5.4 out of 10

Cincinnati

Ranked 8th best city in Ohio
39.139993168551 -84.500124044128
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 01, 2012

"Cincinnati is a family-oriented city"

Cincinnati is good city for families. It is also a city that very often calls its native sons and daughters back to its environs. Many young people leave Cincinnati when they go to college or just after, but many of them return once they start a family or plan to start a family. Cincinnati is a great place to raise kids, especially in the suburbs. Cincinnati offers a lower cost of living than many larger cities and even the cost of living in urban areas is lower than in other cities.

Cincinnati is a diverse city with both old and new neighborhoods. There is a revitalization of the urban core with many great restaurants and entertainment options. Cincinnati has a good arts scene, several theaters, world class music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, ballet, and opera. There are a number of nice museums, a National Historic Site, and many other places of interest or historical significance. Cincinnati has two get universities with good college sports programs, as well as excellent academic programs. Cincinnati also has year-round professional sports with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, and minor league hockey.

Housing prices in Cincinnati vary widely depending on the neighborhood, but there is something for everyone. There is affordable housing, as well as luxurious estates. One of the downsides of Cincinnati is the pollution, especially around the city, as well as the seasonal allergens which cause many people breathing issues throughout most of the year. Weather in Cincinnati can be very unpredictable, but one of the worst things about the weather is the humidity that permeates the air, especially in the summer months.

Overall, Cincinnati is a nice city with lots of parks, museums, sports, shopping, and many large international companies employing large portions of the Greater Cincinnati community.
Pros
  • decent cost of living
  • diverse neighborhoods
Cons
  • problems with pollution
  • allergy causing pollens and molds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
Oct 04, 2009

"Friendly, park filled environment."

I lived here with family for a couple years and I have been to all of the parks in the area. There are three parks and two playgrounds that are all located within a couple of blocks. The thing that always got me is that there are always numerous amounts of people that are in and out of the area; a dangerous chance to take for people with kids. It is scary for me to think of anyone having a kid, or kids, in one of the highest crime rated areas in the nation. The law enforcement in the area does do an extravagant job at protecting the people who are in trouble. A great place to live for people who like walks in the park or a place to take their kids to have a good time, just please never leave kids unattended.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Neighborhoods in Cincinnati

1

Mount Adams

4.5/5
"Mt. Adams: Fun & vibrant, but a little bit pricey..."
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"A Great Place to Land in Cincinnati"
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3

Hyde Park

4/5
"Hyde Park: Where Old Money Meets Young Professionals"
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4

Over-The-Rhine

3.5/5
"Fastest growing, trendiest neighborhood in Cincinnati"
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"Columbia-Tusculum, a quaint neighborhood with architectural charm and historic appeal"
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6

Clifton

3.5/5
"Eclectic living In a College Neighborhood"
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7

North Avondale

3.5/5
"North Avondale: “A Beautiful Piece of Heaven in the Middle of the City”"
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8

Hartwell

3.5/5
"Hartwell: Beautiful Properties in a Safe, Tight-Knit Community"
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"East Walnut Hills: Combining Timeless Beauty with Modern Convenience"
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10

Oakley

3.5/5
"Oakley: A Vibrant, Lively, Yet Affordable Place to Live"
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