Visualize living in an historic home within walking distance of quaint local coffee shops and high-end entertainment amid the calm, serene shores of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. This encapsulates the picture of what Southbank living has become. The Southbank Cities provide a variety of amenities enhancing the lifestyle of the region:
There are a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and shopping districts to entice young and old alike. Whether it involves the nationally regarded Newport on the Levee, Newport Aquarium, shops along the nearby Monmouth Street corridor, Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue, or Covington's Mainstrasse Village. There is something for everyone's taste.
A number of art galleries, museums, such as the Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center and Behringer Crawford Museum in Covington and Monmouth Theatre and Stained Glass Theatre in Newport, as well as Covington's riverfront murals and century-old Gothic Catholic churches. For family fun, festivals celebrating the area's diverse ethnic heritage are Newport's Italianfest and Goettafest, and Maifest and Oktoberfest in Covington's Mainstrasse Village. In addition, the Great Inland Seafood Festival in Newport pays homage to the area's biggest natural resource, the Ohio River.
The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) operates more than 130 buses in the three county region. TANK is an important partner in the economic growth of the region and is committed to developing a comprehensive transportation network for the community. For an affordable price, the Southbank Shuttle offers a continuous loop through Southbank and over to the key spots in Downtown Cincinnati.
Southbank is comprised of six cities and numerous neighborhoods, reflecting a wide array of housing choices that can accommodate young professionals, empty nesters and families. Plenty of public parks throughout Southbank provide enjoyable recreational opportunities for all.