7 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Cincinnati Where Life Is Still Simple
By Andrea Limke|Updated on September 12, 2022(Originally published August 07, 2022)
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
We all love the excitement and vibrancy of Cincinnati, but you can’t exactly refer to our city as slow-paced. Of course, it’s all in how you approach it, but there are many small towns near Cincinnati where life actually is still simple, and locals and visitors love their laid-back, relaxed attitudes and lifestyles. These small towns near Cincinnati, Ohio, offer the perfect combination of charming and slow-paced living (but don’t skimp on attractions and amenities), and a visit to one may be just what you need to simplify your life, even if only for a few hours.
Of course, there are countless towns and neighborhoods around Cincinnati that embody the simplified, slow-paced lifestyle approach. These are just a few of our favorite small towns near Cincinnati, Ohio. Did your favorite little locale in the area make the list? What other towns around Cincinnati seem to live the simple life? Let us know in the comments!
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