Cincinnati, Ohio: Four season and unlimited experiences
Not long ago, Livability.com rated Cincinnati as #1 on the list of “Best Places to Retire”.Their survey looked at the city’s combination of quality healthcare, affordable housing,and the variety of things to do. Niche.com ranked Cincinnati as #4 of the “Best Places to Retire in Ohio” and among the Top 100 “Best Cities to Live in America”. As you’re considering a new hometown for retirement, here are reasons to look closely at
#1. It’s like living in two states. Cincinnati sits on the border of Ohio and Kentucky.Walk across the half-mile, pedestrian-only Purple People Bridge across the Ohio River,that connects Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky. Take the 100-mile scenic drive from to Louisville, where you can watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs or tour one of the many museums or famed distilleries. Lexington, Kentucky is also a pleasant drive from Cincinnati, and you can tour thoroughbred horse farms, home to some future
Kentucky Derby runners.
#2. There’s so much to do. You can stay home in Cincinnati and still fill your days and nights with activities. For cultural experiences, the Cincinnati Art Museum, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, Taft Museum of Art,Contemporary Arts Center, and Cincinnati Observatory offer exhibits and special events throughout the year. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Music Hall, and Taft Theatre are popular venues for live performances. The Krohn Conservatory showcase a rainforest waterfall, exotic plants, and a butterfly garden where thousands of butterflies fill the room.
Hang out at the Fountain Square District any time of year. This downtown area is a popular attraction, with, of course, the Tyler Davidson Fountain, a skating rink, special events, shopping, dining, street performers, and a never-ending array of fun.
If you like sports, you’ll be a fan of living in Cincinnati. The NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and the MLB’s Cincinnati Reds make their homes here. The Cincinnati Cyclones is the championship affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. Plus, you’ll have a long list of high quality NCAA sports, including the Division I University of Cincinnati Bearcats.
#3. Set sail on riverboat cruise. Cincinnati sits on the large Ohio River. Long ago,riverboats were used to cross from Ohio to Kentucky. The tradition lives on. You can take a leisurely riverboat cruise—from a few hours up to 16 days, for a small group or a large crowd. Learn the history of this region, feast on local cuisine, and maybe enjoy a floating casino.
#4. And it’s so affordable you can do everything. Cincinnati’s cost of living presents a pleasant surprise. When you look at the quality of homes and neighborhoods available and the current market prices,you’ll discover you can live quite nicely. Utilities and groceries are also below the national average. The public transportation is convenient and budget-friendly for getting around the city.
When you add it all up, Cincinnati offers an affordable place to live with so much to enjoy in your new-found free time.