Northern Kentucky is only a stone’s throw from Cincinnati
but has a personality all its own. The charming neighborhoods of the region
offer prospective residents real estate options at virtually every price point,
an easy commute to downtown Cincinnati, and restaurants, shops, and attractions
The towns directly across the river from downtown have
attracted lots of business and construction projects over the last few decades.
The communities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton are
pedestrian friendly and culturally and economically diverse. Houses in the area
are diverse as well: Styles range from Craftsman bungalows to historic mansions
and one-bedroom apartments to luxurious high-rise condos.
Nearby, the upscale community of Fort Thomas features large homes with well-manicured lawns, as well
as great schools and historical ties to the American Civil War. Fort Wright, Villa Hills, and Highland
Heights are also attractive neighborhoods that residents are proud to call
home. Highland Heights is the location of Northern Kentucky University, one of
Kentucky’s fastest-growing universities.
Commuters and frequent fliers inhabit the suburban towns
located near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Like most
suburban communities, Crestview Hills,
Erlanger, Florence, and Fort Mitchell
are close to major highways and have a variety of apartments, condos, and
single-family homes, as well as scores of restaurants and shopping centers.
What sets these communities apart, however, is their commitment to community
and southern hospitality. Erlanger even refers to itself as “the Friendship
The true spirit of the Bluegrass State is reflected in its
rural communities. Home shoppers content with a slower-paced lifestyle should
check out the Northern Kentucky towns of Falmouth
in Pendleton County or Williamstown
in sprawling Grant County. These country towns are set in a landscape of
grazing horses and rolling hills—the perfect escape from city life. The city of
Warsaw in Gallatin County is another
idyllic town: The county seat is known for its old-world charm and picturesque views of
the Ohio River.
Sample Home Prices*
- Covington: $144,772
- Ft. Mitchell: $219,454
- Ft. Wright: $149,421
- Villa Hills: $275,928
*Average prices as of April 26, 2012