Roselawn is similar to its northern counterparts Bond Hill, North Avondale, and Paddock Hills. Like these other neighborhoods, Roselawn has some residential areas tucked away off of busy Reading Road. Also, like Paddock Hills, Roselawn features a few restaurants throughout its business district. Of course, over-emphasizing these similarities might lead one to believe that there isn’t much unique about Roselawn, but that isn't the case. We discovered that Roselawn is unique in its own right, starting with the stone entryway into the garden district.
From a running standpoint I noticed that we fell into an easy rhythm as we turned off of Seymour and headed north on Reading. In hindsight, I realize that this is due to the relative lack of cross streets which allowed us to keep moving without having to stop at lights.
The district also features two night clubs Nephews and Celebrities. Adding a little techno-tropical flair to the district, Celebrities features some illuminated palm trees.
As soon as we left the business district and entered the residential blocks, it started to pour. At first Kayla appeared to be a bit panicked:
But it didn’t take long for her to pull it together and enjoy the easy running.
Where else have we seen a tree like this?
Roselawn also features its share of conventional elements--gaslights,tree-lined streets, sidewalks-- which leave no doubt that it is a Cincinnati neighborhood.
You can see our whole route here: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=528727