Oakley: Cincinnati, OH 45209

Each week we will feature real estate statistics for a different neighborhood that the Finn Team sells.  This week is Oakley, and we would say that the real estate market in this neighborhood is excellent right now!  With low supply and lots of Buyers looking, prices are going up and homes are selling quickly.  One example of this is the house on Millsbrae we were getting to ready to put on the market, and it sold before it even hit the MLS!
*Source of this information is the Multiple Listing Service

*Source of this information is the Multiple Listing Service

Oakley is a desirable neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio that borders Pleasant RidgeMadisonville, and Hyde Park. Oakley’s business district, called Oakley Square, lies along Madison Road.  Some of the reasons our customers consider moving to the Oakley neighborhood are for its convenient location, charm, walkability, local businesses, and great people!

Oakley was originally known as “Four Mile,” and was a popular stop in the mid-19th century for wagon drivers on the Madison Turnpike, now Madison Road. The village of Oakley, a name referring to the many oak trees in the area, was officially registered with the Hamilton County Courthouse in 1869 and the village was incorporated in 1898. Oakley was once the home of the famed markswoman Annie Oakley, who made her public debut in 1876.

During the 1890’s the community began to grow and the Oakley Race Course, famous for thoroughbred racing, was opened. The race track closed a few years later due to a state law prohibiting betting. The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company, often referred to as “the mill,” moved to Oakley in 1905 and library service began in 1910, when a deposit station opened in Barton’s Drug Store.

Oakley was annexed to the city of Cincinnati in 1913. In the same year, Aglamesis Bros. Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Shoppe opened to accommodate the growing population of workers at the Mill, as the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company was called.

The Geier Esplanade, commonly known as Oakley Square, was created when two parcels of land were acquired in 1927 and 1932 and were converted into green space. It is situated in the heart of Oakley on Madison Road and, through the generosity of the Geier family, flowers and bulbs are planted each year to beautify this small parcel of land in memory of Mr. Fred Geier and Mr. Philip O. Geier, Sr.

The Twentieth Century Theatre was built in 1941 and is a distinctive Oakley landmark with its 72-foot tower rising over the business district. The deteriorating theater was slated for demolition in the early 1990s, but was spared due to its historical significance and is finding a new life as a concert and special events venue.

Some of the Local Businesses:

Walkable Neighborhood:
According to the website walk score, Oakley is considered a very walkable community.  You are able to walk to many restaurants, stores, coffee shops, wine bars, schools, movie theater, and more.  If you love to the idea of not having to get in the car to go everywhere, Oakley may be a community for you to consider.
Some of the Oakley Events:
Oakley After Hours
Oakley Fancy Flea
Light-up Oakley
Click link to view Oakley sales for the past month:
Contact the Finn Team to find out about homes that are for sale in Oakley:  Holly.Finn@cbws.com or 513-560-6513.

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