College Hill is one of this blogger’s favorite Cincinnati neighborhoods, both for its central location and for its rich stock of older homes in a variety of price points. This 1935 abode is a fantastic example, with eyebrow-style dormers, a tastefully enclosed front porch, and a charming plaster-and-stone facade—all for under $300K.
Inside, the home has plenty of space for a family to stretch out with three bedrooms plus two full and two half baths. It also has a sizable living and dining room and a fun finished basement below all that. The current owners updated the kitchen with custom floor tiles and refinished all the home’s hardwood floors, too, making it move-in ready.
A note about the neighborhood: The Hollywood Estates subdivision is situated midway between North Bend and Galbraith roads, but Hollywood Avenue itself is the street to live on in College Hill, says listing agent Victoria Dunn. She notes, “it’s probably the best neighborhood in the city for trick-or-treating” and that it hosts a renowned Fourth of July parade with the neighborhood kids. Throw in a bunch of new College Hill business developments nearby—Brink Brewing Company, Tortilleria Garcia, and (coming soon) Kiki by former Kaze chef Hideki Harada and his wife, Yuko—and it’s safe to say this place has the kind of community vibe that truly makes a house a home.