Established in 1815, Covington was named for War of 1812 General Leonard Wales Covington. Currently, condominiums and apartments, many with postcard views of the river and the Cincinnati skyline, are being built here. The 22-story Ascent at Roebling's Bridge is slated for completion in fall 2007. (Price tag for the penthouse, The Pinnacle, is $5.2 million.) The Pulse, a $13-million, 64-unit condo project, in downtown Covington, is expected to be ready in 2007. Plus 200 Park Place, a 47-unit, eight-story building, and The Views, a luxury townhouse project. Its downtown is being revitalized and boasts an arts district, with artists' studios and galleries. There are more than 3,800 businesses, including the new Wedding Mall on Madison Avenue, and has a thriving entertainment district in the redevelopment riverfront area. The MainStrasse section, which dates back to mid-1800s, is a hub for dining and boutique shopping. There are 20 city parks, including the 688-acre Devou Park, home of the Carnegie Arts Center and Behringer-Crawford, two of Covington's gems. The magnificent Cathedral Bascilica of the Assumption is here. The city has 15 National Register Historic Districts, with more than 4,600 structures in Colonial Revival, Italianate and Victorian styles. The area is home to Calvary Christian School; also to Covington Catholic High School, Holy Cross High School, and Covington Latin School, a college-prep school.
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