Nestled at the core of Kenton County lies the vibrant City of Independence. Situated just a short 15-minute drive south of Cincinnati, Ohio, Independence boasts a distinctive lifestyle that sets it apart from its neighboring towns. Here, amidst a rural backdrop, residents enjoy the best of both worlds – access to urban amenities in a serene setting.

As one of the Commonwealth’s rapidly burgeoning cities, Independence has earned its place among the nation’s fastest-growing urban centers, recently securing the 99th spot on the list. We extend a warm invitation to experience Independence firsthand and discover why countless individuals are swiftly choosing to make our city their home.

Villa Hills

Over 7,500 residents call Villa Hills, in Kenton County, home. Largely a built out second ring suburban community, Villa Hills is home to Sanctuary Village, one of Northern Kentucky’s few mixed use developments and the site of HomeFest 2021. Villa Hills is known for a solely a residential community with practically no commercial enterprises. Several attractive public schools and Villa Madonna Academy are located within the city limits.


The area of Hebron is not a town but a community within unincorporated Boone County. In recent years Hebron has grown with both residential and commercial investments into one of the region’s most attractive places to live, work and play. Amenities include shopping, dining, active and passive recreation as well as high quality public schools, libraries and community parks. Commercial activity is highlighted by logistics as many operations supporting Amazon and other such operations abound near the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport nearby.


Covington is strategically positioned as the hub of Northern Kentucky, nestled between Florence and Newport, and conveniently connected to downtown Cincinnati by a mere bridge stroll.

Covington boasts a storied past, marked by pioneering achievements. Notably, Covington’s own John G. Carlisle, alongside E.H. Taylor, spearheaded the Bottled in Bond Act, revolutionizing bourbon quality standards in America. Additionally, the genesis of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge can be traced to Covington, where John R. Roebling envisioned and constructed the Roebling Suspension Bridge, serving as the prototype for its famed counterpart in New York City.

Traveling to Covington offers an immersive experience in local authenticity. Explore a vibrant tapestry of one-of-a-kind shops, vibrant street art, enticing eateries, guided walking tours, inviting bourbon bars, and artisanal breweries—each encapsulating the essence of the community.


Established in 1795, Newport, Kentucky, boasts a rich history intertwined with modern development, all within its compact 3.5 square miles. Hosting renowned attractions like the Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, MegaCorp Pavilion, Bridgeview Box Park, Hofbrauhaus, and BB Riverboats, Newport offers an abundance of activities for visitors. Its picturesque riverfront, offering stunning vistas of the Cincinnati skyline, serves as a backdrop for year-round festivals and events.

Today, Newport’s riverfront community is a vibrant tapestry of popular tourist attractions, eclectic shops, inviting cafes, and bustling businesses, offering an array of experiences for both locals and visitors to enjoy.


Nestled in Northern Kentucky, Southgate offers a charming blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience. With its close proximity to Cincinnati, Southgate provides residents with easy access to metropolitan amenities while maintaining a distinct small-town atmosphere. Rich in community spirit, Southgate boasts picturesque neighborhoods, well-maintained parks, and a variety of local businesses. Its central location within the region makes it a desirable place to call home for families and professionals alike, offering a balance of residential comfort and urban accessibility.