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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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We are moving from Grand Rapids, mi and are looking for a apartment in a cool area of town that will allow for me to walk to work. I don't have a car and have been reading about the public transportation. We live in a place called eastown right now and love it. It's very young and there are a lot of eclectic places to go to.
Where would one move to if they are looking to work and live in a really cool area in Cincinnati?

Thanks!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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As best I understand what you are asking, your target neighborhoods would include downtown, Mt. Adams, Clifton, Northside, and to a lesser extent Oakley and Hyde Park. Be aware that it can be difficult to get to and from a job without a car in this area.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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where is your job?

most of the city itself is liberal and most of the outlying areas are conservative.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Well the boyfriend is going to be working at Advantage Sales and Marketing and I will be looking for work when we move. Right now I am serving at a farm to table restaurant and would like to work at one similar or just really nice.

He will have a car to get to and from work but I will not.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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I would agree with all the neighborhoods Sarah Perry mentioned but I would add OTR, Prospect Hill, Pleasant Ridge and, potentially, Covington.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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awesome thanks guys!
also, any tips of specific hang outs would be cool too!

greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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CUF may fit the bill as well.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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my wife and i manage on one car. this works because we live within a couple blocks of the neighborhood business district / bus stop and my place of work is right off the bus line. it is hard to say whether or not you will need a car because it depends where you work. if you get a job in the suburbs, you're going to need a car or have to pull off a long commute involving at least one bus and probably a bicycle. on google maps i looked up that business you mention where your partner is working. you will need a car to get there, period. but in general, when you're looking at housing, make proximity to a bus line a major consideration.

see the sticky to get a more helpful response regarding a walkable neighborhood to live in. if you have no tolerance for the poor or for any type of crime then oakley, hyde park, mount lookout-columbia tusculum, and mt adams are your only walkable options. if you are more comfortable with urban living, things open up a lot and you can look at more of the neighborhoods mentioned here.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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super comfortable with urban living. I came across an area called OTR..
looks cool. Also, apartments don't seem to be too expensive there either. Is that also walkable? I really appreciate your help
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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super comfortable with urban living. I came across an area called OTR..
looks cool. Also, apartments don't seem to be too expensive there either. Is that also walkable? I really appreciate your help
Its extremely walkable, historically it was the most densley populated neighborhood outside of NYC. Though note I said historically because in the last 50 years it went through some rough times at one point being one of the worst neighborhoods in the country. These days its a lot brighter, but be careful when picking a place there, stay near Central Parkway (south) and generally near Vine, Race and Main Streets (Walnut is a bit rougher). Whatever you do, make sure to stay south of liberty except for a small area around Main called "Prospect Hill".

The neighborhood is getting better all the time though (quite dramatic for those of us who grew up in the area!) and you may not have any problems but you should know that its not quite all the way there.

Downtown and Mt. Adams are safer bets, but not quite as cool, and Mt Adams is lacking in a few basic things that downtown can offer better (the neighborhood is tiny but packed).
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