Cincinnati is a beautiful city located along the Ohio River. Though having only 250,000 residents living within the city limits, making it the third-largest city in Ohio, Cincinnati has over two million in its metropolitan area, which makes it 28th in size nationally.
Founded in 1788, Cincinnati has long been a transportation hub. The development of steam transportation in the 1800s made the city an important link between the Midwest, East, and South, especially the port of New Orleans.
As is true in some other urban areas, Cincinnati is witnessing a renewal in the 21st century. Developers have worked hard to revitalize the downtown convention center area. This neighborhood is replete with shopping facilities, hotel rooms and sport venues. In fact, with over 200 shops, visitors and residents can practically find whatever they need within these central city blocks.
Three public transaction lines provide service to the metropolitan Cincinnati area:
- Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA),
- Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky(TANK)
- Clermont Transportation Connection
Most Americans learn of Cincinnati from its professional sports franchises. The storied Cincinnati Reds, of Major League Baseball (MLB), were a dominant force during the 1970s. Known as the “Big Red Machine,” they accumulated two World Series victories, and six National League pennants, during the decade. Not to be outdone, the Cincinnati Bengals became truly competitive in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL) in the 1980s, making it to their first Super Bowl in 1981.
On the collegiate level, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats are known for their prowess on the basketball court, being a regular participant in the NCAA tournament.
Popular Media Representation
Television fans may be familiar with the show WKRP in Cincinnati, which ran from 1978 to 1982, and still sees air time in syndication. The show began each episode with views of the picturesque downtown area, including the Brent Spence and Roebling suspension bridges, Fountain Square and Fort Washington Way.
Social media has also made an impact on the city and has helped attract Cincinnati SEO startups and brands to call the city their home.
A Overall Nice Place to Live
With a modern downtown area, multiple sports teams and good schools, Cincinnati is a nice place to live, visit and work. While some cities face serious declines in quality of life, “Cincy” continues to thrive as it has for most of its existence.