Neighborhood Spotlight: Pleasant Ridge Cincinnati, OH


Pleasant Ridge is a funky and diverse little community that is convenient, and has great local amenities like hangouts, restaurants and collectible shops.  It is a city of sidewalks, where it’s a short walk to wherever you’re headed. Even in the cooler months, there are strollers, joggers and families out for a walk down the tree-lined streets.  Many of our customers purchase in this neighborhood for the central location, and the fact you can grab a hot coffee at a non-chain cafe, as well as a cold brew on Pop Quiz Night at the local watering hole.

Pleasant Ridge has been a stable real estate investment with an abundance of reasonably-priced houses, both tiny to huge, built from the 1850’s through the 1920’s.  With quick access to I-71, Pleasant Ridge is only 10 minutes from Downtown Cincinnati, as well as Blue Ash and the northern business corridor.  The neighborhood is bordered by Norwood, Amberley Village, Kennedy Heights, Oakley, and Columbia Township.

The Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center offers many big programs for a tiny annual fee, and there are plenty of exercise and craft classes to keep the whole family fit, entertained and educated.  For those looking to find a convenient private country club to join, the community is home to the Losantiville Course at The Ridge Club, which is a well kept secret.

Pleasant Ridge is a mostly gaslight residential neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio with a small business district occupied largely by long-standing, independent businesses.  Pleasant Ridge has a library, a new elementary school (Pleasant Ridge Montessori), and a community center whose municipal swim team has won multiple Cincinnati City Championship meets throughout the years.

Local Businesses


  • Pleasant Ridge Chili Parlor
  • Beans & Grapes
  • The Coffee Exchange
  • Emanu East African Restaurant
  • The Gaslight Cafe
  • Loving Hut Vegan Cafe
  • Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
  • Pleasant Hour Cafe
  • The Ridge Club
  • LaRosa’s Pizza

Shopping, Entertainment, & More:

  • District A, where arts and community meet
  • Elliot Jordan Studio Gallery
  • Kennedy Heights Art Center
  • Everybody’s Records
  • Green Corner Studios & Marketplace
  • Queen City Comic & Card Company
  • Ridge Jewelers
  • Flying Tiger Tattoo
  • 1 Tax Financial
  • A-One Dry Cleaning
  • Clarence Howell Shoe Repair
  • Pleasant Ridge Branch Library
  • Hodesh Gallery

Health & Wellness:

  • Bell Family Chiropractic
  • Cincinnati Yoga School
  • Mullaney’s Pharmacy & Medical Supply
  • Pursuit Fitness Studio
  • Pleasant Ridge Pet Hospital

Salons/Barber Shops:

  • A Salon Named Desire
  • Moler Beauty Academy
  • The Royal Chamber Barber Shop and Beauty Salon
  • Flair Hair Studio
  • Gil’s Barber Shop


  • Pleasant Ridge Montessori
  • Nativity Parish & School
  • TCP World Academy
  • Kennedy Heights Montessori

View the homes that have sold in Pleasant Ridge in the last month:  Last 30 days of sales

View one of the homes recently sold by the Finn Team:  Sold by the Finn Team

For information on the Real Estate Market in Pleasant Ridge, contact:  Holly Finn–

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