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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Cincinnati

I am very close to a beautiful park that has a lot of activities. My neighbors also are very friendly and wonderful to live next to.

We have a great view of the city, we are within walking distance of a ton of things to do (art museum, playhouse, playgrounds). There are a bunch of restaurants and bars nearby for us to meet up with friend.

I enjoy living near a gas station and close to fast food restaurants. It is also nice we have lots of schools within a solid distance to choose from.

Good nice clubs, good park and river view, good restaurants, good place for outdoor activity, happening place, good for kids and old people. Safe place, no issues of theft

I like the sidewalks my neighborhood has it makes getting around very easy for everyone. Everyone can just relax

Our neighbors are great and we help one another. There is a great feeling of community. We are close to shopping and family.

Who Lives Here

Cincinnati Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

18%

Bachelor's

14%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

24%

4 people

16%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

4%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

13%

20-45

39%

45-65

22%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Cincinnati?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Nov '23$1084$1453$1787$1980
Oct '23$1084$1362$1700$1980
Sep '23$1082$1351$1637$1980
Aug '23$1082$1367$1622$1899
Jul '23$1082$1355$1626$1900
Jun '23$1082$1330$1612$1825
May '23$1081$1402$1662$1782
Apr '23$1080$1408$1702$1825
Mar '23$1082$1440$1752$1827
Feb '23$1083$1441$1740$1847
Jan '23$1084$1387$1674$1827
Dec '22$1084$1390$1674$1800
Nov '22$1084$1382$1674$1800

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

25%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5252

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 61 of 112 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 90 of 112 renters

Percentage: 3939

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 60 of 112 renters

Percentage: 4747

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 67 of 112 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 71 of 112 renters

Top Scores: Art, Pet, Medicine

Things To Do In Cincinnati

Top Score

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 60% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Cincinnati.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 35% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in Cincinnati.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 25% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 20% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Oh la latte, not a bad spot for getting a cup of joe.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 6% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 12% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Cincinnati.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 29% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Cincinnati.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 12% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Cincinnati scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 9% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Cincinnati are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 45% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Cincinnati Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 101 of 112 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 94 of 112 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 91 of 112 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 85 of 112 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 85 of 112 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 82 of 112 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 81 of 112 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 80 of 112 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 77 of 112 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 76 of 112 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 75 of 112 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 74 of 112 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 65 of 112 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 63 of 112 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 56 of 112 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 59 of 112 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 62 of 112 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 69 of 112 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 76 of 112 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 98 of 112 renters

Cincinnati Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Cincinnati

10/10

Glenn O Swing Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Elm Avenue Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

9/10

Indian Hill Elementary School

Grades 3-5 • Public

9/10
9/10

C O Harrison Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Crosby Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Cincinnati, OH

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN CINCINNATI, OH

Both a charming Southern town and a bustling Midwestern metropolis, Cincinnati is a city of rolling hills, beautiful Ohio River views and a fast-growing economy. Whether you are renting an apartment for your family, attending the University of Cincinnati or working at a Fortune 500 company like Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati makes a great place to call home.

Interwoven with I-71, I-74 and I-75, Cincinnati is a city of drivers. Commutes are shorter than the national average, though, and Cincinnati encourages bike use with projects like the Central Parkway Bikeway. Bus systems help traffic by carrying about 20 percent of the city’s daily commuters.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CINCINNATI, OH

Housing options in Cincinnati range from high-rise apartments downtown to rental homes in the beautiful countryside. Stay near Downtown’s Fountain Square to experience the vibrant urban life of a walkable city, or rent an apartment overlooking the river in neighboring Covington, Kentucky. Students love the University of Cincinnati neighborhoods like Corryville and University Heights. Just east of downtown, Mount Washington is also known for the high quality of its educational institutions. Check out these great neighborhoods for apartments in Cincinnati:

  • Downtown: Cincinnati has a great, livable downtown area with more than 13,000 residents who enjoy quick access to shops, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Clifton: Clifton is located in north-central Cincinnati, close to downtown. It has many historic buildings.
  • College-Hill: Filled with historic charm, College Hill was originally a wealthy suburb called “Pleasant Hill” and provides a small-town community feel near the city.
  • Hyde Park: Look for apartments in the Hyde Park neighborhood to enjoy easy access to downtown and green spaces like the Krohn Conservatory.
  • Mount Adams: This picturesque neighborhood is known as “The Hill” and is a great place to take a walking tour or stop by a local tavern. If you want to put your kids in some of the country’s best schools, rent an apartment in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood, directly to the east.
  • Northside: This creative spot is known for its nightlife and entertainment as well as shopping.
  • Over-The-Rhine: This traditionally working-class neighborhood near Downtown features Greek Revival and Victorian architecture.
  • Pleasant Ridge: Pleasant Ridge has the quaint effect of gas lighting to support its small-town feel. It attracts a lot of artists and musicians.
  • West Price Hill: Families often prefer quieter suburbs like West Price Hill and nearby Delhi Hills, west of Downtown Cincinnati.
  • Westwood: Westwood is Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood with nearly 30,000 residents, offering a mix of urban and suburban lifestyles.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN CINCINNATI

You don’t have to be royalty to afford a fun outing in “The Queen City,” which boasts a huge variety of public parks, art museums with free days and plenty of free festivals all year long. So take a break from searching for apartments for rent in Cincinnati and enjoy the city. Here are our top suggestions for things to do in Cincinnati:

  • It’s easy to find fun things for families to do in the Cincinnati area, home to the incredible Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
  • In the summer, let kids cool off at Ohio’s Coney Island waterpark.
  • Cincinnati Art Museum: One of America’s oldest museums, the Cincinnati Art Museum houses a permanent collection of more than 67,000 works that span 6,000 years of human history. It’s next to Eden Park and accessible from Route 22.
  • Check out the Ludlow Avenue Shopping and Dining District in the neighborhood of Clifton near Downtown Cincinnati.
  • Summer Movies in the Park: Bring your own popcorn and a blanket for al fresco movies at Washington Park during the summer.
  • Loveland Bike Trail: Just one section of the 70-mile-long Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, this paved path was once part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Pedal your way to excellent leaf-peeping with a visit every fall.
  • Purple People Bridge: Nicknamed for its bright violet hue, this pedestrian bridge is more formally known as the Newport Southbank Bridge (since it connects to Newport, KY) and has been around since 1872. Plan a leisurely stroll for phenomenal views over the Ohio River.
  • Contemporary Arts Center: Focused on “the art of the last five minutes,” this museum keeps locals coming back for exciting art across a huge variety of media. The CAC was one of the first museums to display works by Andy Warhol!
  • If you are a sports fanatic, Cincinnati keeps the energy high with NFL football by the Bengals and major league baseball by the Reds. Prefer college ball? See the Bearcats play Division I football for the University of Cincinnati or head to a Xavier University Musketeers basketball game.
  • Check out one of the world’s largest indoor model railroads at EnterTRAINment Junction in nearby West Chester.

GETAWAYS FROM CINCINNATI

From your apartment in Cincinnati, make the 3.5-hour drive northeast to ride the scenic railroad in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of Ohio’s most picturesque spots. About 200 miles north, Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo delivers the best beaches on Lake Erie and is just an hour to death-defying roller coasters at Cedar Point. If you are feeling lucky, head about 90 minutes south to watch thoroughbred horses race in Lexington, KY.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN CINCINNATI, OH

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Cincinnati that match your needs.