We look forward to showing off Newport in our Spring 2022 tour!

Join us this spring (date TBD) to explore Newport’s historic Monmouth Street shopping and entertainment district and the West Side and Clifton neighborhoods.

Come explore the tree-lined streets, historic homes, up-and-coming blocks, lovely gardens, parks and unusual businesses tucked into these eclectic neighborhoods. It’s urban living, NKY-style!

Visit our tour page for more information about the featured properties.

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Watch our video series

Beyond the Curb: River City Living video series

Our Beyond the Curb: River City Living series has more than 30 episodes of home tours and interviews that showcase the wide range of housing options in Northern Kentucky’s urban river cities.


Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tours are home tours focused on the cool, eclectic neighborhoods of Northern Kentucky. No cookie cutter houses here! Historic homes, funky lofts, modern apartments, luxury condos–we showcase it all. We even include some in-progress rehabs so you can see how gorgeous exteriors can be saved and remade inside to fit your modern lifestyle.

Our tours offer something for everyone, from young professionals and families to empty nesters, as well as those interested in historic preservation, interior design, and most importantly:  URBAN LIVING!

While you are touring the properties, you will also experience the benefits of the urban lifestyle. You will discover convenient amenities, local businesses and the strong sense of community that exists in Northern Kentucky’s river cities. You’ll also see the pride and dedication local residents have for their communities, as neighbors turn out to volunteer in all of our featured properties.

Our goal is to encourage urban living in NKY. We hope you’ll join us here!

“The tour was well organized, as always! We love walking the routes, meeting new people and seeing new places!” -satisfied tour attendee


The Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky (The Catalytic Fund) serves as a catalyst to accelerate Northern Kentucky’s urban renaissance through targeted investments in real estate development in Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue and Dayton.

We are a private sector, nonprofit organization that connects place, product and people with capital to execute high-impact revitalization projects. Our three-pronged approach includes Financial Investment via our $14.5MM investment fund, Development Services and Community Vibrancy Initiatives.

The Catalytic Fund was formed to contribute to regional economic development efforts, recognizing that a vibrant urban core is essential to attract new job-creating businesses and support existing businesses’ efforts to attract and retain talent.

Visit the Catalytic Fund website. Like the Catalytic Fund on Facebook.

– Please contact Jill Morenz at jmorenz@TheCatalyticFund.org or (859) 757-0519 with inquiries. –