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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Sycamore Twp
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My husband and I are currently looking to move closer to downtown Cincinnati (we currently live in the Mason area) and have recently looked at an open house in Bellevue, KY. We both loved the house and the "main street" area around Fairfield Ave with all the shops and restaurants. I've heard that Bellevue is up and coming, but I don't know much about area. I was wondering if someone could shed more light on the neighborhood as far as school options, (public and private) parks, crime rate, and overall quality of life.

More background on us:
We are a late 20s-early 30s married couple with no kids (but would like to have them in the near future). We are both college educated and work in downtown Cincinnati. In addition to Bellevue we have Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Pleasant Ridge, Ridgewood, and Oakley on the top of our list of neighborhoods we like. We would like a 3 bedroom house and would like to stay under 250K. Walk-ability, proximity to work, safety and good school options for our future children are all important to us.

I apologize if this question has already been answered. I just hadnít found much discussion on Bellevue in the forum.

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I can't speak too authoritatively on N. KY, but I would live in Bellvue. It's a cool area, with historic homes in many areas, or at least really old. ;-)

Wish I could be more helpful.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Sycamore Twp
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We thought it looked like a pretty cool area too. Thanks for your response!
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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I would imagine Bellevue is a bit homogenous and has a strong Appalachian character, so if those are turnoffs I would put out my antennae to see how much that would affect your life there. Other than those potential negatives, from what I know it's a cool place with an upward trajectory.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I would imagine Bellevue is a bit homogenous and has a strong Appalachian character, so if those are turnoffs I would put out my antennae to see how much that would affect your life there. Other than those potential negatives, from what I know it's a cool place with an upward trajectory.
The original people are Appalachian, but the neighborhood has seen some of the highest housing cost increases in the region. If I were to head back when I'm more settled its at the top of my list. If someone knows the schools let me know. What's kind of strange about bellevue despite feeling like an intact Cincinnati neighborhood, its only a small town of about 1500 people.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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??? Not sure, but if I recall correctly, Virginia Kettering was from Bellevue. If so, they just might have "contacts" galore.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I wouldn't hesitate moving to Bellevue.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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I looked at Bellevue myself back when I first started looking at houses in Cincy a decade ago. It has turned into a pretty nice little suburb. It appears to have a healthy business district and lots of houses are being fixed up with new owners and likely some of these are now rentals. Bellevue's population is about 6,000 people though, not 1,500.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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If this is the same area we are talking about (the side streets north of the main street) the place looks like its being kept-up. Not sure about the people. I walked there quite a bit last year, during Cincy visits, to see what the place is like on foot, and it did have good curb appeal, from a few casual strolls around town.

As I said, cant say about the people.
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