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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 PM
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In my opinion. After visiting Ohio, I can conclude that you guys have the best downtown in Ohio(In my opinion). I drove up from the south. Loved the bridges, the grittiness, the homes on the hillside towards the left, etc, the variety of colors, etc. Despite the shape of the city it seemed to stretch far northwards. Great DT.


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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Thanks! No less than Winston Churchill said Cincinnati was the most beautiful inland city in the U.S.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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Totally agree. When you in downtown Cincy you feel you are really downtown
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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thanks for posting!

seeing our downtown rise out of nowhere coming up from 75 south (or around the bend coming down from 75 north) is always a sight for sore eyes after i've been traveling.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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thanks for posting!

seeing our downtown rise out of nowhere coming up from 75 south (or around the bend coming down from 75 north) is always a sight for sore eyes after i've been traveling.
I know what you mean! Sometimes I'll drive over to Fort Thomas for dinner, just so I can see that view on the way back.

But yeah, Cincy's downtown is great and is getting better all the time. I'm really excited to see what it will look like in a few years.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Back when I was working and traveling a lot, coming home from the airport and down the cut in the hill I always felt a thrill at the view of the city. Cincinnatians should treasure that view as few if any other US cities can match it. It truly looks like a downtown.

And with all of the riverfront park development, the new buildings, redevlopment of OTR to give more people appeal to downtown, it is just getting better. I may live in Mason, but I am from Cincinnati.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I agree downtown cincinnati is a real downtown, very dense, great skyline!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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In my opinion. After visiting Ohio, I can conclude that you guys have the best downtown in Ohio(In my opinion). I drove up from the south. Loved the bridges, the grittiness, the homes on the hillside towards the left, etc, the variety of colors, etc. Despite the shape of the city it seemed to stretch far northwards. Great DT.

The topography and character of the city is heartwarming; however, from what I read and see online, and opinions of some who still live there - the city has changed, and not necessarily for the better.
The view coming round the bend from the airport is still enough to cause a lump in the throat and I get choked up with a feeling of nostalgia.

But a few questions - Where are the shopping venues? Any unique and classy department stores? Are the music stores and book stores still around? How about eateries - any terrific restaurants located downtown?

I know that the ball teams still have stadiums downtown. I know that the development of the waterfront with the serpentine wall is a positive. But where do you go to see a movie? Are there many restaurants? I know that the former department stores have been turned into "loft" condos, as well as many other commercial buildings, so there are places to live downtown but to buy groceries and general everyday shopping? How safe is it to walk around sightseeing? I understand that the police presence is not as powerful as it was in yesteryear. Comments please.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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I have a feeling this thread will be a 10 page disaster by the time I next check. Move to Louisville! Oh wait wrong thread! Hope everybody has a good Thursday!
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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The topography and character of the city is heartwarming; however, from what I read and see online, and opinions of some who still live there - the city has changed, and not necessarily for the better.
The view coming round the bend from the airport is still enough to cause a lump in the throat and I get choked up with a feeling of nostalgia.

But a few questions - Where are the shopping venues? Any unique and classy department stores? Are the music stores and book stores still around? How about eateries - any terrific restaurants located downtown?

I know that the ball teams still have stadiums downtown. I know that the development of the waterfront with the serpentine wall is a positive. But where do you go to see a movie? Are there many restaurants? I know that the former department stores have been turned into "loft" condos, as well as many other commercial buildings, so there are places to live downtown but to buy groceries and general everyday shopping? How safe is it to walk around sightseeing? I understand that the police presence is not as powerful as it was in yesteryear. Comments please.
The downtown is easily the best and safest it has been in 20+ years. The downtown population has more than doubled over the last ten years. I guess if you wanted to see a movie or shop at a mall you'd walk over the purple people bridge to newport on the levee, on the kentucky side. So many new restaurants downtown it is impossible to keep track of it. New parks in and around downtown. Developers are scrambling to build apartments because they are filling up faster than they are being built.
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