Looking to live in Hamilton, Ohio?  We have resources to help, great opportunities, and incentives to get involved in our city.

17 Strong Neighborhoods:

The City of Hamilton has a program that will help serve residents in the city.  Check out this great program!

The purpose of the 17Strong Neighborhoods Micro-Grant Program is to serve the residents in the city by providing materials or reimbursable financial support for activities that promote citizen engagement, enhance the beautification of the neighborhood, improve safety within the community, create economic development, and/or address other neighborhood needs and aspirations.

For more information please visit: https://www.hamilton-city.org/837/17Strong-Neighborhoods

CORE Fund properties: 

Looking for a place to live in Hamilton?  CORE has properties for people like you to live in.  To see what the CORE owns please go to our properties page.

Here is two videos of what the City of Hamilton does and what a great place to live either in downtown or in one of the neighborhoods of Hamilton!


There are three neighborhoods you can live in: Urban Core, Tradititional, and Suburban.

Hamilton is composed of 17 distinct neighborhoods. Whether you are looking for a walkable urban core, a family-friendly traditional neighborhood, or a more secluded suburban neighborhood, Hamilton has something for everyone.

More than 220 years old, Hamilton has a long and storied past built upon the spirit of the pioneer. While we have long been established, that pioneering spirit has not faded. In fact, the city has reinvented itself many times over the years, from the 1913 flood to the 2008 recession. Hamilton’s past is one of invention, passion, and creativity, and the revitalization of our historic downtown is recent evidence.

Urban Core Neighborhoods:

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The Urban Core neighborhoods is a great place to live in if you want to be close to all of the shops and restaurants Hamilton has to offer.  The City Center consists of a higher concentration of the aforementioned characterisitics, and is what some may describe broadly as Downtown Hamilton.  There are five Urban Core Neighborhoods in Hamilton: Downtown Hamilton, German Village, 2nd Ward/South East, Dayton Lane, and Rossville. 

For more information about what neighborhoods are available in the Urban Core, please visit the historic page on the City of Hamilton's website.

Downtown Hamilton

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Looking to live in the heart of Hamilton?  Downtown Hamilton is a great place to live in where you would be close to great gift shops, restaurants, and other businesses.  Here are some apartments that are looking for people like you to live in:

Artspace Hamilton

Mercantile Lofts

Dayton Lane

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The neighborhood shows some of the region's most glorious Victorian Architecture and was placed on the National Register of Historic Districts in 1985.  Dayton Lane was the home of Hamilton's famous industrialists in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century.

In addition to some great historic mansions available for sale, there are a lot of carriage homes with multi and single bedroom apartments that are for rent that may not always show up online.  Contact the Historic Dayton Lane group for more information.  The contact information for the board is on the website.

To be a part of the Dayton Lane community, please go to the Dayton Lane Historic Area website to learn about events happening in the community.

German Village

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This is a 9-block historic district that is located north of the Hamilton's central business district and adjacent to the Great Miami River.  The district was estabilished in 1973 and was the home of Hamilton's first school, newspaper, courts, and businesses.  CORE has properties purchased and is looking for urban pioneers to help be a part of this beautiful neighborhood.

Looking to live in German village?  Please visit Village Properties for more information on properties in the neighborhood.

We have properties that is owned by CORE.  For more information, please visit the properties page


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Rossville was platted as a village in 1804.  In the April 1854 election, the village was merged with the City of Hamilton.  This neighborhood was named in honor of Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania.  This historic district was established in 1975, which was placed on the list of the National Register of Historic Places.  

South East (2nd Ward)

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This neighborhood is located between Sycamore Street, the Great Miami River, the CSX rail line, and Knightsbridge Drive.  South East (2nd Ward) was expanded to the south to include the Carver Place subdivision to the south of Knightsbridge Drive.

Looking to live in this beautiful neighborhood?  There are apartments that are looking for people like you:

BeaconPoint Townhomes

Neilan Park Apartments 

Traditional Neighborhoods:

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Traditional neighborhoods are densely built and walkable pedestrian-scaled city units that has three components: public spaces, churches (schools), and commercial spaces.  These neighborhoods are built on a rectilinear street grid and most of the buildings are built prior to 1950.  The City Center consists of a higher concentration of the aforementioned characterisitics, and is what some may describe broadly as Downtown Hamilton. 

In Hamilton, there are seven Traditional Neighborhoods: North End, 4th Ward/Jefferson, East End, Lindenwald, Prospect Hill, Highland Park, and Armondale.


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Armondale is located between Main Street, Millville Avenue, Milikin Woods Park, and the new Highland Elementary. 

East End

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The neighborhood is referred to sometimes as Gobbler's Knob because of a turkey farm that was existed on top of the hill defining the topography of the neighborhood.  East End was created with the building of the Mosler Safe Company in 1891 and annexed into Hamilton in 1908.

Highland Park

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This neighborhood was merged into the City in 1919.  It is located between Main Street, Eaton Avenue, and the West Hamilton Belt Line railroad.

Jefferson (4th Ward)


This neighborhood is referred to as the 4th Ward, but is called Jefferson that was named after a historic school located at Chestnut and S. 8th Street.  This area is by High Street to the north, the CSX railroad line to the west, and State Route 4 to the east.


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Lindenwald's boundaries are defined by the 6th Ward boundaries and the subsequent annexations by the City of Hamilton to the south.  It is bound by Knightsbridge Drive to the north, the Great Miami River to the west, and the municipal boundaries to the south.

North End


North End is bounded to the south and west by High Street and the two districts German Village and Dayton Lane. The Fordson Heights subdivision was developed on the land acquired by the Detroit-Hamilton Land Company. Henry Ford had a personal airstrip on the north side of the Hydraulic Canal.

Prospect Hill

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This wonderful neighborhood sits between Two Mile Creek, Eaton Avenue, the Great Miami River, and Rossville neighborhood.  Prospect Hill is the high ground west of the Champion Paper Mill while Grandview is the northern section closer to Two Mile Creek, which is behind Fort Hamilton Hospital.

Suburban Neighborhoods:


Suburban neighborhoods consist of separted single-use zones.  Living in these neighborhoods, you are able to find land devoted into business (and industrial) parks and retail stores.  The residential lots are larger and some of the structures were built after 1950.  

There are five suburban neighborhoods: Enterprise Park, New London, Two Mile, Washington, and Millikin.

Esterprise Park

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This excellent neighborhood is located east of the East End neighborhood.  In this area, there is the Butler County Regional Airport.

There are apartments in this neighborhood that are looking for people like you:

Shadow Creek 


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This great neighborhood is located between Main Street and Millville Avenue.  It is named Millikin because of the subdivisions surrounding Millikin Woods Park.

Millikin is great neighborhood to live in.  Here are apartments that are available in the area:

Twin Gables Apartments

New London

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New London is a neighborhood located between the southwestern municipal boundaries of the City and Millville Avenue.

Are you looking to live in New London?  Here are some apartments that are looking for people to live in:

Carriage Hill

Kingston Greene Apartments

Two Mile


This wonderful neighborhood was named after the camp during the earliest days of Hamilton when it was Fort Hamilton at the creek near Fitton Family YMCA.  It is located between Main Street and Eaton Avenue.


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Washington is located between Eaton Avenue, West Elkton Road, and Two Mile Creek.  The neighborhood is named after Washington Boulevard.

Other Resources: 

If you need help looking for a place to live, there are other website resources that can help you find a place in Hamilton.


Apartment Guide

Apartment List

Coldwell Banker







Rent All Houses

Rent Jungle