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Couples celebrate anniversaries; companies celebrate anniversaries; that's not too out of the ordinary. But when is the last time you heard of a neighborhood celebrating their anniversary? Must be a pretty close-knit group. Well, that's the kind of community you can expect as a resident of Kennedy Heights.

In 1963, a group of concerned residents got together to brainstorm solutions on how to stop the growing numbers of people leaving their area. That group became the nucleus of what was soon to become known as the Kennedy Heights Community Council, a group that recently took time to acknowledge and celebrate their beginnings, growing pains and significant accomplishments.


Kennedy Heights extends from the top of the Norwood trough to the northeast of Pleasant Ridge and southwest of Silverton.

In its nearly 200 years of development, Kennedy Heights has changed from a frontier outpost to a farming community and even a summer resort. Annexed in 1914, Kennedy Heights became one of Cincinnati's hilltop residential neighborhoods. What started as a log cabin settlement eventually developed into today's diverse community where neighbors consistently bring to life the true meaning of the word neighborhood.

 



 
 

Covering exactly one square mile, Kennedy Heights has slightly more than 6,000 citizens. The neighborhood is comprised largely of families with residents in every age group.

For more information on the demographics of Kennedy Heights

 

Older two and three bedroom Cape Cods and Tudors are the common housing stock of Kennedy Heights, and new homes are being built. This neighborhood's owner-occupancy rate is among the highest at 60%.

57 homes were sold in 1998 at an average sales price of $85,193

47 homes were sold in 1997 at an average sales price of $76,522

47 homes were sold in 1996 at an average sales price of $74,610

Want to see listings for homes presently on the market in Kennedy Heights? MLS Listings

 

 
  Daniel Drake Park
Red Bank Road, opposite Onandango Avenue
Known for its scenic overlook
  66.3 acres  
         
  H.G. French Memorial Park
Section & Ridge roads
Stone shelter house and French house
Rollings hills, hiking trails and picnic areas
  276 acres  
         
  Kennedy Heights Park
Robinson & Woodford roads
  12.5 acres  
         
  Kennedy Heights Triangle
6510 Glen Ave.
  1.3 acres  
         
  Woodford Park
Woodford Road & Kennedy Avenue
  1.6 acres  

 

All listed phone numbers are in area code 513 unless otherwise noted.

 

Kennedy Heights Community Center
6065 Red Bank Road

The school gym is available for aerobic classes, and programs for the before and after school care program provides homework time and recreational activities for K-6 children.

Outdoors they have a nature trail, a playground, and a basketball court

They have quilting and art related classes.

The Senior program is very large, over 100 seniors participate in traveling, and country store bingo

  631-5625  

 
 

One of the reasons Cincinnati takes so much pride in its people and its workforce is the quality of the students who graduate from its schools. You'll learn more than just your ABCs and 123s; from bilingual academies, to numerous nationally recognized college preparatory programs, Cincinnati has many options for parents in search of a well-rounded, quality education for their child.

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  NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Most area restaurants are located less than a mile away in neighboring Silverton.
 
         
  Big Dipper
6954 Plainfield Rd.
Silverton This local ice cream parlor is located a half of a mile from Kennedy Heights.
  891-6324  
         
 

China Foods
7133 Montgomery Rd.
Silverton
Located .7 miles from Kennedy Heights, China Foods was voted best Chinese food carry out in Cincinnati magazine. The restaurant recently moved to a new building.

  891-2033  
         
  Szechuan Wok Restaurant
7207 Montgomery Rd.
Silverton
Located .7 miles from Kennedy Heights.
  891-0123  
         
  Silverton Cafe
7201 Montgomery Rd.
Silverton
Located .7 miles from Kennedy Heights.
  791-2922  
         
  Italianette Pizza
6918 Plainfield Rd.
Silverton
Located a half of a mile from Kennedy Heights
  791-7650  
         
  NEARBY MOVIE THEATERS

     
  Esquire Theatre
320 Ludlow Ave
Clifton
  281-8750  
         
  Kenwood Towne Centre Theaters
7875 Montgomery Rd.
Kenwood
  791-2248  
         
  Mariemont Theatre
6906 Wooster Rd.
Mariemont
  272-2002   
         
  Mt. Lookout Cinema Grill
3187 Linwood Ave
Mt. Lookout
  321-3211  
         
  Oakley Drive-In Theater
5033 Madison Road
Madisonville
  271-4600  
         
  OmniMax Theater
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave.
  287-7000  
         
