Cincinnati, or the "Blue Chip City," is a great place to raise a family. With a low cost of living and reasonable traffic and commute times for a city its size, it is easy living. And while it's a great place to raise a family, the city does also have its hot spots. Try the bars in Mount Adams or the places in more trendy new areas of town located to the north in Montgomery, Mason, and West Chester. If you are looking for a low-cost home for rent, there are plenty of affordable options for rent in areas like Mount Healthy and Hyde Park, and for those who want the suburbs, West Chester, Mason, and even as far as Middletown are possibilities.
Procter & Gamble has its headquarters in Cincinnati and is one of the city's major employers. The General Electric Aircraft Engines plant is located in Glendale and is another great employer - they have a well-developed internship program in place through many of the city's local universities like University of Cincinnati, Xavier, Miami University, and University of Dayton. Cincinnati boasts many options for those involved in consumer packaged goods.
Cincinnati has many sporting venues to entertain everyone. The Cincinnati Reds (the world's first professional baseball team), the Cincinnati Bengals (a National Football League team), the Cincinnati Masters (the oldest tennis tournament in the United States played in its original city), as well as several minor league teams including the Cincinnati Kings (a professional soccer team), the Cincinnati Cyclones (a professional hockey team), and the Cincinnati Jungle Kats (an arena football team) make the town home. The Cyclones are a town favorite -- their success has helped draw in other minor league teams.
Also making its home in or just outside the city is King's Island, Cincinnati's amusement park and home of two of the country's best wooden roller coasters - 'The Beast' and 'The Son of Beast'. The city boasts many parks and woodlands within easy driving distance.
Cincinnati enjoys a very affordable cost of living in comparison to other major U.S. cities. Making a home in the trendy Mount Adams will probably allow you to walk to work downtown, and rental homes are reasonably priced. Homes are plentiful throughout the suburbs as well, and the prices are lower than the national average.
The Precinct, located just east of downtown, is a favorite local steak place, offering dry aged beef that rivals anything found in New York, Boston, or LA. Since this was a central shipping point in the 1800s and early 1900s for markets in the Northeast, it's no wonder the place has a great affinity for steak. Another local favorite is the Montgomery Inn, which serves the best ribs in the city - but don't mistake it for a rib shack; the Montgomery Inn is a fine dining experience. The ribs are so good that Bob Hope bought the franchise rights for the Montgomery Inn for all states west of the Mississippi.
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