“I knew this was where I needed to be again, for now.”
“I really don’t know how much I like being back yet. We haven’t been able to fully experience the city during the pandemic.”
“I know that this is a city where I can push my culinary career forward instead of feeling like it was going to be stagnant.”
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."