Lifestyle,  Travel

Safest Neighbourhoods in Cincinnati

*Collaborative post.

Cincinnati is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, with more people pouring in to fight over real estate every day.  Because of its low prices, friendly locals, and excellent public schools, most neighbourhoods are a safe bet: but what are the best ones?  If you want a piece of what Cincinnati has to offer, and want to make sure you get the best for your budget, here are the top five safest neighbourhoods in the city.

Hyde Park 

Named for the observatory that sits on the hilltop of this neighbourhood, Hyde Park is a quiet and secluded area rated number one neighbourhood for years. However, the housing market here is intense, so if you’re looking for Cincinnati houses for sale in this area, you need to act quickly.  With less than 14,000 people in this neighbourhood, there are beautiful well-spaced homes with enough walking space for anyone who wants to enjoy leisurely summer strolls.  Although the property values here are high, they’re worth it!

Sayler Park 

Within a short drive to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and countless other attractions, there’s no end to things to do and see in Sayler Park.  The homes here are more classic Americana than others you’ll find in more recent developments.  On the river, this neighbourhood is blessed with a small-town aesthetic despite being directly in the city.  You can find a mix of young artistic people, with older, more established families, keeping the area alive and vital.

Mt. Washington 

One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, Mt. Washington is a growing hub for young professionals and families just starting.  If this sounds like your family, you can enjoy the endless fun and exciting things to do in the area, from shops to museums, to the nightlife for adults who want to get out and get to know other people.  Although this area has had a rocky past, it’s picking up one of the top places to move to in the entire city.

Mt. Lookout 

On the east side of the city, Mount Lookout is unique in its mix of modern and classic architecture.  You’ll enjoy the views and people, and be surprised by the constant emergence of new businesses and shops to try out.  The housing market here is hot because of its proximity to some of the best schools in the city, but it’s worth looking into if you want a fresh start in a less expensive but incredibly safe neighbourhood.

Kennedy Heights

The minor neighbourhood on this list, with less than eight thousand people living in it: Kennedy Heights is the friendliest neighbourhood you’ll find in any city.  The residents treat each other like friends more than neighbours, and the placement of it allows easy access to local famous parks and attractions.  This neighbourhood is the best for those planning on starting a family since the quiet surroundings make it ideal for letting babies sleep and teaching small kids things like street safety.  You’ll fall in love with this neighbourhood at first sight.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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