Central Cincinnati is more dynamic every day, with new hot spots such as Over-the-Rhine and mixed-use center The Banks. While the area features the modern conveniences and trendy restaurants and shops of an urban center, it continues to maintain its tight-knit, Midwest appeal.
Downtown has recently experienced an upswing in new residents who want to take advantage of the conveniences of metropolitan living. Just north of downtown is the aptly named Uptown, an economically and culturally diverse area which encompasses the neighborhoods of Clifton, Avondale, Corryville, University Heights, and Mt. Auburn. North Avondale is known for its large, historic, single-family homes with distinguished architectural style and stately trees. Several of Cincinnati’s largest employers are located in the Uptown area, including the world-renowned Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati. Nearby, the historical community of East Walnut Hills features beautiful mansions on large manicured lots.
Mt. Adams is known for its steep inclines and stunning views of downtown and the Ohio River. The neighborhood draws visitors to its popular bars, trendy restaurants and annual events, but the high cost of real estate makes Mt. Adams living best suited for renters or established professionals.
Young couples and families have taken over the eclectic neighborhood of Northside, an area known for a cultural scene that keeps its restaurants, bars, and shops bustling. The area features many affordable housing options for prospective residents.
To the north and east of downtown, the communities of Oakley, Norwood, Pleasant Ridge, and Deer Park are close to major highways and feature affordable family homes, while the more exclusive neighborhoods of Amberley Village and Hyde Park are known for their deluxe family estates.
Sample Home Prices*
- Downtown: $267,741
- Over-the-Rhine: $232,040
- Bond Hill: $109,114
- Clifton: $76,700
- Corryville/Mt. Auburn: $164,235
- Hyde Park: $363,645
- Mt. Adams: $614,248
- Northside: $90,030
- Oakley: $230,861
- Pleasant Ridge: $131,087
* Average prices as of April 26, 2012