Cincinnati is known locally and regionally for its interconnected trail system
, but now it's getting some national attention too. According to WalletHub, Cincinnati ranked no. 6
for its recreation amentities.
The study didn't just look at parks and greenspace — it examined a wide range of indoor and outdoor leisure activities that require varying levels of physical exertion and contribute to a city's well-being.
Neighborhood parks help build community cohesion, boost property values, improve public health and reduce pollution. The study examined 100 of the largest U.S. cities and compared 44 key metrics that speak to the benefits of public spaces and recreational activities. For each city, WalletHub looked at basic living costs, the quality of parks, the accessibility of entertainment and recreational facilities and weather.
To learn more about the best and worst cities for recreation, click here.