I learned that “boomerangs” were a thing here—a current of people leaving Cincinnati and then moving back years later.
People who choose Cincinnati as their home, says Eric Avner of the Haile Foundation, bring a new kind of enthusiasm.
"I returned as an adult with a different perspective and different ideas of what matters in life. So really everything here seems changed."
“I really wanted to live in a place where what I did mattered. Sometimes it was hard to find a place to fit in in a big city.”
“The familiarity of the landscape, the architecture, the city itself brought me back. It’s always just felt like home.”
Ashley Heidt says that “Dear is a love letter, an invitation to experience something memorable and something beautiful here.”
“I want to make some history here in Cincinnati so we continue to be a really important place on the map.”
"I headed home to Cincinnati without a solid plan; I figured I’d spend some time here while figuring out what to do next."
“We’re fortunate to live in a place that affords us the benefits of a small town but the opportunities of a big city.”
Connectedness, beautiful surroundings, kind people, and excitement drew me back to Cincinnati, and I am not the only one.