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Old 02-16-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone knew what the area right next to the high school was like in Norwood. Specifically Tilden Ave. High crime area? Any input will help. Thank you all!
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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You had better reference a time frame. Are you talking about yesterday, when? All neighborhoods change over time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Sorry, I should say what IS it like? Present day. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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Norwood is a bit of a complicated area. In general, you get a lot of house for your money and the neighborhood is generally pretty safe. The complication is that it is not a good fit for all people. The part of Norwood near the high school is a solid working class neighborhood that meets the needs of the people living there very well. The schools are decent, the location is convenient, and properties are generally maintained pretty well. I won't sugar coat it though, there is a fair amount of class conflict in Norwood, and individuals that differ too much from what is typical for the neighborhood tend not to fit in that well. To be blunt, the street will probably be the best fit for someone who is working middle class and white.

Historically(since the 60s at least, maybe earlier), Norwood has been a working class white neighborhood surrounded by Evanston, Bond Hill, and Avondale on one side and Hyde Park, Pleasant Ridge and Oakley (although the historical Oakley was different than the Oakley of today) on the other. I am in my early thirties, and even I can remember when Dana avenue was the line of racial demarcation between Evanston and Norwood. When the GM plant closed, changes started happening, and certain areas started being developed, while other areas have regressed. The areas near XU and Rookwood for example, have gone up in rent, while some areas have languished. The area you are asking about is right in the middle of battle lines between the development along the Montgomery Road corridor and the decline along the Avondale border. An optimist would say that Avondale is ripe for a rebound, so now is a good time to get in, while a pessimist would say that everything that is not within a mile of Rookwood is declining.

My own personal take is that the property values in 'hot' areas of Norwood are inflated and the rest of the neighborhood is priced about where it should be. I am not a Realtor or anything, though, so my opinions are just based on what I am willing to pay for in a house.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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That was what I was thinking. I was just hoping that maybe things would have changed and it was part of the area where young families people are moving into. Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I think that in Norwood most of the young families are settling closer to i-71 and oakley, but can't say for sure. There are some decent buys over there, but nothing like what you'll find in the area you are talking about.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Still haven't found that perfect place, huh? We lost track of you somewhere between Evanston and Hartwell.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:54 AM
 
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Haha, yeah still haven't found a place. We bought 2 beat up rental units instead...but now in the process of finding a residential home!
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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That part of Norwood is great if you like historic traffic signals.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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to be blunt, i don't know of any areas on the east side with young families moving in with the kind of prices you can find around norwood high. you're looking at the west side or paying more, i think. westwood has some terrific bargains right now.
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