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Old 12-10-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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One thing that seems to be overlooked. Cincinnati does not need to try and be some other city. Cincinnati is Cincinnati. It has it's own vibe that is unique to itself. Love it or leave it, it is what it is.
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It seems like those who think Cincinnatians have a lack of pride in themselves and are self loathing are mainly people people who don't live in Cincinnati. For my part, the greater percentage of people who reside in Greater Cincinnati are quite content with their living and exhibit pride in their surroundings. Those who are vocal about their perceived lackings in the City itself should just pack up and leave.
Much agreed. I think everyone's well aware of what contributes to Seattle's and Portland's reputations as "in-cities," and undoubtedly these reputations are richly deserved. Most certainly, our Midwestern cities can learn a lot from looking to the Far West--but not for everything. In Cincinnati, we can indulge ourselves in cultural, architectural, and topographical amenities uniquely our own, and engage ourselves in lifestyles that require no tweaking nor revision from either coast. And in Cincinnati, we have struggled and made progress with demographic, racial, and social issues that several of those "media-darling cities" have never had to encounter, but might some day in the near future. In this city, our past and present have provided us numerous reasons to be just a little smug--really, just how many other Midwestern cities can claim the comfort-zone and sense-of-place that we do here in the Queen City?

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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No, no, no, no.
I wish trolls could stop coming onto this thread trying to steer the couple away from cincy. They dont want to move to cleveland, indy, louisville, columbus, maryland, dayton...(all those citites i listed were actualy named in regards to steering the couple away) The couple wants to move here thats final i doubt there going to read one of those trolls post and be like "gee he says columbus is better....honey looks like we are moving to columbus).
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I'm shocked noone mentioned Clifton, probably would be the closest fit for this couple.



The problem with Cincy is the opposite. Its that of not having pride in itself, then in a weirdly provincial way supporting its lack of pride for itself as being the unquestioned unchanging norm. It creates a viscous cycle of self loathing that ultimately holds the city back along with its lack of interest in seeing things different ways than what is the accepted norm.

You want to see a city that has pride talk to a Chicagoan about their hometown, you couldn't get an attitude that is further from Cincinnati period.
considering you are from chicago...
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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OP chiming in. Was visiting Portland for the weekend, so just now got to read all the recent posts.

Affirming what a few others have said, we are not looking into other cities in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region. Cities like Columbus, Lexington, etc all seem to have their own wonderful things going on to be sure, but our motivation for considering moving to Cincinnati is tied to familial connections, and business connections linked to the family specifically in the Cincinnati area. So, at least as far as I am currently concerned, discussion of other cities in the broader region is a moot point. But in any case, thank you to those who did make their suggestions or provide information about those cities! We still appreciate your time and contribution!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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OP chiming in. Was visiting Portland for the weekend, so just now got to read all the recent posts.

Affirming what a few others have said, we are not looking into other cities in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region. Cities like Columbus, Lexington, etc all seem to have their own wonderful things going on to be sure, but our motivation for considering moving to Cincinnati is tied to familial connections, and business connections linked to the family specifically in the Cincinnati area. So, at least as far as I am currently concerned, discussion of other cities in the broader region is a moot point. But in any case, thank you to those who did make their suggestions or provide information about those cities! We still appreciate your time and contribution!
Your clarification means a lot. I hope you are getting enough specifics to form an opinion of Cincinnati. If not, ask some more specific questions and I am sure some with intimate knowledge will chime in. We want anyone who moves here to come in with their eyes wide open and hopefully anticipating a good surrounding.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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considering you are from chicago...
Nope. I'm from south of Dayton, moved down to Cincy during college, lived there for 5 years, then moved up here in Chicago and lived here for another 5 years.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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... wish trolls could stop coming onto this thread trying to steer the couple away from cincy. They dont want to move to cleveland, indy, louisville, columbus, maryland, dayton...
lol...no....I would never ever suggest someone with the OPs interests move to Dayton...lol....actually I send a lot of time in Cincy because it has a lot of the things the OP is interested in, or that I somewhat share their socio-cultural POV. In fact I pretty much exclusively listen to Cincy radio at home and in the car (WNKU, WGUC, and when im in town, WOBO).
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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we like to dance to house music, world-beat, salsa, samba, etc or listen to progressive folk music live,
Check out the Queen City Balladeers Leo Coffee House on Sunday nights at the in Norwood. There is a $3 cover for non-members, but this is a quality event.

I think they are in the Zion UCC (they are online)
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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lol...no....I would never ever suggest someone with the OPs interests move to Dayton...lol....actually I send a lot of time in Cincy because it has a lot of the things the OP is interested in, or that I somewhat share their socio-cultural POV. In fact I pretty much exclusively listen to Cincy radio at home and in the car (WNKU, WGUC, and when im in town, WOBO).
Funny how quite a few of us Daytonians basically disown our hometown :P.... though IMO its for good reasons. Went to my HS reunion and was so depressed at how many people never left the Dayton area, that would be such a depressing existence.

Yellow Springs though would fit the OP better than absolutely anything else mentioned except for it being pastoral.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Funny how quite a few of us Daytonians basically disown our hometown :P.... though IMO its for good reasons. Went to my HS reunion and was so depressed at how many people never left the Dayton area, that would be such a depressing existence.

Yellow Springs though would fit the OP better than absolutely anything else mentioned except for it being pastoral.
Does Dave Chappelle still live in Yellow Springs? A co-workers son saw Chappelle at a Dayton area movie theater a couple years ago.
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