5.3 out of 10

Madison Rd, Walnut Hills

39.1300541202869 -84.4795295851874
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"A busy little strip"

The Walnut Hills section of Madison Rd. is the westernmost part of the street. It ends at Victory Parkway and consists of a single block that's a bit longer on the south side than on the north side. The street actually continues on past this point, but after it crosses Victory Parkway, it becomes Martin Luther King Dr. This area has a lot of traffic during the week.

This small section of Madison Rd has mostly commercial buildings and several large parking areas to accommodate employees and business guests. The "upscale" Residences at DeSales Plaza is the only residential building in this section of Madison Rd. Although the building sits on DeSales corner, so that allows them to claim the more prosperous East Walnut Hills as their neighborhood.

There are also a few decent sized office buildings in this short section of Madison Rd. There's a historic bank building on the corner opposite DeSales Plaza. I don't know how old it is, but when they took the boards off the windows recently they had "Master Charge" and "Bankamericard" logos in the windows. If you're not a Boomer you may not know that several decades ago Master Charge became Mastercard and Bankamericard became Visa.

Shopping and Entertainment
The Residence at DeSales Plaza not only has upscale apartments, the bottom floor houses Suzie Wongs Asian restaurant, Moca Coffee Shop, Key Bank, a salon and lots of other neat places. Within walking distance you'll also find art galleries and a few shops around the corner on Woodburn Ave. If you need tools, Schuloff's has been renting tools and all kinds of equipment out of their Woodburn Ave. location for over 75 years. This strip of Madison is walking distance to fast food restaurants on Victory Parkway. For more shopping and dining, Hyde Park and Oakley are 10 minutes away. Downtown, Clifton, Norwood, Corryville and CUF are a 15 minute drive.

Recreation
Eden Park is 10 minutes from this strip of Madison Rd. There you'll find play and picnic areas, several river overlooks, and tropical plants and exhibits at the Conservatory. The Art Museum is also in Eden Park, and a few miles beyond that in Mt. Adams is the Playhouse in the Park.

Schools
There are several Cincinnati Public Schools in Walnut Hills. Purcell/Marian Catholic high school for boys and girls is a block east. St. Ursala Girls High School is a few blocks away on E. McMillan.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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(J) John Weld Peck PRO Annwood park, Owls Nest park, Seven Hills School, and MUCH MORE
2yrs+
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