Springboro, officially known as The City of Springboro is an affluent suburb of Cincinnati and Dayton, located in Warren and Montgomery counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is in Warren County's Clearcreek and Franklin Townships and Montgomery County's Miami Township. The city is part of the Miami Valley. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 17,409 and the city is part of a greater metropolitan population of over 3 million. Springboro is known for having the highest median income of all incorporated cities in Ohio and for being one of the wealthiest in America.
Springboro is located in the geographic center of the Cincinnati-Dayton Metroplex, the 14th largest urban area in the United States and home to 3.3 Million people. Most of the city is located in Warren County, and is part of the Cincinnati–Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area. The far northern portion is in Montgomery County, the central county of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city has one school district with one high school, Springboro High School. In 2011, Springboro was ranked the 42nd best place to live in America by Money magazine, and in 2014 Springboro was ranked the 10th best suburb in America by Business Insider.
Settled as early as 1796, Springboro was founded in 1815 by Jonathan Wright, as "Springborough." Jonathan Wright's father Joel was a surveyor who plotted Columbus and Dayton, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. Springboro was predominantly Quaker during its early years.
By the 1830s, two mills and a woolen factory in Springboro had been built up on the abundant springs for which the town was named.
As a stop on the Underground Railroad, Springboro played a significant role by providing hiding places for escaping slaves. On October 17, 1999, Springboro was the first city to erect an Ohio Underground Railroad Historic Marker. The dedication was part of the 4th Annual Ohio Underground Railroad Summit.
Beginning in the late 1990s, Springboro's population began a boom that would redefine the city. Fueled by the growth of the Dayton Area, Springboro transformed from a sleeping town along I-75 into a real estate hotspot and arguably the most desirable area in the Miami Valley. Growth in Springboro led to a new highway exit being created at I-75 & Austin Boulevard and the construction of 3 new schools by the SCCSD in the 2000s. Today Springboro is one of the most important suburbs in the Cincinnati-Dayton metro area due to its stronghold on the growth between the two major cities. The mayor of Springboro is John H. Agenbroad, who was reelected in 2011.
As Springboro's population exploded at the turn of the new millennium, Springboro transformed from a sleeping small town into a bustling affluent suburb. The vast majority of new development occurred to the east of SR-741 (Main Street). This rift created between the new suburbanites and the former "small town community" is slowly disappearing but still imminent in Springboro Culture. It is believed that if the section of Springboro west of SR-741 were removed from the city, and the remainder of Clearcreek Township that is generally considered by locals as "Greater Springboro" were annexed, the city's per-capita income would exceed $100,000 and median family income would exceed $250,000.