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Cincinnati: A Good Place to Start a Business and Raise a Family?

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Cincinnati is a great place to start a business. The city has a low crime rate in some great areas and it is growing rapidly. There are many resources available for businesses in Cincinnati, and the cost of living is relatively low. Cincinnati is also a great place to raise a family. The city has excellent schools and plenty of activities for children.

Let me give you the details to help you make the right decision

The low crime rate explained

If you look at the overall for the city, it's not the greatest, but still ranks at 19th in the country according to data from cbsnews.

Now let's give you the good and the bad just like any major city.

Top 3 bad areas of Cincinnati according to bellmoving

  1. West End - 47% higher than the Cincinnati average
  2. Avondale - 39% higher than the Cincinnati average
  3. Westwood - 22% higher than the Cincinnati average

Top 3 Good areas of Cincinnati according to bellmoving

  1. Hyde Park - the crime rate is 60% lower than the Cincinnati average.
  2. Sayler Park - Located along the Ohio River with approximately 5,000 people.
  3. Mt Adams - One of the safest areas with its "Old World European feel to it" with only about 1,700 residents.

Growing rapidly?

They are growing every year and a lot in the past couple of years. You have to remember that they are located in the tri-state area, which is Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. You could go through 3 states in about 30 minutes or less. This helps Cincinnati grow and helps businesses take off.

Resources to start a business in Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Resource Guide

This guide is an ultimate resource that gives you a step-by-step process of opening your business in Cincinnati Ohio. You can also visit the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, which is a great resource for all businesses.

What is the cost of living in Cincinnati?

Cincinnati's cost of living is relatively low when compared to other major cities in the United States. In Cincinnati, you can expect to pay around $1300 for a one-bedroom apartment. The average cost of a meal for two people is $50, and a pint of beer is $6.

Some of the Best School Districts in Cincinnati

According to Niche.com this is the top 3...

  1. Mason Hill
  2. Indian Hill Exempted Village
  3. Sycamore Community School District

My thoughts on the area

I live in Northern Kentucky, about 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati and I find myself in that area at least a couple of times a month. They have some amazing restaurants for date night with the wife, Cincinnati Zoo is second to none, and the kids love exploring and you can't forget about the Cincinnati Children's Museum. I could write a whole story on this museum, the kids love it and it's very interesting for the adults as well.

The Tri-State is growing rapidly, Kroger has a Headquarters in Cincinnati and Amazon just built one of the main Air Hubs in the nation, it's located in Northern Kentucky at the CVG airport.

Closing Thoughts

Cincinnati is a great place to start a business and raise a family. With its low crime rate in some areas, growing economy, and abundance of resources, Cincinnati is a top city to consider when looking for a place to start your business or raise your family.

Thank you for reading and I hope this helps answer some of your questions. Cincinnati is a great city with a lot to offer businesses and families alike.

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