Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Xavier University's 200-acre campus is surrounded by diverse, bustling neighborhood communities. Here are some of the most popular places for entertainment and fun outside campus.

Neighborhoods and Entertainment Near Xavier University


What do to: Visit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, grab a coffee and shop at local boutiques in the Gaslight District, catch a movie at the historic Esquire Theatre, watch live music at Bogarts concert venue, explore nature at Mount Storm Park or Burnett Woods

Distance from Xavier University: approximately 2.5 miles


What to do: Cheer on the Cincinnati Reds at a the Great American Ballpark, catch a Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium, stroll along the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront park, experience music, market and dance at Fountain Square, catch a theatrical performance at the Aronoff Center, the The Otto M. Budig Theater, The Know Theatre or the Ensemble Theatre

Distance from Xavier University: approximately 5 miles

East Walnut Hills

What to do: Browse local artists and small businesses along the charming central business district on Woodburn Street, sample locally-produced cheese at the Urban Stead cheese company, eat an ube croissant and other pastries at Cafe Mochiko, grab a coffee at Urbana Cafe, peruse popular and obscure card and board games at Woodburn Games

Distance from Xavier: approximately 2.3 miles

Hyde Park

What to do: Visit family-owned boutiques, restaurants and art galleries at Hyde Park Square, shop for groceries at the weekly farmer’s market, take in the views of the Ohio River at Larz Anderson Park

Distance from Xavier University: Approximately 2.1 miles


What to do: Explore multiple vintage clothing stores along the Central Business District on Hamilton Ave., browse new and used records at Shake it Records, walk through nearly 40 miles of paved paths in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, hike through Buttercup Valley in Parker Woods Nature Preserve

Distance from Xavier University: approximately 5.2 miles


What to do: Find shopping and dining at Rookwood Commons & Pavilion, grab a coffee at Cream & Sugar coffee house, go out for a night of bowling and pizza at Stones Lanes, find your favorite flavor of ice cream at Graeters, picnic at Lower Millcrest Park

Distance from Xavier University: 0 miles

Mount Adams

What to do: See more than 3,500 plant species at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park, spend an afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum (free admission), catch a theatrical performance at Playhouse in the Park, take in the views overlooking Downtown at Holy Cross Immaculata Church

Distance from Xavier: approximately 3.2 miles

Mount Lookout

What to do: Enjoy the paved walking paths, and beautiful gardens of Ault Park, shop local boutiques and dine at restaurants along Delta Ave., have a night out at the Cincinnati Observatory (home to the world’s oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public)

Distance from Xavier: approximately 4 miles


What to do: Meet friends for brunch at Sleepy Bee Cafe, see a concert at the 20th Century Theater, grab a cappuccino or latte at Deeper Roots Coffee, find a sweet treat at Aglamesis Bro’s (an authentic vintage ice-cream parlor), spend the day at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure park

Distance from Xavier: approximately 3.1 miles


What to do: Find unique goods and foods at historic Findlay Market (the city’s longest operating public market), have a picnic at Washington Park, explore the neighborhood’s 50-plus restaurants and bars, cheer on FC Cincinnati at the TQL soccer stadium

Distance from Xavier: approximately 5 miles