About Historic New Richmond . . .
The beauty of the countryside, the natural river setting, and one of the richest school districts in southwestern Ohio have turned this old river town (founded in 1814) into one of Cincinnati's newest suburban attractions. In the early and mid 1800's the abolitionist movement was a hot topic for debate with the ending result of New Richmond becoming one of several Ohio Valley villages offering many escaping slaves, headed north, a refuge on their perilous journey. You may view many of those historic buildings when you come on a day trip to see the lovely village.
Development has been carefully planned to maintain the historical community's rich, rural flavor. However, the area is growing so rapidly that homes of progressive styles and designs can be found just about everywhere. New Richmond appeals to both industry and business, as well as to new homeowners. Those who take pride in growing as the community grows have an opportunity to mold a bright future here.
Transportation is fast and all four lane driving!
Driving time to downtown to many of Cincinnati's major attractions is only 30 minutes over a very scenic route along the Ohio River. An interchange for I-275 is a few miles west of the village. This makes any spot in Hamilton County and northern Kentucky about a 35 minute drive. Belterra Gaming Park and Old Coney Island are only a 12 minute drive away!!!
Clermont Mercy in Batavia and Mercy Anderson are a 20 minute drive. Both offer emergency medical care. The village also has its own life squad. Cincinnati's hospital complex is 40 minutes average driving time.
Quaint shops and restaurants line Front Street where independent merchants conduct their trade in a semi-rural atmosphere along Front Street overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. The Green Kayak and Front Street Cafe being two of the most outstanding. Skippers floating restaurant on Susanna Way is an enjoyable alternative to dine plus tie up your boat. Antique stores continue to be added to the village, with the newest being 310 Washington Hall, joining the charming River Village Antiques on Walnut Street (In the historic old church) and Lilly's Antiques On Front Street. Convenience goods stores are found just west of the Front Street area offering Dollar General, IGA Grocery and Hardware, Berry's Drug Store and more. Shopping has become a pleasant chore with the advent of the nearby big centers in adjoining Anderson Township and Eastgate Center.
RiverStage Community Theatre offers several productions a year plus there is the Riverarts Festival (in October) plus Riverdays Cardboard Boat Regatta (in August) offer exciting visual and physical enjoyment to the scenic river front. Marinas are in abundance on the Ohio River, with over 100 miles of unbroken water for sailing enthusiasts or advocates of power boating. Public golf courses are 15 minute drive. The high school in New Richmond has a summer recreational program which includes swimming in its indoor pool as well as tennis and other outdoor sports. Three bowling establishments are within a 20 minute drive. There are leagues for boys and girls of all ages which provide competition in baseball, basketball, football and soccer.
Riverstage Community Theatre offers several performances a year at the historic landmark school building auditorium at 212 Market Street. Allow yourself to explore the exciting world of the performing arts, showcasing our many talented local actors in comedies, dramas and musicals! Opening December 8th catch our holiday performance of Miracle on 34th Street, the enchanting play based on the movie. Performances to be held at New Richmond High School Stage on the hill overlooking the village. More information on Riverstages Facebook page, visit it soon to reserve your seats, for times and dates.
We are working at getting the facility ready as we expand the antique shop! If you are looking for a more informal rustic or country Victorian setting for your special event, 310 Washington Hall will be at the top of your list. Garden weddings will be made possible soon as work progresses in the coming months of 2017. Call or contact Bob Baker 256-468-3069 about your special needs event.
Feast your eyes on some of the most inspiring art and antiques you’ll find anywhere. American, English, French and more antiques and collectibles await your visit and will be easy on your pocket book. Located in the West Gallery. Shop New Richmond first before you head across the county or down town to Cincinnati. Explore the historic Washington Hall, built in 1887 as well as other river village landmarks and historical underground railroad sites, cafes, eateries, antique shops and our scenic river front homes and Front Street.
We are now open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 5 PM! Your hostess: Barb Baker