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Old 11-20-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The original, older part of Loveland has plenty of single-family homes, and some of them (west of the river) are easy walking not only to the shops on Loveland Avenue, but also to the shopping plazas etc. on Loveland-Madeira Road.

You might also consider Lebanon. It's probably a tad more than 20 minutes to drive to Beckett Ridge, however.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I definitely don't need to be able to walk to high end boutiques; I'd just like to be able to get to a coffee shop, drug store, park, etc. Also, I'd prefer not to be the only one in the neighborhood that is walking...some place that is pedestrian friendly and not only car-focused.

I'll keep Glendale in mind...it doesn't seem to have that many houses for sale at the moment. That's probably not a bad thing for a neighborhood, but it might take a bit of luck to find something available when we are 'hunting'. Are there any other villiages around Glendale that would be similar?

Also, originally I had been looking at Loveland...google maps said it was only 25 minutes to Beckett Ridge, but is it much farther when you factor in traffic?
If you're not too concerned about being near boutiques and galleries, then I definitely think you should check out West Chester. The area that comes to mind centers around the intersection of Smith Rd. and SR 747 (Princeton Glendale Rd). There are a number of upscale apartment communities, as well as moderately-priced newer construction homes - and upscale ones, as well - within a mile of that intersection, all connected by sidewalk with access points to an extensive biking/walking path that weaves through the area. Beckett Park is located at Union Centre Blvd and Beckett Road - a few minutes by car, although they are working on connecting more areas by sidewalk. There is another extensive path that runs along the old Miami-Erie Canal, with the main access point adjacent to a new Irish pub on SR 747. It alone will give you a park-like feel you might like. The shopping in the area gives you your basics - grocery, pharmacy, as well some restaurants. There is a coffee shop at Tylersville Rd. and SR 747 that you could walk to. You'd literally be right there at Beckett Ridge....less than a 5-minute commute. If you want other restaurant options, or access to the library, then the Union Centre Blvd area is just 5 minutes away, where you'll find the area's only IKEA store. And Bridgewater Falls is a popular shopping area just 10 minutes away at Princeton Road and Bypass 4. It has a lot of shopping and restaurants you'd probably enjoy.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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The original, older part of Loveland has plenty of single-family homes, and some of them (west of the river) are easy walking not only to the shops on Loveland Avenue, but also to the shopping plazas etc. on Loveland-Madeira Road.

You might also consider Lebanon. It's probably a tad more than 20 minutes to drive to Beckett Ridge, however.

Hehe. I can hardly imagine a worse commute than Loveland to Beckett Ridge. All due respect, but were you thinking of somewhere else perhaps?
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Nope, I was thinking of heading out Fields-Ertel Road, zig-zagging up toward Pisgah (or "Pisgy" as the natives say), and voila. You are there. I can think of plenty worse commutes than that.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Nope, I was thinking of heading out Fields-Ertel Road, zig-zagging up toward Pisgah (or "Pisgy" as the natives say), and voila. You are there. I can think of plenty worse commutes than that.

OK, Google says 35 minutes, which usually does not consider rush hour congestion which could double that time, but I guess there could be a worse commute, like downtown, or Anderson.

Lebanon would be nice though.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Actually the census designated place called Beckett Ridge extends from SR 747 on its western edge to Tylersville Rd on the north to Union Centre Blvd and West Chester Rd on the south to Lesourdsville West Chester Rd on the east. Of course all of it is within West Chester Township.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Oxford, Ohio
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Actually the census designated place called Beckett Ridge extends from SR 747 on its western edge to Tylersville Rd on the north to Union Centre Blvd and West Chester Rd on the south to Lesourdsville West Chester Rd on the east. Of course all of it is within West Chester Township.
Yes, that's pretty much it. But since there really aren't any incorporated areas in WC, the intersection of SR 747 and Tylersville is one of those in-between places. It's kinda like living on Drake Avenue or Arbor Avenue in Oakley. You're technically not in Hyde Park, but you're "right there in Hyde Park"...which is kinda the way I meant it when I said the OP would pretty much be in Beckett Ridge at the intersection of SR 747 and Tylersville. I imagine the people who live along Hutzelman, Breakers Point, Wyndtree, or Smith Road west of SR 747 will say they live in Beckett Ridge, even though technically they don't. And Tylers Reserve and Fox Chase aren't really in Beckett Ridge, either. They're simply in West Chester, but it's funny how Google Maps shows Fairfield Township over that section of WC.
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