Wyoming was named after Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Settlers arrived in the early 1800s. The Miami & Erie Canal located in Lockland brought workers to that area who in turn built their homes in Wyoming. In 1851 with railroad service, residential subdivisions grew and Wyoming became an official village in 1874 with 600 residents. In 1949 the village became a city with 5,000 residents. Today, old-home lovers traveling down the wide tree-lined streets of Wyoming can relive much of this community’s early grandeur.
Vestiges of its leisurely horse and carriage days are evident in the many Victorian houses with spacious stables and gazebos in the gardens. All are hidden in the seclusion of ancient shade trees. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is one district composed of 300 homes. In recent years, new homes have been added in transitional versions of good taste. But they still reflect the same prosperity, the same sense of well-being as those in older sections of the city. The beauty of Wyoming’s landscape, with its many hills and valleys, attracts people of all ages. At night, many high points offer a lighted-jewel panorama of the city that is a sight to behold. Residents share a glorious heritage and cultural advantages. Wyoming allows all this and more within walking distance.
I-75 is five minutes away and downtown Cincinnati is about 20 minutes via the highway. Ronald Reagan Highway provides quick access to the east and west sides of town. Cincinnati buses serve Wyoming on a 30-minute schedule.
Six of Cincinnati’s major hospitals including Christ Hospital, University Hospital, Good Samaritan, and the Childrens Hospital Medical Center are within 15 to 20 minutes. The Daniel Drake Center for post-acute care is located within a five to 10-minute drive. The Tri-Health Evendale Hospital is a 10-minute drive. Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital is 15-minutes away. Wyoming operates a full clinic staffed 24 hours a day.
There are many small shops for everyday needs. Tri-County Mall, and Kenwood Towne Centre are each about 15 minutes away and offer many national brand stores. Local Wyoming shops and restaurants are available in the village area. The Wyoming Pastry Shop was established in 1980 and has earned many local awards for their baked goods. There are several cafes and restaurants to enjoy – Half Day Cafe, Gabby’s Cafe, CWC The Restaurant and Tela Bar + Kitchen – to name a few.
The Wyoming Civic Center is a hub of bowling, tennis, player’s groups, teenage activities and adult social programs. Many organizations such as the Junior Women’s Club, the Women’s Club and Kiwanis use the center as a meeting place. There is an active Newcomers Group.
The Wyoming Golf Club is a private 9-hole course with paddle tennis and swimming. Winton Woods features a public 18-hole golf course. Glenview golf course is located in nearby Glendale. There are other private country clubs: Kenwood, Clovernook and Maketewah, each about 15 minutes away.
Wyoming is home to over 11 parks, playgrounds and fields. Some feature baseball, soccer and football fields. There are also several trails for hikers and bikers to enjoy.
The Wyoming Swim Club is available by membership. Ice-skating with the Jack Frost Club and the Tennis Association are available to residents for a small fee with identification card issued. A community swimming pool and community tennis courts for residents are located near the high school. Crosley and Gross YMCA’s are minutes away.
The community hosts an annual Art Show in May. Concerts and outdoor movies are held on the Village Green and Civic Center during the summer. The annual May Fete is community festival with rides, games and fun. The Fourth of July celebration is a huge tradition with a parade, fireworks and a fun Muddy Pig race. The Fall Festival is held in October and features vendors along the streets, with food and crafts. Light Up Wyoming is held in December.