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9 Northern Kentucky Cities Listed as "Top Suburbs" in State

If you are looking for the best suburbs in the Commonwealth, you'll find nine of them in Northern Kentucky.

That's according to analysis by Niche, an online magazine that analyzes neighborhoods and school districts. It announced this week its top 25 suburbs in Kentucky. 16 are found in the Louisville area and the rest are Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties.

The methodology used by Niche included analysis of each city's cost of living, education, public schools, real estate, diversity, health & fitness, nightlife, shortest commute, crime & safety, family amenities, jobs, outdoor activities, and weather.

The top suburb in the state, according to Niche, is Hurstbourne Acres in Louisville.

Here is how Northern Kentucky cities fared:

3. Ft. Michell

7. Ft. Thomas

11. Southgate

12. Oakbrook (Boone County)

16. Park Hills

18. Florence

21. Union

22. Wilder

25. Highland Heights

To see the full list of the top 25 Kentucky suburbs as well as individual profiles of each city, click here.

-Staff report