The first major city founded after the American Revolution, Cincinnati is truly American. Full of history, culture, and character, Cincinnati has many names – some call it the Fountain City, some call it the Queen City or The City of Seven Hills, but Cincinnati citizens just call it home.

City Overview

Cincinnati is the 28th largest metropolitan area in the United States and the largest one in Ohio. Cincinnati is located in the Ohio River Valley, on the north bank of the Ohio River. Currently, Cincinatti is going through a boom, new buildings, business, and apartments for rent are popping up every day. The architecture near the central Fountain Square is quite beautiful and events are held here regularly. Fun fact – two-thirds of Americans live within a one-day drive of Cincinnati.


Located in Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum displays more than 67,000 artworks spanning millennia. The Cincinnati Cultural Arts Center regularly holds classes, events, and talks. Ballet, concerts and broadway shows can be seen at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Music fans will spend a lot of time enjoying the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra – which plays at the Taft Theatre.


Many major corporations are headquartered in Cincinnati, including Procter & Gamble, The Kroger Company and Macy’s. The two largest employers in Cincinnati are Kroger and the University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the fastest growing region in the Midwest, making it a great choice for young professionals.


The winters are cold and snowy – so you’ve got a good chance of a white Christmas in Cincinnati. The summers are hot and can be humid. Thunderstorms happen from time to time as well, so prepare a cozy place for the dog to hide. Though before you do that, you should make sure to find a pet-friendly apartment for rent.


There are plenty of dining options in Cincinnati. Eli's Barbeque is a local favorite – you can get all the grits and ribs you can handle here. For special occasions, check out The Precinct – housed in a former Cincinnati police station, The Precinct is one of USA Today's top ten steakhouses in America (and the best one in Cincinnati). If you're craving Italian, then Sotto is the place to go.


Cincinnati is a diverse city - about 49% White and 45% African-American, 2.8% Hispanic and 1.8% Asian. The median income for a household is $56,538. The cost of living in Cincinnati is about 8% lower than the national average, so apartments for rent here are more affordable than in other big cities.


Founded in 1788, Cincinnati is rich in history. First, check out the Cincinnati History Museum, which has exhibits on everything from the first days of settlement to World War II. For something really different, ride an old-time steamboat across the Ohio River! You can ride ships with names like "The River Queen" or "The Belle of Cincinnati", on Halloween, the particularly brave can take a river cruise on the "USS Nightmare".


Great American Ball Park (home to the Cincinnati Reds), the Roebling Suspension Bridge (provides easy access to Kentucky), Fountain Square, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Mount Adams, Paul Brown Stadium, Mount Adams, Carew Tower, Skywalk (allows you to walk between building without ever touching the street), the PNC Tower (Cincinnati's tallest building), Paul Brown Stadium (the Cincinnati Bengals play here).


Cincinnati is a great nightlife town. Whiskey and bourbon lovers are especially in luck, the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar offers over 400 varieties of whiskey and bourbon. Cincinnati is also just a short drive away from the Ohio River Valley's beautiful nature. Cocktail Terrace at 21C is the choice for those who love a great view. Located on a roof, you can sip a cocktail and watch the sun set on the Ohio from here. Dancers will want to go Mt. Adams Pavilions – this club is known for its hoppin dance floor and happy hour specials.


There are lots of great parks in Cincinnati. Eden Park has a beautiful garden and offers an impressive view of the river. Fountain Square offers lots of live music and open air festivals and activities. In winter you can skate the night away on the ice rink. And of course, don't forget to check out the fountain here – it's pretty cool. The Ohio River is an ideal place for outdoor fun. Grab the kids and a canoe for a weekend adventure.


There's no lack of retail options in Cincinnati. The Rookwood Commons Shopping Center offers access to 45 upscale merchants – and a Buffalo Wild Wings! Newport On The Levee provides a movie theatre and arcade entertainment in addition to retail. You can also see stand up here, at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Shopaholics should look at apartments for rent Downtown, close to all the major shopping centers.


Multiple interstates run through Cincinnati, making car travel ideal here. The average commute is about 25 minutes. You can also travel on the Ohio River – check out the Anderson Ferry. Cincinnati public transportation options include the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, and the Clermont Transportation Connection. Longer trips and vacations are easy to do from Cincinnati too – the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is here, and Amtrak offers easy access to New York and Chicago.

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Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Central Business District

Right in the heart of Downtown, the Central Business District is great for professionals. You can find affordable apartments for rent here, but if money's no object, then the sky is the limit – rent an apartment in one of the many amazing high rises (the views of the Cincinnati skyline are stunning). For great beer, check out the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. All of Cincinnati's nightlife can be easily accessed from here, so if you like to party, check out nearby apartments for rent.

Hyde Park

One of the most prestigious locations in Cincinnati, there are many long-term luxury apartments and townhomes for rent here. Located in Eastern Cincinnati, near Hyde Park, you have easy access to upscale shopping and dining from here. Especially popular is the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe, where you can buy baked goods made by culinary students.

Mount Adams

Mount Adams has a bit of a suburban feel, houses, and apartments for rent can be found here. Residents are very close to lovely Eden Park, and can easily go for a walk or a run there. Pet owners should check out Cincinnati apartments for rent in Mount Adams too. If you fancy live music and great drinks, head over to the Blind Lemon.


Located north of Downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine isn't far from the action, but it's easier to find affordable townhomes and apartments for rent here. There's plenty to do in OTR too – locals like to head down to Taste of Belgium for delicious Belgian food and beer.

The Heights

Not far from the University of Cincinnati, the Heights are a great place to find student apartments for rent. Like any good studenthood, there are plenty of dining options here, and some of Cincinnati's best dives – with great names like The Dingo, and The Clif.

Mount Airy

Love nature? Then you should definitely check out houses and apartments for rent in Mt. Airy. This neighborhood is named for the nearby Mt. Airy forest – there are miles of hiking and biking trails in this 1500 acre beauty. After your hike, refuel with a stop at Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant.

Mount Lookout

This hip enclave has a bustling bar and nightlife scene. Students from Kentucky even make the trip up for a fun night. Good place for college students and cool young professionals to find apartments for rent. Be sure to check out Dutch's a great – local joint with a massive handcrafted beer and wine collection. For your basic pub experience, RP's is your best bet.

Blue Ash

Located about 20 minutes from downtown, Blue Ash looks a bit like a throwback to the 1950s – it's got white picket fences and everything. It's a great spot for families or for professionals who like to get away from the hustle and bustle.