Northern Kentucky has a lot to offer and anyone that has ever visited the area could tell you that Northern Kentucky is a special place. The explosion of new homes, businesses, and population are direct evidence and very encouraging for the local environment and economy. Northern Kentucky is packed with dozens of local attractions, waterfront hotels, exciting nightlife, as well as an endless list of popular restaurants.
When speaking of Northern Kentucky, we certainly can’t forget to mention the award-winning schools and the proximity to downtown Cincinnati. In fact, each of the three major counties in Northern Kentucky lie directly on the Ohio River, which creates a vibrant and unique setting for the region. Beautiful Kentucky bluegrass, rolling hills, farms, lakes, and parks just minutes away from the up-tempo and modern city life.
Boasting nearly 500,000 residents, thousands of local businesses, more than a dozen colleges, and a first-class selection of real estate options, many find Northern Kentucky as the perfect place to live, work, and play. If you’re a new resident, thinking about moving to Northern Kentucky, or just here on vacation, you might want to consider contacting the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. If you currently live in Northern Kentucky, you might be seeking employment, real estate, coupons or Northern Kentucky Apartments.
Northern Kentucky – Regional Guide
Kenton County, Kentucky
Kenton County is the most populated county in the “Northern Kentucky” region with a population of more than 160,000. Kenton County is considered by many the most popular, and consequently, the most desirable overall county of the three to live, work, and play. Kenton County is home to the Crestview Hills Town Center, a newly constructed mixed-use commercial entertainment complex home to more than 65 prime retailers and fine restaurants.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kenton County has a total area of 164 square miles, of which, 162 is land and 2 square miles is water. Located to the east of Boone County and to the west of Campbell County, Kenton County, as Campbell County, are merely separated from downtown Cincinnati by the Ohio River. The cities located in Kenton County are: Bromley, Covington, Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Independence, Lakeside Park, Latonia, Ludlow, Park Hills, Taylor Mill, and Villa Hills. Established in 1840, Kenton County was named after a friend of Daniel Boone, another famous frontiersman, Simon Kenton.
Boone County, Kentucky
Boone County is the second largest county within the “Northern Kentucky” region, (behind Kenton County), with a population of more than 116,000, alongside 60,000 jobs, and more than 2,200 companies, of which, 108 are internationally-based. As one one of the fastest growing counties in the state, the economically vibrant and diverse community is thriving. Boone County boasts the second-highest per capita income in the state, while ranking in the Top 10% in the nation among all other counties. Boone County, (Hebron), is the headquarters for Comair, (a division of Delta Airlines) as well as the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. A nationally recognized thoroughbred race track in Turfway Park, and Kentucky’s Frontier League Professional baseball team, Florence Freedom, also call Boone County, (Florence), home.
According to the U.S Census Bureau, Boone County has a total area of 257 square miles, of which 246 is land, and 11 square miles is water. Located on the most north-western tip of the state, the county is located just a few minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The cities located in Boone County are: Bellview Bottoms, Burlington, Florence, Hebron, Petersburg, Rabbit Hash, Richwood, Union, Walton, and Verona. Established in 1798, the county is named after the historical frontiersmanDaniel Boone.
Campbell County, Kentucky
Campbell County, is the third largest county within the “Northern Kentucky” region with nearly 90,000 population. Although Campbell County is less populated than Boone or Kenton counties, it is host to some major “Northern Kentucky” attractions including Northern Kentucky University, (Highland Heights), and Newport on the Levee, (Newport). The $170 Million – 408,000 square foot, mixed-use family entertainment complex sits on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, directly facing downtown Cincinnati.
According to the U.S. Census Bereau, Campbell County has a total area of 159 square miles, of which, 152 is land and 8 square miles is water. Located on the most north-eastern tip of the state, the county is located just a few minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The cities located in Campbell County are: Alexandria, Bellevue, Cold Spring, Dayton, Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, Newport, Silver Grove, Southgate, and Wilder. Established in 1795, the county is named after Revolutionary War solider, John Campbell.