The affluent inner suburb of Blue Ash is located in the heart of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. With a population of more than two million residents, the area serves as a commercial and cultural center and boasts a strong and diverse economy. Greater Cincinnati is the headquarters to various large companies such as: American Financial Corporation, Duke Energy, The Kroger Company, Omnicare, and Procter & Gamble. Nine Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Because of its affordable cost of living, strong job market and excellent educational system, including more than a dozen colleges, universities and institutions of higher learning, Cincinnati was recently named to the U.S. News and World Report list of Top Places to Live and Forbes’ America’s Most Affordable Cities. The region is home to pro sports: the Reds of MLB and the Bengals of the NFL.