7.0 out of 10

Madison Rd, Oakley

39.1516935374657 -84.4324787600783
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


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

"A great place for business and fun"

If you travel Madison Rd from one end to the other, it will take you through the heart of several Cincinnati neighborhoods. You'll find that each community has a lot going on, but Oakley has a little bit more than the others. There are a few older, well maintained homes and apartment buildings; but it's mostly commercial; so if you're fortunate enough to find a residence on Madison Rd in Oakley, you'll have everything you need within walking distance.

Along the Oakley section of Madison Rd, you'll find everything from Antiques to groceries. King Arthur's Toys has a cool selection of toys you can't find other places: http://www.kingarthurstoys.com/ . Fresh Market offers a unique grocery shopping experience: http://www.thefreshmarket.com/ . The Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore on Madison has readings and other kid's activities: http://www.bluemanateebooks.com/ . There are a lot more shopping options on Madison Rd. in Oakley.

Entertainment and Dining
When I was a kid we used to see movies every Sunday at either the 20th Century or the Ambassador. Both vintage buildings are still in Oakley Square, but they are now cool entertainment venues. They host parties, weddings, live performances and more: http://www.the20thcenturytheatre.com/

Here are a few more of the entertainment/dining venues along Madison Rd. in Oakley:
Habit's Cafe is a neighborhood bar that says they're all about "eating and drinking": http://www.habitscafe.com/
Oakley Pub and Grill, Oakley Square: Their hamburger was voted one of Cincinnati's best by Cincinnati Magazine:http://www.oakleypubandgrill.com/
Aglamesis Brothers has been selling their gourmet chocolates and ice cream in Oakley since 1908: http://www.aglamesis.com/

There are several major shopping/entertainment/dining areas that are minutes away, with stores like Target, Meijer, Sam's Club and more.

Oakley Square was recently remodeled and renamed. It's now known as Geier Esplande, and it's a beautiful park in the middle of the street. http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/geier-esplanade . Ault Park and Alms Park are also about 15 minutes away. For good old fashioned exercise, Madison Bowl on Madison Rd. is open 24 hours a day: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-Bowl/123267892945

Madison Rd. is a few minutes away from Clark Montessori on Erie Ave: It was the first Montessori High School in the country: http://clark.cps-k12.org/ . It's five minutes from Withrow University: http://withrow.cps-k12.org/ . St. Cecilia Elementary school is close: http://www.stceciliacinti.org/

There are no hospitals in the immediate area, but Jewish Kenwood, as well as several hospitals in Avondale are about a 15 minute drive away.
  • Everything you need is close
  • Madison Rd. traffic can be heavy at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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