When you’re a resident at our Oakley apartments, you’re just a little over a mile away from Cincinnati’s oldest and coolest shopping and dining meccas—Hyde Park Square. Visitors will find over 175 hip, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and galleries set amongst an area filled with lush trees, beautiful fountains, and incredible historic homes. This means that when you live at The Drexel at Oakley, you’ll always have something fun to do, no matter the day or season.
The Hyde Park neighborhood is considered to be one of Cincinnati’s most desirable neighborhoods—and it’s only a fifteen-minute walk or five-minute drive away. Here’s a closer look at some of the many amenities, shops, and delicious eateries that Hyde Park Square has to offer.
Upgrade your wardrobe at one of the 18 apparel shops
Looking to update your look or buy something new to wear for a special occasion? Hyde Park Square has a dozen and a half shops where you’ll be sure to find something you love. Guys—if looking sharp and being well-dressed is important to you, 45/46 has you covered. They’re an independent fine men’s store with over 30 years of experience. Ladies—you’ll fall in love with Diane Firsten’s boutique where you’ll find clothing for everything from work, play, the beach, and more.
For the nature enthusiast, Delamere and Hopkins has everything you need for fly fishing, hunting, and anything to do with the outdoors. And for gym and yoga wear, Hyde Park Square features a Lululemon Athletica known for their quality and super comfy activewear. Or if you’re looking to spice up your evening or weekend with some new intimate wear, Knickers of Hyde Park has a gorgeous selection of lingerie.
Eat to your heart’s content at over a dozen restaurants and cafes
You’ll definitely have no shortage of delicious food options when you live at our apartments in Oakley. Hyde Park Square has something for everyone when it comes to tasty brunch, lunch, or dinner. Want to feel like your at a lobster house in Maine? Enjoy a meal at Keegan’s Seafood where diners can indulge on housemade menu options like Maryland crab cakes, New England clam chowder, and fresh oysters. Or if it’s Italian you’re craving, give it a try with an Argentine influence at Alfio’s Buon Cibo. Appetizer choices include fried cheese ravioli and burrata while entrees range from chicken piccata and braised short ribs to pistachio-crusted salmon and filet mignon.
One of Cincy’s favorite brunch spots with food that tastes like grandma used to make is The Echo Restaurant. Harboring a rich history, The Echo boasts menu items like the Crabby Benedict, 3-Way Mess, and Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. Don’t forget to wash it down with a breakfast cocktail like their version of a Bloody Mary called the Salty Mary. They’re also open for lunch and dinner. Another neighborhood staple is Graeter’s Ice Cream. They’ve been cranking out some of the creamiest, yummiest ice cream since 1870 with no signs of stopping. Indulge in a giant ice cream sundae or opt for a small scoop of one of their classic flavors like Original Salted Caramel or Black Raspberry Chip. It’s the perfect place to stop before you walk or take the short drive back home to our Oakley apartments.
These are just a few of the many eating and dining options at Hyde Park Square. You’ll find a full list of restaurants and cafes here.
Decorate your new apartment with goods at one of 16 galleries and decor shops
Now that you’re getting settled into your new place at The Drexel at Oakley, you’ll want to make sure it’s decorated to the nines. Luckily, Hyde Park Square has plenty of great art galleries and home decor boutiques to help your apartment look its best. Cockerill has original works of art and gorgeous art glass while Hanover House has beautiful wall decor and knick-knacks. Need a gift for someone else? Nest has gifts for every single occasion imaginable and each one is unique.
Take care of your mind, body, and soul at Hyde Park Square’s numerous spas and studios
Practicing a little self-love and self-care is easy when you live at our apartments in Oakley. That’s because Hyde Park Square has is home to a number of yoga studios, spas, massage studios, and more. Change up your look with a new haircut and color at Cherry Bomb Salon. Relieve some tension at Healing Hands massage studio. Or work on your core strength at Pendelton Pilates.
For a full list of salons, personal care boutiques, and exercise studios, check out the Hyde Park Square directory.
Year-round fun at Hyde Park Square’s many seasonal events
No matter what time of the year, visitors of Hyde Park Square are always going to find something fun and entertaining going on. Running from May to October, residents of Oakley apartments can buy fresh produce and homemade goods at the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market. Then in June, you’ll want to gather your friends for the super fun Hyde Park Blast where residents can run, bike, or chariot race for a good cause.
By far one of the most popular events in the city is the Hyde Park Art Show. Going on its 53rd year, this massive art show that takes place in October is the largest juried art show in the Midwest and features over 200 artists creating works of art in a variety of mediums. Once the holidays roll around, the fun really starts to crank up at Hyde Park Square. You’ll definitely want to check out Halloween on the Square when kiddos parade around in cute costumes while games and activities are set up across the park. Then in late November, enjoy a hot adult beverage at one of the many restaurants before watching the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event.
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So much to see and do near our Oakley apartments at Hyde Park Square
The Drexel at Oakley has so many features and benefits to offer its residents on-property and when it comes to features and benefits off-property? Hyde Park Square speaks for itself. Make sure to schedule a tour of our apartments in Oakley today to see for yourself