Connectedness, beautiful surroundings, kind people, and excitement drew me back to Cincinnati, and I am not the only one.
“We’re fortunate to live in a place that affords us the benefits of a small town but the opportunities of a big city.”
“I headed home to Cincinnati without a solid plan; I figured I’d spend some time here while figuring out what to do next.”
“I want to make some history here in Cincinnati so we continue to be a really important place on the map.”
Ashley Heidt says that “Dear is a love letter, an invitation to experience something memorable and something beautiful here.”
“The familiarity of the landscape, the architecture, the city itself brought me back. It’s always just felt like home.”
“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.”
“I returned as an adult with a different perspective and different ideas of what matters in life. So really everything here seems changed.”
People who choose Cincinnati as their home, says Eric Avner of the Haile Foundation, bring a new kind of enthusiasm.
“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.”
“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 knew this was where I needed to be again, for now.”
“The space we’re in now, a theater building from 1910, is a place we wouldn’t have been able to own in New York.”
Gutierrez says she and her husband have “formed strong friendships within the local music and FotoFocus communities.”
Cristian Pietoso follows in his father’s footsteps, but finds his own success in the restaurant business at Via Vite, Nicola’s, and Forno.
When Thea Tjepkema talks (and researches, writes, lectures, and leads tours) about Cincinnati’s temple of arts and culture, everyone listens.
“When I was younger, I wanted to live in a cool city. Now I get to help build the kind of city I want to live in.”
The Kenton County official wants all newcomers to feel the same kind of inclusivity she’s experienced.
Rosemary’s Babies Company and Cincinnati Scholar House surround young parents with support to raise their children and achieve their dreams.
“I was extremely excited to be back…but also nervous because I knew I’d be starting over again in school to pursue medicine.”
“People don’t realize how much the arts contribute to the economy, how many people work in the arts. It’s a huge industry in the city.”
Peter Bronson discusses his new book about the tragic 1977 fire and its connections to 40 years of Northern Kentucky corruption and organized crime.
After silently growing underground for 17 years, the Brood X cicadas definitely made an impression this year.
The good doctor explores questionable scientific theories, the meanings of a six-pointed star, and what the IRS Center replaced.
Need some foliage to help feather your nest? From tropical plants to beautiful bouquets, these four shops can help.
Her grandmother’s church hats—and the confidence she felt wearing them—inspired Danielle DeLaine’s hat business.
A fish out of water in Hillsboro, this giant burnt-orange horseshoe crab is a true piece of Americana—and worth a road trip.
I learned that “boomerangs” were a thing here—a current of people leaving Cincinnati and then moving back years later.
Following a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed, Ryan Atkins faced a spiritual and personal reckoning with his wife Stephanie by his side.
If you live, or once lived, in a musty old Cincinnati money pit of a house, make sure to check out its history.
Pampas delivers rustic flame-infused Argentine cooking with surprisingly elegant desserts.
Cajun comfort food fills the menu at this seafood shack with locations in Findlay Market and Clifton Heights.
Nadia Ruffin wants to connect you to the land, and she uses agriculture as a means of empowerment for children and adults.
Pata Roja, Derrick Braziel’s love letter to tacos, has finally found a permanent spot in Pendleton at Bar Saeso.
In his nine years with the program, former corporate restaurant manager Tony Lavatori guides participants into food-service careers.