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Neighborhoods

The various neighborhoods within downtown Cincinnati each has something unique to offer their residents. Before you decide where you want to live downtown, it's a good idea to consider which neighborhood best matches your city style.

  • Piatt Park - Perhaps one of the more densely populated downtown residential neighborhoods with living options ranging from The Lofts at Shillito Place to The Gramercy, Greenwich on the Park, Groton Lofts and Garfield Tower, you can wake up with a nice stroll through Piatt Park, the city's very first park, and grab a cup of coffee and croissant at Café de Paris. A collection of eclectic ethnic restaurants on nearby Court Street include Thai, Middle Eastern and even a French crepery. With the Main Library around the corner, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company just off the park, and Fountain Square within three blocks, you're among great neighbors.
  • Lytle Park - This neighborhood rests in one of the most quiet parts of downtown where some of the city's largest office buildings reside, as well as the treasured Taft Museum of Art. This mix of residential and business property is perfect for someone who loves downtown living, but likes to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the center of town. With Lytle Park at your front door and the riverfront parks within a short walk, any moment can be a relaxing one. If this sounds like the place for you, then visit the beautiful condos at Park Place at Lytle or the apartments for rent at Lytle Tower.
  • Fourth Street Historic District - If Lytle Park is for relaxing, then the Fourth Street Historic District is for keeping busy. This neighborhood is home to some of the most unique shopping and dining in downtown from small retailers such as Bromwell's and Koch Sporting Goods, restaurants including Local 127 and Campanello's, to downtown anchor Saks Fifth Avenue. Fourth & Plum Apartments and the Biltmore are among some of the earlier residential properties, while the recently renovated McAlpin condos and newly constructed Parker Flats represent newer options.
  • Riverfront - The changing landscape of the riverfront offers new living options such as Captain's Watch at Adam's Landing, as well as home to one of the first high rise apartment buildings downtown, One Lytle Place, and the newest apartments on the block, Current at The Banks. Attending a Reds or Bengals game is just steps from your door. Plus the Montgomery Inn Boathouse with its award-winning ribs is also in the neighborhood. With sweeping views of the river, the hills of Mt. Adams and the city skyline, what more could you want?
  • St. Xavier Park - Just a few blocks east of Fountain Square is St. Xavier Park with some of the most impressive residential conversions - the Krippendorf-Dittman Shoe Building now the Sycamore Place lofts and the century old Power Building now the Renaissance Apartments. Silverglades Grocery offers residents in the neighborhood a great market and Arnold's Bar & Grill serves up delicious food, live music and just happens to be the oldest bar in the city.
  • Gateway Quarter - A mix of newly constructed and renovated condos that combine historic architecture, loft features and modern finishes is centered around 12th and Vine streets in Over-the-Rhine. Residential options in the Gateway Quarter offer amenities including secured, off-street parking, balconies, fireplaces, rooftop decks and lots more. Live/work spaces are also available. A host of unique retailers and restaurants complete the Gateway Quarter.  You'll find everything "home" at Joseph William Home, cool gifts at Mica 12/v, plus great food at Lavomatic and the Senate.