Cincinnati, Ohio | Community Overview
The Queen City is the Perfect Place to Settle Down
We love Cincinnati. Whether you’re single or you have a family, the Queen City is an ideal place to settle down, both personally and professionally. Here you can experience the best of both worlds: cosmopolitan aspects of a big city combined with the at-home feel of the Midwest. Cincinnatians value their quality of life and take great pride in all their city has to offer.
For history and cultural buffs, spend the afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum where you’ll find everything from works by Picasso to a traveling Monet exhibit. We also have the Cincinnati Museum Center, which often is one of only a handful of museums in the country to showcase exclusive artifact exhibitions from ancient Pompeii to czarist Russia. For a cultural and culinary experience, head to Findlay Market---one of the oldest public markets in the United States—where you’ll find vendors with foods and delicacies from all over the world. Or, spend a weekend afternoon at the world renowned Cincinnati Zoo or the Newport Aquarium.
For sports fanatics, attend a Reds, Bengals, or Cyclones game, or the Western-Southern Masters Tournament to watch the world’s best tennis players battle it out on the court. You can also experience Big East and Atlantic 10 sports on the campuses of University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. The Kentucky 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race is a short drive from downtown Cincinnati.
For foodies and nightlife lovers, experience historic Over-the-Rhine, downtown and the new “Banks” where you’ll find everything from tacos and tequila at trendy Bakersfield to New York Strips and seafood at Cincinnati staple Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Or, take in the beautiful view of Cincinnati while listening to live music on the patio at the Blind Lemon in upscale Mt. Adams.
Cincinnati is home to some of the country’s best public school districts and private college preparatory schools. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked Walnut Hills and Indian Hill schools 43rd and 54th, respectively, on its “America’s Best Schools” list, while students from Seven Hills and Cincinnati Country Day consistently matriculate to the nation’s top colleges and universities.
On top of everything that makes Cincinnati a well-rounded and beloved city, cost of living is 10 percent below the National Average. Depending on the type of setting you’re looking for, you will find everything from refurbished lofts downtown to suburban homes located on multiple acres of beautiful land—all at affordable costs.