The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Cincinnati For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Cincinnati are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Cincinnati, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Cincinnati neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Cincinnati are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Ohio and Cincinnati is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Cincinnati for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Mount Lookout looks to be the best Cincinnati neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Cincinnati that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cincinnati.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In Cincinnati

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Cincinnati

Population: 5,949
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $368,071 (best)
Median Income: $93,019 (Second best)
More on Mount Lookout: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 12,948
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $307,029 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $68,455 (Fifth best)
More on Hyde Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Hyde Park Cincinnati, OH

Population: 2,226
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $362,500 (Second best)
Median Income: $89,772 (Third best)
More on Mount Adams: Homes For Sale | Data

Mount Adams Cincinnati, OH

Population: 10,214
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $213,580 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $59,057 (Ninth best)
More on Oakley: Homes For Sale | Data

Oakley Cincinnati, OH

Population: 2,046
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $304,633 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $67,981 (Sixth best)
More on Columbia-Tusculum: Homes For Sale | Data

Columbia-Tusculum Cincinnati, OH

Population: 672
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $222,750 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $105,702 (best)
More on California: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 300
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $319,033 (Third best)
Median Income: $80,494 (Fourth best)
More on Linwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,188
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $260,510 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $37,104 (23rd best)
More on Clifton: Homes For Sale | Data

Clifton Cincinnati, OH

Population: 11,430
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $171,933 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $65,156 (Eighth best)
More on Mount Washington: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,480
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $164,354 (12th best)
Median Income: $57,771 (Tenth best)
More on Pleasant Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Cincinnati, OH Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 45 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Cincinnati." We're lookin' at you, Mount Lookout.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Cincinnati, Ohio has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cincinnati

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Cincinnati where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Cincinnati aren't all good. North Fairmount takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Cincinnati.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Cincinnati For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Mount Lookout 5,949 $368,071 $93,019
2 Hyde Park 12,948 $307,029 $68,455
3 Mount Adams 2,226 $362,500 $89,772
4 Oakley 10,214 $213,580 $59,057
5 Columbia-Tusculum 2,046 $304,633 $67,981
6 California 672 $222,750 $105,702
7 Linwood 300 $319,033 $80,494
8 Clifton 8,188 $260,510 $37,104
9 Mount Washington 11,430 $171,933 $65,156
10 Pleasant Ridge 7,480 $164,354 $57,771
11 Central Business District 3,996 $164,700 $67,055
12 Madisonville 9,104 $130,092 $53,403
13 Hartwell 5,480 $119,275 $56,395
14 Mount Auburn 5,547 $151,978 $37,168
15 Kennedy Heights 4,580 $118,186 $47,746
16 North Avondale 6,806 $136,236 $40,132
17 East End 1,858 $174,517 $53,061
18 Paddock Hills 1,314 $129,867 $43,834
19 Over-The-Rhine 5,763 $139,342 $31,739
20 College Hill 14,184 $106,100 $40,578
21 Northside 7,752 $128,117 $38,584
22 Evanston 8,617 $127,646 $31,060
23 Walnut Hills 6,532 $133,645 $29,954
24 Sayler Park 2,624 $101,825 $38,281
25 Mount Airy 8,727 $117,200 $42,393
26 Bond Hill 7,739 $94,364 $32,995
27 Westwood 30,274 $93,777 $34,183
28 Carthage 2,590 $83,750 $35,534
29 West Price Hill 19,093 $73,814 $36,859
30 Corryville 3,234 $78,067 $22,246
31 Cuf 16,520 $80,500 $25,473
32 Winton Place 2,163 $81,550 $39,912
33 Avondale 7,622 $76,564 $21,608
34 Riverside 1,427 $81,475 $33,173
35 Camp Washington 1,465 $75,550 $32,840
36 Roselawn 6,754 $63,989 $31,019
37 East Price Hill 11,611 $64,475 $29,480
38 Winton Hills 5,882 $74,125 $26,537
39 West End 6,090 $63,660 $18,511
40 South Cumminsville 2,803 $67,400 $14,152
41 East Westwood 4,424 $54,567 $17,985
42 Sedamsville 286 $70,550 $24,346
43 Lower Price Hill 1,291 $58,229 $29,124
44 South Fairmount 4,309 $44,791 $22,918
45 North Fairmount 1,854 $42,480 $18,817

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Cincinnati.

About Chris Kolmar

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