Cincinnati is a three-state, 15-county region that offers world-class assets in arts and culture, amusements, hospitality, sports and recreation. Ranked in Forbes.com's list of Best Bargain Cities in America and as one of the Top 10 Safest Cities), Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large bustling metropolis while maintaining a friendly, small town atmosphere – a unique balancing act of extraordinary contrasts – but one that makes the region a remarkable flexible location filled with a wealth of opportunities and options.
The area known as "Northern Kentucky" is called the southern side of Cincinnati and is located directly across the river from downtown. Check out their website also.
Cincinnati is the seat of both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and home to more than 800 law firms. The opportunities in business and industry are equally rich. The Cincinnati region is home to ten Fortune 500 companies and a host of new startups in the technology, health care, manufacturing, and financial service sectors. It’s no wonder that Fortune called Greater Cincinnati one of the top ten places to live and work or that Forbes called the region one of the “Best Places for Business and Careers.”
UC’s Uptown campus is a happening place in its own right. Anchored by the bookstore, cafes, and student recreational facilities on MainStreet, the heart of campus offers the resources of a major research institution and the amenities of a well-appointed small town. In fact, Forbes named UC among the most beautiful college campuses. And that warmth and convenience continue in our off-campus development. The recent development on Calhoun Street has reinvigorated the Clifton neighborhood with new apartments, townhomes, and condominiums and more than 90,000 square feet of new retail space.
Whether you want to go eclectic on Main Street or upscale in Mt.Adams, the restaurants are fantastic. And don’t forget Cincinnati traditions like Skyline chili (to pass as a local, ask for a four-way with a cheese coney on the side) or the handmade ice-cream at Graeter’s (three words: black raspberry chip).We love food festivals too, with Taste of Cincinnati, the Great Inland Seafood Festival, and Oktoberfest (second largest in the world, after Munich). And if you like to cook for yourself, you have to visit Findlay Market, one of the oldest public markets in the country.
We have one of the biggest and best park systems in the nation, including the new Friendship Park along the river—perfect for running or in-line skating—and an incredible system of public golf courses. For families, nothing beats a trip to Paramount Kings Island theme park, the Newport Aquarium, or the world-class Cincinnati Zoo. Runners will love the Flying Pig Marathon, one of the fastest growing in the country, and sports buffs have baseball with the Reds, football with the Bengals, and hockey with the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Cincinnati’s live music scene will rival your iPod in its diversity. Anchored by the MidPoint Music Festival, our thriving rock and pop community has earned us a place on Esquire magazine’s “Top 10 Cities that Rock” list. Macy’s Music Festival brings the best in jazz and R&B to town, and Cincinnati’s symphony and opera company have always been among the best.