Over 30,000 residents call Westwood home, making it Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood. This 6-square-mile neighborhood began in the early 1800s when tradesmen, investors and professionals began to establish country estates in the area, seeking refuge from the heat, smells and smoke of the city.
Westwood was incorporated as a village in 1868, and residents began establishing a local school system. Westwood Town Hall, constructed in 1889, served as the seat of government for the village and was home to the town's jail and fire department. During this time, Westwood consisted mostly of sprawling farms and large estates.
Today, Westwood maintains much of its rich heritage, with 19th-century architecture neighboring newer, contemporary homes.
While there are no museums in the neighborhood, it boasts a thriving art scene. Covedale
Center for the Performing Arts on Glenway Avenue presents popular musicals and plays throughout the year, partnering with Cincinnati Young People's Theater.