Established in 1795 this pedestrian-friendly city has successfully blended its historic buildings with 96 acres of protected green space that include six parks, a local pool and nature preserve.
With many locally owned businesses and community celebrations, it’s no surprise that the city has been repeatedly ranked among the best places to live in Ohio.
The Local Flavor
Ted and Matula Gregory opened this Montgomery staple in 1951 and their recipes have remained the same throughout their 60+ years, with their ribs putting them on the map. They’ve even bottled their signature sauce so you can enjoy it at home. If you live too far to visit for dinner don’t fret, they’ve shared some of Matula’s favorite recipes for you to enjoy on their website.
This Montgomery mainstay recently moved onto the Twin Lakes campus expanding its size and offering an outdoor eating area. With a luxurious decor and menu that serves everything from sandwiches and salads to steaks and seafood, it’s the perfect place for any occasion.
A breakfast spot well loved by the community. Not only did it receive recognition from the Jame Beard Foundation, but it was nationally recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top Ten Pancake Restaurants in the Nation.” If you want to start your day in the most delicious way possible, breakfast here is a must.
Owned by a local couple and named for their 4 sons, this is the perfect place to visit in warmer months. The owners offer a walk-up ice cream window that is reminiscent of their own childhoods and has become a very popular gathering place in Montgomery.
Serving breakfast and lunch this locally owned restaurant opened up in The Exchange at Twin Lakes. You can grab a coffee and pastry to go or linger over one of their uniquely named dishes which they claim are 'reminiscent of those seemingly endless days at the beach.' Well worth a stop the next time you want to try something new.
Looking for a unique and mouthwatering gift? Haute Chocolate offers handmade chocolates, candies, and treats that look as good as they taste.
Clearly visible as you travel through downtown Montgomery are the eye-catching window displays at Kotsovos. This husband and wife team have created a tailored experience for those shopping for special occasion dresses and outerwear, as they cater to formal events such as weddings and proms and pride themselves on their individualized customer experience.
Things To Do
A French holiday, observed alongside our sister city Neuilly-Plaisance each year, features live entertainment, historical walking tours, food vendors and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Delighting locals with free concert series since the 1980s this professional orchestra also encourages young musicians through various programs they offer. Traditionally, BAMSO holds performances around holidays such as Labor Day, Independence Day and participates in the kick off of the Montgomery Holiday Season at their annual Kindel Memorial Holiday Concert.
In need of a good laugh? You can visit Go Bananas Comedy Club and enjoy visiting entertainers that perform several nights per week. Catch local talent and new material by attending one of the Pro-Am nights.
Held on Saturdays from May through October, visitors enjoy the opportunity to purchase produce and goods from local vendors at this market located at the local elementary school. In addition to shopping, you can enjoy music, food trucks, and special events.
An annual celebration that’s marked by a visit from Santa and the lighting of the tree in downtown Montgomery. A shuttle offers visitors the opportunity to visit various locations in Montgomery that host family activities for an evening of celebration.
Each year the community eagerly anticipates this two-day celebration. Beginning with a BAMSO concert the evening of the 3rd and followed up with a parade and festival on the 4th. Floats created by groups and businesses, marching bands, clowns, festival games, food, and contests create a fun event for the whole community.
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