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Old 11-21-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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Hi,

I am moving to Cincinnati in early February, and I was wondering where ya'll thought was the best place to live.

I checked out a few apartments so far:

Grandin House (2101 Grandin Road)- $895 plus utilities
-The apartment felt dirty. The carpets looked incredibly tacky and the kitchen looked like it was from 1974.
-Garage parking is free. This is a huge benefit

San Carlos (2200 Madison Road)- $815 plus utilities
-Beautiful hardwood floors. Really nice open space.
-You have to park on the street, which seems like a disaster.


I have heard great things about Hyde Park and Mount Adams. I was told that the Grandin House was Hyde Park, but from what I could tell, there was nothing to do around that area.


What I am looking for:

1. Great Location (I want to be where the younger crowd is. I am 23, and I don't know anyone in Cincinnati. It would be nice to be around the young professional crowd.)
2. Easy Parking
3. Cleanliness (This is incredibly important to me.)
4. Safety

My budget is between $600 and $950 depending on various factors. It would be great to be close to a tennis and basketball court.

Not Concerned about size of the apartment. I would be willing to get a studio. I just need one tiny room that is clean, in a great/safe location, where I can easily park my car!

My price range is between $600 and $950.


Thanks so much! Any information on various areas of the city would be greatly appreciated.

I couldn't really tell what there is to do in Hyde Park but Mount Adams seemed like a lot of fun.


-Dan

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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I'm too old to up to date with cool apartments, but it sounds like you'd be very happy in Mt Adams or Over-the-Rhine and as a third choice, Clifton. Hyde Park would be a good fit too.....just make sure that you're within walking distance of Hyde Park Square. A lot of places advertise they're in Hyde Park, but they're really not. Just make sure you're within walking distance of the Square.....then you'll know that your in Hyde Park. There's a lot of young ladies from P&G and young doctors from the big hospitals.....congregating at the bars and cafes on the Square.

Have you looked at The Banks? It would be rocking during the summer, especially if you're a big baseball fan. Cool place to entertain new lady friends. Always a baseball game to take them to, and if you tire of that, you're literally living on top of a bunch of nice bars/restaurants......and then you have the Ohio River to take a nice long, romantic stroll along.

I think you can find a decent place in Mt Adams for $950/month.....but finding one with a garage might be challenging, but they're out there....just got to find them. Mt Adams is where I would live if I was a swinging, single guy again......it'll be cold the first two months you're in town, but once the warm weather returns in April/May, Mt Adams is going to be rocking on the outside patios.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Thank you ^^. That was exactly what I was looking for. I think Mt. Adams is the right choice.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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Thank you ^^. That was exactly what I was looking for. I think Mt. Adams is the right choice.
Hopefully, there's some others here who can opine with some specific advise, but try walking around up there on a nice weekend afternoon getting a lay of the land and asking the locals a lot of questions. People are pretty friendly up there, and I think would like to talk about Mt Adams to a young person looking to move there.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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And it's all about the patios and views on the Mount. While many of the primest spots are cost prohibitive....look for the best you can get for your money. Conclusion: at your age and interests----go for the patio and location over the living room and kitchen. It's all about entertaining.....and it's easier to get people to your place on the Mount if you have a cool patio than getting them there because you have a cool kitchen or living room.
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