7.1 out of 10

Madison Rd, Hyde Park

39.1420359419197 -84.4484877390548
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"A great place to live if you don't mind a little traffic"

For years commuters have traveled Madison Rd from the eastern suburbs into town. The Hyde Park section of Madison begins in the vicinity of Edwards Rd and rolls westward. Along the way you'll pass a few single family dwellings; but mostly you'll see apartment buildings. Some are older, others are newer; but all of the residential structures lining Madison Rd are well maintained. There are also a few businesses along Madison Rd., mostly for shopping and dining.

Rookwood Pavilion/Commons has a Hyde Park entrance on Madison Rd., but it's actually in the City of Norwood. They posted signs to make it clear. Rookwood is two outdoor shopping plazas built on the site of the old LeBlond Tool & Die Factory. The shops have a "Hyde Park" feel with stores like Whole Foods, Gap, Banana Republic and more. Shopping in Hyde Park Plaza, Hyde Park Square and Oakley is 5 minutes away.

You don't have to worry about starving if you're in Hyde Park on Madison Rd. The little strip and its surrounding streets have everything from Popeye's chicken to Lemon Grass Thai. For a unique dining experience, Don Pablos Mexican restaurant in Rookwood is located inside an old factory building.

Busken Bakery's main location is on Madison Rd. It's open 24/7 selling baked goods, wedding cakes, cookies and lots of other fattening stuff. They are currently holding the Presidential cookie bake off. During the 2012 Presidential campaign they will judge the winner by seeing whose cookie sells the most: Obama or Romney. Hyde Park also has a seasonal farmer's market near Hyde Park Square.

Recreation and Entertainment
There are several tree-filled public green spaces along Madison Rd. Hyde Park is also close to Alms and Ault Park for picnics, hiking and more. Hyde Park Square is a beautiful park nearby in the middle of Erie Ave. It has a fountain and trees and is the center of the Hyde Park Square Art Show the first Sunday in October.

The Breathing Room Yoga is located on Madison Rd: http://www.thebreathingroom.com/
Move Your Hyde Yoga is close on Michigan Ave: http://moveyourhyde.com/

You'll pass Withrow High School as you travel Madison Rd. The grand old school has been around since 1919. Everything has changed except the main building, and also the "gentle slopes...lofty tower...arching bridge..and shaded valley.." students sing about in the school's alma mater.

There are also Hyde Park School (pre-1) & Gifted Academy (3-6), Kilgour (k-6), and Clark Montessori High School- (7-12). U. C. is 15 minutes away. Xavier U is 10 minutes away.

Medical facilities are 15 minutes away in Avondale.
  • lots to do in a small strip
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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