The winding lanes with Georgian and colonial style houses create an atmosphere of an old English village.
Homes have quaint mullioned windowpanes. Municipal, commercial and community buildings are in Tudor or English Gothic design, with timbered rafters within. But the charm of Mariemont is more than a matter of architecture. There is great community pride in this complete little world of cultural and social activities including its school system. A variety of housing is offered, including single and two-family homes. Townhouses and apartments also have an old-fashioned English flavor. To people who value tradition, Mariemont is a dream come true. The village was carefully planned to include shopping, banking, and all the other essentials of life... right in the center of town.
Mariemont has several bus lines to downtown Cincinnati. A rush hour bus makes it in 20 minutes as does a Milford express bus. A third takes a little longer through several Cincinnati suburbs, affording transfers to other parts of town. Driving time to downtown Cincinnati is 20 minutes. There is easy access to I-71, I-275, I-75 and the Ronald Reagan Highway.
Seven of Cincinnati's finest hospitals are within a ten minute drive. Many groups of doctors' offices are also within easy access. One of the most advanced medical facilities in the country for research is located within the University Hospital complex, in nearby Clifton.
Mariemont has a wide variety of specialty shops within easy walking distance to any home in the village. The Kenwood Towne Centre is about 10 minutes away and feature 3 department stores, some 100 shops, services and restaurants. Hyde Park Square and Rookwood Pavilion are also a 10 minute drive.
Mariemont has a garden club, tennis courts and a swim club open to all residents. There is a summer play school for pre-schoolers and a supervised playground for school-age children, teaching them games and handicraft. Free swimming lessons are given and swim teams are organized to compete in meets throughout the summer. The Mariemont Swim Club, consisting of a regular pool, one for swimming lengths and kiddie pool, is unique in that any resident of Mariemont is automatically a member by paying a nominal yearly fee. T-ball, Knothole, and other baseball teams are offered for all ages including adults. There are softball teams for girls depending on the demand. Soccer has also become very popular with teams for boys and girls. The Parish Center affords a wide selection of year-round activities, especially for youths. For the older citizens of Mariemont, The Marielders Center is open each weekday from 9 to 5.