7.1 out of 10

Beechwood Ave, North Avondale

39.1577901510005 -84.484280805683
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  •  

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 17, 2012

"Beechwood Ave: A Perfect Representation of North Avondale's Charm"

Beechwood Ave. is a pretty accurate representation of North Avondale as a whole. It's much like its neighbor, Rose Hill, in that its lined with nice homes with well-kept yards and long driveways. While the neighborhood was once considered prestigious and upscale, its proximity to the crime in Avondale and other nearby neighborhoods has somewhat lowered its reputation--and its safety record. When I lived on Beechwood in the early 1990s, it was considered a very safe place to live if you stayed within the confines of the street. Today, people have become more cautious. If moving to this street, I would probably recommend a security system for the house.

I don't mean to scare anyone off, though! Beechwood is truly a beautiful street. The people living here are extremely diverse, which makes for an interesting and fun neighborhood. Because of NANA, the North Avondale Neighborhood Association, people on this street have really gotten to know each other and become close. There are often events such as block parties and other get-togethers, and NANA has also instituted a neighborhood watch to help keep the crime rate low.

Beechwood Ave. is very close to the North Avondale Montessori School, the New School, Xavier University, Burton Public School, Zion Temple Christian Academy, Shiloh Preparatory School, and Cincinnati Christian College. Other nearby schools not in North Avondale include Roger Bacon Catholic High School, the SCPA - School for Creative & Performing Arts, St. Ursula, University of Cincinnati, Walnut Hills High School, and the Summit Country Day, among many others.

As I said in an earlier post, North Avondale’s location near downtown Cincinnati has its perks. In fact, many of Cincinnati’s schools, shopping areas, and recreational facilities are easily accessible. The Cincinnati Zoo, the ballpark, the Art Museum, the football stadium, Music Hall, CVG Airport, and Newport on the Levee are minutes away, as are countless other entertainment and shopping opportunities. Within North Avondale itself you’ll find the Avon Nature Center, the NANA Community Center, six public park areas, and more than 15 religious institutions.

Overall, I highly recommend Beechwood Ave. as a beautiful place to live and raise a family. It's full of charm and lovely people, and is conveniently located near many of Cincinnati's best amenities.
Pros
  • Beautiful properties
  • Friendly and tight-knit neighbors
  • Centrally located
Cons
  • Some homes are rather expensive
  • Proximity to crime
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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