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Old 03-20-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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I just moved to my new home in Green Township in the Westchase Park Subdivision off of Rybolt Rd from Atlanta... I love it here! No section 8 housing to worry about as much, no street trash constantly changing what neighborhoods are good and bad on a constant basis, and no traffic. Only things I dont like are the conditions of the roads, and the pointless East vs West crap. East vs West... Were all in the same Cincinnati, if you have arguements about who is better, its pointless and stupid. Look at Atlanta, people dont discriminate on other sides of town and it seems that the city in general actually does things to make itself nicer... Thats the other thing. Cincinnati isn't gentrifying properly and is losing city population. Atlanta on the other hand is growing like crazy in MSA and city population. Probably because we gentrify like crazy if youve been there you know... Looking forward to my days here!
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I just moved to my new home in Green Township in the Westchase Park Subdivision off of Rybolt Rd from Atlanta... I love it here! No section 8 housing to worry about as much, no street trash constantly changing what neighborhoods are good and bad on a constant basis, and no traffic. Only things I dont like are the conditions of the roads, and the pointless East vs West crap. East vs West... Were all in the same Cincinnati, if you have arguements about who is better, its pointless and stupid. Look at Atlanta, people dont discriminate on other sides of town and it seems that the city in general actually does things to make itself nicer... Thats the other thing. Cincinnati isn't gentrifying properly and is losing city population. Atlanta on the other hand is growing like crazy in MSA and city population. Probably because we gentrify like crazy if youve been there you know... Looking forward to my days here!
My only contention with your post is that, while Atlanta's MSA is growing fast, the city population growth was very small, something like 4,000 people. Most of Atlanta's growth has clearly been in the suburbs, which is what the national trend has been for this census. It's not gentrification.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:34 AM
 
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The East vs West thing is kind of paradoxical. I think people take it as a joke for the most part, except for the fact that there actually are some differences. Live in the area long enough and pay attention to local customs, and eventually you'll get pretty good at spotting them.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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Thats the other thing. Cincinnati isn't gentrifying properly and is losing city population. Atlanta on the other hand is growing like crazy in MSA and city population. Probably because we gentrify like crazy if youve been there you know... Looking forward to my days here!
If this is a concern of yours, why then did you choose to move to Green Township?
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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Welcome here. First, the east-west thing is really an inside joke. People who are secure with themselves on both the east and west side get the joke and continue the "rivalry." People who are insecure don't get the joke. There are probably a lot more west siders who propagate the joke than east siders. I know, all of my in laws (and there are a lot of them) are west siders secure with who they are.

As for improvement of the inner city, you may change your opinion after you have been here long enough to get perspective. Yes, Cincinnati is a little slower pace than Atlanta and a lot smaller, but we have so much more to work with in terms of inner city charm. Come down and walk the streets of OTR and look at what is going on at Washington Park and Gateway. REmember that there are only about 8000 people living downtown. That's about equal to 1/4th of Atlanta's inner city.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I will admit to not being familiar with Atlanta, having only passed through it on my way to Florida (and now around it), and hoping I never have to pass through the airport again.

I decided to try and find out a little more and Googled Atlanta Rapid Transit, bringing me to the MARTA web site. What stood out to me is the main page contains information touting their bus system, new buses and routes, high speed bus transit, etc. Knowing they have a rather large rail system I expected to see expansion plans, etc. what with all the ballyhoo about rail. Just surprised me to see the attention given to bus.

Just noticed a current proposed $61 Billion federal public transportation subsidy cut in the House. If passed, this will be a major dent in MARTA, etc. How much federal subsidy does METRO get?

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Ah yes, gentrification: Where the rich get richer at the expense of the poor.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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If this is a concern of yours, why then did you choose to move to Green Township?
Becuse its quickly growing unless you never come here and i love the country feel and the area in general. Its suburban yet close to downtown and safe... Win win win.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:10 AM
 
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Becuse its quickly growing unless you never come here and i love the country feel and the area in general. Its suburban yet close to downtown and safe... Win win win.
That's what Charlie Sheen said
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Becuse its quickly growing unless you never come here and i love the country feel and the area in general. Its suburban yet close to downtown and safe... Win win win.
Then why the surprise if others are making the same decision and not gentrifying the city?
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