The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati is marking the 57th year of its HOMEARAMA show.
This single-site new home showcase attracts thousands of Cincinnatians as they see newly built, fully decorated and landscaped homes in a variety of styles ranging in price from $800,000-$1 million. The event, which typically pulls locals out into the suburbs, is being held in the City of Cincinnati for the first time ever.
“Walworth Junction is an urban infill development containing 39 single family lots located in the City of Cincinnati’s Historic East End neighborhood,” says the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Executive Director Dan Dressman.
Walworth Junction was developed by East End Development, LLC and is located just north of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Delta Avenue, adjacent to The Precinct Restaurant.
“The site was formerly the Pennsylvania Rail Road’s Pendleton Yard and contained a Round House, a Turntable, and multiple other structures related to railroad operations,” says Dressman.
This newly established neighborhood in Cincinnati is a walkable community that offers sidewalks throughout, connecting it to the business districts of Columbia Tusculum and East End’s Riverside Drive.
“Riverside Drive connects directly to downtown Cincinnati and has dedicated lanes for bicycle enthusiasts,” says Dressman. “There is a public pedestrian tunnel at the eastern edge of the property, which provides connection from Walworth Avenue to Riverside Drive, directly across from the High Mark Bar, Emma’s Wine Bar, and just down the street from Eli’s Barbeque.”
Homes at Walworth Junction are within the Cincinnati Public School District. Dressman says school options close by include St. Ursula Villa, The Summit Country Day School, and St. Ursula Academy.
Aside from the ability to tour the homes in the development, HOMEARAMA also offers opportunities for professionals and aspiring professionals in the home and construction industry.
This year, HOMEARAMA will offer a Careers in Construction event on two different dates: October 14 and 18.
These free events are ideal for someone who’s interested in one of the fastest-growing industries in the region.
“The Cincinnati region was ranked recently by the U.S. Census Bureau as one of the best- paying markets for construction careers,” says Dressman. “According to the agency, the region’s median adjusted salary in construction is $55,701, compared to $47,430 nationally.”
Dressman says the events include an overview of the most-sought positions, education requirements, and personal opportunities to meet potential employers. Complimentary registration can be made with Mel Meyer at email@example.com.
In addition to the employment opportunities, Cincy Chic and HOMEARAMA are teaming up to bring Blanca & Bling to the festivities. This event will be held October 15 from 5:30-8:30pm.
Attendees will be able to sip, shop, and savor their way through the HOMEARAMA homes. They’ll enjoy sips from Streetside Brewery, light bites, and the chance to shop a variety of local businesses with pop-up shops. Plus, guests who wear a “Blanca & Bling” inspired outfit will be entered to win a date night package from Paolo Jewelers valued at $3,000.
Tickets for Blanca & Bling can be purchased at www.cincy.live/events/blanca.
Here’s a calendar of events for the remainder of HOMEARAMA 2020:
5:30pm: Puppies & Pints with Gamble N Fin & League for Animal Welfare
9:00am: Reflections Jazz Duo
9:00am & 12:00pm: Realtor Day (Realtors Only)
4:00pm: Show Opens to Public
1:00-3:00pm: Careers in Construction
3:00-5:00pm: OVDC Meeting
5:00pm: Chapter 3 – Band
5:30-8:30pm: Cincy Chic Blanca & Bling to Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
12:00pm: 3 East Business Alliance Neighborhood Day
12:00pm: Beers, Brats & B105 Remote
4:00-7:00pm: Bourbon Road Band
9:00-11:00am: Careers in Construction
12:00pm: City of Cincinnati Employees’ Day
12:00pm: City of Cincinnati Residents’ Day
11:30am: HBA Lunch & Learn
4:00pm: Green Energy Ohio: Grow with GEO Day
4:00pm: Give for Good Day
5:00-9:00pm: HBA Happy Hour
6:00pm: Acoustic Blue – Band
6:00pm: Q102 Date Night with Tim & Toria
6:00-9:00pm: 3 Piece Revival
12:00pm: Cincinnati Animal Care Day
4:30-7:30pm: The Brody Bunch
You can purchase tickets for HOMEARAMA 2020 at www.cincyhomearama.com. Discount tickets are available at area Kroger stores for $17 and a special two-day ticket will be available for $29 at the gate only. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.