Incorporated in 1910, the City of Madeira is one of the premier communities in Greater Cincinnati. The variety of housing options, coupled with its strong school system, small-town atmosphere, and access to other parts of the region, are major strengths of this community.
Originally developed along the railroad line between Cincinnati and Parkersburg, West Virginia, Madeira remains in close proximity to other parts of the Tri-State. With its hometown feel and terrific location—approximately 12 miles northeast of downtown Cincinnati with convenient access from Interstate 71—Madeira is known for its well-maintained properties and vibrant central business district where visitors and residents can shop and dine. Madeira is consistently recognized for its charming atmosphere and high quality of life and for being a family-friendly place to live and work.
To learn more about the history and development of Madeira, visit the Madeira Historical Society.
Police & Fire
The City currently employs 12 full-time police officers to cover our 3.4 square miles of area. This staffing level permits a minimum of two officers per shift, with the ability to schedule a third officer, if necessary. Overall crime in the community is very low compared to the surrounding region. The non-emergency phone number for the Madeira Police is (513) 272-4214.
The City shares a joint fire district with our neighbor, the Village of Indian Hill. The Madeira/Indian Hill Joint Fire District allows for fire protection and emergency medical services to be provided to both communities from strategically located fire stations at 7205 Miami Avenue in Madeira and 6475 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Each station staffs personnel for both fire and EMS. Mutual aid agreements with surrounding communities provide additional backup when necessary.
Public and private education is a very high priority within the community.
The district consists of three public schools: Madeira Elementary (grades PK–4), Madeira Middle School (grades 5–8), and Madeira High School (grades 9–12). The preschool is available on a first-come, first-served tuition basis. For current information about the public schools of the Madeira City School District, go to Madeira City School District.
St. Gertrude School is a Catholic K–8 school operated by the Dominican Sisters. For up-to-date information, go to St. Gertrude Elementary School.
There are multiple business districts in Madeira that provide an array of shopping, dining, and services to the community.
The central business district is located along Miami Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Laurel Avenue and Camargo Road, consisting of over 150 retail and service businesses. Walkable from almost anywhere in Madeira, the central business district is a wonderful place to conveniently shop and dine seven days a week.
A second retail area is located in the northern part of the City along Montgomery Road, at the intersection of Hosbrook Road, which offers many retail and dining opportunities.
Major highways in the area include I-71 and U.S. 22 (Montgomery Road). Local arterials (Kenwood, Camargo, and Shawnee Run Roads, and Euclid and Miami Avenues) are jointly maintained by the City and Hamilton County. The Queen City Metro Bus Service provides daily public transit service from Madeira to downtown Cincinnati.