Truly a hidden jewel located between Florence and Walton, Kentucky, the small bedroom community of Union has so much to offer, making it a most desirable place to live.
Although the feeling is still suburban rural, in recent years Union and outlying areas have been experiencing a surge in residential growth bringing to the area newer suburban housing as well as luxury estates nestled on wooded acreage. There is no major business or industry in the area and the residents seem to prefer it that way. People seem to fall in love with Union because it's one of the few places you can still purchase a home in the "country" and be only minutes from city conveniences and the expressways. Union residents have the distinction of having the highest average property values in the county, the highest per capita income in the county and the lowest unemployment rate! Quiet and inviting, charming, warm and friendly, a real sense of community can be found here. Union has it all!
Union is only 10 minutes from I-75 and 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and just a few miles from the Cincinnati/NKY airport.
St. Elizabeth West Hospital is located at I-75 at the Florence Exit and staffs a 24-hour emergency room. Other nearby hospitals include St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood (10 minutes) and St. Elizabeth North in Covington (15 minutes).
Florence Mall features 130 speciality stores and a 15 unit food court and a Wooly Mammoth Play land. Centrally located in Florence, close to all Boone County Residents.
Crestview Hills Town Center at I-275 and Dixie Highway is the newly opened Lifestyle Center Dillards Department store anchors a wide assortment of speciality stores and restaurants offering clothing, cosmetics, home furnishings and sporting equipment. This shopping center is close to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Thomas More College in neighboring Kenton County.
Boone County naturally attracts horse lovers, but is also popular with those looking for sports such as swimming, soccer, baseball, tennis, and pee wee football. The arts are represented with dance and art classes available locally and in neighboring Cincinnati. Most any activity is within reach for Boone County Residents.
Boone County is also home to the Florence Family Aquatic Center. This 4 acre facility opened in June of 2003 and is located on the campus of the Florence Government Center in the heart of Boone County. The Aquatic Center features a lazy river, 25 meter competition pool, two sprayground areas, spiral and speed slides and a zero depth Pool.
The Florence/Boone County Skate Park with 22,000 square feet of concrete is a park for skateboarders, bikers, rollerblades and in-line skaters of course. Opened in 2003, on the campus of the Florence Government Center, this facility is designed for the novice as well as the experts.
Florence Freedom, a Frontier League Baseball team is the 2005 Frontier League Organization of the Year! Florence Freedom plays at Champion Field in the heart of Boone County, and offers a hometown, professional baseball experience! An outing for young and old alike!
R.C. Durr YMCA - This state of the art YMCA is Centrally located in Boone County on Route 18. The YMCA features a heated indoor pool and an outdoor pool, both with 25 lanes. A fitness center with cardio, strength training and free weights, the YMCA has personal fitness programs, a full gymnasium other programs for members.
Boone County Public Golf courses - Boone Links Named “Best Bang for the Buck” by Golf Digest, this 27 hole facility is open year round, weather permitting. Just off of Route 18 between Florence, Hebron and Burlington Lassing Point. Kentucky’s #1 rated Public Golf Course per the 2003 Golf Week, is an 18 hole course with a Driving Range and Short Game Center on the Premises. Located near Union, KY, Lassing Pointe is easy to get to from anywhere In Boone County.
Dinsmore Homestead - Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historical site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Home Tours and seasonal events are a highlight to Boone County History. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking trails developed in cooperation with the Kentucky Nature Conservancy and the Boone County Parks Program.