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Old 07-02-2007, 11:51 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I don't post on here much but anyway I'm wondering about Forest Ridge Apartments. Can anyone give me any kind of insight on these apartments like the location, is it safe, what it is near, and the type of neighborhood it is located in. I think it is located on Hawaiian Terrace, if that means anything to someone. Oh also to help out, I'm a single black 22 year old male. I'm going to be visiting the area again at the end of this month but I just wanted to hear some input from someone who is actually familiar with the area. Thanks
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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I really wouldn't recommend anything on Hawaiian Terrace. There tends to be some crime issues in that general area.

Have you thought about the east side of town.....Oakley or Hyde Park? You could also try Fairfield. How much can you afford, and where would you prefer to live?
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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Actually I have been looking at some places online in Oakley and Hyde Park. The reason why I asked about Hawaiian Terrace is because I found some nice apartments at a fairly reasonable price. I guess the crime issue is why I found it at a fairly reasonable price. I don't want to be located in an area full of crime. I'm looking at spending no more than $700 a month for a 1 bedroom aprtment and I prefer to live in an area that has some night life and other activities going on.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Default Crime and Hawaiian Terrace

Actually there is something of a crime problem up there. I live about two miles from that street. But it is in spectacular surroundings, as you must have noticed. Mt Airy forest is one of the largest wooded areas inside any metro area in the country. Great place to hike, etc.

You're about a mile from one of the most attractive night life areas in the city, which is Northside, where there is a greater concentration of bars with live music, interesting local bands, and so forth, than nearly any other place in the city.

In the end it depends on what you are used to. If you are moving here from the country, the Terrace might be a little much for you. But if you are an accomplished city dweller, don't worry. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:32 PM
 
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Actually I have been looking at some places online in Oakley and Hyde Park. The reason why I asked about Hawaiian Terrace is because I found some nice apartments at a fairly reasonable price. I guess the crime issue is why I found it at a fairly reasonable price. I don't want to be located in an area full of crime. I'm looking at spending no more than $700 a month for a 1 bedroom aprtment and I prefer to live in an area that has some night life and other activities going on.
You might have a bit of a problem finding a one-bedroom apartment in Hyde Park for $700. It's not impossible, but you'd have a better chance at finding something in Oakley. There are some bars there, and it's a pretty hip area.

What kind of specific night life and other activities are you talking about......bars? Theaters? Late-night restaurants? General "hanging around the public square" type stuff?

There are a few areas that have all those things in the same neighborhood, but they tend to be a bit pricey. Mt. Adams is the ideal spot, but you're going to be hard-pressed to find an apartment there in your price range.

You could look at the Clifton Gaslight district. You'd find an apartment there in your price range. It's near UC, Burnett Woods park, the zoo, a ton of bars, community theater, etc. Clifton Gaslight is relatively crime-free. I would DEFINITELY stay away from Avondale, Walnut Hills, Mt. Auburn, West End and Over-the-Rhine.

North of town, you could check out Fairfield. You would easily find an apartment there, and it's basically crime-free. You might have to drive a few miles to some activities, but it's a nice area.

My other suggestion, if you're not opposed to it, is to check out Covington, Kentucky - right across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati. Lots of nightlife there, easy access to downtown and Mt. Adams, as well as Newport, which has nightlife venues as well. Apartments in Covington and Newport would be very affordable, and they are pretty safe areas.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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Mount Lookout might be doable.
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Mt. Lookout is a cool area, but do you think he could find an apartment in his price range? If so, I would recommend it, too.
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