2.8 out of 10

Vine St, Clifton

Ranked 3rd best street in Clifton
39.1477580264181 -84.5124821555502
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Vine St: It Gets a Bad Rap!"

Vine St. has a bad rap among Cincinnatians. It's a very long street that continues through most of Cincinnati, and heads through some not-so-safe neighborhoods. As far as I'm concerned, Vine St. has improved a lot since the 1990s, when the city started pumping money into revitalizing a lot of downtown, including Over-the-Rhine (OTR). Sure, Vine St. does include some less-than-stellar properties and can be dangerous after-hours, but it's still a very diverse and interesting street to explore.

Down in OTR, for example, you'll find a lot of cool new bars and restaurants. One of my favorites is Senate, at 1212 Vine St. For those looking to live downtown, there are a lot of renovated apartments on this part of Vine that haven't been rented out yet. Act fast, though, because it's quickly becoming a happening place to live and work! It's a great part of Cincinnati, in my opinion, and I would definitely check it out if you're looking for an apartment near/in downtown. That being said, not all of Vine St. is as glamorous or 'hip'. Much of it is rundown and some parts have pretty high crime rates, so make sure to keep that in mind--Vine St. is long and changes quite a bit as it winds through the city.
  • Currently being revitalized
  • Great restaurants and bars in OTR
  • Diversity
  • Unsafe along certain stretches
  • Rundown along certain stretches
  • Way too much traffic the whole way
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"It runs through the city and keeps on going"

Vine is one of several Cincinnati streets that starts Downtown, travels through several neighborhoods and keeps on going. In town it passes right by Fountain Square, Macy's and the Kroger Building. You reach Over the Rhine after Vine crosses Central Parkway.

There are several blocks of trendy stores and remodeled storefronts awaiting new tenants. In the few blocks after that there's a Kroger grocery store, St. Francis Seraph, an historic OTR Catholic church. There's a distinctly urban strip that's has a park and a combination of mostly boarded up buildings, but a few are still tenant occupied. Most of the not so great buildings in this area will probably see new life in future redevelopment.

Up the hill Vine passes Rothenberg school, another park, some older residences and then it veers off into what I can only call the U.C. Zone, the short Vine shopping area in Corryville.

Vine just keeps on going, past the EPA facility, the VA hospital, some older apartment buildings, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and an older sort of worn-out residential area. Vine passes Roger Bacon High School High School and after that moves through the small City of St. Bernard which is outside the city limits.

Vine passes through Downtown, Corryville, Avondale and it keeps on going.
  • Diversity
  • Way too much traffic the whole way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

"It's by a lot of nice things, but it isn't very nice"

Vine is a very strange street, because it runs perpendicular and parallel to some really nice streets and areas, but it's not a great place. It's not like you have to be scared to drive on it during the day, but it's just not well taken care of. The neighborhoods and houses aren't very nice and the street isn't either.

Over-the-Rhine is an interesting area, though, because while most people are scared to be there, others will tell you it's on the verge of becoming an urban paradise.

"Horrible Neighborhood Here"

If anyone comes to visit Cincinnati, be sure not to find yourself on Vine Street. This is located in one of the worst neighborhoods in Cincinnati - Over the Rhine. This is a very poor area with lots of violence and crime. It is a good idea to stay away from any part of this road as a caution to everyone.

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