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Old 10-19-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Hi. We are considering buying a home in that area or close by. Our kids are older so school is not a consideration. We are looking to spend around 170,000-190,000. We like high or vaulted celings, open kitchen, diversity, close to I75. Does West Chester fit the bill? Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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West Chester is nice as far as suburbs go. I wouldn't call it diverse. It is close to I75.

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Old 10-19-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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Its a nice enough town. I have been working there since May (moved down from Detroit Metro Area in Michigan) - East of I-75 is "old" WestChester which is a quainter village-y type feel. West of I-75 is the "new" part of WestChester, with the "Union Center" shops, and the new planned town-square development. Some trendy restaurants, IKEA is going in, etc.. Though your children are already grown, Lakota schools are considered very good in the area and will help you with resale someday down the road.

I would agree that I wouldn't say it is particularly diverse (though there is what appears to be a Mosque visible from I-75 somewhere either in WestChester or in Liberty Township right along the border). The older homes (20 years ago) were a little more moderate in price, but most of the new housing is pricier (pushing $300K or above).. so you do get a certain homogeneity of income -- which generally translates into a homogeneity of culture. But, its pretty safe, seems to have good city services, and is definitely commutable into the city, and into other popular suburban areas (Mason, Montgomery, whever..)

Good luck..
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Old 10-19-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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At the risk of sounding negative, to me and me alone, West Chester is just another faceless suburb. It's too far from the center of the city for my tastes. I'd hate to have to fight that traffic every day.

But a lot of people like living there and swear by it. It's just a matter of preference.

What drew you to West Chester? Where do you live now?
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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West Chester is no different from the exurbs around phoenix, atlanta, or buffalo. If you want endless tract housing and national resturaunt chains, west chester has them. If you want a diverse place to live off of I-75 I would recomend gaslight clifton or glendale.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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West Chester is no different from the exurbs around phoenix, atlanta, or buffalo. If you want endless tract housing and national resturaunt chains, west chester has them. If you want a diverse place to live off of I-75 I would recomend gaslight clifton or glendale.
If the "exurbs" are so horrible, why are they growing so much more than Cincinnati is?
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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I currently rent in Hamilton. We are new to this area but I have heard pretty good things about West Chester. I like the "up and comingness" about it. I don't care much for the city. We lived in the city 20 years ago and went away with the military. Now we are back in Ohio and looking for a home. My husband would like to be fairly close to Dayton because he may work at the Air Force Base, but his parents who are ailing are in the city. West Chester seems like a good midway point.






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At the risk of sounding negative, to me and me alone, West Chester is just another faceless suburb. It's too far from the center of the city for my tastes. I'd hate to have to fight that traffic every day.

But a lot of people like living there and swear by it. It's just a matter of preference.

What drew you to West Chester? Where do you live now?
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