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Move To Covington KY

Located in Kenton County at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking rivers, you will find the beautiful City of Covington, Kentucky. One of two county seats, Covington was founded in 1815 and has a population of just over 40,000 residents. The city, which is the fifth-most populous in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and largest in Kenton County, sits just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the fastest growing metropolitans in the United States.


Rich in history, culture, and architecture, the city is made up of 19 unique neighborhoods spread out across over 13 square miles of land. Additionally, Covington has 12 historic districts and the second largest number of historic structures of any city in the Commonwealth.


The city is located less than a mile from downtown Cincinnati to the north and Newport, Kentucky across the Licking River to the east. Lexington and Louisville are within a two-hour drive from Covington and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport is just a few minutes south of the city in Hebron, Kentucky.


Famous Covingtonians include: Daniel Carter Beard (founder of the Boy Scouts of America), Steve Cauthen (U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey), Frank Duveneck (realist painter), Una Merkel (Tony award-winning stage actress), George Remus (lawyer and bootlegger during the Prohibition era), and John W. Stevenson (governor and senator).


Why Relocate To Covington, KY

Whether you are looking to live in a beautiful apartment or condo close to everything (Central Business District or Mainstrasse), want to find a gorgeous home in a neighborhood filled with charm and character (Historic Licking Riverside or Old Seminary Square), prefer the peace and quiet of a family-friendly community (South Covington or Peaselburg), or are more of a DIY-type who would love to rehab a home in an up-and-coming neighborhood (Westside), Covington has a variety of amazing options for anyone looking to move here.


Covington, Kentucky School Districts

Covington Independent Public Schools (CIPS) is made up of six elementary schools (James E. Biggs, Glenn O. Swing, John G. Carlisle, Ninth District, Sixth District, and Latonia), one middle school and one high school. The district educates nearly 4,000 students each year and offers programs and services ranging from an International Baccalaureate Program for high school students to free, full-day kindergarten.


Aside from the eight public schools, Covington is also home to several private institutions including Prince of Peace Montessori, Covington Latin, and Holy Cross High School. Prince of Peace is the only school in the Tri-State that offers the Montessori Method of leaning through 8th grade while Covington Latin and Holy Cross consistently rank among the best private schools in the Commonwealth.


Recreation and Real Estate in Covington, Kentucky

The largest city in Northern Kentucky has it all. Foodies and those who love to dine out will find some of the best restaurants and bars in the region in Covington. Casual eateries, neighborhood bars, and fine dining restaurants line Main Street in Mainstrasse Village and Braxton Brewing Co. draws big crowds to the Central Business District every night. For early risers or anyone who needs an afternoon pick-me-up, Covington is home to more than a half dozen coffee shops and cafes, many of which can be found in the northern part of the city. If you enjoy to window shop or are looking for a unique gift for a family friend, check out the small shops that dot downtown and Mainstrasse or larger retailers in Latonia.


A fan of live music or theater? Covington has a vibrant live music and theater scene thanks to venues such as The Madison Theater and The Carnegie located in the heart of the city. Additionally, Covington offers several art galleries and museums to keep lovers of both art and history entertained.


Prefer to play outdoors? Devou Park in Covington offers plenty of options for fun. From golf and hiking trails to outdoor concerts and biking paths, Devou Park is a popular destination for many individuals and families on both sides of the Ohio River. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking and rowing on the Ohio or Licking Rivers or taking in the sites along the Licking River Greenway and Trails.


Covington, Kentucky Weather

Covington enjoys a comfortable four-season climate with average temperatures ranging from nearly 40 degrees in January to 87 degrees in July.