Montgomery, Blue Ash and Mason Ranked High Among Best Places To Live in Ohio


Three Cincinnati-area neighborhoods have been ranked among the 10 best places to live in Ohio per looked at amenities, quality of life, crime, tax rates, unemployment, commuting time and weather. (This blogger is questioning the weather factor after Winter 2013-14!)

What Ohio city ranked #1: Wickliffe

See the rankings here



Atrium Health Center to Open in Mason, Ohio


A new medical center is underway for the Mason, Liberty Township and West Chester, Ohio areas. Called Atrium Health Center, the 44,000 square foot building will be located at 7450 Mason-Montgomery Road. The facility is expected to be completed in December 2014.

This center is part of the Premier Health network and will be offering these services:

  • 24-hour emergency medical operations
  • Office space for doctors with specialties in family medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology
  • Medical spa
  • X-rays, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound capabilities
  • Lab testing

Marianne Culbertson of Sibcy Cline Northeast is Honored by the Mason School Board


Marianne Culbertson, a Sibcy Cline Northeast Agent, was recently honored by the Mason, Ohio School Board for 20 years of service.

Marianne has been an active school board member since elected in 1994. Her 20-year tenure oversaw the school district climb from 3,091 students to almost 11,000. She is the longest-serving board member and served on the school district’s facilities committee which was involved with construction of:

  • Mason High School (a showcase for the district)
  • Early Childhood Center
  • Mason Intermediate School
  • Mason Middle School

Read a wonderful article from The Pulse Journal about Marianne’s tenure and retirement from Mason’s school board here.

Besides devoting much of her time and talent to the school board, Marianne is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Mason and serves on its Board of Directors. This club is dedicated to supporting the community through various fundraising efforts, scholarship grants and other outreach programs.

Real Estate
Marianne is a Sales Vice President in the Sibcy Cline Northeast office and has been with Sibcy Cline since 1996. She holds the ABR and SRES professional real estate designations. Marianne’s successful career has been acknowledged with numerous local and state-wide real estate sales honors.

Sibcy Cline Northeast Office Volunteer at the Mason Half Marathon

Group Shot Water StationSibcy Cline Northeast Agents volunteered at the Mason Half Marathon on November 3, 2013.  This run benefitted the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus.

The agents manned the water station, passing out cups of H2O to the 650 runners and walkers!

Everyone looks great in their red, don’t you think? We bet there were a few Sibcy Cline Northeast Agents who also ran this race!

Mason, Ohio Ranked Among the Safest Cities in the U.S.

Neighborhood Scout (a community data research company) conducts a yearly ranking of the most-safe cities in  the United States, and Mason, Ohio made the list. Ranking at #100, Mason was one of five Ohio cities to make the list and the the only one in the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky region.

How did Mason make the list? Criteria for the ranking included crime reports submitted to the FBI for:

  • Burglary
  • Larceny/theft
  • Vehicle theft
  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Armed robbery
  • Aggravated assault

See more details about the report for Mason here.

Mason has approximately 32,000 residents and is the 46th largest community in Ohio.  Look at Mason homes for sale here.

Which U.S. city ranked #1 for safety? Franklin, Massachusetts.

2011 Shows Increase in High-End Construction Starts

Per NorthPointe Group research service, the construction of high-end homes in Greater Cincinnati increased 35% in 2011. There were 279 home starts for residences priced from $400,000. (There were such 207 home starts in 2010.)

The five developments with the most home starts $400,000 included:

  • Carmelle  in Mason – 19
  • Long Cove in Mason – 11
  • Cottage Hill in Columbia-Tusculum – 11
  • Glenview Farm Estates (Foxborough) – West Chester Township – 11

See Sibcy Cline’s builder and developers!

Mason and Springboro Make Best Small Town List

Two area suburbs made it to Money magazine’s list of best small towns in America: Mason and Springboro, Ohio! Mason ranked #24 and Springboro ranked #42. Read more about these rankings here.

Read more about Mason, Ohio, including a link to the area’s active listings.

Read more about Springboro, Ohio, including a link to that area’s active listed properties.