Seated along the honored Ohio River, Rising Sun offers home shoppers a stunning, small-town community that is as tranquil as it is welcoming. With a history dating back to the early 19th century, this is a town with a vibrant culture woven by enduring traditions and heritage. Despite its small population, and because it’s the seat of Ohio County, you'll find commodities that most towns of its size simply can't offer.
Residents celebrate their good fortune in many ways including playing in riverside parks, browsing art and antique shops, hitting the town golf course, or rolling the dice at its casino resort. They also make use of their beautiful locale to host cultural events and festivals, happily showing off their town while luring curious visitors from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
If you're looking for a small-town community to call home that offers a range of recreational amusement mixed with breathtaking natural luxuries, Rising Sun is a community that lives up to it's pleasant name. Our Rising Sun realtors know a good thing when they see it and have developed a deep knowledge of this charming real estate market. We'd love to put our community connections and experience to work for you, offering you an intimate introduction to this unique little town.
Because of its beautiful natural surroundings, Rising Sun features many homes with excellent views and impressive lots. You could opt for a property near the Ohio River for access to riverside parks and a distinctly neighborly feel or something further out from the town center where you'll find a mix of forested spaces and cultivated lands. With a history dating back about 200 years, you'll find many architectural styles throughout town when home shopping. This includes classic styles, offering cozy accommodations rich on rustic appeal as well as more contemporary homes with well-lit spaces and custom looks.
Like most home shoppers, you no doubt have certain preferences in mind when you picture your dream home. Be sure and mention these preferences to your Tucker realtor, no matter how wild you might think they are. With a town as varied and interesting as Rising Sun, there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for.
While a small town by most standards, Rising Sun's vibrant shopping and culinary ambiance is one of its primary selling points. In town you'll find grocery and general stores, service shops, and other offerings to meet most of your basic needs. Rising Sun also features many small shops and specialty boutiques including a strong antiquing culture. Perhaps most impressive is the wide range of dining options available to residents. You’ll find restaurants perfect for a quick bite out, a romantic evening, or dinner with friends. You'll find cafes, pizzerias, pubs, and more.
Despite all it has to offer, Rising Sun certainly isn't so overdeveloped as to be considered a serious commercial district. Homeowners will want to make use of outside communities for more diverse shopping experiences. Perhaps the most convenient option in this regard is to cross the border into Kentucky where the large town of Florence offers supermarkets, national retail outlets and department stores, and other offerings that make the short drive in well worth it. Or you take your trip a just a little further. Living in Rising Sun means you're well within easy driving distance to Cincinnati, Ohio, where you'll find several excellent commercial districts for a metropolitan shopping experience.
One of the great things about living in a community like Rising Sun is that you're never far from a good time. As a small resort community, you'll find a host of recreational offerings that make use of the town's riverfront vibe and other natural offerings. Riverfront parks offer hiking, picnic areas, and scenic views, and nearby downtown offerings include an galleries and an historical museum. You'll also find a zip line park featuring treetop rides in Rising Sun, and Red Wolf Sanctuary offers up-close exposure to a variety of North American wildlife. But the town's biggest draw is no doubt the Rising Star Casino, a resort offering gambling, live shows, and swimming. The casino grounds also include a popular golf course in the Links.
As a town with a long history behind it and ample natural resources drawing visitors from all over, it should come as no surprise that Rising Sun also hosts many cultural events throughout the year. These include arts, crafts, and music festivals. Also popular are riverside showings of movies and community cookouts.
For a metropolitan outing, the closest option is Cincinnati, and it’s a good one. Offering a diverse cultural scene, you'll find museums, historic landmarks, professional theater, and venues to catch national music tours in Cincinnati. The city also offers several major sports venues, hosting two major league teams (the NFL Bengals and MLB Reds) and several minor league and collegiate teams.
Rising Sun offers residents a diverse jobs economy despite its small size. As the seat of Ohio County, you'll find numerous jobs in government and small business with the latter bolstered by a 21-acre business park. Rising Sun Medical Center, which also provides jobs in healthcare, and community farms offer jobs in agriculture. Rising Sun also features a strong tourist economy, meaning jobs in retail, leisure, and hospitality are also prevalent. This is particularly true at the town's popular resort and casino, which is the town's largest employer.
Public school students living in Rising Sun are educated by the Ohio County Community School Corporation. Both schools in this district, which include Ohio County Elementary/Middle School, and Rising Sun High School, are located in central Rising Sun and is convenient for all residents.
Students attending this school system enjoy a broad curriculum backed by technological integration into the learning experience and excellent extracurricular programs. At the high school level, advanced placement courses can be taken for college credit, and at all levels they'll enjoy many science and fine arts offerings.