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Old 08-15-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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(Back after a few days holiday)

kjbrill, thank you very much for sharing your insight.

Regarding the housing I still believe/hope that I'll be able to find something worth living in. At least it surely looks possible when you browse Cincinnati housing - sublets/temporary on Craigslist.

I am well aware of how small Denmark (and Europe) is compared to the US. I have already been looking at places to go in a 500km radius as this is the maximum limit for how far I want to go (back and forth) for one weekend (by car). Besides that i plan to fly out to a couple of conferences (work related) during my stay and probably finish up with going to the east or west coast for a few weeks. That being sad I will probably also be working a lot of weekends and I accept that the purpose with my visit is not tourism.

CincyEnthusiast, thank you for name-dropping companies I can contact for housing options.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Hi again,

I am still easy-going about a lot of practical issues related to moving to Cincinnati (I still look very much forward to it though).

I do browse Craigslist every day at the moment - which keeps my spirit lifted as there seem to be quite a lot of options.

Some are returning at regular basis - but (by the looks of it) seem interesting though:

Furnished Apartment Cincinnati! Corporate housing alt. 1BR professiona (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sub/2549814391.html - broken link)

And I found something "similar" today but in a completely different area:

Short Term Loft Space - Sept. to March 31 (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sub/2565134503.html - broken link)

Any comments on type of "lease" and location ? Personally i THINK (but of course don't know) that I would prefer something comparable to these above, but around the Clifton Gaslight district.

But I really would not mind paying up to a 1000$/month for something nice. Moreover I would be open to sharing a large apartment/house with others.

Anyway, ill keep searching, but I can might as well get your opinion (as I find something i believe is interesting) as you obviously have much better judgement on the type of apartment and the areas.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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regarding your post above, i know exactly that building advertised as "short term loft space." it is a very cool building and close to downtown, UC, etc. but it is not within walking distance of very many things, unfortunately. i wouldn't live there without a car or at least a scooter or something.

the other one is nice, but i think you'll find life the most pleasant if you find something in Clifton.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Progmac,

Thank you for the response. Exactly that kind that I was hoping for. I am planning to get a car though (I have to drive to work, and i plan to experience the state during my weekends off).

However, I (think I) agree on Clifton, unfortunately most of the places are "cheap" with relatively young student roomates. However, I will keep looking.

I found something (by the looks of it) very nice today. It is expensive and close to my "pain-limit", but then again, I just want a good 1/2 year in Cincinnati.

Furnished loft Cincinnati! Corporate, Professional Housing alt. (http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/sub/2528283219.html - broken link)

Someone knows this building/house to ?

Thanks - and if any suggestions, feel free.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I do hope you will find living accommodations commensurate with your desires. It can be confusing to say the least. At 31 I would not desire the college atmosphere surrounding Clifton Gaslight. Others may say it is young urban, but the money says it is college destitute.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:38 PM
 
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And many wouldn't desire the non-existent atmosphere in mason at any age. You speak only for yourself.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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And many wouldn't desire the non-existent atmosphere in mason at any age. You speak only for yourself.
And isn't it just amazing how people continue to flock to Mason, West Chester and Liberty Townships with their total lack of atmosphere? Maybe it has something to do with good schools and an abundance of youth programs. Every afternoon I see groups of kids running through our neighborhood, obviously on a conditioning program. From their numbers I don't think all of them can be track and field, but if they are we have a good future.

And just driving around town and counting the number of soccer and softball fields. The aqautic facility at the community center connected to the high school with the olympic sized competition swimming and diving pool, plus a second pool set up for younger children and senior citizens.

Speaking of senior citizens, Mason's community center has a cannot be beat program for them. Ranges from an second floor indoor walking track around a fully equipped exercise center to the water therapy zero-entry section of the indoor pool to a wing called The Bridge for seniors only to gather, play cards, and just socialize. Added to this are the organized external activities, whether a bus trip to Branson Missouri, one of the casinos in Indiana, or a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo. Of course none of this has any atmosphere. Seniors in other areas salivate at this facility.

I can count well over a couple dozen taverns, bars and restaurants within close proximity to my house. If I concentrate and include the Fields Ertel area I am well over 4 dozen real quick. And none of them will generate any fear in entering. They vary from B-dubs, the Irish Brazenhead, the SuRa Korean Grill, the Arloi Dee Thai Bistro, the Polo Grill, and chains like Ruby Tuesday, Applebees, Outback, and Lone Star. For Italian we have the local Pitrelli's plus the chains Bravo and Carrabba's. If we want to turn it up a notch there is Jag's down on West Chester Rd. Again, a total lack of atmosphere.

I have a circle of retired friends who play golf together once a week. We only manage 4 four-somes or 16 of us. At least half were born and raised in Mason. About half head for their condos in Florida in the winter. I am one of those who hate Florida and stay in Mason. We get together, bull****, argue about politics, and just about everything else old people do. Again, we just have a good time, but absolutely no atmosphere.

When you want to criticize Mason as having no atmosphere, please define your definition of atmosphere. When it comes down to everyday living, comfortable, family and kid oriented, good times with friends, Mason has all of the atmosphere I need.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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kj, i think calling clifton "college destitute" was going too far, but so was the response that said Mason has "no atmosphere." maybe we can just drop it.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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kjbrill, I'm just wondering what the "carbon-footprint" is out there in suburban Mason--after all, don't most of your residents either walk or use public transportation to get from place to place? You've already implied that our visitor from Copenhagen must avoid the urban blight around Clifton & Ludlow and the urban decay surrounding nearby Middleton & Lafayette, etc. (And god forbid, if this innocent foreigner strays off Ludlow to venture into the jungle of Burnet Woods or stroll down Hosea and Brookline--we'd be looking at another urban statistic, wouldn't we?) Yeah, just thinking about the security and atmosphere of Mason makes these urban hazards just vanish--our Danish visitor will understand it all the more when, at say 4 PM, he exits I-71 NORTH at Fields-Ertel Rd...and enters your version of the American Suburban Paradise!

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I don't believe I ever suggested the OP live in Mason. He indicated where he will be working is connected with UC but not at the main campus, rather on East Galbraith Rd. I was simply indicating there should be attractive living quarters near where he will be working, but the short term may be a detriment in renting as most landlords desire longer term tenants. The OP did not indicate specifically, but if where he will be working is the UC complex on East Galbraith near Route 42 (Reading Rd), then living in Clifton Gaslight makes no sense to me when you are such a short distance from Blue Ash and Montgomery.
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