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Healthy Living

Thrive in diverse communities that value health and wellness

Family. Work. Community. Finding a healthy balance between life’s three biggest drivers isn’t always an easy task. Greater Cincinnati meets that challenge head on by improving our shared green spaces, introducing successful healthy-living initiatives and forging strong community networks that give residents and families the support they need to put their wellbeing first.

Cincinnati Red Bike

Through Greater Cincinnati’s popular bike-sharing program, riders can borrow bikes from more than 50 stations strategically placed across Greater Cincinnati. Since launching in 2014, program organizers have reported more than 438,000 rides and counting.

Community-Wide Celebrations

The recipe for living your best life must include a healthy dose of fun. Greater Cincinnatians make mingling and merry-making an art form with a mix of longstanding and new celebrations that include:

  • BLINK – Stretching across four days, this innovative moving light festival is one of the nation’s largest art and projection map events.
  • Taste of Cincinnati – The nation’s longest-running culinary arts festival, held every Memorial Day in Cincinnati’s downtown core, features dozens of the region’s best-loved restaurants, food trucks and street vendors.
  • Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Don your lederhosen for America’s largest Oktoberfest festivities, showcasing the region’s deep connection to German heritage through food, drink and cultural performances.

Flying Pig Marathon

Runners from all over the world converge each spring in the Queen City for this premier race event that honors Cincinnati’s “Porkopolis” heritage. Held on the first Sunday in May, the two-decade-old race regularly inspires record turnout. The Flying Pig series includes an all-women race in October and a beer-inspired series that runs throughout the year – because who doesn’t enjoy a little beer at the end of a long race?

Golf Courses

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a number of private and public golf courses throughout the Cincinnati region, where everyone from beginners to experts will find a course to fit their skill level. The region’s most challenging — and best-loved — courses include:

Greater Cincinnati golf courses USGA course rating
Four Bridges Country Club (private) 75.2
Triple Crown Country Club (private) 75.0
TPC River’s Bend (private) 74.9
Glenview Golf Course (public) 74.4
Heritage Club (private) 74.3
Walden Pond Golf Club (public) 74.1

Parks and Recreation

Few other places in the United States can match Greater Cincinnati’s world-class parks, greenspaces and opportunities for outdoor activity. The Cincinnati Parks Department manages more than 10 percent of city land — making our region a pretty green place.

Whether you’re looking to spend the day with the family at the multi-skill-level Cincinnati Nature Center, kayak with a group on one of our well-preserved waterways or a challenge yourself to an uphill bike ride, Greater Cincinnati’s unique topography offers dozens of opportunities all within a short drive.