5.2 out of 10

Dana Ave, North Avondale

39.148336268935 -84.4800471924027
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Oct 08, 2012

"Ahhhh, Xavier Country"

Dana Ave. begins at the western edge of Hyde Park where the Regency Apartments have stood on the corner since the early 70s. It arcs past the rear of the Withrow High campus, over I-71, through the busy Evanston business area; then it crosses Montgomery Rd and takes you into Xavier Country.

Like University of Cincinnati in the Corryville area, Xavier University has gradually staked its claim on a growing part of the Evanston, Norwood, and North Avondale neighborhoods. It has facilities, residence halls, parking lots and buildings under construction beginning at Montgomery Rd. in Evanston and spreading into Norwood. In the part of the street that is a downward slope into North Avondale, Xavier owns several of the single family dwellings and other University properties, including an ROTC armory that you can't miss as you drive by.

On the corner of Dana Ave. and Victory Parkway, you'll notice the edge of the Xavier sports complex. Beyond that are a a few homes, but mostly older brick apartment buildings. Some have been maintained in good condition all along. Those closer to Reading Rd. have been refurbished in recent years. There's a good bet that if these apartments aren't already filled with Xavier students, they will be in the future.

This strip of Dana is strictly residential, but there's shopping and dining nearby in Surrey Square in the City of Norwood. Dana is 10 to 15 minutes away from Hyde Park, Oakley and Obryanville shopping, dining and entertainment. Medical facilities are 10 minutes away in Avondale.

The section of Dana that cuts through Evanston has an easy access entrance ramp to I-71. That makes Dana a high traffic corridor.
Cons
  • Crime in the area
Recommended for
  • Students

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