Greenhills is one of three federally planned and constructed greenbelt communities in the U.S. This greenbelt project was started in the 1930s to provide employment during the Great Depression. The result was a new Cincinnati neighborhood that offered newly built homes located in park-like areas surrounded with a greenbelt.
Despite growth over the years, most of the virgin forest and rolling meadows still remain in Greenhills. This well-planned model city still projects a great deal of its original charm. In 1989 the oldest portion of Greenhills was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And in 2017 the historic district was designated as a National Historic Landmark.
The warm, congenial atmosphere of Greenhills radiates from the center of this community, where schools, shopping, a library and recreational facilities are conveniently located within walking distance of each home. The community is directly adjacent to Winton Woods Park which features horseback riding, boating, fishing, golf, camping, nature and fitness trails, plus much more. Well-kept neighborhoods offer everything from attractive single-family homes to pleasant multi-family dwellings. All are on beautiful tree-lined streets. Many of the two-family houses are semi-detached, and the easy friendliness of neighbors makes them ideal starter homes.
Queen City Metro Bus service offers regular service mornings and evenings to downtown Cincinnati with infrequent service during the day. There is bus service to Tri-County Shopping Center. Within five minutes are highways I-75 and I-275, with connections to I-71, I-74 and Ronald Reagan Highway. It is about a 30-minute drive to downtown Cincinnati.
Mercy Health-Fairfield and Cincinnati Children’s Fairfield hospitals are located within a 10-minute drive. Bethesda North and Jewish Hospita Kenwood are about a 20-minute drive. Good Samaritan Hospital, The Christ Hospital, Children Hospital Medical Center and other local hospitals are within 25-30 minutes. An excellent life squad and ambulance service are readily available.
The Greenhills Shopping Center in the heart of the village has a variety of stores to take care of everyday needs. Northgate Mall and Tri-County Mall are located within a 10-minute drive. There are also a number of smaller unique shopping areas within minutes of Greenhills.
Greenhills Recreation Center is a semi-private club with a nine-hole course, a swimming pool, tennis court and a lovely clubhouse. Its membership fees are modest. A well-planned athletic program is available for the children throughout year. The community celebrates with some annual events including Arbor Day, an Easter Egg hunt as well as Light Up Greenhills in early December.
Greenhills has more than 50 acres of green space and parks for all residents to enjoy. Many take advantage of the marked walking routes. "Palma Park" has almost five acres and offers tennis courts, softball field, soccer field as well as a playground. The "Spoils Ball Field" is a favorite place to play ball! There is an outdoor deck and concessions area – perfect for sports tournaments. "Winton Woods", a 2000-acre park completely surrounding Greenhills, is readily available for horseback riding, golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking.