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The West Side of Cincinnati is a district historically inhabited by blue collar workers, whereas the East Side has been home generally to white collar workers.
Neighborhoods in Western Cincinnati include:
- Price Hill is one of Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhoods, first settled in 1789 and named Price Hill in the 1870s after General Rees Price. An incline opened by Price and his sons brought many wealthy residents to the top of the hill, and the grand mansions they built still stand today. The community’s history is preserved at the Price Hill Historical Society on Warsaw Avenue, and the neighborhood is home to the first Skyline Chili parlor, the upscale Primavista Restaurant, the 120-year-old Crow’s Nest Tavern, and the Gothic-style St. Lawrence Church.
- Westwood was originally established as a desirable residential neighborhood. Many of Cincinnati's wealthy industrialists built their homes in Westwood, including Procter & Gamble founder James Gamble. Westwood's main thoroughfares (specifically Harrison Avenue and Boudinot Avenue) feature many uniquely large and decorative houses, while surrounding streets include a mixture of apartment homes and housing, as constructed by the large number of German immigrants who settled in the Cincinnati vicinity. The area's growth continued steadily for many decades, becoming a residential haven for many of Cincinnati's blue-collar workers.
- Mount Airy includes the 1,471 acre Mt. Airy Forest, the largest of the Cincinnati parks. The Mt. Airy water tower, resembling a castle, was built in 1926–27.
- College Hill is a residential neighborhood. Originally a wealthy suburb called Pleasant Hill, it was renamed College Hill because of two colleges that were established there in the mid-nineteenth century. It features several historic buildings, including Laurel Court, College Hill Town Hall and the Old College Hill Post Office.
- 1 Mt. Echo, 381 Elberon Ave (East Price Hill). Mt. Echo is famous for its stellar view of downtown Cincinnati. The band Over-the-Rhine's "Ohio" album cover was shot from this park.
- 2 Price Hill Historical Society Museum (West Price Hill).
- 3 St. Lawrence Catholic Church (West Price Hill). Large gothic church. The first Catholic church in Price Hill, built on one of the highest hilltops in Cincinnati.
- 4 Mt Airy Forest Preserve (Mt. Airy). Largest park in the city at around 1,500 acres giving the place a very natural feel. Plenty of hiking trails and even a disc golf course.
- 5 Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Ave (Spring Grove Village). This sprawling cemetery dates back over 160 years, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007. The unique layout, designed by Adolph Strauch, makes it feel less like a cemetery and more like a park that just happens to have people buried in it. The arboretum features many National Champion trees. To find the graves of the many famous people buried here, stop by the office on your way in for a free map.
- 1 Incline Public House (East Price Hill, Incline District). Gastropub with astounding views of Cincinnati
- 2 Primavista, 810 Matson Pl (East Price Hill, Incline District), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Th 5:30-9:30PM, F 5:30-10PM, Sa 5-10:30PM, Su 5-9PM. Where the food is as captivating as the view of Downtown Cincinnati, Primavista specializes in fresh fish and veal dishes & also offering seafood, steaks, lamb, poultry, and pasta. $6-30.
- 3 Crow’s Nest Tavern (West Price Hill). A tavern operating since 1895.
- 4 Price Hill Chili, 4920 Glenway Ave (Price Hill) (West Price Hill), ☏ . M-Th 6AM-11PM, F Sa 6AM-2AM, Su 7AM-3PM. Price Hill Chili has been a landmark for the past 45 years, serving up Cincinnati favorites to West Side regulars. Cincinnati chili and stacked double-deckers are what Price Hill Chili is all about. This is a place politicians visit when in town for photo ops. The menu includes specialty dinners and salads. Another place to get the elusive Cincinnati-only German sausage specialty Goetta. under $10.