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Bellevue, Kentucky, remains one of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati’s most vibrant, yet historic, small towns. Just minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, you can easily find us just a short drive off of I-471 and Kentucky Route 8. While our City was incorporated in 1870, it was once the land that was part of General James Taylor’s plantation. You can learn more about our history by visiting this page.
In the last few decades, especially, our community has taken great measures to ensure our historic charm is preserved while making confident strides toward future growth. Visitors and residents alike take note of the continued progress of our historic main street district—Fairfield Avenue. On any visit, catching a bite to eat or perusing the stores of one of our fine merchants rank high on the to-do list. We hope you will walk down “The Avenue” and explore new crafts, fine clothing, or a hand-made violin while taking in the unique architecture of our building stock. Our shops have goods that will appeal to everyone, from the young professional to a growing family. Visit this page to find a directory of all the businesses we have in Bellevue.
Also on Fairfield Avenue, you’ll want to be sure to check out some of our great public artwork. Always a delight to visitors, the mural in the 200-block will impress. Keep looking, though! You’ll be pleasantly surprised as you continue down the street to notice even more great art from local residents.
Our Bellevue community takes great pride in our public parks. You might be coming to visit for a summer concert at the Bellevue Beach Park, which has been named one of the best in Cincinnati and used to serve as a popular spot for swimming, canoeing, and clubhouse dining. While locks and dams on the Ohio River discontinued use of the park for these purposes a few centuries ago, we have taken pride in the history of this particular park by holding concerts and community gatherings there. Among the other parks you can visit in Bellevue (found here), we are confident you will be welcomed and enjoy these safe, relaxing public spaces.
When visiting, we also hear from guests how much they enjoy walking our residential neighborhoods to view some of the beautiful homes our residents own and have preserved. Whether you’re on a walk down Lake Street or are driving up Van Voast Avenue, these stunning properties will show off our community’s creativity in renovation, as well as commitment to well-preserved neighborhoods.
Some visitors enjoy a Friday night football game under the lights at Bellevue Stadium, but others prefer a weekend game of tennis at our public courts, also near the Stadium on Tiger Lane. Our community is proud to boast an excellent school system, the Bellevue Independent School District, which means that residents have a truly local commitment to a quality education right near home. Additionally, we have several beautiful churches in town, one of which (Divine Mercy) offers its own Roman Catholic elementary school.
Finally, if you just plan to stay the night (or are now convinced that you have so much to do while visiting), one of our two bed and breakfasts might be the perfect place to get some shut eye. We hope you enjoy your visit with us in Bellevue, and—even if you are a resident of many years, too—we know you’ll find plenty more to discover.