A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Downtown Cincinnati has been Western & Southern's home since we were founded here in 1888. With that background, it is no surprise that our commitment to and enthusiasm for our city and the surrounding region runs deep.

Living in Cincinnati

Cincinnati ranks No. 1 in the nation for recreation (WalletHub.com, 2014).

Cincinnati ranks No. 3 among the nation's most affordable cities to live in (Forbes, 2014).

Cincinnati is among the top 100 "best places to live" (Livability.com, 2014).

Cincinnati ranks among the top 10 "best cities for raising a family" (Forbes.com, 2014).

A Great Place to do Business

We rank among the top five "up and coming" downtowns (Fortune.com, 2014), the top three "most affordable American cities (Forbes.com, 2013) and the top 10 "best cities to start a new career in" (Apartments.com, 2014).

Ranked No. 2 among the nation's "most cost-friendly business locations" (KPMG, 2014), metro Cincinnati is home to two Fortune 100 companies, eight Fortune 500 companies, five Fortune 1000 firms, more than 450 foreign-owned companies and a thriving community of entrepreneurs.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center ranked No. 3 among the nation's children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, 2014-2015.


Cincinnati is proud of its professional and college sports: the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals and three Division 1 college basketball teams (the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University).

Running events include the popular Flying Pig Marathon, Mercy Heart Mini Marathon and the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race.

The Western & Southern Open brings the world's top men and women tennis players to Mason, Ohio, just outside Greater Cincinnati's beltway.