1.5 out of 10

South Cumminsville

39.1551378070627 -84.5482504098024
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


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

"Industry trumps housing in South Cumminsville"

South Cumminsville is located near Northside, just to the south of Interstate 74. It's kind of a forgotten neighborhood of Cincinnati. It is mostly made up of older homes (which have definitely seen their heyday, but are fairly neatly kept up nonetheless), light industry, and very little in the way of other businesses. The vast majority of residents in this area are African American with average incomes very near the poverty level.

There are few places to grab a bite to eat in this neighborhood. However, you can't go wrong if you stop by Mr. Gene's Dog House on Beekman Street. Mr. Gene's serves decent food at very reasonable prices, you can get a Chicago dog and onion rings for just $5.00. Not actually in South Cumminsville, but very close by, is neighborhood favorite, the family-owned Putz's Creamy Whip. Putz's has been in business since 1938.

The South Cumminsville Community Council is fairly active in looking for ways to improve the community, such as cleaning up litter and graffiti and stopping industrial businesses from encroaching any further on the residential areas. The neighborhood also has a great deal of crime. Because of the age of the neighborhood, its environment and locations, the real estate prices in South Cumminsville are extremely cheap. So, if you want to take a chance on a neighborhood that may see some future renewal, then it might be a good place to buy.
  • cheap real estate
  • no business district
  • urban blight
  • high crime
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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