Directly across the river from Cincinnati rests Bellevue, a town founded in 1870. Known for its public parks and historic Fairfield Avenue, which fields a rich mix of boutique and essential businesses, Bellevue sits comfortably above the Ohio River. Historic preservation is a strong focus of the city’s government, businesses, and residents. Mostly residential, Bellevue is convenient to downtown Cincinnati as well as the more business- and entertainment-based neighborhood communities of Covington and Newport.
Historic architecture in Bellevue is mostly Victorian Vernacular, but also available are historic homes in Italianate, Arts and Crafts, Queen Anne Victorian, and Tudor styles. Built between 1870 and 1935, historic homes range from $20,000 for fixer-uppers to $350,000 for well maintained and preserved buildings.