Looking for an urban feel without the hefty pricetag? Check out Northside. Just six miles north of downtown, this is undoubtedly one of Cincinnati’s original, walkable neighborhoods; we’re thrilled it’s been getting so much rehab and development love lately.
4217 Florida Avenue, Northside
The $275,000 pricetag on this 113-year-old painted brick foursquare might draw you in, but the spacious rooms, updated kitchen and baths, second-floor laundry and third floor bonus room will definitely hold your attention. We’re also huge fans of the blue banister on the front hall stairs.
1700 Ella St., Northside
It’s not always easy finding a five-bedroom home in an urban neighborhood; that’s one reason to get excited about this 104-year-old wood-and-shingle-sided abode, listed for $389,900. More reasons? Carved wood interior columns, the sunny third floor bedroom suite, and on-trend blue cabinets in the kitchen. Don’t forget the first and second-floor front porches, too—fine places to watch the world walk by.
1621 Vandalia Ave.
If you want the neighborhood but not the older home, check out this brand-new, no-fuss, brick single-family. Listed for $399,900, it’s got a two-story great room and the entire structure is wired for internet and cable, with boosters to carry signals through all three floors. The garage has an electric car hook-up, too, making this place “well outfitted for modern living,” says listing agent Jen Drescher.