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Old 09-07-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Congratulations to Mason (24th) and Springboro (42nd) for making the list for 2011

Best Places to Live 2011 - Top 100: Town details: Mason, OH - from MONEY Magazine

Best Places to Live 2011 - Top 100: Town details: Springboro, OH - from MONEY Magazine
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Oh-Boy... You are really on the outs now in this forum. You actually pointed out 2 suburbs being ranked among the 100 best small towns to live in the US. But you missed Solon, Ohio actually ranked 3rd. Then I look a little further and Twinsburg, Ohio is in there at 32nd. The nerve of these people rating these decadent suburbs as great places to live.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: NKY's Campbell Co.
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I think it's great, to a point. There's a lot of lobbying from local Chambers and city officials for this "so-called" list. Beavercreek did a lot of that in '07 when it made the list. While I'm not denying that these suburbs are great places to live, there are similar if not better products in each area (sorry, I consider Springboro a Dayton suburb despite Warren County being in Cincy's MSA). It also gets me that LaComedia Dinner Theater is billed as a state-wide attraction (doubtful) and a cultural institution. If I want to see a musical, I'll go out to dinner and then to the Aronoff or Schuster.

As for these being "small towns," I guess the authors forget that these are essentially sububs of major metro areas, not small rural towns (i.e. Waynesville or better yet, Zanesville).

Oh, and Highland Heights, another Cleveland suburb, made the list. Don't know its ranking though.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Highland Heights - 30
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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Oh-Boy... You are really on the outs now in this forum. You actually pointed out 2 suburbs being ranked among the 100 best small towns to live in the US. But you missed Solon, Ohio actually ranked 3rd. Then I look a little further and Twinsburg, Ohio is in there at 32nd. The nerve of these people rating these decadent suburbs as great places to live.
kjbrill, I knew it would be risky when I posted this. Not to minimize Salon (visited there and loved it), but this is a Cincinnati forum, so I only mentioned Mason and Springboro.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I think Mason (or other I-71 northeast exurb) is a fine place to live if you work, shop, and socialize there. What I don't understand is why someone would want to live there and then commute every day to Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky for work. I have a brother in law that lives on the far side of Maineville and commutes to Clifton every morning. Before they had kids, they lived in Oakley but moved out to Maineville because they wanted a safer neighborhood. I'm not an actuary, but I would imagine that commuting 45 minutes plus down I-71 every morning and evening is more dangerous than any crime that is happening a block off of Wasson in Oakley.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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They'd all be nothing, quite literally, without cincinnati.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I think Ohio did quite well landing 5 towns on the list, especially all in the first 50, even of 3 a near Cleveland.

When I first moved to Mason the I-71 commute to Edwards Rd in Norwood was not too bad. North of I-275 traffic was pretty sparse. Gradually of course it started to become more of a nail biter, especially in bad weather. Then I lucked out and my company moved from Norwood to Mason, less than 1-1/2 miles from my house so it was a real breeze. Over time a number of my co-workers also relocated to the Mason area for the convenience.

I agree a long commute up and down the interstate every day is for the birds, is expensive, and is dangerous.
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