The Eastside River Community Where Everything Old Is New Again. Cincinnati?s oldest neighborhood and a place of first?s for Hamilton County. The area?s first pioneers arrived by flatboat and settled here in November 1788. Soon followed the first school in Hamilton County (1790), the first Protestant congregation (1790) now the Columbia Baptist Church, and what is now the oldest continuously inhabited home in Cincinnati (c. 1804).
Today, its Cincinnati?s newest hot spot for residential and business development. Our charming enclave of colorfully restored Victorians and new, upscale homes and condos attract professionals, young families and empty nesters alike. The new Columbia Square development on Columbia Parkway has attracted new businesses and restaurants, and stimulated business development throughout the neighborhood. We?re home to successful historic building renovations, enjoying a variety of new uses from professional offices to cultural and entertainment venues and residential properties.
Why is Columbia Tusculum newly sought out again? Our hilly east-side neighborhood on the Ohio River offers outstanding scenic views. Our quiet, walkable streets invite living as an urban village, where neighborliness is the norm. We have one the city?s lowest crime rates, second only to neighboring Mount Lookout. Recreation opportunities abound. And it?s all just 7 minutes from downtown!