Cincinnati is experiencing a boom, especially in the Over-the-Rhine district where rich cultural offerings and breweries thrive.
In the early 19th century, Cincinnati, then the biggest city in the west, was nicknamed Queen City. Two hundred or so years later, it is experiencing another boom, this time in its historic Over-the-Rhine district, which is being transformed with significant investments in infrastructure. Changes include a new streetcar that connects downtown to the neighborhood, and an expansion of the district’s art scene. The latter will include three new or enlarged performing arts venues opening this fall. By then, the Brewing Heritage Trail in Over-the-Rhine will feature signposts linking many of the city’s old breweries. Spotlighting the city’s fine arts, Blink Cincinnati, a display of light installations projected across 20 blocks, will run Oct. 12 to 15.