professionals, residents also include a large number of artists and designers, who help maintain the community’s character and charm.

Madeira was ranked one of Ohio Magazine’s “Best Hometowns” for 2014-2015. Contributing to its appeal is its city parks, public school system, and city services, providing leaf/brush pickup and snow removal.

Madeira maintains three parks, including the Neile V. Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary. The parks provide access to baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and hiking trails. During the summer months, locals and visitors enjoy Concerts in the Park and Shakespeare in the Park.

A family oriented community, Madeira residents pride themselves on the city’s schools, which consistently earns a rating of “Excellent” on Ohio’s annual report card and Madeira High School is a National Blue Ribbon School.

While 90% of the city is zoned residential, dozens of local and national chain restaurants and specialty stores provide shopping without leaving Madeira. For more variety, the Kenwood Towne Center is five minutes away. The proximity to I-71 provides easy access to downtown Cincinnati and other regional shopping areas as well.

Development in the city is controlled to preserve the quiet community atmosphere. Home styles in Madeira vary, including Contemporary, Cape Cod, Ranch, and Colonial, with home values from sub $100,000 to over $800,000. The average home price is around $250,000.

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Carol Harris


With a 35+ year career in real estate, Carol has an unmatched experience in the Cincinnati residential market. Carol started her career partnering with Cincinnati’s first full-time female realtor, Sheila Miller. With Shelia’s mentorship, she developed a wealth of knowledge and built a reputation for selling high-end real estate. Carol and Shelia became one of Cincinnati’s leading teams, selling many of the city’s most expensive and iconic properties. Carol continues to grow the team through the examples of mentorship and teamwork. She is proud of what The CK Group is growing into and thankful for the chance to share, mentor, and work alongside such an outstanding group of women.