CUF! poor CUF! CUF is like the moody middle child with identity problems of Cincinnati. modern day CUF consists of four different small areas- Clifton Heights, University Heights, Fairview, and The Heights (which is basically all of the University of Cincinnati). all four of these mini neighborhoods surround and include the University of Cincinnati, and because they all have such a similar culture the entire area is considered one neighborhood and called CUF. the identity problem is that literally no one calls CUF, well, CUF! for some odd reason, the neighborhood of CUF has always been referred to as part of Clifton, another distinct neighborhood directly north of CUF. this really bums CUF out. it’s gotten to the point where just this past summer, the CUF neighborhood council started holding meetings to try and come up with a new official neighborhood name in the hopes that a cooler name than CUF would help better distinguish the neighborhood from Clifton.
anyways, i got to live in CUF for a few months during a summer internship and it’s a great place. i love the views of downtown from Fairview Park and Bellevue Park. it’s a good neighborhood. give it a chance, but remember not to call it Clifton!