Cincinnati is divided into five districts. Cincinnati District Two includes East Walnut Hills, Evanston, Hyde Park, Oakley, Madisonville, Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Columbia-Tusculum, Linwood, Mount Lookout, Mount Washington, East End, and California. We’ll cover the first seven in this blog. This area predominately includes the eastern sections of historic Cincinnati.
East Walnut Hills – Cincinnati District Two
The original town, Woodburn, started in 1867. City leaders built mansions on large setbacks with stunning river views. Many homes are terrific examples of the American Romantic period. Many of the large mansions are now apartments or condos. The area offers an ethnically diverse population that makes this area very vibrant.
Evanston started as Idlewood, but was renamed in honor of Evanston, Illinois. One of Evanston’s most famous denizens was Doris Day. It is also home to Xavier University. Evanston includes the neighborhood of O’Bryonville. This area is home to Owl’s Nest Park and the popular business district on Madison Road. Homes in the area include Victorian style, spacious single-family and Ohio style.
Hyde Park was named for the neighborhood in New York. Back in 1892, local businessmen wanted to duplicate the same elegance and exclusivity. Only those deemed “suitable” could purchase property. Today, it maintains elegance but is far more accepting. It is one of Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Neighborhoods” . Homes in the neighborhood tend to be in the $300k and up, although occasionally smaller homes that need TLC come up for far less.
Oakley is a young professionals neighborhood. Annie Oakley learned her amazing skills in Oakley. Homes range from quaint older homes, many in excellent condition, to new executive style homes. There is a large shopping center nearby.
John Cleves Symmes, one of the prominent men and land developers in Cincinnati, purchased much of the land that includes Pleasant Ridge for less than $1 per acre. It is very artisan and offers an active music scene. As a result, land is no longer less than $1! Well-kept homes range from older Ohio style to more modern buildings.
Kennedy Heights is a quaint red brick neighborhood. Many of the homes have lovely large verandas and big lots. There are also a few new homes in more private settings. It tends to be a very affordable neighborhood. The neighborhood includes Daniel Drake and Kennedy Heights Parks.
Madisonville was named for James Madison, elected the same year the town was established. Built along rolling hills, you’ll find almost every style of home.
If you’d like to see homes in these historic Cincinnati District Two neighborhoods, give me a call. I’d love to show you the available opportunities.
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.