Downtown Cincinnati is arguably the most important of the city’s 52 neighborhoods. Located on the basin of the broad Ohio River, the city is surrounded by seven hills: Mount Adams, Walnut Hills, Mount Auburn, Vine Street Hill, College Hill, Fairmont, and Price Hill, originally known as Mount Harrison. Fountain Square is the hub of the Central Business District in downtown Cincinnati, which boasts 24 of the city’s 25 tallest buildings. For those who want a bird’s eye view of this historic district, Carew Tower has a public viewing deck on the 49th floor. Many of the older buildings in downtown Cincinnati are on the National Register of Historic  Places. Some of these architectural gems house world-class museums, including the Taft Museum of Art which contrasts with modernist examples such as the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC). The area is increasingly popular as a residential area with many commercial spaces now being converted into luxury condos – the ultimate place to enjoy this cultural city known affectionately as “The Queen City”.

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