  Showcase Cinemas Cincinnati
1701 Showcase Drive
  351-2232  
         
  NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING

     
  Kenwood Towne Centre
7875 Montgomery Rd.
Kenwood
Located two miles north of Kennedy Heights on Montgomery Road, Kenwood Towne Centre offers Lazarus, Parisian, Dillard's, and 160 specialty stores, plus a food court and restaurants.
  745-0205  
         
  Sycamore Plaza
Kenwood and Montgomery roads
Kenwood
Sycamore Plaza is located just across the street from Kenwood Towne Center. The plaza houses Barnes and Noble, Lazarus Furniture Gallery, Old Navy, All About Sports, Toys R Us, Staples Office Supplies, and Computer City. Eateries include Max and Erma's, Johnny Rockets and Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
  793-2131  
         
  Wal-Mart
3430 Highland Ave.
Located 1.5 miles outside Kennedy Heights.
  351-9818  
         
  Finke's Pleasant Ridge IGA
6142 Montgomery Rd.
Pleasant Ridge
Located one mile from Kennedy Heights
  351-1200  
         
  NEARBY SHOPPING MALLS

     
  Kenwood Towne Centre
7875 Montgomery Road
Kenwood
Lazarus, Parisian, Dillard's, and 160 specialty stores, plus a food court and restaurants
  745-0205  
         
  Sycamore Plaza at Kenwood
Kenwood & Montgomery roads
Kenwood
Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Toys 'R Us, Lazarus Furniture Gallery, Dick's Sporting Goods and a variety of stores and restaurants.
  793-2131  
         
  Tower Place
28 West Fourth St.
Downtown
More than 70 specialty stores, a food court and restaurants. Lazarus, Saks Fifth Ave. and Tiffany's are easily accessible via skywalk.
  241-7700  

 
 

Looking for a nearby church, mosque, synagogue, or temple in your choice denomination?

Faith Finder

 

 
  POLICE

     
  District Two
3295 Erie Ave.
Hyde Park
  352-3591  
         
  Neighborhood Sergeant
Tom Tanner
  357-7536  
         
  Neighborhood Officer
Albert Brown
  357-7536  
     
  Community Policing Activities: Neighborhood block watches,     citizens police academies, DARE and after school/summer programs, bike patrols  
     
  FIRE

     
 

Engine Company 8
5901 Montgomery Rd. at Langdon Farm Rd.
Pleasant Ridge

  531-9486  

 
 

Looking for a good book? You'll find plenty at the:
Madisonville Branch Library
4830 Whetsel Avenue
or the:

  369-6029  
  Pleasant Ridge Branch Library
6233 Montgomery Road
both are only minutes from Kennedy Heights
  369-4488  
            
  Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
800 Vine St.
Downtown
  369-6900  
     
  Can't find the resource you've been searching for? Try the Langsam Library at the University of Cincinnati or the Xavier University Library. Hours vary, especially during the summer, so call first.  
     
  UC Library
2624 Clifton Ave.
  556-1424  
         
  XU Library
3800 Victory Pkwy
  745-3881  

 
  Kennedy Heights residents have an increased voice in the decisions that affect their neighborhood because of the presence of their local community council. The community council is charged with handling topics that include zoning, boundary disputes, city services and an array of issues that affect the quality of life in its neighborhood.  
     
 

Kennedy Heights Community Council
President: Joswah Swain
Meeting Place: Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church, 6312 Kennedy Ave.
Meeting Time:  3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
Website: www.kennedyheights.org

 

 
  If you live in the City of Cincinnati, the Department of Public Works provides solid waste collection and recycling at no cost.  
     
  24-hour City of Cincinnati Customer Service Line   591-6000  
         
  Department of Public Works Office Information & Administration   352-3218  

 
  The Greater Cincinnati area is proud to be the home of many world-renowned research and emergency medical care facilities.

Click here for more Hospital information.
 

 

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