Northside is a neighborhood in Cincinnati originally known as Cumminsville. The completion of Interstate-74 in 1974 separated Cumminsville into South Cumminsville and what is now Northside.
Originally viewed as a place where Cincinnatians could retreat from the busy city, Northside is now a neighborhood rich with culture, community and entertainment within minutes of downtown. With a mix of classic homes and a vibrant business district, Northside offers its residents and visitors a full range of experiences in a urban village setting.
Northside has the second-largest hub in the Metro bus system. Northside is conveniently located within 5 minutes of downtown, I-71, I-75, and I-74, and only 15 minutes from I-275.
Four hospitals are located within 10-15 minutes of Northside. Mercy Health of Mt. Airy is on Kipling Avenue. Christ Hospital is on Auburn Avenue. University Hospital is on Goodman Street. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is on Burnet Avenue. Cincinnati Fire Department - Station 20 is located in the Northside neighborhood, west of I-75 and north of I-74 at 1668 Blue Rock. CFD-Station 20 is the District 3 headquarters.
Northside offers over 50 restaurants, cafés, bars, boutiques and other shopping opportunities in just over 2 square miles. Many Northside businesses are independently-owned, creating unique and diverse dining and shopping experiences while maintaining a strong sense of community. During the warmer months, fresh produce is also available at the Northside Farmers Market at Hoffner Park.
Northside offers over 250 acres of park space within town. Mt. Airy Forest, the largest park in Cincinnati’s park system, lies just west of Northside. The McKie Recreation Center on Chase Avenue offers a fitness center, 6,000 square foot air-conditioned gymnasium, computer lab, and swimming pool. The Northside Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library is located on Hamilton Avenue.