Downtown Living

Downtown LivingNOW

With the explosion of condo and apartment development–along with new restaurants, retail, and entertainment options–the central business district is hopping. Here's how to make the most out of urban living.

By Amy Knueven Brownlee, Carrie Blackmore Smith, John Fox, Alyssa Konermann, Cedric Rose, Katie Coburn, and Kayleigh Peyton

Downtown Living Now: Weeknight Warriors

Ignore those commuter bus crowds: Downtown’s not dead after 5 p.m.

What’s Next For Downtown?

For our October 2018 Downtown Living Now issue, we look at what's on deck for the CBD.

The Downtown Tour of Living Returns

After a 10-year hiatus, DCI’s Downtown Tour of Living is back and better than ever.

Thanks a Lot: What’s The Story With Surface Parking Downtown?

In a recent CityLab article, “Parking Has Eaten American Cities,” urban issues guru Richard Florida argues that the country “devotes far too many of its precious resources to parking, [which] is especially troubling given that driving is in decline,” particularly among Millennials.

Six Downtown Sandwiches Under $6

Eating on the go? Here are six quick sandwiches for $6 or less, just steps from home.

Downtown Living Now: Breakfast

The true test of a walkable, livable place: Can I get breakfast without having to trek that much farther than my own kitchen? Five times yes.

Four Downtown Spots Where You Can Get to Work

Nobody loves a commute. But if working remotely has got you stuck to the, uh,remote, then downtown has options to improve your productivity. The...

Is Private Enterprise Good For Cincinnati’s Public Parks?

Some think private development ruins our parks, and others believe it activates them. New Cincinnati Parks Director Wade Walcutt looks to provide a unifying vision.

Downtown Living Now: Date Night

When eateries and entertainment venues are your next-door neighbors, date night is way easier (and frankly, more frequent). Just choose your own adventure.

Downtown Living Now: Our 12 Picks For Where To Live

Living downtown used to be a labor of love. Now the Central Business District is packed with rentals and condos, from two-story walkups to penthouse views, while a wide variety of services, amenities, and entertainment have sprung up to support residential life.

Rachel Roberts is an Unconventional Candidate for Unusual Times

Shes a yogini—a practicing Buddhist, at that—with no political experience. Unheard of? Not in 2018, election experts say.

Seven Essential Services You Can Get Downtown

A run to the hardware store or the dry cleaner doesn't require a car if you're downtown.

Editor’s Letter, October 2018: Cincinnati’s New Downtown

Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable for real estate developers to rehab a historic office building, tear down a multi-level garage, or dig up a surface parking lot to create hundreds of new apartments and condos. It’s a new downtown for a new Cincinnati.