About Hyde Park
A highly prestigious neighborhood located on Cincinnati's central east side, Hyde Park was originated and established in the late 1800's to be a community for the "elite wealthy". Named and designed around New York's famous upscale area of the same name, prominent businessmen who developed the neighborhood in 1892 fashioned the community by only allowing in those perspective residents who were deemed "suitable" to the elite community. Hyde Park Cincinnati has been home to such esteemed personalities as prizewinning cartoonist Jim Borgman, and Jim Tarbell, a prominent political figure who holds the lifetime title of "Mr. Cincinnati." The Hyde Park neighborhood centers on Hyde Park Square, the heart of this chic, social community. The small diners and classy, trendy shops dappled around the square encircle a beautiful, picturesque park located at its center. A trip through Hyde Park Square will reveal a number of stores, coffee shops, art galleries, and bars ideal for an afternoon of entertainment and an active, social nightlife. Hyde Park Square boasts the famous Graeter's Ice Cream Parlor, one of the oldest ice cream manufacturer's in America that still uses the "French Pot" process of churning ice cream. Graeter's lists nearly 50 assorted flavors (some seasonal only)! Hyde Park has continued to grow over 100 years into a thriving, elite community with prominent businesses and an exciting nightlife.