Founded in 1796, the town was a coach stop on the Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, later known as the Montgomery Pike, with an inn, two taverns, a grist mill and a carding mill to process its agricultural products. Today, Montgomery is anything but old fashioned. Clusters of shops and businesses retain much of the country charm of the past, while single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments of nearly every design have been added over the years. Due to strict zoning requirements, Montgomery has maintained a spacious wooded environment within a beautiful suburban atmosphere. There are three membership swimming pools (two with tennis courts) with parks and playgrounds nearby. There is a nationally recognized Women’s Club, art shows and garden clubs. Movie theaters are located in the nearby Kenwood Towne Centre. TMontgomery is surrounded by daily fee and private golf courses within 10 minutes driving time, including Kenwood Country Club, private with 36 holes, and Sharon Woods and Blue Ash Golf Course, both public, with 18 holes. Bowling lanes are available nearby. A roller skating rink is located nearby. Many fine restaurants are located in the city. Harper’s Point Racquet Club is one of the finest tennis facilities in the country with 12 outdoor courts and 10 indoor courts. Five Seasons is a new outdoor tennis club. In addition, the Montgomery Swim and Tennis Club offer excellent facilities to residents. A private fitness club with sauna and racquetball courts is nearby. Shops along Montgomery Road in Old Montgomery and the Montgomery Square Center conveniently serve the city. In addition, just 10 minutes away is one of the largest shopping centers, Sycamore Plaza and Kenwood Towne Centre, with 3 department stores, about 100 shops, and several restaurants to serve your every need.