The Symmes Township Board of Trustees operates the Township government on an annual budget of approximately $11,000,000. Symmes Township provides its residents and businesses modern government services, including police protection through a contract with the Hamilton County Sheriff, and fire and EMS services through a contract with the Loveland Symmes Fire Department. A pioneer in shared services and outsourcing, Symmes Township operates a modern and responsive government with a total of only 13 regular employees and 1 part-time employee.
Symmes Township is strategically located for business, and well-appointed for attractive residential. As a result, the Township experiences healthy re-investment in its business infrastructure as well as in its residential neighborhoods. In 2010, the median home value in Symmes Township stood at $281,868, as compared to Hamilton County overall at $148,200. Symmes Township has demonstrated sustainability, a place of strong family-oriented residential subdivisions and a favored location for businesses to locate and prosper.
Symmes Township’s park system is extensive and provides diverse recreational opportunities for residents. The Township maintains and operates eight community parks, totaling over 196 acres. Symmes Township youth are well served by a diverse offering of recreational fields that cater to organized sports, including soccer, lacrosse and baseball. Interesting and unique playgrounds, including a wet playground at the 54-acre Home of the Brave Park, beautiful shelters and extensive trails provide many hours of enjoyment to Symmes families.
Finally, Symmes Township is served by three school districts: Loveland, Sycamore and Indian Hill Schools. Always an indicator of community strength, these three school districts have long excelled, frequently receiving the highest possible rating from the State of Ohio, “Excellent with Distinction.”