This second-story condo in a converted East Walnut Hills mansion will get one lucky buyer into a hot local neighborhood without breaking the bank. The unit, listed at $159,900 (and unfortunately already sale pending at press time), is housed in a weathered brick building with nine-foot-high ceilings and includes two newly carpeted bedrooms with two renovated, adjoining full baths. Our favorite part, though, is the wide-open great room, complete with stained hardwood flooring, freshly painted walls, and nine different windows (including two that are arched). It’s a bright and cheery space complete with an adorable built-in bench in the bay-windowed turret, plus a handy granite-topped breakfast bar that opens to the kitchen.
All of the kitchen appliances come with this unit, too, including the stackable washer/dryer; it also includes its own assigned parking space in the private lot out back. Best of all, the whole building is just a short walk away from Eden Park—a popular and historic greenspace that houses the Krohn Conservatory, Playhouse in the Park, and Cincinnati Art Museum, plus multiple lakes, a playground, and a stunning view of the Ohio River. If you’re looking for low-maintenance living in an area that’s close to, but not in, downtown, you may want to keep your eye on this neighborhood.