Photos courtesy of Bob Amott
Park Hills, Kentucky
A Place You'll Want to Call Home
Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Kentucky, Park Hills is home to 3,000 people. Residents and business owners enjoy the tranquility of the park-like setting, complemented by the proximity to downtown Covington and Cincinnati. With the added convenience of nearby shopping, sporting events, concerts, and more, Park Hills is truly a hidden gem.
As one of the region's 1920s car-and-trolley suburbs, Park Hills is home to two original stone trolley shelters standing in the city's central Trolley Park. Residents enjoy the benefits of community green spaces and the well-established police, fire, and public works departments.
Much of Park Hills has been designated a National Historic District. Residents enjoy tax credits for property improvements with fairly flexible restrictions. Many of the homes were built between 1939 and 1959, with styles ranging from Tudor to Spanish Colonial to Craftsman to Mid-Century Modern. The city borders the 700-acre Devou Park, which is widely known as a haven for hikers, golfers, bicyclists, and picnickers.
Park Hills is also home to two blue ribbon-winning private Catholic schools: Notre Dame Academy for girls, and Covington Catholic High School for boys. Both of these institutions are known for strong academic programs, as well as athletic excellence.
Residents and business owners in Park Hills take pride in being a part of their community. Many volunteer their time for the city—gardening to keep the green spaces beautiful, working with the fire department to keep residents safe, and organizing annual events. Some of of the city's treasured traditions include the Easter egg hunt, Memorial Day parade, Hallow-weenie roast, and holiday luminary night with carriage rides.
There are myriad reasons why Cincinnati Magazine included Park Hills in the list of 10 Great Little Neighborhoods. Come see for yourself why Park Hills is one of the best kept secrets in northern Kentucky!