Back in the 1850's, many wealthy Cincinnatians chose this scenic area in which to build their stately mansions, establishing a pattern of gracious living that still exists.
Today's Pleasant Ridge, however, is a community of block parties, neighborhood clubs, and citizens involved in various activities. Homebuyers can find an assortment of Tudors to choose from. Many of the wide, winding streets have spacious old frame houses almost hidden by the ancient trees that surround them. Other areas offer comfortable homes of unpretentious beauty; still others have newer brick houses. Pleasant Ridge is rich in heritage and moderately-priced homes that attract first time buyers.
Queen City Metro buses serve Pleasant Ridge at about 15 minute intervals. The main street, Montgomery Road, leads to the Ronald Reagan Highway, I-71, I-75 and I-275 expressways. Driving time to downtown Cincinnati is about 10 minutes.
Bethesda North Hospital, in Montgomery, is 15 minutes away and Jewish Hospital in Kenwood is five minutes away.
Pleasant Ridge is within 10 minutes of Kenwood Towne Centre with three large department stores and about 100 smaller shops and restaurants. All along Montgomery Road are many neighborhood shops for daily purchases, and a multitude of fast food restaurants and movie theaters.
Pleasant Ridge Community Center has swimming, tennis, nature study and other recreational programs supervised by the Cincinnati Recreation Department. Avon Fields, 10 minutes away, is a public 18-hole course. Kenwood Country Club, which is private, has two 18-hole golf courses and is about 10 minutes away. French Park caters to Girl Scouts and Brownies. Cincinnati Gardens is the site of professional hockey and indoor concerts.