Greater Cincinnati Area Overview
Home is wherever you lay your head at night, but in the Greater Cincinnati area that can mean so many different locations from the vibrant downtown area to the slower-paced rural crossroads. The many tiny towns and villages that dot the southwestern Ohio landscape offer hundreds of big city amenities along with a small town, neighborhood-focused feel that’s one of the biggest reasons so many call this ‘home’. The Greater Cincinnati area is the heartbeat of a vibrant three-state region Fortune Magazine calls 'one of the ten best places to live and work'. A country atmosphere with access to city amenities makes this area very appealing; the area is primarily rural with wide-open spaces of heavily forested land.
With five major interstates crisscrossing the area, it’s easy to get around in Cincinnati. Queen City Metro provides bus services to Cincinnati and many of its outlying counties. Greyhound Bus Services many midwestern cities from its downtown location. Amtrak offers speedy train service north and east from its base at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Biking enthusiasts share the road here and have plenty of opportunity to explore on Cincinnati’s numerous hike/bike trails.
33 primary care and specialty hospitals cover the Greater Cincinnati area, offering numerous alternatives to quality health care services within minutes of wherever you live. The University of Cincinnati Medical Complex along with Children’s Hospital Medical Centers are ranked nationally for their quality of care.
World-class shopping can be found downtown in the heart of Cincinnati along with numerous high-class shopping destinations at regional malls surrounding the city. Specialty boutiques and destination shopping sites ring the inner city, many with a unique neighborhood flavor. It’s easy to find all you need within minutes of home.
A vibrant downtown riverfront mixes with the industry, economics, arts and culture as a focus for the region. The area includes hundreds of opportunities for fun, including museums, parks, symphony, and world-renowned zoo. You’ll find professional sports teams including baseball, football, soccer, tennis, horse and car racing, with strong allegiances to high school and college teams as well. 15 colleges and universities educate students from around the world. Midwesterners love festivals and Cincinnati does too, from Kidsfest, Oktoberfest, Maifest, to the granddaddy festival, Riverfest.