CAMPBELL COUNTY

County Offices
1098 Monmouth Street
Newport 859-292-3838
www.campbellcountyky.org

Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell 859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Picturesque rural scenes and friendly small towns characterize Campbell County, one of the fast-growing areas in the northern Kentucky section of Greater Cincinnati. Just minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, the Campbell County communities are part of the area known as northern Kentucky. In recent years, this three-county region has experienced considerable growth and development as a result of the Interstate 275 loop around Cincinnati and the stellar success of the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky.

Services
The network of public and private schools is complemented by an impressive array of opportunities for career and vocational training as well as higher education. Campbell County is the proud home of Northern Kentucky University, where students can choose from a wide selection of programs on undergraduate and graduate levels, including law degrees through the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Thomas More College in Crestview Hills is a small Roman Catholic liberal arts college with a national reputation. Those who are looking for an affordable start on a four-year degree, two-year degrees or certifications, or continuing education will appreciate the well-developed resources and multiple campuses for Gateway Community and Technical College. Greater Cincinnati and nearby cities in Kentucky add a number of public and private colleges to the list of institutions that are available within a reasonable commute.

State-of-the-art healthcare is ensured throughout this area by a network of services and facilities. Skilled professionals in private practice, emergency medical facilities, outpatient clinics, and awareness programs provide the finest in medical care and wellness programs. St. Elizabeth Medical Center with hospitals in Covington, Edgewood, and Williamstown has been serving the healthcare needs of residents of northern Kentucky since the 1800s. As one of the largest and most respected of the medical centers in Greater Cincinnati, St. Elizabeth consistently ranks in the top five percent of hospitals across the nation for quality of care. Another leader in patient care and advanced technology in northern Kentucky, the St. Luke Hospitals were the first to open a Regional Vascular Institute and Center for Breast Health in the area. Providing sophisticated technology and a caring, compassionate staff, St. Luke is exceptionally well-suited to care for women’s needs in addition to its comprehensive array of specialized medical and surgical services.

Lifestyle
Campbell County is home to some of the most celebrated attractions and important resources in northern Kentucky. The spectacular Newport Aquarium in Newport is rated among the top 25 attractions in the entire nation by the internationally famous Zagat Survey. This stellar science museum invites visitors to explore an amazing variety of aquatic life from around the world, showcased in 70 exhibits and 14 galleries including five seamless acrylic tunnels more than 200 feet long. Newport on the Levee, where the Newport Aquarium is one of many attractions, offers 10 acres of entertainment venues, wonderful shops, and casual or fine dining opportunities. Because Campbell County offers such a picturesque water-oriented setting, other communities like Bellevue and Dayton are following Newport’s impressive leadership. Dayton has developed nearly 60 acres of its waterfront in to the Watertown Yacht Club, offering hundreds of boat slips as well as a marina and restaurant complex.

Land recreation and outdoor adventures are equally accessible in Campbell County, where local, regional, and state parks encourage hiking, biking, swimming, boating, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting. Closer to home, the county operates several major parks that are filled with premier sports facilities, including the 72-acre Edward S. Pendery Sports Park and Pendery Park. A.J. Jolly Park is one of the largest county parks in Kentucky, sprawling over 900 acres to offer an 18-hole golf course, a 200-acre fishing lake, nine ball fields and four soccer fields, play equipment, campgrounds, a bird sanctuary, a boat launch and fishing pier, and public and private picnic areas.

Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights enriches the community with its cultural arts series, although the bright lights of Cincinnati with its world-class cultural venues and attractions remains easily accessible. The housing choices in Campbell County are attractive and abundant, with many developers taking advantage of the area’s lovely rolling hills and waterfront views in planning new homes and developments. The premier bedroom community of Fort Thomas is especially well known for its beautiful homes along quiet, tree-lined streets, many of which command breathtaking views of the Ohio River and city lights. For a high quality of life in an affordable package, few environments can rival Campbell County.

Alexandria
Municipal Offices
859-635-4125
https://alexandriaky.org/

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Adopting the slogan “Where the city meets the country,” Alexandria has become one of Kentucky’s fastest-growing municipalities. Along with transportation expansions and improvement in Greater Cincinnati, the AA Highway that now cuts a swath across northern Kentucky has spurred dramatic development. The housing selection ranges from vintage farms surrounded by picturesque fields to vibrant new subdivisions and country manors on spacious acreage. Affordable land and housing have drawn many to this blend of rural and suburban flavors. Many homes feature sweeping lots that are deeply wooded for a sense of seclusion and a backdrop of natural beauty. The A.J. Jolly County Park is just south of the city, offering a golf course, camping, and swimming just minutes from the front door.

