Looking for a place that's as exciting as a big city but without the overwhelming aspects of some of the country's biggest towns? Cincinnati might be just the right place for you. Cincinnati is home to 2.1 million residents, and it's the 27th largest city in the entire country. Today, it's known as a place with friendly people, a hopping restaurant and nightlife scene, and awesome sports teams. It's home to the University of Cincinnati, a basketball powerhouse, as well as the world famous Cincinnati Zoo. Likewise, Cincinnati has a great variety of places to live, whether you're looking to rent or own.
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Housing Statistics Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, is usually a pleasant experience. That's because housing is cheaper here than a lot of other parts of the country, and there's a huge selection of places to choose from, including apartments and homes for sale. If you do want to buy a house, the median home sale price is $106,750, so you can expect to pay somewhere in that neighborhood. There were about 3,000 houses sold in Cincinnati in the last 9 months. Eight percent of homes in Cincinnati are vacant while 59 percent are owned and 8 percent are rented. Even if you don't find what you're looking for on your first try, the annual residential turnover is 21 percent, so there's a good chance you'll find something within the year.
Arts and Culture Cincinnati has a flourishing arts scene. For fine arts, check out the Cincinnati Art Museum, one of the oldest in the United States, or the Contemporary Arts Center, a museum that presents shows of contemporary art from around the world. There's no shortage of theater in Cincinnati. Residents enjoy the Cincinnati Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Taft Theatre, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, which presents world-class shows all year round. For live music, there are many legendary venues, such as the Cincinnati Music Hall, where you can catch a symphony concert, and the Riverbend Music Center, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts regular concerts and shows.
Tourist Attractions Obviously art is a draw here, but there's so much more to do in Cincinnati that it's hard to know where to begin! Sports draw people to the city from all over since the town is home to The Bengals (football) and the Reds. It has great college basketball, with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier University Musketeers regularly making the NCAA tournament (and doing well!). If sports aren't your thing, there's still plenty to do. Check out the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which is one of the best places to learn about nature in the country. The Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is also filled with beautiful nature, and the American Sign Museum provides a fun and interesting look back at American history.
Neighborhoods Cincinnati is a big city, and whether you're looking for rental apartments or rent to own homes, there's a good chance you'll find something. But not every neighborhood in Cincinnati is exactly the same. Review the following information about this city's neighborhoods and decide which one is right for you:
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