Over the weekend, The Cincinnati Nation linked to a story out of Dallas about a survey of what cities are the most popular in the United States – or where people would like to live.
Denver was the top city. Guess what was next? Detroit? Cleveland? How about good old Cincinnati?
No. We were at the very bottom of the 30 metropolitan areas listed on the survey. People don’t want to come here. Click here to read the story.
This past week in CityBeat’s Living Out Loud column, I wrote Stones in the Road – sort of a rambling piece where I mention that my two adult kids don’t seem interested in leaving here and moving to a better place while I always rant about taking off.
So far, I haven’t. I’m still here.
In the column, I wonder out loud if it’s because my kids are still here and no doubt that’s part of it. I also have “old man” reasons – like my doctors are all here and yeah, it would be hard to leave friends, but I hold on for another reasons too.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve told out-of-towners that Cincinnati has a lot of promise and I do think that. Thing is, I don’t know when that promise is going to take hold or if it ever will.
The Banks Project looks stalled again. There are still more store and restaurant closings downtown. On the Ohio River, we have two stadiums for two losing teams. We have a city council that doesn’t know how to get things done. We’re dirty. We can’t even get our sidewalks repaired.
I found the Dallas survey probably reality but depressing. Tell me: I’m I the only one?
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