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Unveiling Newport's Gem: Custom Homes at Martin's Gate

Updated: Apr 29

Martin’s Gate, located in Newport, Kentucky, is one of Greater Cincinnati's newest must-live areas. The community features 58 luxury townhomes and single-family homes.

The Martin’s Gate Neighborhood project is developing a 4.23-acre new urban village in Newport close to many of Northern Kentucky's urban attractions, businesses, and amenities. It has suburban conveniences such as garage parking. Martin's Gate is on a hillside in south Newport that overlooks downtown Newport and has excellent Cincinnati skyline views.

Martin's Gate Platt

A nod to the area's golden age of both design and entertainment in the 1950s, Martin's Gate brings new life to the historic Newport neighborhood. It was also the location of the HOMEARAMA® - Urban Edition 2023, presented by First Financial Bank, JP Flooring Design Center, and Two Men and a Truck.

Outside view from home in martins gate

Ashford Homes, along with Homes by Gerbus, Thomas J. Ackermann Co., and Meierjohan Building Group, are the exclusive builders in this hot new community.

New Custom Homes in Newport, KY

Newport is a great trending and resurging urban neighborhood. It boasts the best of city living with a historic neighborhood feel. Martin’s Gate is located on the Newport hillside at 14th Street and Central Avenue, just south of the historic downtown area in a tending and resurging urban neighborhood.

Historic and Hip

While it may be across the river, the neighborhood is considered part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan area. Newport is a beautiful community situated just south across the river from Cincinnati in Campbell County, Kentucky.

The city has a fun history, too. The 1940s through 1980s brought turbulent times for Newport as gambling halls and Vegas-style nightclubs operated in the city. During Prohibition, Newport became a hotspot for gangster activities. It earned the locals a reputation as a “sin city." In response to public outcry, efforts to clean up the city led to vast political and social change. Those reform efforts have rewarded Newport with its current family-friendly reputation today.

Neighborhood Highlights

Today, Newport is a walkable city home to many attractions, including the Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, MegaCorp Pavilion, Bridgeview Box Park, Hofbrauhaus, and the BB Riverboats.

  • Riverfront Location: Being located along the Ohio River can provide residents with scenic views and recreational opportunities. The riverfront area may have parks, walking trails, and other outdoor activities.

  • Walk to Cincinnati: Newport is a short walk to Cincinnati, just over the Purple People Bridge. It makes it easy to explore the city for und and even easier to commute for work.

  • Urban-Suburan Mix: Newport offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel due to its walkability. Many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks are within walking distance of most homes in the neighborhood.

  • Livability: Newport rates 83 out of 100 on AreaVibes with A+ ratings in amenities, commute, and cost of living.

  • Easy Access: Newport has easy access to the Cincinnati Municipal Airport (15 minutes), NKU, UC, and Xavier University (15 minutes or less), and I-71/I-471 (10 minutes or less).

New Home in Martin's Gate for Sale

Martin's Gate Luxury Homes

A nod to the area's golden age of entertainment in the 1950s, this project will bring new life to the neighborhood. Martin’s Gate location offers easy access to many of Greater Cincinnati’s most desirable amenities. The development features 58 lots off West 14th Street in Newport, Kentucky. Just a few of the features that make this community a desirable place to call home:

  • Stunning views of Cincinnati and Newport

  • 58 Homesites (Townhomes and Single Family Homes)

  • Gated front entrance

  • All homesites come with a 40′ x 70′ plot

  • Outdoor living spaces, including rooftop terraces and/or balconies

  • Three-story layouts

  • Attached garages

  • Townhomes Starting at $699,000

  • Single Family Homes Starting at $1,000,000

  • Special Financing Available

Take a peek at this stunning Martin's Gate 4-bedroom by Ashford Homes.

View more details about the homes for sale.

Make Your Next Move with Ashford Homes

All homesites at Martin’s Gate come with a 40′ x 70′ plot and Home. Each custom home plan offers stunning views of downtown Cincinnati, outdoor living spaces, three-story layouts, and attached garages. There are just 18 home sites available during the home show.

We are one of Ohio’s most reputable custom builders. With more than 55 years of combined experience, the team at Ashford Homes is honored to build custom homes for their clients. Ashford Homes believes that their experience, knowledge, home designs, and attention to detail set them apart in the home building business.


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