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Old 07-01-2011, 05:19 PM
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Can someone explain the difference between Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, and Oakley? Parts of all three of these areas feed into the same grade school, highly rated Kilgour, and all have the potential to move on to Walnut Hills after that. All of them are walkable and seem to have a similar feel. So, what is the difference? Is there a prestige, tax, or other difference to explain the divergence in prices.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:28 PM
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Today, there is no real big difference in pricing for any of the three areas as long as you look at similar types of locations and similar properties. Its just that there are better location in Mt. Lookout and HP by way of proximity to amenities. And, there are not really any luxury houses in Oakley to speak of. All are good areas and each has its own character. But there is not nearly as much difference as you might think. If you compare the houses on Drakewood, for example with those on say Victoria, you end up with pretty similar pricing. Oakley, however, has some bad areas with little tiny houses and those are considerably less expensive than anything in HP.

Years ago, Oakley was a "blue collar" neighborhood. Today? Not so much.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:45 PM
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Hyde Park, Oakley, Mt Lookout, and Columbia Tusculum are all very, very, very, very similar. In terms of "prestige" it is probably Hyde Park, Mt Lookout, Columbia Tusculum, then Oakley. Oakley has the fewest wealthy people, largely because the housing stock isn't in line with what some of your wealthier folks are looking for. Oakley still manages to have a couple spots that very few might consider to be "rough" and some of C-Tusc is in the floodplain.

IMO, Oakley has the most useful business district.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Columbia Tusculum

Thanks for the info.

Progmac, you mentioned Columbia Tusculum. Is any part of that area zoned for good schools? I really like the housing stock there, but kind of wrote it off in favor of the Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, and Oakley area that are in the Kilgour area.
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