East Walnut Hills is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1867, originally as the independent incorporated village of Woodburn, East Walnut Hills is a diverse neighborhood, both ethnically and economically. It has long been known as a very fashionable neighborhood and home to many prominent Cincinnatians. The neighborhood includes the large historic district between the O'Bryonville business district and the DeSales Corner, home to opulent mansions with large setbacks, as well as Annwood Park on Madison Road and the Bettman Preserve, an urban nature preserve. Large estates also exist along William Howard Taft Road, capitalizing on the views of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati. Many older homes in the areas surrounding St. Ursula Academy, along East McMillan Street, are being subdivided and converted into condominiums. East Walnut Hills is home to the historic Saint Francis De Sales Catholic Church, at the intersection of Madison Road and Woodburn Avenue, and neighboring Purcell Marian High School.
Formerly known as Madisonville Pike in the early 1850s, this is the site of where the earliest development occurred in the district. This road is now known as Madison Road. John Baker built his home there and he also decided to build his son-in-law who is Samuel Keys on 35 acres. Other prominent Cincinnati names were the grocery merchant W.W. Scarborough who ended up building his 40 acre which was placed opposite of Baker's property. In 1858 a guy by the name of Joshua Bates built his home here as well. By 1860, George Hoadley had established his home here on approximately nine acres of land and other property owners such as Jeptha Miller, Charles Dexter and William Hooper ended up owning chunks of property too.
Currently, the average rents in this neighborhood are approximately:
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