Boone County, Kentucky
Boone County Kentucky is situated just south of Cincinnati, Ohio in the Northern Kentucky metropolitan area along side the Ohio River. Boone County was formed in 1798 and was named for the frontiersman Daniel Boone.
Boone County and its surrounding cities which include Florence, Union, Burlington, Hebron, Walton, Verona and Petersburg continue to grow due to its appealing commute into downtown Cincinnati, allowing residents to work in Cincinnati and surrounding areas and enjoy a close-knot community.
Shopping, Dining, Entertainment – Boone county features an assortment of ethnic and American cuisine, as well as local and national chain stores for shopping. Boone County is home to the minor league baseball team, The Florence Freedom and the Creation Museum.
Parks and Recreation- Boone County is home to numerous golf courses including the Triple Crown Country Club, Boone Links Golf Course and Lassing Green. It also has numerous city and area parks that offer shelters, walking trails, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, fishing ponds and playgrounds that encourage physical activity and outdoor recreation. Turfway Race Track, the Florence Freedom and the Creation Museum are some of the top area attractions.
Living- Boone County, Kentucky offers the best of both worlds: a close nit community that is close to metropolitan Cincinnati. Because of this, Boone County residents can easily commute to Cincinnati and surrounding areas and return home to a relaxing environment. The average price of a home in Boone County is about $200,000.
Schools, Health, Transportation- The Boone County Public School system includes K-12 schools and has an excellent ranking in the state of Kentucky. The Walton Verona Independent Schools district is also located in Boone County and is known as one of the best school districts in the state. St. Elizabeth Florence Hospital is located in Florence and offers superb health care. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky services the entire Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metro area. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky or TANK, provides transit services to Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties as well as Downtown Cincinnati. It takes people from their homes in Northern Kentucky to jobs downtown as well as service to various work sites in the southern areas of Northern Kentucky. Express buses travel the expressway providing a more direct access to the downtown Cincinnati area.