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Old 02-18-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Thanks for bringing that to my attention. My apologies, I did indeed cite the wrong person. No wonder I was surprised.
No harm, no foul. Thanks.

You do know my preferences though. I love Mainstrasse, etc.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Another question, is the downtown condo in a building with inhouse workout and fitness facilities?
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I'm not really qualified to comment about downtown, but if you'd give us more specifics on the locations in Covington and Newport, I might be able to help at least a little.
Thanks so much to everyone who responded. A few more details, just about the specific areas (someone mentioned that each of these towns has their own neighborhoods).

So option 1) is the downtown condo, no exercise/facilities, it's in an old building near the business district.

And option 2) in Covington is very close to the very, near what looks like Rogers Clark Park. Again, I have no idea what that part of Covington is like--safe, not safe, quiet/not-quiet etc.

The last, option 3) is a friend's home in the "Mansion Hill" district of Newport. Again, I have no idea what the area is like there either.

I'm not looking for any scene in particular; I'm pretty laid back and would like something safe but quiet-ish, close to everything I would need (work, food, etc). It seems like all of these places would be close, so now it's down to where I'd enjoy my time the best.

Thanks so much for all the replies and advice, it means a lot to me and I can't wait to hear more.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Overall downtown and N. KY are safe areas. They are urban and busy areas but safe overall. Covington has some rough patches and some housing projects. It's pretty obvious when you are in the rougher areas. I am not overly qualified to comment too much more on N. KY. In some ways, even though they are a group of small cities, N. KY almost flows like just another downtown neighborhood. Though, there seems to be more of an appalachain feel with the people there. I was at a bar last Friday in Bellvue and was very surprised at how nice the people were.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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That area of Newport is very cool and close to a restaurant/bar/shopping complex, Newport-on-the-Levee, lots of nice older houses, and you'll probably have some green streets. It is maybe a little more lively on the weekends in the summer than downtown, for better or worse. I'd say do Newport or downtown, but I'll be honest and say I haven't spent much time in Covington.

Take advantage and soak in Cincinnati. You're catching it in the midst of a lot of activity and revitalization and the city definitely is a little more lively in the summer than other seasons.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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I don't think you can go wrong with any of those places.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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OK, OP, that is IMO the nicest part of Covington. Very convenient to downtown Cincinnati, quiet and beautiful historic buildings. As far as I know, it's as safe as you can expect to get in an urban environment. Would have to be at least as good as your other two options.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i think you'll find after-hours downtown cincinnati comparable to after-hours downtown seattle. sort of dead, with a few spots if you know where to look. one major difference: there is no supermarket in downtown cincy

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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WOAH! Rogers Clark Park!?! That's the Licking Riverside Historic District. It's beautiful, safe, close to everything you'd need.

I am a huge fan of downtown Cincinnati, but if you need to spend 3 months somewhere, my choice would be Licking Riverside. Hands Down.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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WOAH! Rogers Clark Park!?! That's the Licking Riverside Historic District. It's beautiful, safe, close to everything you'd need.

I am a huge fan of downtown Cincinnati, but if you need to spend 3 months somewhere, my choice would be Licking Riverside. Hands Down.
Sounds like you have some strong recommendations. One thing is sure, Covington and Newport are both right across the river. No big distances here.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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If driving/cabbing/long walks don't bother you for when you want to get out, I'd 100% go for the Covington location. Didn't realize where specifically it is and didn't take the effort to look. Beautiful neighborhood, wife and I got our wedding pix there (also where a great shot of Ryan Gosling overlooking downtown Cincinnati was shot in the Ides of March movie).
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