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Old 04-07-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Hi, I will be moving to Cincy this summer and have started the search for an apartment. I searched around a bit and couldn't find a good, updated review of the downtown neighborhood.

I am in my early 30's, single, a doctor, and I don't know anybody in the Cincy area at all. I currently live in Memphis and I really enjoy the downtown area (very walkable to everything you need on a daily basis, good bars and food, close to the river park, rooftop ammenities, nice refurbished apartments).

I am looking for something like that in Cincy, where I will be able to mix in with a professional-type nightlife, other singles, and make friends. I have been drawn to the downtown area. Looking specifically at apartments with the Reserve on 4th and Race, The Gramercy on Garfield, and The Lofts at Shillito Place.

Could anybody advise me on downtown and these apartments?

. Have you searched this forum for answers to your questions before posting a new inquiry?---Yes
. What specific topic have you not found answers to?-- updated young professional review of Downtown

. Where is you current location and environment? --Memphis, ghetto
. Are you looking for similar in Cincinnati or a change?--a change

. Where will your work location be? --Bethesda and Good Sam hosptals, primarily
. Maximum commute time desired? --less than 30

. What is you budget for housing?
--hoping for around 1000
. Rent or buy?--Rent
. Type (Apt., Condo, Single Family)--Apartment
. Size (Approx. Sq. Ft., # Bedrooms & Baths)--1 bed
. Other specifics?

. Neighborhood environment?
. Urban, young professional, nightlife
. Mid-urban, close in neighborhood or suburb, stable investment
. Very safe, low crime area?


. Schools?
. Not applicable

. Community amenities?
. Daily needs within walking distance, shopping, restaurants, parks, etc.
--i'd like a busy young professional nightlife with good restaurants. also looking for apartments with rooftops for hanging out during the day
. Swimming, fitness center, running track, adult activities
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Ok, my opinion, is you are on the right track. Stick with downtown below Central Parkway. OTR is up and coming, and on track to be an awesome place, but it's still a little gritty, to out right ghetto in some places. I am saying you are already looking in the central business district. The nightlife fits your bill and you are a short cab/bus ride to Clifton, and Mount Adams. With CUF in between Ludlow St and Downtown there is about anything you could want to do with just about any age range.

Not to mention, should you develop a love for OTR, Vine and Main streets are a short walk / cab ride for you. By the way, Vine Street is more of a young urban professional crowd, where main is still a blend of hipster meets hip/hop, depending on the venue.

By the way, I have a friend on the 6th floor at the Lofts at Shiletto Place and it's an awesome place to live.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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Nice, thank you very much. exactly what i wanted to hear
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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YW! Glad to know I could be helpful.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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I saw some reviews of Shillito and some people were saying the walls are really thin. can anybody verify or refute that?
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I saw some reviews of Shillito and some people were saying the walls are really thin. can anybody verify or refute that?
Have no direct knowledge. But since it is a converted commercial building, I would expect the dividing walls to be constructed using metal studs. These by their very nature are going to transmit sound.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I saw some reviews of Shillito and some people were saying the walls are really thin. can anybody verify or refute that?
I didn't notice a problem in my friend's spot. But perhaps you hear more when quiet? I can't neither confirm nor deny, but wasn't confronted with anything unusual.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Reserve on 4th, which isn't even open til this summer, will probably be the nicest. I own a place in OTR, but if I were looking for a place to rent downtown right now, it would be at the top of my list. Your other options are solid as well but I would probably give Gramercy a leg up on Shillito based on location. Reserve is a bit farther away from the trendy restaurants on Vine (Senate, A Tavola, etc) and Walnut st. Bars (Righteous Room, Scene) you will want to frequent. The difference is only a few blocks though, and I would say it is worth it if the amenities live up to their descriptions. Gramercy does give you pool access though...
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Alhambra, CA
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What about the Mt. Airy, Colerain, Cheviot areas? They are 15 - 20 minutes away from your job their a few nice bars in Cheviot, Colerain has the mall and Mt Airy is like inbetween I guess. Colerain and Cheviot are nice Middle Class areas Mt Airy is like the lower part of Colerain but not by any means ghetto.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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What about the Mt. Airy, Colerain, Cheviot areas? They are 15 - 20 minutes away from your job their a few nice bars in Cheviot, Colerain has the mall and Mt Airy is like inbetween I guess. Colerain and Cheviot are nice Middle Class areas Mt Airy is like the lower part of Colerain but not by any means ghetto.
You've got to be kidding, right? (Please reread the OP's expressed intent in moving into a vibrant downtown setting.)
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