Five miles east of the city you will find The Cincinnati Observatory, which is known as “The birthplace of American Astronomy” as it was the first public observatory in the western hemisphere. The town of Mount Lookout is named after this national historic landmark and “lookout,” where today you can still find the oldest working telescope in the world.
Right in the heart of Cincinnati, with Hyde Park to its west and Columbia Tusculum to its south, Mount Lookout is an idyllic planned town with charms of its own. You cannot miss the Mount Lookout Square at the center of the town, where some of the city’s most popular bars, restaurants and businesses are located. Notably, The Redmore, a historic event center which dates back to 1901 when the square was established, and nearly a century old Zip’s Cafe, where you can order a “Zip’s Deluxe Cheeseburger” still made with their award-winning original recipe from 1926. Two of the city’s most beautiful and popular parks are also located here in Mount Lookout, Ault Park and Alms Park. Ault Park offers multiple hiking trails, a botanical garden, a beautiful view of the Little Miami River Valley and a large pavilion that frequently hosts weddings and parties. Alms Park is known for providing some of the best views in the city, and a truly breathtaking and panoramic view of the Ohio River, Northern Kentucky and Lunken Airport.
Bordering Hyde Park and just a step down in price per square foot, makes Mount Lookout one of the most enticing areas to live on the east side of Cincinnati. This is an area where young professionals hold court in the square right next to families with children who often walk there from their homes.
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