There are some lovely residential neighborhoods in Cincinnati for running. Here are some of our favorites, where you can create your own route. The order starts closest to downtown.
Clifton/Mt. Storm Park. For some hills and views, combine Mt. Storm Park and some of the pretty residential streets of the Clifton neighborhood and Edgewood Grove Park. Use Lafayette Ave. to Mt. Storm Park for one part. Very nice side streets off Ludlow Ave.
Hyde Park. One of our favorite neighborhoods for running in Cincinnati. Wide, tree-shaded streets with lovely homes. Use Observatory Ave. as an anchor to explore lovely homes, all the way to Ault Park. Northern end of the neighborhood, we love Victoria Ave. Southern end of area near country club has hilly, windy streets.
Mariemount. Northeast of the city. Lovely residential streets around two overlapping historic districts, with homes featuring English architecture from Norman to classic Georgian style. Recommended route: explore the tree-lined roads around the historic district and south of Wooster Pike, which have nice, set-back homes and good sidewalks. Include Dogwood Park and then use Mariemont Ave. to get to Mariemont Gardens Park.
Indian Hill. Affluent suburban neighborhood 12 miles northeast of the city. Winding country roads passing large, historic homes. There’s also an agricultural feel in the area, and some forested areas with trails. Note: Many roads lack sidewalks/shoulder.