4.9 out of 10

Central Ave, Downtown

39.0961521786923 -84.5182876399645
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


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

"City Living"

Central Ave. (not to be confused with Central Parkway) is located on the far western edge of downtown Cincinnati. It begins near the parking areas below Ft. Washington Way and runs nearly parallel to I-75 into nearby West End. Along the street you'll find several large refurbished buildings with apartments on the upper floors and businesses on the lower floors.

Central Ave. will take you past Two Centennial Plaza, home of the City of Cincinnati Law Department and other city service departments. Beyond that point, Central Ave. you'll enter the West End, a neighborhood with an eclectic mix of historic architecture and newly constructed residences. This area has a few problems with crime, but the District 1 Police Department is nearby.

Central Ave. is a short walk away from Garfield Park in town, as well as Fountain Square. If you've got lots of energy, you could walk to the parks along the riverfront. Central is close to the Reds and Bengals stadiums as well as galleries and night spots on Fourth St. It's a short walk to Fountain Square and everything else downtown.

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Art Academy are close on nearby Central Parkway. U. C is about a 10 minute drive away in Clifton and so are all the hospitals you'd need for any medical emergencies.
  • I-75 highway entrance ramp a few blocks away.
  • Close proximity to problematic crime area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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