Cincinnati Neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine

Over-the-Rhine is Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood and has experienced a major resurgence over the last 15 years, thanks to an influx of public and private investment.  The neighborhood was annexed in 1849, and many of its buildings reflect Italianate, Queen Anne, and muted Greek Revival architecture, with other styles also featured throughout.

The area is a dense blend of residential, retail, restaurants and many other businesses.  Several historic churches also attract residents and visitors, as do the historic Music Hall venue, Washington Park, and Findlay Market.  Neighborhood development is led by the Over-the-Rhine Community Council, which works to improve Over-the-Rhine’s quality of life by representing, with a recognizable voice, the residents’ interests.