6.0 out of 10

Winton Place

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Cincinnati
39.1743366805721 -84.5196687483481
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"A great place to live...if only the chemical company would leave"

I lived in Winton Place a few years back. It's a close community of small and large older homes, some of historical significance. As of the last census, there were 1,964 residents, a population with the kind of true diversity that you don't see in most Cincinnati neighborhoods. The Spring Grove Village community council works together with residents to keep the neighborhood a safe and interesting place to live. They share a community garden, publish a newsletter and have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sgv.cincy).

The council addresses issues before they have a chance to get out of hand. They were a key force in changing the neighborhood's name back to the original Spring Grove Village. They wanted to divest themselves of the mistaken negative association with nearby Winton Terrace, a large housing development known for its crime problem.

In dealing with negative associations, they probably should add the nearby chemical company to the list. It took a fire department response to what the news identified as a “...hydrochloric acid spill” about five years ago before I understood the nature of the problem. The "spill" came with a stronger version of the slightly pungent scent I'd been noticing in the air several times a week.

Historic places
Spring Grove Village is next door to historic Spring Grove Cemetery. There are also a few churches and residences in the neighborhood that were designed by architect Samuel Hannaford and his firm, best known for designing Music Hall, City Hall and many other buildings with historic designations.

In 1865, Samuel Hannaford built his own residence at 768 Derby Ave. in Spring Grove Village. He also designed the Spring Grove Mortuary Chapel in 1881, Winton Place Methodist Church on Epworth (1884) and Westwood United Methodist Church on Epworth (1896.) Most of these Spring Grove Village buildings are on the National Historic Register.

Shopping and Entertainment
While there is plenty of history in Spring Grove Village, there's little shopping or entertainment. For groceries, many Spring Grove Village residents make a quick trip to Kenard Ave. a few minutes away. There's a Kroger, a Family Dollar, a small Chinese Restaurant and several fast food outlets.

Recreation
Mt Airy Forest and Winton Woods are about 15 to 20 minutes away. The Cincinnati Zoo is a 10 minute drive with no traffic.

Schools
Parker Woods Montessori, formerly Winton Montessori (wintonmontessori.cps-k12.org) is on Spring Grove. Roger Bacon (www.rogerbacon.org ) is a coed Franciscan High school about 10 minutes away in St Bernard. University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Cincinnati State are about 15 minutes away.

Medical facilities
University, VA and Children's Hospitals are about a 15 minute drive.
Pros
  • Easy access to I-75
  • Nice neighbors
  • attractive and affordable housing
  • convenient location that is easily accesible
  • quiet and safe
Cons
  • Chemical company just across the street
  • limited residential area
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Winton Place is now Spring Grove Village"

Winton Place is now called Spring Grove Village. In 2007 residents voted to change the name from Winton Place to Spring Grove Village in order to recognize the prominence Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum plays in this tiny community. Spring Grove Cemetery was chartered in 1845 and is one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the country.

The community of Spring Grove Village is just under two square miles in size, the majority of which is the Spring Grove Cemetery. The rest of Spring Grove Village is a quiet and safe neighborhood with attractive and affordable homes. There are many lovely, well-kept homes. Some of the homes were even designed by noted architect Samuel Hannaford, famous for designing Cincinnati's Music Hall and many other famous Cincinnati landmarks.

Spring Grove Village has greenhouses and many other service oriented businesses. There are some industrial type businesses a Kroger, and some fast food restaurants all in this small stretch of land. Spring Grove Village is conveniently located to both I-75 and I-74 and also very close to the University of Cincinnati and the major hospitals. These are just a few of the many things making Spring Grove Village a great little community.
Pros
  • attractive and affordable housing
  • convenient location that is easily accesible
  • quiet and safe
Cons
  • limited residential area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Unranked Streets in Winton Place

Gray Rd

1.5/5
39.1874390287313 -84.5286240182943
39.1762735004098 -84.5091394999119
39.1730867796581 -84.510996446321

Clifton Ave

1.5/5
39.1617477997845 -84.516089229941

Este Ave

1.5/5
39.1730226087892 -84.5111600308243
39.1681817495402 -84.5140906594101

Winton Rd

2.5/5
39.1703728575068 -84.5199435920194

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