Northern Kentucky has become the residence for a growing number of executives relocating to Cincinnati and, surprisingly, some expatriates from the Cincinnati side. What is so appealing about "the other side" of the Ohio River? Many factors are in play. Let's begin with money.

Residential property values in Northern Kentucky are generally lower than comparable homes across the river, according to Mike Parker of Mike Parker Realty Group, which claims to be the number-one rated Huff Realty agent nationally since 1999. Parker works with 20 or more relocation agents a year. "Buyers in the $250,000 to $700,000 range find comparable homes in Northern Kentucky to be between 5% and 10% cheaper," Parker says, based on what those relocation agents tell him.

Dan Dressman, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Northern ...

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