Symmes Township, Ohio
Attractive estates, townhouses, condominiums and growing retail and commercial areas now grace the hills of Symmes Township where wildlife once roamed the sycamore woods; where farmers worked the fertile soil near the Little Miami River; where industrious Germans founded mill villages.
It's quite a change since the first pioneers came to this area in the 1790s, but a link remains between the first settlers and today's suburban dweller - an appreciation for open spaces, privacy and a less hectic life.Symmes Township bears the name of John Cleves Symmes whose purchase of the lands between the two Miami rivers (the Miami Purchase) in 1788 led to the founding of Cincinnati. The township itself was founded in 1824. Early residents were German and Scotch-Irish. Interstates I-71 and I-275 have opened up Symmes to increasing development. Homes are beautiful examples of today's architectural brilliance, gathered together in warm, friendly communities. And while industry and commercialism have ensured Symmes Township's growing prosperity and contemporary services, a sense of history still lives in some older buildings, villages and even in life-long residents.
Easy access to I-71, I-275 and I-75 takes Symmes residents to downtown Cincinnati and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport within 30 minutes to an hour.
Bethesda North Hospital – a Level One Trauma Center – is located south in Montomgery, with well-used emergency room facilities. Jewish Hospital Kenwood is within a ten-minute drive and is located on Kenwood Road in Sycamore Township. This hospital features a state-of-the-art patient tower as well as a 24-hour emergency department. It also 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.
The largest retail shopping centers are Harper's Point and Governor's Plaza II. Harper's Station and the Fields Ertel corridor offer many exciting retail choices. Specialty shops, boutiques and large supermarkets also serve the area. And Downtown Cincinnati is a reasonable drive away.
A Hamilton County park and two township parks, the Camp Dennison Nature Trail and the Symmes Township Park are easily accessible for area residents. They offer full recreational facilities. Beautiful Seven Gables Park covers over 8 acres at the intersection of Seven Gables and Montgomery Road. Paramount Kings Island Amusement Park is nearby, as are The Beach Waterpark, golf courses, swimming clubs, softball fields and much more. The new Symmes Regional Branch Library is the largest branch in the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library System.