Cincinnati is divided into five districts. District One includes Downtown, Mount Adams, Pendleton, Queensgate, and West End. This area is predominately the lowlands nears the river.
Downtown is the business district. There are many historic districts within Downtown that bear testament to Cincinnati’s elegant past. You’ll find luxury condos and apartments in Downtown. Historic districts include:
- The Banks (Riverfront)
- Central Business District
- East Fourth Street District
- East Manufacturing & Warehouse District
- Fort Washington
- Lytle Park District
- Ninth Street District
- Race Street District
- West Fourth Street District
Mount Adams is east of downtown, between the river and I-71. About half of Eden Park is within the boundaries, giving a peaceful feel. The neighborhood is filled with lovely old homes and multifamily buildings. Homes in the area are in the upper $400s.
Over the Rhine
Over the Rhine got its name from German immigrants who crossed the Miami and Erie Canal on their way to downtown Cincinnati. It holds the distinction of being one of the largest and most intact urban historical districts. The neighborhood has several quarters or districts. The Brewery District was home to the extensive beer industry. The Brewery includes the smaller Mohawk District. North of Liberty Street, “The Northern Liberties” was not under Cincinnati’s jurisdiction. Gateway Quarter (the Washington Park Area) is the most gentrified Over the Rhine neighborhood. Sycamore-13th Street District is a collection of mid and late 19th century multi-family homes. Home prices average in the $200K, but the range is fairly broad.
Pendleton is on the east side of Over the Rhine. Also known as the Pendleton Art District, median home prices reflect that moniker. The current median listing price is $374K.
Queensgate, to the west of Over the Rhine gave Cincinnati the nickname of “Porkopolis”. The area was predominately industrial, but does have smaller, older homes.
The final neighborhood within District One is West End. Much of West End was lost to developers in the 1950s. After WWII, City West, the largest housing development in Cincinnati, was constructed. In 1999, developers razed it to make room for townhomes. The Betts–Longworth Historic District is a sub-neighborhood in West End. Here you’ll find the oldest brick house in Ohio and the Old Jewish Cemetery. Brighton and Frenchman’s Corner are predominately residential and home to diverse populations. In the late 1800s, Dayton Street District or Millionaires’ Row was home to some of the wealthiest residents. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Laurel Homes, the final neighborhood, was a low income housing development founded in 1938. Only three original buildings are left. Home prices within West End vary widely. Currently, the median listing price is $189,900.
If you’d like to see available homes in these historic neighborhoods of District One, give me a call. I’d love to show you the area.
I am originally from Sharonville, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati) and I know the Cincinnati/northern Kentucky area. As an active resident, I can help you find just the right area, town, and property for you. I’ll help you sell your Greater Cincy property, as well. If you are interested in real estate for sale in around Cincinnati, Ohio or northern Kentucky, please contact Cincinnati Rock-n-Roll Realtor® Gary Rossignol at (513) 777-2402 or search for a home now.