Mount Washington

Mount Washington is a diverse community on the east side of Cincinnati. It is located about 15 minutes east of Downtown via Columbia Parkway and Beechmont Avenue. Mount Washington was originally an independent community, and was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in 1911.

This community has existed since 1790 and was once a part of the vast Virginia Military District. Today, it's a neighborhood with affordable older and newer homes—predominantly Cape Cods, ranches and 2-story transitionals. There are shops, good schools, churches, a library and a Kroger store. The Water Tower is a neighborhood landmark. Recreational activities include horseback riding and golf. Residents point to the walkways, playgrounds, benches and bike racks at the 125-acre Stanbery Park. Its new, $5.5 million, 30,000-square-foot recreation center has two full-size gyms, a walking track, and multi-purpose rooms.

Mount Washington is home to a number of small businesses as well as local outlets of larger businesses, and Gold Star Chili was started here as well.