Blue Ash has its finger on the community pulse.

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The site of a former regional airport turned 130-acre park. The home to one of the region’s hottest Fourth of July celebration. The largest suburban office market in Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1791, Blue Ash proves time and again that it is truly one of the brightest jewels in the Queen City’s suburban crown.

Certainly, part of Blue Ash’s charm can be found in any of its many retail shops, businesses and stores. Tucked away on a quiet, dead-end street is one such charmer, Peter Gregory Florist. Founded in 1878, Peter Gregory Florist was originally located in Mount Healthy, followed by a long stint in College Hill on Hamilton Avenue, before landing at its current home on the appropriately named Floral Avenue.

A family-owned business, Peter Gregory Florist is unassuming on the outside but verdant and vibrant on the inside. You won’t find ready-made bouquets when you walk in the door – everything is custom-made for the situation or tailored to your preferences. You will find loads of house plants, from massive peace lilies that stand two feet tall and more, to an abundant variety of others, from little pots of African violets to zz plants to a smattering of fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand succulents. There are also some lovely seasonally appropriate outdoor plants located in the parking lot of the store.

Peter Gregory Florist is a constant floral presence in any number of special events in the Greater Cincinnati region. They create floral arrangements for many of our major league sports teams, including the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and FC Cincinnati. They are a go-to for corporate floral deliveries, congratulatory arrangements, and they have decorated many a local wedding. If you need something truly special, with a longtime local legacy of quality craftsmanship, Peter Gregory Florist is certain to be your floral favorite.

Blue Ash is home to many other places that are waiting to become your new favorite – restaurant, shop, brewery; you name it, Blue Ash has it. Stop by Fretboard Brewing to grab a flight of locally made beers. Grab a bite at Milya Cafe or Durum Grill for tasty Mediterranean options that won’t break the bank. Or maybe you’re in the mood for another regional legacy – that’s where a place like Blue Ash Chili comes in (established in 1969.) You could give the No Freaking Way challenge a try while you’re there, but heads up: if you lose, you’ll owe them $49.99. Want to grab a slice? Catch-A-Fire Pizza has what you’re looking for. Can’t go wrong with ramen from Rokaru Ramen, a burger and a beer from Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers, or a dessert from Buckabee Brownies.

If you’re out and about in Blue Ash in the early part of the day and in the mood for the best pancakes this side of the Mississippi, you have to head to Sleepy Bee. Their outdoor patio dining area is almost finished – it’s part of the whole renovation at Blue Ash Towne Square. While you’re there, take a peek at the progress and get excited for all the new features on the way – including a dog park for your canine besties. If you’re in the mood for a meal you can drink, pop into Green Farm Juicery and grab one of their delicious smoothies to keep you running as you continue your Blue Ash journey. There’s a new coffee shop in town, too, at the Park Pour – they’ve got a latte with your name on it.

You can’t go to Blue Ash without stopping by Summit Park, which encompasses 130 acres that formerly made up the Blue Ash Airport. The land has gone to excellent use with restaurants, walking trails, a playground, a catch-and-release fishing pond, a nature playscape, a Great Lawn, and even more. Summit Park hosts a variety of entertainment all year round, including free fitness classes, pop-up markets, and musical offerings, among other offerings. You could start out at the Higher Gravity Crafthaus in Summit Park for a cold one before walking over to Tahona for a few tacos and some tequila. After dinner, pop into Gold Spoon Creamery for a sweet treat to enjoy while doing a few laps around the park and enjoying all the good vibes.

If you’re in a more adventurous mood, you could stop by Climb Time and get your belay on. Or pop by Crossgate Lanes to bowl a few turkeys. You could also visit Blue Ash Nature Park to explore all the great outdoors has to offer. Or learn about Blue Ash’s past at the HIstoric Hunt House, once home to the Hunts, one of the suburb’s founding families. Speaking of homes, Blue Ash is also home to the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus.

Blue Ash has its finger on the community pulse, with a heavy concentration of experiences in different pockets of the city. Whether you’re looking for something family-friendly, in the mood for an adult beverage, looking for a date night activity, or just simply enjoying the peaceful nature of a city suburb filled with amenities and culture, Blue Ash has something for everyone.

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