About the City

Memorial Day 2013 at the City Building Flag Ceremony

Newport has the advantage of being easily accessible when you are traveling to or from work in Newport, coming to enjoy the many shopping and dining options, or vactioning in or near Northern Kentucky. Whether you are coming from within the local tri-state area or starting your travel from a more distant spot, Newport is conveniently located and easy to find and navigate. The city is located just under 20 miles (about a 25 minute drive) from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport (CVG).

Three bridges, two vehicular and one pedestrian, connect Newport to downtown Cincinnati. The City also has two bridges connecting to Covington on its western boundary.

The City has excellent access to I-471 with three exits within its jurisdiction. I-471 provides connectivity to I-275, which facilitates easy transportation to all of Northern Kentucky. Newport is bound on the north by the Ohio River, to the west by the Licking River, to the east roughly by I-471, and to the south by the cities of Wilder, Southgate, and Ft. Thomas.

Historic Areas

There are six National Register historic districts in Newport, as well as one local historic district and numerous individually listed landmarks.

National Historic Register Districts:

The East Row Local Historic District is comprised of portions of the Mansion Hill and East Newport National Register historic districts. It has roughly 1,000 properties within its borders. Most of these are residential, with some commercial properties and several churches.


There are nine neighborhoods located throughout the City. Members of the individual neighborhood groups meet on a regular basis to share news, plan improvements, coordinate events, and review issues of interest to their own community/neighborhood. Representatives from the neighborhood groups share concerns from their group with the Board of Commissioners.

Map of Neighborhoods

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Porches of Historic Homes in Newport

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