Covington is the largest city in Northern Kentucky and known for the re-development of its riverfront and skyline, as well as its strong economy. Covington has the largest number of National Register historic districts (16) for a city its size, in the State of Kentucky. Only Louisville has a greater number. Covington is well known for many historic neighborhoods which include Licking-Riverside, MainStrasse and Wallace Woods. Our Downtown Commercial area also is home to a large concentration of historic buildings. Many incentives are available for those wishing to rehabilitate older buildings and there are many successful preservation projects on-going in Covington. This vital urban community, just across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati, is within 600 miles of 60% of the United States population, 58% of the country's manufacturing firms, and 59% of the nation's purchasing power.