Dent – Cincinnati, OH

Located 15 miles from downtown, the neighborhood of Dent lies on Cincinnati's west side. Dent shares the rolling, wooded hills and farming heritage of other neighborhoods in Green Township, and many families have called the neighborhood home for generations. With easy access to nearby highways as well as proximity to excellent parks and schools, Dent attracts families and commuters alike. Although the neighborhood itself includes few restaurants and stores, adjacent communities of Bridgetown and Monfort Heights provide plenty of additional options.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

Dent's restaurant scene consists mostly of chain and fast food restaurants, but locals enjoy access to a few local gems in the surrounding area. Just down the road from Dent, locals enjoy Zip Dip, a classic walk-up ice cream store. Sample a variety of soft-serve ice cream or yogurt flavors, and be sure to give the homemade waffle cones a try. The shop also offers low-fat and sugar-free ice cream options along with milkshakes and sundaes. Guido's Restaurant & Pizzeria in nearby Miamitown boasts no-frills American and Italian fare that's sure to please the whole family. For breakfast, be sure to try a goetta and cheese omelet. Dinner-goers enjoy a variety of specialty pizzas and subs. The spaghetti dinner is another local favorite. Sakura Steak House, located right off I-74 on Rybolt Road, serves scrumptious Japanese fare in a festive hibachi setting. Expert chefs make an exciting show of preparing your food before heaping it onto your plate in generous portions. Choose from beef, shrimp or chicken piled high atop a mountain of fried rice or lo mein. When it comes to nightlife, you won't find loud nightclubs and packed venues in Dent. Residents prefer the casual atmosphere of local bars. Stop into Bucketheads Sports Bar and Grill for a selection of local brews on tap, and enjoy the game on one of the restaurant's big screen TVs while sampling classic pub fare.

History & Culture

Dent and the surrounding neighborhoods of Green Township trace their roots to hunters and farmers who settled in the area at the turn of the 19th Century. By 1920, nearly 900 farms existed in Green Township. As urbanization brought cars and highways to Cincinnati, many people from central neighborhoods began to move to more outer suburbs like Dent. Today, the neighborhood has evolved into a modern suburban community. The neighborhood does not include any museums, but Green Township Historical Association does host monthly meetings and educational events at Nathanial Green Lodge on Wesselman Road. Dent Schoolhouse, an annual Halloween tradition, attracts visitors from all over the greater Cincinnati area. This haunted house attraction thrills guests of all ages with traditional tours along with a behind-the-scenes "lights on" option.


Most people in Dent travel by car. The neighborhood offers a limited selection of stores and restaurants, so most people find driving the simplest way to reach popular business areas. Drivers easily access Interstate 74 on the northern edge of the neighborhood, which eases commutes to other neighborhoods or even downtown Cincinnati. Most shopping and dining areas nearby offer ample free parking for drivers. The streets in Dent do not include dedicated bake lanes, though cyclists find it possible to share the road with other vehicles in most areas. Cincinnati's public metro bus, SORTA, serves the area with routes that connect Dent with most other neighborhoods in the city. A cab can be called ahead for service, but don't expect to hail one on the street. Uber also serves Dent and the adjacent neighborhoods.


Residents of Dent find the cost of living equal to other areas of the city. Stores and restaurants are usually high value and casual instead of high end. Therefore, finding affordable places to eat and shop in Dent and the surrounding area is a breeze. You can expect to pay between $4 and $5 for a pint of beer at local bars. When it comes to housing rates, apartments in Dent generally cost about the same as other neighborhoods in Cincinnati. In Dent, rent pay on average $699 a month for a one-bedroom apartment. The cost of gas in and around Dent reflects both city and national averages. The neighborhood lies within Zone 2 of the SORTA metro bus system, so a ticket from Dent to the city center costs $2.65.


A few nearby stores and business areas make shopping convenient for the residents of Dent. Most locals buy their groceries at Meijer, which offers plenty of affordable options. A few department stores, including Kohl's, can be found in the neighborhood. For home improvement, both Home Depot and Harbor Freight Tools keep residents well stocked. For a local grocery option, check out Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market in nearby Western Hills. Local farmers and craftspeople stock the market with seasonal produce, baked goods and homemade gifts. People from all over the west side of Cincinnati flock to the farmers' market on Friday afternoons. For motor sports enthusiasts, Cycle Specialties can't be missed. The shop sells new and used motorcycles, ATVs,and jet skis. It also offers repair and customization services for a wide range of motor sport vehicles. If you're looking for a bouquet for a special occasion or flowers for your next big event, stop into Piepmeier Florist on Filview Circle. This independently owned floral company sells both live and silk flowers for all occasions, from a single bouquet or corsage to gift baskets or flowers for a whole wedding. Piepmeier also provides delivery services for an extra fee.


Several small parks and a golf course provide hours of outdoor recreation for the whole family. Take the kids and pets to Veteran's Park for an afternoon of free fun. Walk or bike the park's 1/2-mile paved trail then enjoy a cookout with friends at the park's picnic area, which features shelter houses, tables and grills. Down the road, Kuliga Park also includes a large picnic area along with a nature trail and several playgrounds. Kuliga Park welcomes children and leashed dogs. The park also hosts an annual concert and fireworks display on 4th of July weekend. For golf enthusiasts, Neumann Golf course has everything you're looking for. Neumann includes three distinct 9-hole courses. Because Cincinnati Recreation Commission owns the golf course, fees remain lower than at private courses or country clubs. The course also offers equipment and cart rentals as well as golf lessons for players of all ages and ability levels.
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