5.2 out of 10

Gilbert Ave, Walnut Hills

39.126188957415 -84.4902158589166
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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

"Gilbert has the old and the new"

If you're familiar with Cincinnati, you may already know that the neighborhoods closest to town--- like Walnut Hills for instance--- are ripe for change. The transition is evident on Gilbert Ave., where you'll find historic buildings like Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Peeble's Corner Historic District and Walnut Hills Presbyterian Church, designed by Samuel Hannaford (only remnants of the original structure remain on the corner of Gilbert and William Howard Taft) and others.

There are a few older multi-family buildings, which house mostly African-Americans. As you move southwest on Gilbert the demographic begins to change. There are a number of refurbished and newly built townhomes and condominiums--- pricier residential options for those who want the convenience of living close to Eden Park and near town.

On Gilbert near Peeble's corner you'll find a bank and a Kroger and a CVS. There are several local merchants making a go of it, including Core Clay Studios and Amphora Studios. Thomson MacConnell Cadillac has been selling luxury cars from their Gilbert Ave. Location since 1954. Thompson, Hall Jordan Funeral home is also on Gilbert.

Walker Funeral Home and Kurelis Interiors and a second hand shop that's been selling used stuff in the neighborhood for years are a walkable distance away on McMillan. For more shopping options, Downtown, Correyville, Surrey Square, Hyde Park Plaza, Obryonville and other shopping areas are 10 to 15 minutes away.

Giminetti Bakery and Cafe on Gilbert has been in business since 1985. There's a Wendy's and closer to town is Andy's Mediterranean Grill and ZZs Pizza. For more dining options, the Brew House and Parkside Cafe are a block away on McMillan. There's also several additional restaurants in Walnut Hills and E. Walnut Hills.

Entertainment and Recreation
The Greenwich Tavern on Gilbert is a local bar that hosts everything from open mic poetry nights to live bands. It caters to the funkier side of the neighborhood's diversity. Andy's Mediterranean Grill has Live music on ladies night as well as belly dancers on weekends.

Eden Park is a few minutes away for family fun. There are several river overlooks, the Krohn Conservatory, The Art Museum and more. Eden Park hosts several annual festivals. For fun and fitness, Planet Dance has a studio on Gilbert: http://planetdancecincinnati.com/classes_levels.html .

Cincinnati Public Schools
Frederick Douglass School (Preschool-8): http://douglass.cps-k12.org/ ,Hospital/Satellite Program Office (9-12) and STEP/Work Resource Center (WRC) (9-12): http://wrcstep.cps-k12.org/ . Walnut Hills High School (7-12)
is 5 minutes away: http://www.walnuthillseagles.com/index.asp

St Ursala Catholic girls high school is a mile away on McMillan: http://www.saintursula.org/
University of Cincinnati and Xavier University are a 10 minute drive away. Cincinnati State is 15 minutes away.

Several Metro bus routes travel Gilbert and a number of major hospitals are 5 minutes away.
  • Lots of diversity
  • Crime in the area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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