For the second year in a row, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County ranked first as having the busiest centrally located library in the United States (per the American Library Association.)
- The library’s downtown location had 6.6 million pieces of material loaned in 2012 – this equates to 38% of the materials loans by all of the country’s libraries)
- Cincinnati’s public library (with all locations) ranked as the 7th busiest library in the U.S. with 17 million materials on loan
- Cincinnati’s public library also boasts the highest circulating per capita in the U.S. with 22 items loaned for every person living in Hamilton County
Several area counties were among the top in Ohio for personal income growth as reported by On Numbers.
- Warren County – #2 (509% increase)
- Clermont County – #4 (279% increase)
- Butler County – #6 (234% increase)
- Greene County – #7 ( 226% increase)
- Hamilton County – #14 (154% increase)
- Montgomery County – #16 (121% increase)
To realize an increase, the counties needed to experience either an increase in population or a boost in the amount earned by each resident. If both of those factors increased, it is a strong indication of positive economic expansion.
What Ohio County ranked #1? Delaware County (in northern Columbus) grew by 954%.
The fastest growth rate area in the U.S. goes to Douglas County in Colorado which grew by 2,083%. This area was formerly ranch land that has since been suburbanized.
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The Business Courier published its annual list of the most-expensive Hamilton County home sales for the year. Sibcy Cline’s agents made this list of 23 high-end homes 24 times as either the buying or selling agent (or both).
The highest sold property was listed by and sold by Sibcy Cline. This $2.8 million home is located in Indian Hill. Other high-priced areas included Mariemont, Columbia Tusculum, Symmes Township and Hyde Park.
Sibcy Cline’s agents made the Business Courier list more than double that of any other real estate broker in the area.
Sibcy Cline’s high-end properties receive promotion not only on the company’s web site, but are also marketed on Luxury Portfolio International, broadening their exposure to potential buyers globally. Luxury Portfolio International is a property network of 200 affiliate companies from 27 countries that promote their 25,000 high-end properties valued at $43 billion annually.
Sibcy Cline’s $750,000+ listings (that meet qualifications) appear on the Luxury Portfolio International web site. The typical viewer to this site has a household income of $1,321,000 and a primary home mean value of $3,800,000.