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.
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 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"
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.