Fort Thomas

Cross the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati, and you will find yourself in the delightful city of Fort Thomas.

Welcome to Fort Thomas

A charming neighborhood with upscale amenities and a friendly atmosphere
 
 
This gracious, tight-knit community boasts an approachable, friendly vibe with a fabulous location and desirable upscale amenities. The architecture in Fort Thomas ranges from newer homes to bungalows and charming, Southern-style historical homes. The area is attractive to families, retirees, and single households thanks to its welcoming atmosphere.

Fort Thomas is a popular area to reside in thanks to its varied assortment of home styles, unique neighborhood vibe, proximity to luxurious amenities in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, and excellent educational options for families. With numerous dining options, an exceptional selection of upscale shopping, access to enjoyable entertainment venues, and an outstanding variety of cultural activities, it is no wonder Fort Thomas continues to be one of the most highly desirable neighborhoods in the area.
 

What to Love

  • Convenient location near downtown Cincinnati
  • Luxury shopping venues
  • Numerous fine cuisine dining options
  • Easy access to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Variety of upscale cultural opportunities
  • Excellent school options for families

Local Lifestyle

Residents in Fort Thomas love the area and relish the laid-back yet upscale vibe. You will often see walkers, joggers, and parents with strollers roaming the well-kept streets dotted with mature trees. Owners in this neighborhood take pride in their homes. Renovations and expansions are common sites, especially in areas featuring older historic homes.

Sunny days often feature residents meeting up with friends for coffee or taking a stroll through one of the well-maintained local parks. Access to urban and suburban amenities allows residents to select from various entertainment, shopping, and dining options within a short distance of Fort Thomas.
 

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

With so many shopping, dining, and entertainment options, you may need help deciding what to do next. When looking for fine jewelry or a custom design, head to Fort Thomas Jewelers. Their impressive selection of diamonds, gemstones, gold, silver, and more will make this family-owned shop a regular destination.

Visit Best Furniture Gallery for a unique selection of furniture for every room of your home. Browse their inviting showroom and see how their professional design services can create the space of your dreams.

When the need for a superb steak dinner strikes, go to Walt’s Hitching Post. This neighborhood icon has expertly prepared steaks, ribs, seafood, and more for over 70 years. The cozy décor, craft cocktails, and excellent service make for a memorable evening.

For one of the most memorable dining experiences, head to Boca. Nationally recognized by Travel & Leisure as one of the best French restaurants in the country, Boca features menu selections reflecting the best of the season with a nod to French and Italian flavors, perfectly executed for each diner.
 

Things to Do

For a fun, exciting, and energizing experience, purchase season tickets to the Football Club Cincinnati at TQL Stadium. Just a short drive from Fort Thomas, it is located across the Ohio River in Over-the-Rhine. Besides enjoying an entertaining professional soccer game, you can sip on local brews and sample delicious menu items available throughout the stadium.

Purchase a season pass to Newport Aquarium and make lasting memories with each visit. Meet spirited penguins, see rare white alligators, and even pet a shark! Explore the underwater world of the sea thanks to numerous well-curated exhibits located throughout the aquarium.

Since 1915, Highland Country Club has offered its members a premier private club experience. You will want to enjoy Highland Country Club with friends, family, and colleagues, as the club features a stimulating 18-hole golf course, elevated dining options, impressive banquet facilities, and a junior Olympic-sized 25-meter pool.

Be a part of history at the Fort Thomas Farmers Market in Tower Park at Mess Hall. The market is proud of its strong community roots and multigenerational farming history. Explore the offerings among mature trees and historic architecture. Find produce, flowers, meat, poultry, eggs, locally made jams, jellies, baked goods, and more at this seasonal market.

Overview for Fort Thomas, KY

17,241 people live in Fort Thomas, where the median age is 38.9 and the average individual income is $46,062. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,241

Total Population

38.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,062

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Thomas, KY

Fort Thomas has 6,508 households, with an average household size of 2.59. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fort Thomas do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,241 people call Fort Thomas home. The population density is 3,038.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,241

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.9

Median Age

50.12 / 49.88%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
6,508

Total Households

2.59

Average Household Size

$46,062

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fort Thomas, KY

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The following schools are within or nearby Fort Thomas. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Johnson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Woodfill Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Moyer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Highlands Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Country Hills Montessori Ft Thomas
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Catherine Of Siena
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Fort Thomas, KY

There's plenty to do around Fort Thomas, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

44
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
28
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ameristop Food Marts, The Fix Coffeehouse & Bar, and Yee Mama.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.72 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.42 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.66 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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