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Old 04-13-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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The incline district of east price hill probably has more potential than anywhere else in the city. Areas with views are already developed and in some cases fairly high-end. Everything else is block-by-block. There are a lot of people living up there and trying to make the neighborhood a better place. In the long-term, you look at a this neighborhood -- it is a few minutes from downtown, has a cool historic housing stock -- the long term picture is really quite good. The near term picture is a little more muddled, what with the foreclosure crisis and the historic toll of suburban flight
Alot of the foreclosures stem from section 8 landlords who could no longer afford the houses so the near term of PH is a little muddled due to the number of empty homes that were vacated by those landlords . I agree with Tom Jones123 the high gas prices may very well reverse this suburban trend. However this trend had been happening for the last 50 ,60 years in our city neighborhoods accross the country and it is going to take a while to see the reversal go in full swing . PH has seen decline and distress since the mid to late 80s but thanks to a certain community group the area has seen improvements in recent years but the caveat is it still has quite a way to go. In the long term the neighborhood will continue on an upswing as more young people leave the suburbs for more of an urban life style. I believe the real decline is taking place in the mid century suburbs ie Colerain Township. The boring bland housing stock does not have the attraction and appeal as the housing stock in PH and Colerain Township
is the area where the poorer demographics from Price Hill are moving into.

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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I finally determined that the approximate geographic center of the PH Neighborhood is at Glenway where it intersects with Quebec and Warsaw Streets. From what I am reading this is a pretty bad area of the neighborhood now and crime according to at least that one person indicates, is running rampant in this area.

I guess I've got a Catch 22 here. I would want to buy a home near the geographic center of the neighborhood in order to maximize the reach of my radio transmitter to the residents of the neighborhood. But from the sound of it, my home would likely be a target for thieves and a break in appears to be a certainty. If I locate in a area that is not near the center then I defeat the entire purpose of moving there and trying to develop my flea powered radio station to serve the neighborhood because it will instead reach other adjacent neighborhoods and miss some or a large part of Price Hill.

Ugh.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Glenway where it intersects with Quebec and Warsaw Streets.
It's not too bad through there. You begin the transition to W. P.H around there and it cleans up a little. Bottom line though, Price Hill is a rougher area, some streets way worse than others. If you wanna set up your radio station there then you will need to deal with it. My suggestion, get the home you like. Tap into the neighborhood association types. I am sure they will welcome you. Put door devil or strike masters on your doors, install a wireless alarm system (DSC Alexor is a good one) with an exterior strobe and siren, and live it up.

For what it's worth, I live in the inner city as well and crime is something you have to deal with in Cincinnati. It's a densely packed city with a lot of crazy stuff going on.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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It's not too bad through there. You begin the transition to W. P.H around there and it cleans up a little. Bottom line though, Price Hill is a rougher area, some streets way worse than others. If you wanna set up your radio station there then you will need to deal with it. My suggestion, get the home you like. Tap into the neighborhood association types. I am sure they will welcome you. Put door devil or strike masters on your doors, install a wireless alarm system (DSC Alexor is a good one) with an exterior strobe and siren, and live it up.

For what it's worth, I live in the inner city as well and crime is something you have to deal with in Cincinnati. It's a densely packed city with a lot of crazy stuff going on.
I've lived in some very bad neighborhoods in the inner city before (Hartford, Minneapolis, St. Paul) and I did not experience any crime first hand. Thus, I hope if I do move to PH that the trend will continue.

I am going to monitor Spotcrime.com on a weekly basis to see what kind of crime trends exist in the neighborhood and in particular that area of it. As long as I don't see a lot of shootings and murders in the streets around there then I would be fairly comfortable living there.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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As long as I don't see a lot of shootings and murders in the streets around there then I would be fairly comfortable living there.
You shouldn't. Most of the activity around the area is drug related anyways. You seem like a street smart person and I anticipate you will no problems. You can always (if you haven't) contact Price Hill Will and air your concerns and see what they have to say.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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You shouldn't. Most of the activity around the area is drug related anyways. You seem like a street smart person and I anticipate you will no problems. You can always (if you haven't) contact Price Hill Will and air your concerns and see what they have to say.
Yep. I have contacted PH Will. The initial suggestion was NOT to purchase a home and fix it up but to rent. Not sure I understand the logic behind that since I am not a Landlord and intend to live in the home that I purchase. I figured that they would welcome someone that would want to buy a home and live in it. I do expect to meet with Matt Strauss of PH Will later in the Spring and I will discuss this with him in more detail at that time. Perhaps if he clearly understands my position then he'd probably agree that buying a home is a better idea all around.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Seems like you are on the right track. There are way too many rentals there now, so not sure if perhaps he is concerned you would buy and then rent it out? Either way, I would love to learn where he is coming from as well.

And no matter what I, or anyone else says, if you research things out as best you can and are happy with what you decide and can deal with the neighborhood then that's what it is all about.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Seems like you are on the right track. There are way too many rentals there now, so not sure if perhaps he is concerned you would buy and then rent it out? Either way, I would love to learn where he is coming from as well.

And no matter what I, or anyone else says, if you research things out as best you can and are happy with what you decide and can deal with the neighborhood then that's what it is all about.
I'm not going to throw all of my eggs into one basket. I am going to develop a short list of 3 to 5 places which meet all or most of the criteria needed to create a successful radio station and then through a process of elimination, one of them will become my next home. After the meeting I will know whether or not PH will be on my short list.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Cool. Glad you are relocating to Cincy.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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Cool. Glad you are relocating to Cincy.
Nice to know I appear to be welcome in the Cincy area. I also seem to be welcome in the Indy area as well. Quite a contrast to the KC area. Over the years these people have not made it a hidden wish that they do not like me and would like me to live elsewhere. Well, they will finally get their wish.

I hope I can move to Cincy but I've been disappointed in the past when I've tried to and then a problem crops up on my end. The last time I was unable to buy a home in my price range in a location that was suitable for locating the transmitter. I've run into that problem in other places as well. Maybe I will get lucky this time. But this is precisely why I have a Plan B and Plan C.

I may very well transfer to Indy with my existing employer but I have to see how the Supreme Court rules on Obamacare first. I could then easily jump down to Cincy from there when the time is right and the right property in my price range comes on the market.

I do like what I've seen in Price Hill in the past and I do hope it will be able to rebuild itself back into a really nice neighborhood. I know that I could be pretty content to live there if I can find the right house.
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