Cincinnati is a major city and the county seat of Hamilton County in the state of Ohio. The city is located at the northern side of the convergence of the Licking and Ohio rivers. The city has a German heritage which shows in the city's cuisine and the areas many breweries. Families are drawn to Cincinnati for its excellent public and private schools, and higher education. Some of the most renowned institutions of higher education are the University of Cincinnati (UC), the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and the College Conservatory of Music. In the city you find 3 major professional sports team, that locals take great pride over. These are the Cincinnati Red Stockings of the Major League Baseball, Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, and FC Cincinnati of the Major League Soccer.
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About Cincinnati Real Estate According to US News the average cost of buying a home in Cincinnati is approximately $149,000, which is well below the national average. The cost to rent instead of buying a home in Cincinnati, is lower than the national average. The home prices vary a lot depending on the neighborhood, in Evanston or Bond Hill you can find a home for less than $80,000. You can buy a home for less than $60,000 in North Fairmount or South Fairmount. Meanwhile, you would have to pay over $400,000 for a home in Mt. Adams or Mt. Lookout. The cost of living in Cincinnati is lower than the national average.
Living in Cincinnati Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second oldest zoo in the country, and considered one of the best. It is renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas, black rhinos, and white tigers. Newport Aquarium is a sprawling aquarium, over the river in Newport, Kentucky, contains everything from sharks and jellyfish to frogs and fish. It has a special event calendar all year round. For instance, there is a daily penguin parade, in which African Penguins process through the aquarium on a float. Cincinnati has many amenities, including museums, professional sports team, and a wide selection of restaurants. Some of the most visited museums are the American Sign Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.
The region is famous for its chili called the Cincinnati chili, which is a spiced sauce served over noodles and often serves with diced onions. Due to the fact that the city has more chili restaurant's per capita than any other city in the country or in the world, it is often referred to as the Chili Capital of the World.
Transportation and commutes in Cincinnati Most Cincinnati residents live close to one of three major highways and commute by driving alone, or commute by carpool. The public transportation is provided by Regional Transit Authority (SORTA and Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK), who service bus lines throughout the city. The Cincinnati Bell Connecter is a streetcar system operating in the downtown areas of the city.
Inter-city railway is provided by Amtrak's Cardinal which makes thrice-weekly trips between New York and Chicago. Inter-city bus systems are provided by primarily Megabus, and Greyhound Lines, Inc. The airport serving the city is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The airport offers daily flights to many domestic destinations, and one international flight to Toronto. The airport offers seasonal flights to some domestic destinations. It also offers charter flights and seasonal charter flights to primarily Mexico.