After Sanford Adler successfully developed the Cheviot Hills Country Club Estates, he turned to the area where Krim Drive and Anchor Ave are now located to develop a separate group of homes there which he called “Hillcrest View.” Those homes were built on a vacant but prized area of Cheviot Hills known as “Hamilton Hill.” A boy and girl might go for a date to a movie and malt shop. To complete a romantic evening they’d drive to Hamilton Hill to see the view and further their romance with what was known as a make-out. The Hamilton Hill view was spectacular and certainly fulfilled the dreams of many a couple. Alas, Mr. Adler spoiled those dreams for the future when he developed the homes of “Hillcrest View.

By Michael Harris