is the state's most beautiful city. Nestled in the hills of the Ohio
Valley, the 78 sq mi city of 323,885 and metropolitan area over 2 million
is southern Ohio's largest. Located along the famed Ohio River, the
city was America's largest west of the East Coast for over 80 years and
was generally considered America's first city (not founded by
Europeans). Thus, it's old. Very old. The city's
structure is essentially Eastern American, with rowhouses, the Cincinnati
townhouse (which can be found in Mt. Auburn, Price Hill, West End, etc),
duplexes, ornate apartment buildings, Art-Deco classics, and so
forth. The mighty hills that surround the city has split the city up
into distinctive, vastly different neighborhoods full of life.
Essentially, there really is no downtown Cincinnati because the city is
full of small towns, each having their own flavor. The metropolitan
growth rate is steady at 9% while the northern suburbs are booming.
Enjoy the Queen City!