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Old 05-21-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Just got relocated and am in the process of searching for an apartment. Hoping to find a place in the $650-$750 range. Looking for a newer complex that has a fitness center and a pool. A little about me, late 30's single male who still likes to go out and have a good time, so proximity to some good bars and restaurants would be a plus. I looked at the Deer Hill apartments in Mt. Washington the other day. Anyone have any experience with this place? I liked the proximity to Hyde Park & Mt. Lookout and its in close proximity to my job. Was going to look at some places in Fairfield, but thought maybe it was more family oriented and would add a lot of time to my commute. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Deer Hill is OK. It's a very quiet complex, although I would recommend getting a 3rd floor unit unless want to listen to every footstep (or other nocturnal activities) made by your upstairs neighbors.

They communicate well with tenants, and seem to take security seriously. Recently, Deer Hill was hit with a bit of a mini crime wave. Numerous car break-ins had occured. The theif found easy pickings and kept coming back for more. So much so that he came back one too many times and the police had the place staked out and busted him.

They were also hit with thieves who would enter the building common areas, go into the storage rooms and cut through the drywall to burglarize the connecting apartments. In order to improve security, they will be soon adding locks to the main doors of the buildings and all the residents will be issued new keys. I'm not sure if these burglars were ever caught, but the management wanted to see fit that it didn't happen again.

The maintenance staff is responsive, and the grounds are well kept. From time to time, Papa Johns will set up on the property and sell cheese pizzas to residents for $5.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Mt Washington is about as central as you'll get in your price range with the amenities you mention. I think it is a good choice. If you take a look at what you'll be spending on fuel and maintenance to live at the same price point in the suburbs, you might find a little more room in your budget or you'll be able to see how much you can save living at the place you mention.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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Check downtown. You should be able to get a one-bedroom or a loft apartment within your price range. I lived downtown for a while and loved it; you'll be close to everything. Walking distance to bars, clubs, ball games, restaurants, coffee shops, and even tons of practical things like the BMV and the public library.
I can vouch for the Lofts at Shillito (thin walls, but tons of character), and the Gramercy on Garfield (more modern, apartmenty). From your description, I'd recommend the latter. Both apartments are run by Towne Properties and share amenities (basketball court, pool, gyms, etc.).
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