Clifton/Crescent Hill

We know how it goes: you’re starting a family, so you don’t want to live downtown, but moving to a cookie cutter house in the ‘burbs feels stifling. Clifton/Crescent Hill is your perfect medium. Just east of downtown and the NuLu district, Clifton/Crescent Hill features both old homes and new construction, large, sprawling houses and small starter homes, luxurious loft condos and small apartments above residential garages. Anything you’re looking for in a home can likely be found in Clifton/Crescent Hill. The jewel in this neighborhood’s crown is the Frankfort Avenue corridor, a pleasantly walkable strip bursting with local curiosity shops featuring fair-trade wares, restaurants, and nightlife. From upscale salons and boutiques to hipster-friendly locally owned coffee shops, the stretch truly has something for everyone. However, even with such activity, residential streets are often pin-drop quiet and peaceful, with low crime, outgoing neighbors and kid-friendly playgrounds and parks scattered throughout the area. Grocery and retail options are plentiful in the area, giving the neighborhood a massive advantage over those closer to the downtown area.

Perfect for

  • Young couples
  • Families with kids
  • Pets
  • Retirees
  • Work-at-home professionals
  • People who love taking walks at night

Entertainment/Nightlife

The Trade-off

Convenience, accessibility, and idyllic settings come at a price, and Clifton/Crescent Hill is one of the pricier neighborhoods in the area (though not the most expensive, by far).

Bonus

Every Halloween, residents on Crescent Hill’s Hillcrest Avenue dazzle onlookers with over-the-top spectacular decoration and light displays. Walking the mile-or-so down-and-back street is a perfect way to spend a crisp, fall evening with your love or family, and residents often collect donations of canned goods or other supplies for needy families during the season.

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