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CUF might seem a strange name for a community, but it beats having to say, “Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview” when asked where you live, as these are the areas represented by the acronym. The CUF residential area in Cincinnati, Ohio is bordered by the neighborhoods of Clifton, the Heights, Mount Auburn, Over-the-Rhine and Camp Washington.

Clifton Heights is sometimes called “Clifton;” however, the actual Cincinnati neighborhood of Clifton is just north of CUF. The Clifton Heights portion of CUF is largely rental property that functions as off-campus student housing, along with a large number of restaurants and convenience stores that constitute the Clifton Heights Business District in the area of McMillan and Calhoun Streets, immediately south of the University of Cincinnati campus.

Clifton Heights hosts the Hughes Center, circa 1906, a vocational and special-purpose high school currently housing five college-prep schools including the Paideia High School, the High School for Communications and Health Professions, High School for Teaching and Technology, and the Cincinnati Academy of Mathematics and Science. The Kreuck recreation complex, a large indoor recreation center, is located on the campus of the Hughes Center and is well known for its overlook of downtown Cincinnati.

University Heights represents the northern portion of CUF and is separated from Fairview and Clifton Heights by Straight Street. It contains Good Samaritan Hospital, but is primarily a residential area, and like Clifton Heights and Fairview, much of it is rental property targeted at university students. This area, however, has a larger number of owner-occupied, single-family homes.

The Fairview area is located in the southwest corner of CUF. Fairview and Clifton Heights are separated by Ravine Street. Fairview is a residential area, with, like the others, a very high percentage of rental property. Many structures in this area are excellent examples of the Italianate form of architecture prominent in many of Cincinnati’s older neighborhoods. Fairview, as the name implies, is perched on one of many hillsides facing the city and offers numerous overlooks.

The neighborhood is governed by the CUF Neighborhood Association, which meets every third Tuesday of every month. The organization sponsors Citizens on Patrol, a group of neighbors who monitor the neighborhood and report directly to the police.


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