College Hill, OH
Named after two colleges which were established here, College Hill still reflects the elegance and aristocracy that influenced this community during the 19th century. In fact, many of the streets are still gas-lit.
This historical neighborhood sits high on a ridge, with rolling wooded terrain. In some areas, the elegant old homes, surrounded by ancient trees, give the familiar Cincinnati impression of great strength and variety. Other sections have smaller homes, as well as many pleasant apartments. Several new developments offer attractive ranch designs as well as brick homes. With new trees, improved street lighting, recreational facilities and attractive neighborhood shopping, College Hill offers many opportunities to share in its historical past, and its future.
Queen City Metro Bus service gives excellent service to College Hill. There is quick access to expressways I-75, I-74 and I-275 plus the Ronald Reagan Highway. Driving time to downtown Cincinnati is 20 minutes.
Mercy Franciscan Hospital - Mt. Airy is just five minutes away. All other Cincinnati hospitals are 15 to 20 minutes away.
Local shopping facilities are excellent along a well-established five-block area of Hamilton Avenue, in the center of College Hill. Within five minutes' drive are the Brentwood and North College Hill Shopping Centers. Two huge air-conditioned shopping malls are only minutes away - Northgate is just 10 minutes away and Tri-County 20 minutes. Both boast several major department stores, many smaller specialty shops, and numerous restaurants.
Within the heart of the community are many convenient recreational facilities with playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts and swimming pools. Mt. Airy Forest, with 2,000 acres, is only 10 minutes away. There are three swim clubs within 5 minutes, as well as the Powell Crosley YMCA recreation center with 3 outdoor pools and one indoor Olympic pool. Golfers have the private Clovernook Country Club or three additional public courses, Fairfield Municipal Park, Winton Woods and Lake Gloria Par 3 course. There are several pay lakes in the area for fishermen. LaBoiteaux Woods, a 50-acre nature preserve and summer day camp, is within College Hill.