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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 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.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:52 PM
 
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Very occasionally I suggest reading an individual's other postings before replying. This is one of those times.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Very occasionally I suggest reading an individual's other postings before replying. This is one of those times.
Have my posts been so offensive?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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Have my posts been so offensive?
Not particularly--I'm really only offended when people who disagree with my viewpoints attack me personally. I simply think your other postings provide informative context.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Default Yes, I have been looking for my island

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Not particularly--I'm really only offended when people who disagree with my viewpoints attack me personally. I simply think your other postings provide informative context.
If it seems I have been bouncing around, you are correct. I moved from Milwaukee to Louisville after retirement and have been struggling professionally, socially and emotionally in Kentucky. I was about to move to Staten Island when "Sandy" hit the east coast with a vengeance. That made that move impossible. My next "attempt" is Cincinnati, since it is just a bit more then an hour from our house in Prospect, Kentucky. I know I can't exist in Louisville, but my wife must remain here due to financial considerations. I need to do something and Cincinnati seems to be the easiest next step. I just want to live within proximity of the theater, restaurants, bars, jazz clubs etc., but I have not been able to find a web site that provides decent rental information. I'm just looking for help...........................Thanks
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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I suggest contacting Urban Sites:
513.621.6246
info@urbansites.net


If you swoop quickly, you might get something here (click "Availability"):
OTR Living


Looks like there is one unit left, at $1250, so in your price range.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:25 AM
 
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If it seems I have been bouncing around, you are correct. I moved from Milwaukee to Louisville after retirement and have been struggling professionally, socially and emotionally in Kentucky. I was about to move to Staten Island when "Sandy" hit the east coast with a vengeance. That made that move impossible. My next "attempt" is Cincinnati, since it is just a bit more then an hour from our house in Prospect, Kentucky. I know I can't exist in Louisville, but my wife must remain here due to financial considerations. I need to do something and Cincinnati seems to be the easiest next step. I just want to live within proximity of the theater, restaurants, bars, jazz clubs etc., but I have not been able to find a web site that provides decent rental information. I'm just looking for help...........................Thanks
It sounds like you would love downtown, OTR, Mount Adams, Covington, even parts of Hyde Park. Welcome to Cincinnati!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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In Louisville, connections are so locally based that the major requirement is to have attended someone's high school!
From what's been posted this does sound a bit like Cincy, too. I think most mid-sized provincial cities without a lot of in-migration have this insular thing going on.

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It sounds like you would love downtown, OTR, Mount Adams, Covington, even parts of Hyde Park. Welcome to Cincinnati!
For a native New Yorker (TomJones can chime in here) OTR is about the closest thing to a Lower East Side-esque enviroment as you can find outside the real thing.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Damn shame you have to not have an accent to be accepted into Louisville social circles that date back to HS.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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From what's been posted this does sound a bit like Cincy, too. I think most mid-sized provincial cities without a lot of in-migration have this insular thing going on.
I haven't run into this anywhere I hang in Cincinnati. CUF, Clifton, Northside, Prospect Hill, OTR, CBD, etc. I think this sort of thing is more confined to certain neighborhoods.

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For a native New Yorker (TomJones can chime in here) OTR is about the closest thing to a Lower East Side-esque enviroment as you can find outside the real thing.
Yes, OTR definitely has a NYC feel in certain, limited ways. I think mainly architecture.
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