Cincinnati Named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance List of "10 Best Value Cities for 2011" 

Cincinnati was named to Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of "10 Best Value Cities for 2011" for its falling unemployment rate, downtown redevelopment and reasonable cost of living.  Kiplinger's editors wrote that "despite its small-town affordability, Cincinnati is rife with big-city amenities" and highlighted events and organizations including the Zoo, Bengals, Reds, and Octoberfest.

The region was also found notable for its distinct neighborhoods that feature a wide range of housing prices, its corporate culture and the median household income of $53,329.  According to them, our cost of living is approximately seven percent below the national average.Great American Tower in Queen City Square

Cincinnati was described as the "Comeback City" in Kiplinger's description of the city.  They particularly pointed out the redevelopment going on in Over the Rhine and downtown, including the new Great American Tower at Queen City Square.  In 2010, $180 million in development projects were completed.  Over $1.2 billion in projects are under construction.  Additionally, the population grew to 4,852 residents in 2010, up 11.7 percent from 2009. 

Cincinnati has a robust art scene, including the opera, symphony, ballet, art museum, theaters, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the 12-day Fringe Festival.  Obviously, Cincinnati has a tremendous arts and cultural scene and continues to invest in both art and culture.