Quality of Place


Cincinnati As The Center, Indiana As The Backbone

Cincinnati has been ranked as a US top 10 emerging market, and as a part of the it's metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Dearborn County citizens and businesses have quick access to all that Cincinnati has to offer (within a 30-minute drive to most area amenities).


Cincinnati is home to the: 

  • Fifth-oldest symphony in the country
  • Second-oldest opera in the U.S.
  • Longest-running choral festival in the Western Hemisphere
  • Oldest and largest public arts fund in the nation


Explore a few of the areas more than two dozen nationally renowned museums:


Cincinnati is also home to one of best zoos in the country.  The Cincinnati Zoo offers exotic plants, wildlife and an impressive array of lights during the holiday season. 


Cincinnati offers the opportunity to cheer on your favorite sports team:


If you are a racing fan, the Kentucky Speedway brings car enthusiasts together, while Derby Day at Turfway Park showcases beautiful thoroughbreds.


College sports fan will be delighted to experience various competitions at the region's major colleges:


If you are looking for Big Ten or SEC conference sports, the greater Cincinnati region is a short distance from Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky.



Dearborn County

Located in the southeast corner of the state of Indiana where Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio converge. The mighty Ohio River serves as the backdrop for nearly 50,000 people. The county has a good mix of urban and rural areas, with the core communities each possessing their own unique character and charm. 





Exploring all that Dearborn County has to offer...

Vital Downtowns, Communities and Hometown High School Rivalries

A county is only as good as the vitality of its city centers. The county seat, the city of Lawrenceburg, offers a vibrant downtown district that includes year-round festivals, restaurants, broadband, entertainment venues, a full-service convention and event center with hotel. Sister cities of Greendale and Aurora connect directly to Lawrenceburg via U.S. Highway 50 and offer additional urban living with character and warmth that are uniquely their own. 


Those who prefer a more rural setting

The nearly 30-mile community of Hidden Valley Lake offers residents:


  • Access to a 150-acre lake
  • 6 smaller adjacent lakes
  • An 18-hole golf course
  • Athletic Fields
  • Walking Trails
  • Pool and tennis complex
  • Sandy beach
  • Restaurants and bar



Outdoor Life Abounds


Enjoy outdoor living at its best in Dearborn County with access to walking trails, four golf courses throughout the county, a bike share program along the riverwalk, Perfect North Slopes ski resort and multiple water sports options on the Ohio River, Miami Whitewater River and Hidden Valley Lake.


The over 7 mile riverfront path connects from the city of Greendale all the way to the city of Aurora.


Additional outdoor activities include: 

  • Aurora Architecural Walking Tour & Alley Tour
  • Beiersdorfer Orchard
  • Dearborn Farmers & Artisans Market
  • Golf Courses (4)
  • Lawrenceburg Motorcyle Speedway
  • Lawrenceburg Speedway
  • Mt. Tabor Alpaca Farm
  • Ohio River Recreation Trail
  • Oxbow, Inc.
  • Phillips Berry Patch
  • Salatin's Orchard
  • Windows of Aurora Walking Tour


For those who prefer indoor activities, Dearborn County is home to a brand-new event center right along the river, the Hillforest Victorian House Museum, the Veraestau Historic Site, Hollywood Casino, several wineries, a brewery and numerous wonderful restaurants.




Dearborn County is proud to have three major primary school districts (Lawrenceburg, South Dearborn and Sunman-Dearborn School Corporations) where each has strong educational ratings, sports programs and a curriculum that prepares our children for their future.


For families that prefer a private school, St. Lawrence and St. Mary's offer elementary and middle school programs.


The county is home to two Ivy Tech Community College campuses, which one offers a dedicated advanced manufacturing facility with custom workforce supply solutions for local employers.


There are three major four year universities within the region, the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Xavier University.  The region also offers 39 colleges and universities within 50 minutes.


While the state of Indiana boost several of the top universities within the country, with affordable in-state tuition rates.