The East Side is known for being the newer side of the region. It’s sprinkled with multi-million dollar homes, European-style town squares, and has some pretty dreamy landscapes. If you’re a person who loves a view, on the East Side, you’ve got ‘em. You can overlook the city on Mount Adams, view the reflection pool in Eden Park, or literally look into outer space from the Observatory in between Mt. Lookout and Hyde Park. The East Side also attracts an active lifestyle due to all the parks, the Little Miami River, and the bike trail. Whether you decide to move here or somewhere else, it’s full of spots you’ll most definitely want to check out.
Life on the East Side of Cincinnati
You begin your day with gluten-free pancakes from Sleepy Bee and head on over to Rookwood for some shopping. You snag some deals at the J. Crew Mercantile, pick up some groceries at Whole Foods, and decide you’ll take your dog on over to Wags Park (he loves to run through the water).
You have family coming into town later, who want to see where you live. It’s hard to decide what to show them. You could do the fun thing: Coney Island and Zip's Cafe. You could do outdoorsy thing: hop on a kayak from Fifty West Brewing. You could do the classic thing: the conservatory and the observatory. But, this particular evening, you decide to take them to the Loveland Castle.
On your way there, you take your first drive through Indian Hill and can’t believe your eyes. Mansions with immaculate lawns, tennis courts, and courtyards to your left and right. Your dad says, “That one’s got to be about forty thousand square feet!” You look it up later, and he’s right.
You end the evening in Mount Adams. You stand together, feeling overwhelmed by the majesty of the view. Now, you get it. This is why it’s called the Queen City. And you feel proud to call it your new home.