Southgate’s nickname is “City of Friendly Homes”.
Located in the hills of northeastern Campbell County just two miles from downtown Cincinnati, Southgate claims a ‘small town feel in an urban area’. Named after Richard Southgate, an attorney who later served as Campbell County commonwealth attorney, 3470 residents call this city home. Jim Bunning, Baseball Hall of Famer, and U.S. Senator, is a native son.
I471, and U.S. Rt. 27 (Alexandria Pike) are the primary access routes to the city. The Greater Cincinnati International Airport is about 12 miles south in Hebron.
The Southgate Fire Department provides services to the city. St. Elizabeth Hospital East is less than 2 miles away in Ft. Thomas, and St. Elizabeth Medical Center is just 3 miles away in Covington.
While most needs can be met in the city, there’s ample opportunity for shopping in any of the nearby towns. For a major shopping trip, hop in the car for a visit to any of the several regional shopping malls within a few minutes drive.
The city celebrated its centennial in 2007 with activities throughout the year. The center of community focus is the Southgate Recreation Center, completed in 1994 that houses ball fields and playgrounds, amphitheatres, meeting and exercise rooms and an exercise trail. Concerts, seasonal activities, and gardening contests are just a few of the community-oriented activities. And of course, the proximity to nearby Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati offerings round out the city’s recreational offerings.