Up To Speed highlights Downtown Cincinnati’s success highlights Downtown Cincinnati’s success

Recently, Cincinnati’s mainstream media has been giving much attention to the resurgence of vibrancy in the city’s urban core. That message is now reaching beyond Greater Cincinnati, with media outlets in other cities helping to spread the word. The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Susan Glaser even suggests using Fountain Square as a model for Cleveland’s Public Square. More from

Cincinnati has always done an impressive job of mixing past and present — its most popular attractions are updated versions of places that have drawn visitors for years, including the Museum Center in historic Union Terminal and Fountain Square, which on warm summer nights is crammed with people.

The city is experiencing a renaissance, with private development revitalizing once ignored areas — most notably Over-the-Rhine, the historic district just north of downtown that has become a gathering spot for the young and trendy.

By Travis Estell

Travis joined UrbanCincy in 2009 as a contributor, and quickly took over technical responsibilities for the site. After growing up in Cincinnati’s east side in Goshen, Travis earned an Electronic Media degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Since then, Travis has been working throughout the United States as a web development consultant. After living in Clifton Heights, Northside, and Over-the-Rhine, Travis now resides in Cincinnati’s Central Business District.