Boyd Farrow

With its rich jazz heritage, vibrant nightlife, world-class museums and art gallery-filled neighborhoods, the City of Fountains is cosmopolitan yet quaint—blending the excitement of a big city with the charms of a small, midwestern town. In a revitalized downtown, cutting-edge architecture and futuristic lifestyle developments nuzzle 19th-century boulevards full of vintage shops. Hickory-scented mom-and-pop barbeque joints thrive alongside pioneers of progressive farm-to-table fine dining. And inside repurposed former factories, craft brewers, artisan bakers and antique dealers sustain homemakers and visitors alike. In the heart of the New Midwest, this is a city with real soul.