Cincinnati is an amazing city located in the heart of the Midwest that has a lot of names. We’re known as the “Queen City,” “Porkopolis,” the “Paris of America” and of course #Cincy. We love our sports, our music and our chili (it really is the best in the world). But, Cincinnati is so much more than all that.
In our opinion, and of those that have already placed Cincy on a variety of “Best Of” lists, Cincinnati is one of the best places to call home in the world! Here are 12 reasons why you should consider moving there.
Living is actually affordable
US News named Cincinnati as one of the 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018 and it’s no surprise to us! For a big city, our living costs are much lower than the national average. So, if you’re tired of paying over half your monthly income on rent, you may want to consider moving to Cincinnati.
It’s a great place to raise a family
Cincinnati is a great place to raise a family. In fact, we were named one of Niche’s Best Cities for Families this year! Not only do we have an abundance of kid-related activities available all year long, but we also have one of the highest ranked school systems in the nation.
But it’s also one of the best places for millennials
People ages 20-35 are attracted to Cincinnati because of its ample employment opportunities, the big-city feel, the friendly people and the affordability. USA Today even named us #13 in their list of the 15 US Cities Attracting The Most Millennials, but, of course, we think it’s a great city for people of all ages.
There are a lot of great jobs
Not only has Livability named Cincinnati as one of the 10 Best Cities for College Graduates, but WalletHub named us as one of 2018’s Best Cities to Find a Job! Our city currently has thriving cultural, culinary and technology scenes, so whether you’re just looking for a new job or wanting to start a new business, Cincinnati is perfect for you.
We’re the “Paris of America”
Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Arts Association
In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was nicknamed “Paris of America” because of our gorgeous architecture that may or may not have had influence from popular Parisian landmarks. Some of our incredible buildings should definitely be on your Cincy bucket list, such as the Apostolic Bethlehem Temple Church, Cincinnati City Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and so many more!
Our location is amazing
Within three hours, you could be in Indianapolis, Louisville and so many other amazing road trip destinations! Plus, we’re home to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, making us the perfect home base for travel lovers.
It’s a foodie’s paradise
Photo courtesy of Ashley Fischesser Photography via Sotto
Cincinnati is home to some of the best food in the country. In fact, OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2017 includes three Cincinnati restaurants: Orchids at Palm Court, Restaurant L and Sotto! We have some of the best ice cream, coffee and brunch spots. And, if you’re a chili lover you have to try our take on chili — which we love to slather on everything.
…And our drink scene isn’t too shabby either
Photo courtesy of the Rhinegeist Instagram
Over the past few years, our city has experienced a resurgence in our drink and craft brewery scene, including the likes of Rhinegeist Brewery, Fifty West Brewing and Mt. Carmel Brewing which have made quite an impact! Henke Winery is a great choice for wine lovers, but if you need something a bit stronger, head over the river for bourbon from the New Riff Distillery or the Boone County Distilling Company.
We love our sports
We Cincinnatians do love our sports teams. From the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds to college teams like the University of Kentucky Basketball team and the Cincinnati Bearcats, we’ve got a team for every kind of sports fan. We’ve also had two new stadiums built where you can attend and enjoy events all year round!
There is a ton to do outside
The Ohio River, the largest tributary of the Mississippi River, is truly a spectacular sight. If you love boating or want to take out the jet skis, you don’t need to travel very far to enjoy all the river has to offer. There’s also a ton of riverboat tours that provide dining options, live entertainment and more! Cincinnati also maintains a thriving park system that includes more than a hundred parks and green spaces throughout our wonderful city.
Plus — we have a ton of options for rock climbers, golfers, skiers and campers! We may be a large city, but that doesn’t mean outdoor adventurers won’t love it here too.
…And inside too
Here in Cincy, our cultural scene is thriving. Cincinnati plays host to many live music events all throughout the year and you can catch shows at the Cincinnati Music Hall or check out our list of the 10 Coolest Music Venues in Cincinnati. We also have some of the best live theater and museums in the midwest.
Additionally, our zoo is home to a very famous resident: Fiona the hippo, who was born prematurely and became a social media star right out of the womb. Make sure to follow her on Facebook and see what she’s up to today!
Cincinnati has a neighborhood to fit any lifestyle
Cincinnati is home to 52 fantastic neighborhoods, so no matter the type of lifestyle you’re looking for — Cincinnati has it! If you’re looking to be close to the action downtown, consider Over The Rhine. For more relaxed living, take a look at neighborhoods like Mount Adams, Anderson, Delhi, Alexandria or Florence. Check out our list of The Hottest Neighborhoods in Cincinnati to learn more about some up-and-coming Cincy neighborhoods!
Have we convinced you?
Have we convinced you? Contact one of our experienced agents for help finding the home of your dreams in the Cincinnati area or get to know the area a little better with our Highlights of the Queen City from A-Z!