The westernmost neighborhood of Cincinnati, Sayler Park adjoins the north bank of the Ohio River and calls itself “Cincinnati’s Western Gateway.” Prices $25,000 to $180,000.
Covedale Garden District
Established in the 1830s, the neighborhood is primarily residential with tree-lined streets; most businesses are located on or near bustling Glenway Avenue. Prices $80,000 to $130,000.
Westwood Town Hall Area
Westwood’s housing history includes wealthy industrialists, including Proctor & Gamble founder James Gamble. Styles include Victorian Vernacular, Arts and Crafts, Colonial Tudor revivals, bungalows and foursquares. Prices $20,000 to $180,000.
Price Hill Cedar Grove
Formerly orchard land, the historic Cedar Grove neighborhood in Price Hill began residential development in 1883; its proximity to downtown attracted wealthy residents. Prices $3,000 to $150,000.
Price Hill Incline District
The Price Hill Incline, the first in Cincinnati, opened in 1874 and enabled Price Hill to become a thriving neighborhood known for its first and second generation Irish and German Catholic immigrants. Prices $20,000 to $200,000.
Ludlow offers residents friendly and quaint neighborhood communities within convenient distance to the thriving entertainment districts in downtown Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. Prices $15,000 to $130,000.
Dayton Street Historic District
Nicknamed “Millionaire’s Row,” many of the homes in this neighborhood were built by the owners of Cincinnati’s beer breweries and pork packers from 1800 to 1890. Prices $10,000 to $165,000.
Famous for its working gas street lamps, this eclectic walking neighborhood features tree-lined streets and a wealth of independent restaurants, boutiques, and essential businesses at its hub on Ludlow Avenue. Prices $120,000 to $750,000.
Progressive urban living is Northside’s hallmark, with such highlights as an urban garden co-op, a volunteer bicycle co-op, and the Northside Farmers Market. Prices $20,000 to $275,000.
College Hill prides itself on the diversity of its citizens and residential architecture. The broad, tree-lined streets of College Hill give the neighborhood a stately air. Prices $15,000 to $280,000.
The original layout of lots, streets, and parks follows the landscape instead of a rigid geometrical grid; Glendale is recognized as the first subdivision in the United States to be laid out according to topography. Prices $40,000 to $650,000.
Known for its excellent school system and dedication to urban forestry, Wyoming is a city strongly dedicated to preserving its historical heritage. Prices $65,000 to $950,000.
Located north of downtown and west of Norwood, Paddock Hills is characterized by cul-de-sac streets, stands of poplars and pin oaks, and a mix of historic and Modern architecture. Prices $60,000 to $190,000.
Norwood Presidential District
The Norwood Presidential District features many excellent Victorian Vernacular houses, with a small collection of elaborate Queen Anne Victorian as well. Also to be found are Arts and Crafts bungalows and foursquares. Prices $60,000 to $260,000.
Milford is known for its dedication to preserving Milford history, including the downtown Promont House museum (former home of Ohio Governor John Pattison). Prices $100,000 to $240,000.
Incorporated in 1896 by businessmen who wanted to create a community exclusively for the wealthy, Hyde Park has kept its upper-class and meticulously well maintained image since its inception. Prices $135,000 to $1,400,000.
Known for its lively business and entertainment district, the bustle of the trendy restaurants, bars, and shopsare a short walk from the neighborhood’s tree-lined, affluent residential streets. Prices $100,000 to $600,000.
Declared a City Historic District in 1989, Columbia Tusculum traces its inception to the 1788 Benjamin Stites settlement Columbia, which predates Losantiville (Cincinnati’s original name). Prices $20,000 to $300,000.
Fort Thomas has been noted for the intensive renovation of its downtown and Midway business districts, including much new streetscaping. Prices $60,000 to $1,250,000.
Known for its public parks and historic Fairfield Avenue, which fields a rich mix of boutique and essential businesses. Historic preservation is a strong focus of the city’s government, businesses, and residents. Prices $20,000 to $350,000.
Newport Mansion Hill/East Row
The historic homes in Mansion Hill have the benefit of being within walking distance of Newport’s revitalized arts and entertainment districts, as well as Covington and downtown Cincinnati. Prices $50,000 to $400,000.
Among neighborhood associations in Covington, the Wallace Woods Neighborhood Association is particularly active and progressive in engineering pedestrian safety and green space. Prices $30,000 to $250,000.
Central Covington is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic homes, including the recent decades of renovation of Italianate Victorian houses in Old Seminary Square. Prices $5,000 to $120,000.
Neighborhoods in North Covington are noted equally for their extravagant historic architecture and upscale modern entertainment and dining. Prices $5,000 to $550,000.
One of Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhoods, Prospect Park is characterized by historic brick homes, stone retaining walls, and preserved iron fences. Prices $60,000 to $300,000.
Walnut Hills/Eden Park
Historic architecture styles include Richardsonian Romanesque, Second Empire, Italianate, and Queen Anne Victorian homes, typically constructed between 1880 and 1920. Prices $130,000 to $300,000.
East Walnut Hills
Historic homes in East Walnut Hills are known for their multi-acre plots of land and unusual depth from the property line at the houses’ faces. Prices $100,000 to $1,300,000.
Some of the finest examples of residential Queen Anne Victorian, Italian Renaissance, English Medieval, and Greek Revival architecture in Cinncinnati. Prices $100,000 to $900,000.
Incorporated as a village in 1810, notable attractions in Lebanon include The Golden Lamb (a hotel and restaurant operating since 1803), The Western Star (home of one of Ohio’s oldest weekly newspapers), the Warren County Historical Society, and the Harmon Museum of Art and History. Prices range from $100,000 to $350,000.
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