Blue Ash, Ohio
With a population of 12,000 Blue Ash is a vibrant Cincinnati city suburb. The area was established around 1791 and its name comes from the blue ash logs used by the first settlers. The Blue Ash of today is alive with development. Condominiums, single family houses, and beautiful industrial parks are all part of what is happening in this carefully planned area just twelve miles from downtown Cincinnati.
The availability of many contemporary new homes, combined with an ever-present possibility of rising values, makes it an ideal place to invest. One finds homes of all ages, styles and price ranges from modest-priced homes to luxury condominiums.
Queen City Metro bus service connects Blue Ash with downtown Cincinnati. It is a five-minute drive to Interstate 75 and I-275, less than that to I-71. The Ronald Reagan Highway is at the south edge of Blue Ash. Driving time to downtown Cincinnati is 20 minutes.
There are several hospitals serving the Blue Ash. Bethesda North Hospital, a Level One Trauma Center, is in the adjoining Montgomery area. Jewish Hospital Kenwood is conveniently located on Kenwood Road in nearby Sycamore Township and features a state-of-the-art patient tower as well as a 24-hour emergency department. This hospital offers the region’s only adult Blood & Marrow Transplant Center.
Other Cincinnati area hospitals, such as The Christ Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, University Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Medical Center are located within a 20-minute drive.
From bagels to a hamburger, chili or upscale dining, there are many local restaurants located in Blue Ash. For those near Downtown Blue Ash, there are specialty shops and cafes available for a quick bite or convenient shopping. During warmer months, the Blue Ash Farmer’s Market is available on Wednesdays at Summit Park. Kenwood Towne Centre with about 100 stores of all sizes and varieties of products is located within 10 minutes of Blue Ash, and includes Macy’s and Nordstrom as anchor stores. The Market Square in Montgomery is close by and has a unique shopping area with local boutique stores and restaurants including the iconic Montgomery Inn.
Blue Ash offers its residents the area’s most outstanding recreational services that include an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant, a recreation center with olympic-size pool, four lighted tennis courts, two baseball/soccer fields and a playground area featuring a large wooden play structure available for an amazingly low cost. There is also an 18-hole public golf course in nearby Sharon Woods. A YMCA is in Blue Ash and is equipped with both indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor tennis courts and ball courts. The Blue Ash Recreational Center offers a swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, 4 soccer fields, indoor basketball and an amphitheatre. Summit Park is located on the former site of the Blue Ash Airport. With 130 acres, this park offers play areas, walking/biking paths as well as natural areas for outdoor enjoyment. Whether going on a picnic or enjoying a community event (such as Red, White and Blue Ash or Movie Night), a community exercise class, or a sports league, this park has something for everyone. The community has two annual parades on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The community also hosts outdoor summer concerts at the Memorial Park as well as a Taste of Blue Ash each August. For film enthusiasts, Envisions Cinemas Bar & Grille has a full-service restaurant and bar along with seven screens. Blue Ash partners with the city of Montgomery to support the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.