Cincinnati is # 1

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Cincinnati wins again!

Photo of downtown Cincinnati shot from west side of downtown.


It’s no surprise to those of us living here that Cincinnati ranks as the best place to live in Ohio, according to a new study from U.S. News & World Report.

Cincinnati came in No. 1 in the Buckeye State on the magazine’s Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23.   U.S. News bases the rankings on a number of factors including job markets, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration rankings.

Cincinnati’s scored 6.4 out of 10 to rank No. 41 overall in the annual ranking. In the last ranking out in 2021-2022, Cincinnati was   #. 1 in Ohio and #. 44 overall.

We beat Dayton (No. 52), Columbus (No. 66), Youngstown (No. 85), Cleveland (No. 94), and Toledo (No. 97)

In addition, U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on the quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

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We know we live in a great city and it’s nice to see our merits highlighted by outsiders.