East End Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
One of the oldest areas in Cincinnati, Ohio, the East End neighborhood appears as a very thin, saber-like shape on a map, follows along the Ohio River for approximately seven miles south of Columbia Parkway, and measures a little more than five square miles.
This is a sparsely-populated area, with only 1,310 residents or 249 per square mile, compared to Cincinnati as a whole with more than 4,000. However the neighborhood has, for the last decade, been experiencing a great deal of growth via a number of residential projects such as Twain’s Landing, Adams Landing and the Rivers project.
This new wave of residential housing has brought the average value of homes in East End, once the location of unfashionable “shacks,” up to almost equal that of the city average, with East End homes at $225,745 compared to the city’s $243,258.
East End is the home of the famous Montgomery Inn Boathouse, the most popular restaurant in Greater Cincinnati. During 2010, the restaurant served their famous ribs to 800,000 customers, giving the establishment a rank of #22 on the Restaurants and Institutions list of the nation’s top-grossing independent restaurants.
The East End neighborhood was the location of historic East End Park, a former major league baseball park. Known to baseball historians as Pendleton Park, it was home to the Cincinnati Reds of the American Association (no relation to the current Cincinnati Reds) during the 1891 baseball season.
Baseball politics collided to give the city of Cincinnati two major league baseball teams in the same year with the same nickname: the National League Reds, who played on the west side of Cincinnati, and the Association Reds who played on the east side. The location of the park was just off Eastern Avenue (now called Riverside Drive), where the Schmidt Recreation Complex is currently located.
At the time, the city had blue laws in place which also disallowed Sunday games; oftentimes the Reds and their opponents found themselves in jail.
The east side Reds ballpark proved to be too remote for drawing fans and it was decided to suspend operations of the franchise until a new ballpark could be built on the west side of town.