Located along the Ohio River, the 77-square mile city is home to about 365,000 residents. With its diverse and strong economy, Cincinnati is the headquarters for a variety of national and international companies, including the American Financial Corporation, Duke Energy and the Procter & Gamble Company. Cincinnati is a world leader in the production of machine tools, playing cards, soaps and detergents; the city figures prominently in the production of building materials, cans, chemicals, clothing, cosmetics, electronic equipment, jet engines and valves. Cincinnati is home to countless entertainment attractions which bring tourists from around the world to its nationally recognized museums, such as the National Underground Freedom Center, popular summer music festivals, Oktoberfest, and several major sports teams.
- The Cincinnati area boasts two nationally recognized public high schools with Walnut Hills and Wyoming High School ranked 36 and 50, respectively, in the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best High Schools of 2009;
- The Carew Tower, the Scripps Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal are recognized for their architectural and historic significance; and
- Construction has begun on a new building that will dominate the Cincinnati skyline. Queen City Square is scheduled for opening in 2011. The building will be the tallest in Cincinnati and the third tallest in Ohio, reaching a height of 660 feet.