Overview of Oakley
Aptly named for its abundance of oak trees, Oakley Cincinnati is a thriving neighborhood located northeast of Downtown that is filled with restaurants, stores, and affordable apartments. Oakley features a small downtown area that is highlighted by both the Aglamesis Brothers ice cream and candy shop and the historic Twentieth Century Theater. The community’s many commercial areas and nearness to downtown and I-71 offers residents convenient access to both work and play. The nearby University of Cincinnati provides jobs to thousands of Cincinnati residents, while the University of Cincinnati Medical Center attracts students and healthcare providers from around the globe.
Oakley Apartment Info
The neighborhood of Oakley Cincinnati contains many rental options to choose from that fit just about any budget or lifestyle. Rent for one-bedroom apartments in Oakley Cincinnati starts around $500 a month, and three bedroom Oakley units rent for $1200 to $2700. In addition, apartments offer unique amenities, and some come at a higher price than others. In your search for Oakley Cincinnati apartments, you’ll want to consider the amenities that are most important to you. Some offer weight rooms and exercise equipment, others feature swimming pools for cooling off on hot summer days, and some pay part or all of your utility bills.
Oakley Dining & Entertainment
Hyde Park Plaza, the neighborhood’s largest mall, is located on the south side of Oakley Cincinnati. It features over 60 retailers including Radio Shack, Mattress Firm and Walgreens along with salons, grocery stores, and restaurants. Oakley Square, the town’s historic central business district, offers everything from physician offices to tea shops, pizza parlors to clothing stores. On the north side of town, the Center of Cincinnati shopping center features retailers including Target, Meijers, Sam's Club, LA Fitness, and PetSmart. Adjacent to this retail complex, a new retail center called Oakley Station is under construction that will offer residential as well as retail space. All the shopping options are spattered with restaurants as well, so you’ll never go hungry while you’re running errands in Oakley Cincinnati.
Pet Friendly Oakley Resources
Most properties in the community of Oakley in Cincinnati contain units that will allow cats, and the majority of apartment complexes in the area allow both cats and dogs. Oakley also hosts several pet stores including PetSmart and Petco, so it’s easy to obtain the food, toys, bedding and other supplies to keep your animal friends happy and healthy. You can also find multiple veterinarians and animal hospitals in and around Oakley.
Commuting Around Oakley
Oakley is located along Interstate 71 with easy access to the highway as well as to Columbia Parkway. Downtown Cincinnati is about four miles away from Oakley, and a quick commute down I-71 takes you directly there. Oakley Square, the neighborhood’s main shopping district, is located along Cincinnati Metro bus routes. Oakley Cincinnati is also considered a highly walkable community, and residents can walk to area grocers, the library, coffee and/tea shops and restaurants. If you like the idea of parking the car in the garage and walking or biking instead, consider searching for apartments in Oakley Cincinnati.
Oakley belongs to the Cincinnati Public Schools district. The majority of students residing in the community will be zoned to these public schools: John P. Parker Elementary School, Norwood Middle School, and Withrow University High School. Oakley also offers several private school options also including St. Cecilia Catholic School, but only you can decide what is the best option for your child. We recommend asking your neighbors about area schools to get a good idea of the area’s educational options.