Living in NKY

The Best of Both Worlds

We really do have it all. Northern Kentucky (NKY) and Greater Cincinnati offer an unbeatable quality of life that blends urban, suburban and rural amenities to suit every lifestyle.

The value for your money is extremely high across the Cincinnati region, but especially here in NKY. We have above average amenities at below average prices, and that’s a winning equation.

Housing Selection & Affordability

NKY and the entire Cincinnati region offer all types of housing, from urban lofts and single-family homes in historic neighborhoods to newly-constructed suburban homes and rolling farmlands. Housing prices in Greater Cincinnati are 28.5% below the national median.

Easy Access to Transportation

There are 165 daily non-stop flights from CVG to 50+ global destinations on traditional and low-cost carriers like Delta, Alaska Airlines, Frontier, Southwest, Breeze Airways, and Allegiant. Situated at the crossroads of 3 major interstates, travelers can visit 27 major metro areas within 600 miles.

“In Northern Kentucky, our employees enjoy access to world class arts, entertainment, professional sports, excellent bars and restaurants, and we’re 15 minutes from the best airport (CVG) in the country! This truly is a wonderful place to live and do business.”

Brian Ruschman, President, C-Forward

Low Cost of Living

The cost of living in NKY and the Greater Cincinnati region is 3.1% below the national average cost of living. It’s a meaningful difference you’ll feel immediately.

Fast Commutes

Average commute times in Northern Kentucky are 23 minutes, even with traffic. Commuting between NKY and Cincinnati is easy, too, with many scenic and functional ways across the Ohio River.

Amenities & Entertainment

With world-class professional sports teams, parks, museums, theaters, and festivals, NKY has something fun for every lifestyle and age group. Greater Cincinnati is frequently recognized for its numerous expansive parks, culinary scene, breweries and distilleries, and year-round family-friendly attractions.

Check out the map for fun things to do and see in Greater Cincinnati and NKY.

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