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Old 02-04-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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It's worse than that. You can't find a job if you didn't go to the right high school. That happened to me. The interviewer didn't want to know where I went to college but what High school I went to. Turns out it was the wrong one. Oh well.

Louisville is VERY divided by the geography social class. Accent not-so-much. Social class and where one grew up & went to school, yes! I guess Cincy is better that way?
Well, I have been told that Cincinnati has it's share of this stuff too. I think it just depends on the company / social circle you are with.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Yes, OTR definitely has a NYC feel in certain, limited ways. I think mainly architecture.
yep..that was what I was thinking...esp since Hollywood uses it as a "stunt double" for NYC.

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But back to the OP. Sounds like he is looking for a pied--terre, not a full time apt.

I wonder if there are small apartments available for weekend getaways. We mentioned OTR, but Lytle Park has one or two apt buildings? Or maybe an apt in one of those 4-plexes).

This is a good queston, actually...
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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After two frustrating years trying to cope with the myopic and provincial culture of Louisville, I am waving the white flag and surrendering. Since my wife's job compels her to stay in this village masquerading as an urban center, I would like to rent an apartment or condo in the downtown or OTR area of Cincinnati where I can stay 4 or 5 nights a week networking and discovering. I retired to join my wife in Louisville and have been looking for something-anything to do. In Louisville, connections are so locally based that the major requirement is to have attended someone's high school! I grew up in NYC, and just my accent is enough to send a native of Louisville running in a different direction. My trips to Cincinnati have been refreshingly urbane. I have between 1000 to 2000 dollars to spend a month and I do not need anything large. We do have a Coton de Tulier dog that must be accommodated. Using Craig's List etc. has been ludicrously frustrating. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks much. Any help you can provide to free me from what seems to be a purgatorial abyss would be appreciated.
For what it is worth, Phil (may I call you that?), I do agree with some of what you say...but Cincy will be no better for you in the long term. Similar issues, slightly larger metro with some pro teams. You greatly exaggerate the high school thing. Louisville, and to a lesser degree Cincinnati, do have some degree of provincialism. But to paint the entire area that way? I don't know. How can you paint such a broad picture of a metro area of 1.3 million? Louisvillians use the high school thing to connect with you. It is not meant as an offense. I am not from the area, but one long time local explained to me that people ask that because of the largely German/Irish Catholic history of the city and the 11 Catholic high schools in the metro area; there is a special fraternity there, just like the Catholic schools in Cincy, Milwauke, or any old Midwest metro. Louisville is getting national press for being a hip, artsy, place. Do you find that a coincidence?

For what it is worth for you Ohio folks, this poster is well known to me from various websites, including Louisvillehotbytes.com. Over there, he was banned for trolling and flaming. Also keep in mind that Louisville's favorite local "celebrity," Rick Pitino, has a thicker NY accent than anyone you will find. There are
thousands of NY transplants in Louisville and they do just fine for the most part. Heck, many own businesses including a couple very popular pizza spots. Phil, as people have stated to you on various forums, I hope you can find happiness somewhere. I thought you were back in Milwaukee anyways?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Well, I have been told that Cincinnati has it's share of this stuff too. I think it just depends on the company / social circle you are with.
Bingo.
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