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Old 03-25-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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We are possibly going to be moving to Cincinnati this summer and we are really looking for young family friendly neighborhoods. We are in our late 20's early 30's with 3 young kids and we want to live in an area that has similar families. My husband might be working in the West Chester area and we will have one kiddo in elementary school. Any advise on neighborhoods would be so great. We are looking to rent for a while 3bed 2bath around 1,000 - 1,400xmonth.. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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city or suburban?
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Old 03-25-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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If you are going to work in the West Chester area then live in the West Chester area. The schools are good, the neighborhoods are good, there is shopping any direction you go, the commute will be short, what else would you ask for? Living in West Chester and working downtown is one thing. Living in West Chester and working in West Chester to me is ideal.

In the mid-70s I moved to Mason and commuted to my job in Norwood. Frankly it was much easier than today as traffic was so much less then. Once I passed 275 there was literally no traffic. My company later decided to sell their old Norwood facility (where Rookwood Commons is today) and build a new facility in Mason less than 1-1/2 miles from my house. Talk about lucking out. I enjoyed this condition until I retired and can absolutely state it is most desirable. On a bad day I could roll out of bed late, shower, shave, dress and be at my desk in less than 20 minutes total time.

My wife didn't consider the proximity to work such a good thing. I could come home for supper, suddenly get a bright idea concerning something I had been working on all day and jet back over to the office. Why not, it is less than a 5 minute drive? Of course sometimes my bright idea kept me enthralled until well after midnight. Similar situations on weekends, particularly during the winter when I was bored. Don't get me wrong, I could basically dictate my own hours and was well compensated for time I put in.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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I have to agree with kjbill on this one. I love the city, but if you're working all the way out in West Chester, which is a very popular suburb, then why not live out there? It has great schools, and lots of newer homes. Nearby Mason may be another option for you. If you prefer older homes, the commute from Glendale isn't bad (especially since you'll be going the opposite direction of the traffic) and it's a top-notch area. Sharonville is also a nice town and worth a look.
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