When my kids were young and refusing to nap, I’d drive around various Cincinnati neighborhoods in an effort to lull them to sleep (and OK—who am I kidding?—to see, pre-online home listings, what was for sale). Evendale’s Park Hills neighborhood, site of Cincinnati’s 1985 Homearama, was always one of my favorites for its rolling hills and gently winding streets. There’s something to be said for the classic home styles—each just different enough from its neighbor to avoid that cookie-cutter feeling some subdivisions have. And kudos to the developer who planned Park Hills with plenty of yard and greenspace between homes—a feature so often overlooked in today’s new construction.
This house is sale pending, but it’s a great example of what homes here offer: spacious kitchens, big master bedrooms and baths, floorplans that are a nice blend of traditional and open layouts, and plenty of space to spread out (including family rooms, finished basements, and oftentimes, as in this case, screened-in porches).
By the way, another practical reason to check out Park Hills is its proximity to neighboring Blue Ash, but without the Sycamore district property taxes and home prices (much of Park Hills is actually in the Princeton school district). Add in access to the Evendale rec center, and you’ve got a great family-friendly neighborhood that also seems to be one of suburban Cincinnati’s best-kept secrets. Until now.