Situated on an elevated plateau with views of downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Monte Casino was settled in the early 1960s. Originally the area was the site of a Benedictine monastery and vineyard. It was also the site of Ft. Henry, the Civil War headquarters for Union General Lew Wallace. Proximity to the Kyles Lane interchange of I-75 facilitated growth in this neighborhood. Ranch houses and contemporary bi-levels dominate the neighborhood on quiet cut-de-sac streets. New homes are still be constructed in the area.