Add Terrace Park to the list of hidden gem communities that make Cincinnati unique. Situated along the Little Miami river, about 30 minutes northeast of downtown Cincinnati, the village was incorporated in 1893 and was once the home of John Robinson’s circus (and the tigers, elephants, and lions that went along with it). Today, it’s one of greater Cincinnati’s more idyllic neighborhoods, where kids walk to and from school and nature lovers enjoy easy access to the bike path, abundant greenspaces, and river sports.
What we find appealing about the neighborhood is its varied housing stock, which ranges from huge historic homes and new construction to well-kept smaller homes, ideal for first-time buyers and empty nesters alike. This 1941 stone, wood, and shingle cape cod, which was sale pending at press time, is a great example of what buyers in the $300-400K price point might find: three bedrooms, two full—and fully redone—baths, crown molding throughout, and refinished hardwood floors galore. The home also has a spacious and sunny updated kitchen and a fully enclosed sunroom, plus two sizable exterior porches—one at the front door and another at the back. It’s also less than a mile away from The Birch and Buck’s Smoked BBQ, Terrace Park’s only two eateries that are both well worth a visit, even if you’re just passing through.