Named for the Mount Lookout Observatory, which remains in operation today as the Cincinnati Observatory, the nation’s first public observatory and houses one of the world’s oldest working telescopes. Mount Lookout is known for its lively business and entertainment district, Mt. Lookout Square. The bustle of the trendy restaurants, bars, shops, and other businesses are a short walk from the neighborhood’s tree-lined, affluent residential streets, which contain both historic and modern architecture. Much of the historic architecture has been rehabilitated.
Mount Lookout is also home to Ault Park, one of Cincinnati’s largest parks, with 224 acres of green space and attractions include a popular Independence Day fireworks display, nature trails, children’s play areas, a picturesque 1930s pavilion, and beautiful gardens including a cherry tree grove, a butterfly garden and rose gardens. Downtown Cincinnati is a short riverside drive away.
Historic homes in Mount Lookout feature the architectural styles of Arts and Crafts bungalows, Tudor Revival, Cottage, and late Victorian Vernacular. These houses were built between 1890 and 1935; prices range from $300,000 to $1,500,000.