The Mills of Carthage is a subdivision located in the neighborhood known
as Carthage in Cincinnati, OH. It is the first new housing development in
the Carthage neighborhood in 40 years, developed by Cincinnati based Potterhill Homes. The neighborhood is centrally located, only about 15
minutes from downtown with easy access to the major highways.
The development of The Mills of Carthage began in 2002 and was
completed in 2005 resulting in 57 affordable single family homes situated
on four streets (Fairpark Ave., West 66 St., Van Kirk Ave. and Redeagle
Way). Each house has a front porch to encourage neighborliness, and a
detached two-car garage, accessible from a private alley.
The Mills of Carthage is a Homeowners Association (HOA) community.
The HOA is a legal entity created by a real estate developer for the
purpose of developing, managing and selling a community of homes. It is
given the authority to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions
(CC&Rs) and to manage the common amenities of the development. It
allows the developer to end his/her responsibility over the community
typically by transferring the ownership of the association to the
homeowners after selling off a predetermined number of lots.
The Mills of Carthage HOA was created by Potterhill Homes on November
5, 2002; it was transferred to the homeowners in 2006. The association is
made up of a board of homeowner volunteers, who are elected by the
homeowners. The Mills of Carthage HOA membership is mandatory upon
purchase of a residence, and there is an annual assessment (fee).
The HOA provides for:
● Maintenance and landscaping of the HOA owned common areas
● Enforcement of the HOA covenants
● Snow removal and maintenance of the subdivision’s alleys