Northern Kentucky Riverfront
Situated in the northernmost portion of Kentucky, Bellevue is located on land originally granted to General James Taylor, who relocated from Virginia bringing many settlers with him. Translated from French, Bellevue means beautiful view, but was not named after the view of Cincinnati, but rather for General Taylor's family plantation in Virginia.
Bellevue is considered the bedroom community of Northern Kentucky while neighboring Covington and Newport are becoming business and entertainment areas. Bellevue boasts a quaint shopping district, unique architecture and an abundance of historic charm.
Bellevue's population was just under 6,000 as of the 2010 Census; the Bellevue Independent School District serves the residents. Visit their website for more information.
Directly across the River, Covington is Northern Kentucky's largest city and has 19 distinct neighborhoods. Culturally and economically diverse, it is a pedestrian-friendly attractive area for commuting business professionals. Covington is extremely proud of its historic buildings, monuments, neighborhoods, public squares and residences. Many of the homes and mansions are located in historic neighborhoods and are on the National Register of Historic Places. With spectacular river and Cincinnati skyline views, several new luxurious high rise condominiums have been constructed, having a significant impact on the development of Covington. Residents enjoy a deep sense of history along with ongoing progress. Covington is home to the Madison Theater, historic MainStrasse Village, the prestigious Covington Latin School and 550 acre Devou Park. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (T.A.N.K.) serves Covington, I-75 runs through the city and several bridges, most notably The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, connect Covington to Cincinnati. Visit their website for more information.
Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers, Newport's riverfront community provides a striking view of the Cincinnati skyline. Settled in 1791 by James Taylor Jr on land purchased from George Muse, Newport was established as a town in December 1795. Interestingly enough, Newport is not named after its location, but rather for Christopher Newport, commander of the first ship to reach Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Newport boasts a mix of historic amenities, including the East Row Historic District, the second-largest National Register Historic District in Kentucky, as well as much contemporary development, including Newport on the Levee, SouthShore Condominiums and Vue180 apartment homes.
As of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 15,273. School age children attend Newport Independent School District. Visit their website for more information.