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Old 10-31-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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we can't really be more helpful without more details. if you choose to move here, welcome!
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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If the job will be downtown I would second the recommendation of looking in the better Cincinnati neighborhoods already mentioned or the inner ring separate city suburbs such as Mariemont, Madeira, Montgomery, and Blue Ash simply for the convenience of the commute.

Where I live, Mason is a great place, but I honestly cannot recommend it for a job in the City, particularly downtown. The traffic and commute time just keep increasing, but many people do it. The newer property out here is not being bought with a job at Burger King. For a couple with kids wanting great schools it might be worth the struggle, but otherwise no.

My daughter's boss has a job in Hebron, Ky, near the airport and lives in Mason. But he is a workaholic who arrives at work before 7:30 AM avoiding most of the traffic and doesn't leave until about 7:00 PM also avoiding the traffic.

For a person from Boston, our commutes may appear a piece of cake. But for ordinary mortals not wanting to spend their lives in traffic, consider the recommendations being made here.

If the job offer solidifies, I hope you find out everything you can about Cincinnati on the net and then definitely take the time for a visit to get a feel for the area before committing.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I had a friend Bill who moved here from Boston. He had a quite successful business career, but he and his wife moved here to be close to their only daughter. The son-in-law apparently had quite a good job, as he leased a large house in one of our affluent subdivisions for all of them. They also had a son but he was in California. Shortly after they moved here, we met Bill at one of the local watering holes and invited him to join our golf group. He remarked later how comfortable he felt with the way we greeted him. Soon after he suddenly was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It took a little over two years but he recently succumbed. His wife recently came to our watering hole and told us You do not know how much Bill appreciated your accepting him when we moved here.

If you decide to come to Cincinnati you will not be disappointed.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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The job is located by the Great American Ballpark,,,,south side of the city????
We would prefer some suburb living first as we are not used to living in a big city but my husband e prefer to keep the commute to a around a half hour if possible.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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The job is located by the Great American Ballpark,,,,south side of the city????
We would prefer some suburb living first as we are not used to living in a big city but my husband e prefer to keep the commute to a around a half hour if possible.
This information really helps. To say that the GAB is on the south side of the city is an understatement, to say the least--it sits just south of the downtown, right on the river. (which means easy, quick access to several upscale northern Kentucky communities such as Ft. Thomas, Ft. Wright, and Ft. Mitchell--or closer in yet, Dayton and Bellevue)

However, if you still wish to remain on the Ohio side, the earlier suggestions still hold. The upscale inner-ring suburbs, that is, such as Hyde Park, etc. Nothing wrong with the outer-ring suburbs (as kybrill has already mentioned in his #12 post) except that's exactly what they are. Driving from communities like Mason, Montgomery, or Blue Ash will consume every bit of a half-hour, and usually more (depending on what state of rush-hour gridlock you're trapped in...)

Let me just assure you once again about the sheer abundance and variety of retail, food, and drink that exist in the area extending from Hyde Park out to Kenwood--it ain't shabby! My suggestion is that you start there in your rental search to see what Cincinnati is all about. And good luck; I'm confident that other posters will add a great deal, especially if you've selected a specific community of interest.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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We had originally wanted to rent while we looked at houses but I could not really find much in the way of houses for rent, especially under a year. So we looked at apartment complexes. That might be something you'd consider. Have you gotten an agent yet?
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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Traffic is significantly less in the Cincinnati metro since 2008, as it is in most american cities. You can get from anywhere to anywhere more easily than has been possible in a long time. Though i will admit that in and near downtown traffic is a bit more in recent years. You can thank the Great Collapse, high gas prices, and internet shopping and working for this. Enjoy!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Thanks for all of your advice. We are looking into a few different job options at this time in differing areas, but will keep your advice in mind if we pick the Cincinnati area.
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