The major entrance to Kentucky's side of downtown Cincinnati, Covington connects across the river via five major bridges.
A residential favorite of downtown professionals is the Licking Riverside Historical District. Here mansions with rich heritage blend with newer condominiums and apartments built to reflect the character of this captivating section which has an important place on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents can walk to and from work or shopping in downtown Cincinnati and then marvel at its skyline when back on their balconies or porches. Wonderfully restored rowhouses and brownstones mix with graceful Victorian homes in Covington. Street after street of many sections offer one architectural delight after another.
Floating restaurants and entertainment spots, and excursion boat docks line the Ohio River banks. A striking new hotel and office complexe area at the foot of the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge arks Covington's new skyline. It is part of Covington's RiverCenter Development, a $100 million project launched in the summer of 1990 as the largest riverfront development in the history of the Ohio River. It includes Covington Landing and a floating entertainment complexe.
MainStasse, the restored German village which lures visitors and residents alike, is in Covington.
Pride in the community and its progress is important here. Family recreation includes a 550 acre city park plus many neighborhood parks.