Greater Cincinnati is a three-state, 15-county region that offers world-class assets in arts and culture, amusements, hospitality, sports and recreation. Ranked in Forbes.com's list of Best Bargain Cities in America and as one of the Top 10 Safest Cities, Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large bustling metropolis while maintaining a friendly, small town atmosphere. Students in Cincinnati enjoy a cost of living well below the national average. For example, a one-bedroom apartment in Cincinnati costs approximately $700 dollars each month; whereas, the same apartment would cost $1,000 to $1,500 in Washington, D.C. or $1,025 to $1,475 in New York City.
Cincinnati is the seat of both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and home to more than 800 law firms. The opportunities in business and industry are equally rich. It’s no wonder that Fortune called Greater Cincinnati one of the top ten places to live and work, that Forbes called the region one of the “Best Places for Business and Careers” or that Time named Cincinnati one of the “Ten Best Cities to Start a Career.”
Cincinnati has one of the biggest and best park systems in the nation, including the new Friendship Park along the river—perfect for running or in-line skating—and an incredible system of public golf courses. For families, nothing beats a trip to Kings Island Theme Park and Waterpark, the Newport Aquarium, or the world-class Cincinnati Zoo. Runners will love the Flying Pig Marathon, one of the fastest growing in the country, and sports enthusiasts have baseball with the Reds, football with the Bengals, and hockey with the Cincinnati Cyclones.
Cincinnati’s live music scene is anchored by the MidPoint Music Festival. Macy’s Music Festival brings the best in jazz and R&B to town, and Cincinnati’s symphony and opera company have always been among the best.