5.3 out of 10

William Howard Taft Rd, East Walnut Hills

39.1266822010815 -84.4735188210204
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Nice homes on a long and winding road"

The section of William Howard Taft Rd that runs through E. Walnut Hills starts out as one thing and ends as another. It begins to the south east of Woodburn Ave. in an area of older homes, most at the end or beginning of a transition. Over the past years, most of the houses that were in need of repair on this part of Wm Hwd Taft were given the makeover they needed. Some could still use some attention, but that will happen soon enough.

As you follow William Howard Taft Rd. (named for our 27th president) it will take you gently downhill. The curves flow this way and that. You'll notice the landscaping changing as well. While the older homes at the top of the incline are closer together with smaller yards. The further you go, you'll notice some of the home you pass are a little bit different.

Some have long driveways and all of them have large yards. The homes themselves are old and new, grand and small, modern and traditional; but you might not be able to see some of them due to trees and foliage. You can't miss the only apartment building, though. It's the tallest building on the street. You'll pass it a moment or so before the street ends suddenly, emptying out into the messy traffic of Columbia Parkway.

There are no shops on Taft Rd, but there are a few galleries nearby in the Woodburn Ave Shopping District. There's also a knitting shop on Madison at Woodburn. If you can figure out a tricky traffic move that will allow you to make a crazy sharp left turn from Taft onto Torrence as you enter Columbia Parkway, it will take you right to the edge of Obryonville's cool shopping area. Hyde Park Plaza is 15 to 20 minutes away. Make a right onto Columbia instead of a left and you can be shopping in town in a matter of minutes.

There are several restaurants on Woodburn at DeSales Corner, with a few more in Obryonville. Travel to Hyde Park and you can have whatever food choice you desire.

There are art galleries on Woodburn Ave., near Taft.

Eden Park is close for a number of family activities: Krohn Conservatory, Art Museum, Playhouse in the Park.

St Ursula Girl's Catholic is nearby on McMillan. Purcell Marion Coed Catholic is minutes away on Madison Rd. St Francis DeSales (K-8) is on DeSales Corner.

UC, VA and other hospitals are 15 minutes away. Two Metro bus routes service Woodburn Ave. near Taft, but no buses travel William Howard Taft. Due to its connection to Columbia Parkway, traffic can get pretty busy on WHT.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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