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Old 03-10-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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Thankyou for the replies, i'll have a look at those areas over the weekend (sadly only online though).

I've seen a couple of mentions of 'CBD', is that Central Business District? Sorry to be a pain in the arse. My office is at 250 East 5th street so from there where does the CBD encompass?

A Brief resumé of me (it may help with your choices):

I'm 42, just done 22 years in the British Army including standing outside Buck' Palace in a red coat and furry hat and Afghanistan where no furry hat was required. Fit, though sadly not as in "phwoar!" I don't like gyms more into outdoor fitness, running, throwing huge boulders and felling trees with my might *grrr*. Erm, i drink alcierhol *hic*, and eat food so bars and restaurant might be nice. Usually ride a motorbike given a chance but quite happy to just ride it into the house or appartments lift if no secure parking.

I can raise the rent money a bit if required as i'll be renting out where i live now and rental prices here are stupid so that's not an issue.

That's all i can think of but if anything else would help just ask .

Thanks again for the help so far, much appreciated.
I worked for 14 years at your soon to be new building. You are in the best possible location downtown. Others can post up some apartment locations, but it would be cool to be at Sycamore Place, right across the street. May be a little below your price range.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I would strongly recommend Mt. Adams given your particulars regarding high income, single status, and international perspective. It arguably has the best combination of beautiful city and river views, restaurants, bars, and cultural activities. I'd also suggest Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout, but I think you'll be most happy in Mt. Adams.

P.S. the women of Cincinnati are going to dig your British accent. Play it up for all it's worth.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I would strongly recommend Mt. Adams given your particulars regarding high income, single status, and international perspective. It arguably has the best combination of beautiful city and river views, restaurants, bars, and cultural activities. I'd also suggest Hyde Park and Mt. Lookout, but I think you'll be most happy in Mt. Adams.

P.S. the women of Cincinnati are going to dig your British accent. Play it up for all it's worth.
Mount Adams is a great recommendation as well. It does have something in common with CUF though, and that is a young party crowd. If you don't like young people partying then make sure you find a spot in Mount Adams that is off the beaten path. Saint Gregory Street / Hatch Street and surrounding areas are very rowdy several nights out of the week. A lot of fun to be had there though.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Devon, England
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Hello.

I Had a good weekend looking at rental property online in the Hyde Park, Mount Adams and the CBD. No shortage of properties and after starting off looking at houses i think i may go for an appartment in a complex as it looks the easiest bill wise. At least until i get my head around how it works anyway.

Tomorrow (Monday) i'll be having an e.mail battle with the Fleet manager (that's what i'd know him as over here anyway) about what car i can squeeze from them. I read on another thread that AWD isn't important but could be handy so i'll mention that and see what he says. I saw in a post earlier that you apparently have the steering on the 'Wrong' side of the car. Sounds dangerous to me.

I understand that most cars are automatics so that'll take some getting used to as i drive a manual at the moment but i'm sure i'll pick it up.

I made the mistake/wise move of looking at the Relationship Forum on here and erm, well..... some scary people on there.

I like the advice to flaunt my English accent about a bit. I'll have to get into the habit of ordering drinks from the door. A wee bit out of practice at the dating/chatting up game, that may well prove to be the scariest part of my new life.... i could always stay single though, infact i may well not have a choice.

Thankyou for the advice yet again, you've been a godsend.

(Going to have to learn to lay off the emoticons in future i think)
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Hello.

I Had a good weekend looking at rental property online in the Hyde Park, Mount Adams and the CBD. No shortage of properties and after starting off looking at houses i think i may go for an appartment in a complex as it looks the easiest bill wise. At least until i get my head around how it works anyway.

Tomorrow (Monday) i'll be having an e.mail battle with the Fleet manager (that's what i'd know him as over here anyway) about what car i can squeeze from them. I read on another thread that AWD isn't important but could be handy so i'll mention that and see what he says. I saw in a post earlier that you apparently have the steering on the 'Wrong' side of the car. Sounds dangerous to me.

I understand that most cars are automatics so that'll take some getting used to as i drive a manual at the moment but i'm sure i'll pick it up.

I made the mistake/wise move of looking at the Relationship Forum on here and erm, well..... some scary people on there.

I like the advice to flaunt my English accent about a bit. I'll have to get into the habit of ordering drinks from the door. A wee bit out of practice at the dating/chatting up game, that may well prove to be the scariest part of my new life.... i could always stay single though, infact i may well not have a choice.

Thankyou for the advice yet again, you've been a godsend.

(Going to have to learn to lay off the emoticons in future i think)
If you had read my posts instead of those form folks who live in Cleveland, you would be looking for an AWD vehicle. But, its ok. Move to Mt. Adams, and walk to work.

Seriously, if you are a pub guy, Mt.Adams will be a blast. If you don't like people urinating on your car tires and front gate, stay away. No matter how upscale Mt. Adams gets, it still has more drunk people every weekend per square mile than you will find anywhere around here. Paarrrty!

If you will have time and desire for socializing choose Hyde PArk. Post up your prospects and I'll comment. I know every square inch of Hyde Park.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Devon, England
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Hello.
@Wilson 513
Erm... as a non-American can i still 'Claim the 5th' with regards to the AWD thing? I'll just have to wait and see what i'm offered, going to see about phoning some of my counterparts in other area offices and see what they have so i don't get stiffed and given a lower grade model.

Not sure about having my wheels pee'd on to be honest but with luck i'll grab a place with secure parking if an apartment or a garage if a house. Not a party person myself and don't mind some noise outside but i do like to rest when i rest if you see what i mean.

Socialising is more my cup of tea and i'll be working office hours when not offering advice to the companies that i'd have driven to see so evenings (when not staying away for the night) and weekends are going to be my free time. So Hyde Park sounds good, i'll have a good look at what's on offer.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Ahh, I rescind my rec. on Mount Adams then. CBD or Hyde Park may be more of what you are after.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:54 PM
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Don't Panic...

If you are not really a confirmed party person and pub crawler Mt Adams is not the place to be. It is also pretty packed on its hillside and narrow streets to parking is a premium.

Hyde Park is where I would concentrate. It has plenty of dining and wining opportunities but a more stable older crowd for the most part. There is a good mix of younger people in the area but they tend to be more subdued. I feel you would like it just fine. If you can get the AWD get it. As you find out, this a steep hilly terrain near the river.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Ahhh, I have front wheel drive and do just fine. And I live on W. Clifton.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Devon, England
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Hello.

Just been having a wee look online and i'm getting myself sent details of 'Drexel @ Oakley Appartments' (odd name) at 3827 Paxton. Looks ok on the site anyway.

Whilst looking about also saw a Coldstream Country Club which amused me a little as i was in the Coldstream Guards.

Just thought i'd keep you all informed.
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