Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Cincinnati, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Cincinnati neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Cincinnati are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati for 2019:
- Mount Lookout (Homes)
- Hyde Park (Homes)
- Mount Adams (Homes)
- Oakley (Homes)
- Columbia-Tusculum (Homes)
- California (Homes)
- Clifton (Homes)
- Linwood (Homes)
- Mount Washington (Homes)
- Pleasant Ridge (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Cincinnati for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Mount Lookout looks to be the best Cincinnati neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Cincinnati that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cincinnati.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best Cincinnati hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 45 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Cincinnati.” We’re lookin’ at you, Mount Lookout.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Cincinnati, Ohio has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Mount Lookout, Ohio is one of the Eastern neighborhoods of Cincinnati, just northwest of Linwood and overlooking the Ohio River valley. The neighborhood is named for the Mount Lookout Observatory, which moved to the neighborhood in 1873. The population was 4,814 at the 2010 census.
Hyde Park was established in 1892 by several prominent Cincinnati businessmen who wanted to create a community exclusively for Cincinnati’s wealthy. The neighborhood is named after New York’s fashionable Hyde Park area, which the men wanted to duplicate. The men bought up all the land in the area, and then shaped their community by closely monitoring prospective residents and selling only to those they deemed suitable. Hyde Park was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in November, 1903.
Mt. Adams is a geographic landmark and residential neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, located directly east of downtown Cincinnati, south of Walnut Hills, south-west of East Walnut Hills, and west of the East End.
Oakley is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio that borders Pleasant Ridge, Madisonville, and Hyde Park. Oakley’s business district, called Oakley Square, lies along Madison Road. Oakley is a primary thoroughfare and a major crosstown artery in Cincinnati. The population was 10,429 at the 2010 census.
Columbia was founded in 1788 on the Little Miami River and predates Losantiville by a month. The first Protestant church in the Northwest Territory was erected in Columbia. The Cincinnati area’s first school opened here in 1790. Many of the early settlers are buried in the former Columbia Baptist Cemetery, founded in 1790. The cemetery is now known as the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
Clifton was incorporated as a village in 1850. The village took its name from the Clifton farm, which contained 1,200 acres of hills and dales. In the nineteenth century, mansions set in extensive grounds of gardens, parkland and woodlands dominated the northern section of Clifton, farther from the city. Their gates and gatehouses were spaced at intervals along Lafayette Avenue. In the southern section, denser settlement flanked a growing business district along Ludlow Avenue, centered on its juncture with Clifton Avenue.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cincinnati
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Cincinnati where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Cincinnati aren’t all good. North Fairmount takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Cincinnati.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Cincinnati For 2019
|12||Central Business District||3,996|
|29||West Price Hill||19,093|
|37||East Price Hill||11,611|
|44||Lower Price Hill||1,291|