Bellevue
Municipal Offices
859-431-8888
https://bellevueky.org/

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Established in the 1800s, lovely Bellevue is aptly named for the breathtaking vistas that it commands from the vantage point of its riverside location. Just five minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Bellevue enjoys spectacular views of the city skyline and twinkling lights. This river city features Port Bellevue, a popular site for business and residential development, including a new $40 office and residential mixed-use complex. Most of the cities restaurants are also nestled in Port Bellevue. Just across the river from Cincinnati, Bellevue features the charming district of Fairfield Avenue with its quaint shops, friendly services, and great eateries. Affordable older homes and newer condominiums are attracting a mix of first-home buyers, singles, and families.

Cold Spring
Municipal Offices
859-441-9604
http://coldspringky.gov/

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Named for a freshwater underground spring that was first discovered in the 1780s, Cold Spring is a friendly city filled with attractive homes and lovely parks. Like many of the communities in northern Kentucky, Cold Spring now features a growing collection of new suburbs that complement the area’s older homes. This area is home to the national headquarters of the Disabled American Veterans organization, although a large industrial park with a wide variety of tenants is close by. Shopping is available close to home in Crestview Hills and Florence at regional malls. The campus for Northern Kentucky University is also just minutes from home. Part of the attraction to Cold Springs is the commuting ease into downtown Cincinnati and the flourishing employment centers in the greater metropolitan region. Local parks provide abundant facilities and opportunities for recreation and relaxation, including scenic trails and sports courts and fields.

Dayton
Municipal Offices
859-491-1600
www.daytonky.com

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Distinguished as one of the tri-state area’s most historic riverfront communities, Dayton is only a seven-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati. Like several of the other cities along the river’s path, Dayton is awakening to the potential of premier development around this natural feature. The colorful and attractive $10 million Watertown Yacht Club encompasses 58 acres to offer 440 in-water slips and 250 dry-dock slips. This sprawling marina and restaurant complex commands unspoiled views of the southern Ohio hillsides and was built in 1988 on the land where a famous beach and entertainment center once stood at the turn of the century. Among the popular community events in Dayton are Mary Inglis Day and Light Up Dayton. The lush city parks are ideal for sports or relaxation and feature summer recreational programs for the youth. Dayton is located in northern Kentucky but is often confused with the much larger metropolis of Dayton in southern Ohio.

Fort Thomas
Municipal Offices

859-441-1055
http://ftthomas.org/

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Dubbed as “the city of beautiful homes,” Fort Thomas was chosen as the site for a military post in 1877 for its lovely rolling highlands and prime location overlooking the Ohio River. Over the centuries, the city has evolved into one of the premier bedroom communities in Greater Cincinnati. Focusing on a quality community atmosphere rather than industry, Fort Thomas is brimming over with a wide variety of homes that demonstrate pride of ownership regardless of their price range or age. Most streets are designed in quiet cul-de-sac style shaded by magnificent trees, and many homes feature sought-after river and city-light views. Part of the “fort” is now a spacious park filled with first-rate recreational facilities. Other parks dot the city, which also offers a swim club and YMCA near the center of town.

Highland Heights
Municipal Offices
859-441-8575
http://hhky.com/

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Best known as the home of Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights is another quiet community in Campbell County that has experienced an influx of new residents and substantial growth and development. Located just south of Fort Thomas along US Highway 27, this area was profoundly changed by the opening of the university and Interstate 471. Easy access to Interstate 275, another regional transportation improvement, ensures commuting convenience for those who are employed in Cincinnati. Today, newcomers will find vibrant new retail centers, beautiful subdivisions, and attractive condominium communities. The university is not only the cornerstone of Highland Heights, it is positive influencing and shaping the economic and intellectual climate of the entire metropolitan area.

Newport
Municipal Offices
859-292-3666
www.newportky.gov

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

Founded in 1795, historic Newport provides an excellent blend of treasures from the past and contemporary development. The community’s lively and beautiful revitalized riverfront area provides a striking view of the Cincinnati skyline. The riverfront also hosts several premier attractions including the Newport Aquarium and Newport on the Levee. The latter is a $210 million food and entertainment complex near the World Peace Bell and Monmouth Street, another area that has been beautified with new walkways, trees, and street lamps. East Row Historic District and the revitalized historic downtown district showcase architectural charm and beauty in Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival buildings. Wonderful restaurants, theaters, entertainment centers, and annual celebrations have made Newport increasingly popular with newcomers and visitors alike.

Southgate, Wilder
Southgate Offices
859-441-0075
www.southgateky.org

Wilder Offices

859-581-8884
www.cityofwilder.com

Chamber of Commerce

859-578-8800
www.nkychamber.com

The contiguous residential communities of Southgate and Wilder share an ideal location near Interstates 471 and 275. Wilder’s Licking River frontage is home to the Northern Kentucky Port Authority. However, Wilder’s recent development boom has been spurred largely by the popularity of luxurious condominium communities and upscale single-family homes that command spectacular Cincinnati skyline views. Southgate is characterized as a quiet residential suburb, although this community has also seen considerable growth. Older homes along tree-lined streets are now complemented by a new crop of attractive condominium communities. Both communities are ideally situated just minutes from downtown Cincinnati and its world-class cultural and entertainment attractions.

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