5 Hot Cincinnati Neighborhoods in 2018

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If you’re a real estate investor or simply have the flexibility to choose which neighborhood to buy a home or condo in, then you want to make sure you’re buying in a neighbourhood that’s not only desirable but also in an upwards trend. There are at least 52 neighborhoods in the greater Cincinnati Metro, below are some of the hottest areas:

Over the Rhine

The Over the Rhine neighborhood has come along enough that even locals do not recognize it anymore. You can find lots of young professionals on its vibrant streets. The local scene has attracted lots of guests over the years. Also, it is one of the best spots for food. For example, you can find Holtman's Donuts which have been voted as the best doughnut in the city. Since it was founded in 1960, the lines have grown so long that you might need extra time to get a taste of their famous frosted creation. Other spots you can check out include Eagle OTR for fried chicken, Taft's Ale House for a cold one and Bakesfield OTR for some tacos. “Whether you want to eat shop, have a cold one, grab a snack...you can do it in OTR! An area for the night life of Cincinnati with Rheingeist Brewery - which is a great laid back and fun place to hang out, or your choice of restaurant and bars” says Gail a local who loves the area.

Sayler Park

If you're looking for a charming small town then Sayler Park may be your best spot. It's outside of Cincinnati and along the stretches of the Ohio River. If you want a breather from the concrete jungle, this is the best place to go. Sayler Park's famous attraction is Fernbank Park. The park is great for running with your dog or having a simple picnic with a loved one or family on a summer afternoon. “Visited with my wife for a Fernbank After Dark event. The event also had food, drink, and live music. Overall, it was a great experience. Best part? Getting to take part in the kids exhibits with no kids and a bunch of other mildly intoxicated adults.“ says Russell M. Another summertime favorite is the Cabana on the River. The patio offers a good view of the river and the casual scene.

Mount Adams

Mount Adams gives off the "I can live here" vibe. The area is quite charming with its range of beautiful homes and apartments, located in what’s called commonly called "The Hill." Many young professionals find living in this neighbourhood attractive but it's not just for the younger set. Families looking for a place to move might find it ideal for them. “Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Krohn Conservatory and all the restaurants make Mount Adams very desirable.” say personal injury lawyer John Fitch. There's also the Blind Lemon where locals hang out after work. It is considered one of the best bars in the country thanks to its year-round offerings of live music and more.


If there's one place where you can find many young professionals, then it's Oakley. It is one of the best kept secrets of Cincinnati. However, throughout the years, it looks like more and more people are being let in on the secret. It has become one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city. There’s still a supply of beautiful homes, though, with great prices. You can also check out Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop which is one of the top-rated shops in Cincinnati. JJ who now lives in Main fondly remembers her childhood in Oakley, "I grew up in Oakley, having lived on Isabella avenue until 1956. During those first 15 years of my life, I frequented two bakeries on Madison Road: one being Klespies, which was next to St. Cecilia's church"

Incline District

You can find the Incline District just west and on top of former Price Hill area. While it may be quite pricey, it has still made the list of an "on the rise" neighborhood. Walking around the neighborhood will be a treat because you'll see elegant Colonial and Victorian-style homes. There's also the Public House which is a gastropub known for their great food. A Local resident says “I've lived in or around Lower Price Hill for almost two years now- overall, I've had a pretty pleasant time here. If you drive just up Mt. Hope Road, you'll find the Incline Public House - one of the best restaurants in the city!”

Finding the best neighborhood to live in doesn't have to be hard with the right help. Make sure you consult the right real estate professionals to help you invest or settle in the best place possible.

Comments (7)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Those sound neighborhoods sound wonderful for Cincinnati buyers Emma. Welcome to ActiveRain. I know you'll enjoy the community we have here!

Jun 26, 2018 06:38 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain! I look forward to reading more about Cincinatti - that's quite a colorful photo!

Jun 27, 2018 04:44 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Jun 27, 2018 03:23 PM
Jim Crawford
Long & Foster - Fredericksburg, VA
Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA

Thank you for taking the time to prepare and share this market information.  It's most informative.

Jun 28, 2018 06:28 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Emma ~ Welcome into the 'Rain and congrats on a great first blog post!  The neighborhoods your mentioned sound fantastic, so the information would be greatly appreciated by any potential Cincinnati home buyers.

Jul 02, 2018 12:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Emma Bright welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog.

Jul 02, 2018 06:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Aug 31, 2018 02:41 PM