Known as Mount Ida until 1843, this lovely hillside neighborhood of Cincinnati began as a vineyard. The area was renamed to honor former United States president John Quincy Adams, who actually spoke at the dedication of a new observatory. In recent years, this area has emerged as an artsy, hip neighborhood brimming over with style and charm. Unique clusters of specialty shops, art and antique stores, nightspots, and restaurants harmonize with the grandeur of century-old restored homes. Buildings tend to be high and narrow to conform to the hillside contours and to preserve the panoramic river views. Residents enjoy easy access to beautiful Eden Park, home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, and Playhouse in the Park. The airport is 20 minutes away and downtown is within walking distance from Mt. Adams.