Located in Hamilton County on Cincinnati’s East Side, Columbia-Tusculum is the city’s oldest neighborhood dating back to 1788. Sitting picturesquely on the Ohio River, Columbia-Tusculum is home to Victorian era homes, historic and restored structures, and popular restaurants. With many of the community’s homes in a state of disrepair, Columbia-Tusculum has become a trendy teardown destination for those seeking a close to downtown location but desire a new custom home. 

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Custom homes in Columbia-Tusculum
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Community Features

Neighborhood Parks
Turkey Ridge Park and Alms Park and Turkey Ridge Park
Named one of the areas best locations for families and young professionals, Columbia-Tusculum is home to Turkey Ridge park and Alms Park, a 94-acre hilltop park given to the city of Cincinnati in 1916 .  

Neighborhood Restaurants and Businesses
A vibrant community, Columbia-Tusculum is home to numerous locally owned boutiques, night clubs, and restaurants, including Jeff Ruby’s Precinct.  Locals love enjoying a lovely Sunday morning brunch or warm summer dinners at Eli’s BBQ, Allyn’s Cafe, and the BrewRiver Creole Kitchen. 

River and Downtown Views
From the rolling hills to the historic painted ladies to the city lights and river below, the views from Columbia-Tusculum are not soon forgotten.   

Attractions Nearby

Whether it’s leisurely strolls or an invigorating bike ride, Columbia-Tusculum is a buzz of activity. Minutes from downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood, Columbia- Tusculum is 225 years young and alive with numerous locally owned restaurants, spas, shops, and nightlife.  Learn more about Columbia-Tusculum at


From I-71:  Take exit 9 to US-50 W/Columbia Parkway.