Blue Ash – Cincinnati, OH

Boasting the motto "Aspire. Achieve. Advance," Blue Ash exemplifies growth and achievement. The neighborhood, once a rural farming community nestled on the northern edge of Cincinnati, has become one of Cincinnati's fastest-growing hot spots for residents and businesses alike. Blue Ash's exemplary schools, kid-friendly events, and public parks make it an unbeatable neighborhood for families. Professionals also flock to Blue Ash, as nearly 2,000 businesses call the neighborhood home. Looking for a neighborhood with a wide selection of dining options as well as an impressive variety of entertainment and recreation? Blue Ash has it all. With dozens of parks of all sizes and a wide selection of dining options, this neighborhood provides the variety and convenience to please both long-time residents and newcomers.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

When it comes to restaurants and nightlife, Blue Ash's combination of casual bars, pubs, small restaurants and fast food provides an option for all tastes.For a quick and inexpensive meal, check out Jersey Mike's, Qdoba and Subway. Looking for something authentically Cincinnati? You can't miss Blue Ash Chili. Serving up premium chili dishes with the same family recipe since 1969, this restaurant is a must-try for the authentic Cincinnati chili experience. Keep it classic with a three-way of chili and cheese on spaghetti, or spice it up with a six-way that adds beans, onions and fried jalapeños. For those feeling bold, give the No Freakin' Way Challenge a try. When it comes to nightlife, residents of Blue Ash prefer to sip a few beers at a casual local pub rather than partying at a lively club. If you're looking for a few relaxing drinks with friends, check out the craft brew options at Slatts or Logo's Sports Bar and Grill.

History & Culture

Blue Ash was founded at the turn of the 19th century by five pioneer families, many of which have descendants still living in the area today. Blue Ash was a rural farming community for over a century before finally being incorporated as a village in 1955. The only commercial activity in Blue Ash during the early 1900s consisted of a blacksmith shop and a grocery store. After the incorporation in 1955, Blue Ash began to grow and urbanize. The neighborhood became home to University of Cincinnati Blue Ash, the Sycamore Senior Center, Blue Ash YMCA and the Sycamore Branch Library. Today, over 2,000 businesses and 55,000 daytime residents call Blue Ash home. While there are no museums in the neighborhood, several annual events keep residents entertained with food, art and entertainment. Don't miss Red, White and Blue Ash during Fourth of July weekend.

Transportation

Most people in Blue Ash travel by car, and public parking in shopping, business and recreation areas is cheap and readily available. Blue Ash is quickly accessible by both Interstate 71 and 75, which makes it easy to travel anywhere else in the city. Walking is a suitable option for those looking to get around the central business district. Blue Ash's major streets include bike lanes, making travel safe and convenient for those who prefer to cycle. Cincinnati's public transit system, SORTA, also offers a variety of lines connecting Blue Ash to nearly every other area in the city. Uber and Lyft are available for late-night pub crawlers looking for a quick and convenient ride home. If you're looking for a cab, you can't hail one right off the street; but, a quick call has one ready to pick you up within a short wait.

Cost

The cost of living in Blue Ash is comparable to the city average. The average rental rate for a one bedroom apartment in the neighborhood is $826 per month. A wide range of residential options, from small apartment buildings and houses to upgraded condo developments, exist in Blue Ash. Gas prices in the area usually compare equally to the national average. A trip from Blue Ash to downtown on the SORTA metro bus costs $2.65. While restaurant and shopping options range from inexpensive to luxurious, the average price points generally match the rest of the city. You can expect to pay $4 to $6 for a pint of beer at local pubs.

Shopping

Shopping in Blue Ash ranges from value stores to luxurious specialty boutiques. Kroger and Target provide convenient grocery shopping for local residents. Walgreens and United Dairy Farmers also offer conventional, affordable options for shoppers. Looking for local produce and speciality grocery items? Stop by Pipkin's Market. The year-round market provides locally grown and organic produce along with homemade bread, pasta, and baked goods. Pipkin's also sells flowers and hosts gardening classes. A few minutes away on Kenwood Road, Kenwood Towne Centre shopping mall offers one of the biggest and best shopping destinations in the city. Kenwood Towne Centre includes hundreds of stores offering apparel, electronics, specialty gifts, and more.

Parks

With over 150 acres of parks, Blue Ash provides a variety of options that are sure to please everyone looking for outdoor fun. Go for a picnic with your family at Hunt Park, or organize a pickup soccer game for co-workers at White Oak Park. All of the neighborhood's parks are free and dog-friendly. Summer events at Blue Ash's parks include free outdoor concerts, family movies and recreational sports leagues. In addition, the Blue Ash Sports Center provides recreational and exercise options for residents of all ages. From swimming to weight lifting, this facility offers recreational facilities and programs at an affordable rate. Want to get active in the dirt and grow your own produce? Blue Ash provides community garden plots. For a small donation, residents can lease one of 20 garden plots and collect fresh tomatoes, peppers, and green beans all summer long. The community garden is so popular, a lottery system has been established to assign plots.
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