Gas up and go.

We were exactly 25 hours into summer vacation when my 9-year-old first uttered the words, “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” If you’ve also heard these words or felt them yourself, we have some great ideas for you inside this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. This month we have a potpourri of stories about people and places in and around our town.

We are fortunate that our suburbs of West Chester and Liberty are situated just a short drive from downtown Cincinnati, which is overflowing with beautiful scenery and fun, free outdoor activities. Flip to Summer In The City to plan your perfect downtown day. If you’d rather stay closer to home, our Summer Hot Spots story has local summertime recommendations from our readers and partners.

Inside you’ll also learn about two area athletic teams accomplishing great things—and you may just be inspired to try a new sport yourself. Seven Liberty Township girls just returned from competing with their Oxford-based equestrian team at Nationals for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. We also talk with the Lakota West baseball team, which made it to State this year for the first time in nearly a decade. Congratulations to both of these teams for their great seasons!

When I think of beautiful, outdoor living spaces, the first place that comes to mind is Carriage Hill. This unique master-planned Liberty Township community is helping to bring back multigenerational living. Read about why some families are choosing to raise their kids just steps away from Grandma and Grandpa.

Around our town we are fortunate to have so many industry experts, and this month we get to know a few of them from Emery Federal Credit Union and The Urology Group. We also share the results of the Community Needs Assessment that was conducted last fall in this month’s Giving Back story.

Grab your copy of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, then gas up the car and get ready to head out and explore.

Michelle Moody

Michelle.Moody@LifestylePubs.com

ON THE COVER

The summer sun shines beautifully over Cincinnati. Photography by Len Kaltman Photography.