Community Guide

Kennedy Heights

Kennedy Heights, OH

Community Information


The incredible sense of community pride in Kennedy Heights keeps its residents both active and involved. Founded in 1795, the neighborhood was named for Lewis Kennedy who was a real estate agent and built the Yononte Inn on Davenant Avenue in 1888 and served as mayor.


The fine homes in Kennedy Heights represent many architectural styles, ranging from New England Cape Cods to English Tudors. There are also homes and attractive apartment buildings shaded by magnificent trees. Newcomers will find Kennedy Heights a friendly community of well-kept lawns, lovely gardens and brick facades. The spirit is contemporary, but there’s a traditional zest for accomplishment. Many new things are happening here.


Cincinnati buses afford easy access to downtown Cincinnati. There is easy access to roads leading out of the city--5 minutes to I-71, I-75 and I-275 and Ronald Reagan Highway. Driving time to downtown is 20 minutes.


Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery and Jewish Hospital in Kenwood are just minutes away. 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.


Besides the usual retail shops along Montgomery Road in Kennedy Heights itself, one is about ten minutes from Kenwood Towne Centre and Sycamore Plaza, where branches of Cincinnati’s largest and finest department stores are found. There is also a large shopping district along Ridge Road 10 minutes away.


In a ten-block area are two public parks (Kennedy Park and Daniel Drake Park) and a play field, where nature study, swimming and tennis lessons and the other recreational features are conducted. The Kennedy Heights Arts Center is housed in the former home of Lewis Kennedy, This 21-room historic landmark now houses all types of arts – from exhibits, concerts, summer camps, creative writing, artist salons, photography and more. Winterfest is an annual event for the community in early December. The annual SAP 5k Walk/Run in the spring includes breakfast for the participants. And the annual Progressive Dinner and Silent Auction is held each fall and starts at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center and then spreads to hosting homes. Cincinnati Gardens is about 10 minutes away. In addition to spectator sports, the Gardens provides many other events.