Businessweek published its list of America’s 50 best cities based on leisure, colleges, economics, and air quality, and Cincinnati made it into the top half. Interestingly, the primary reason for its high ranking seems to be Great American Ball Park.
Nestled on the Ohio River, Ohio’s third-largest city has a picturesque downtown that includes one of the country’s most beautiful pro sports stadiums, the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park on the riverside. Other city stalwarts: the acclaimed Cincinnati Pops orchestra and major employer Procter & Gamble (PG).
Pro sports teams: 2
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 21
Percent with graduate degree: 8.9
Median household income: $49,048
Percent unemployed: 7.2
If you’re curious about the rest of the NLC cities, Pittsburgh fared best with a #11 ranking. Milwaukee (26), Chicago (28), and St. Louis (47) all trailed the Queen City.