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Old 02-18-2013, 02:15 AM
 
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Hi there everyone, I've browsed through some of the "which is the best neighborhood" threads but couldn't find the answer I was looking for, so hopefully some of you will be able to help me out.

I just found out that this summer I'm going to be spending three months (May/June/July) in Cincinnati on business. Right now I'm trying to figure out the best place to live. I'll be working in downtown Cincinnati.

I've got three choices: 1) a nice, big condo downtown, 2) a home in Newport, 3) a home in Covington. The last two are very close to the river and thus apparently close to downtown. I'll have a car no matter what.

I've never been to Cincinnati and know very little about safety, quality of life etc. So if you were in my position, which of the above 3 would you pick? I live right now in downtown Seattle, which afterhours gets kind of empty and spooky and not so safe. I'm wondering if the same thing happens in downtown Cincinnati. Although I looked around Covington and Newport and at least from some Google street view some of the areas there don't look so hot either. But that could be deceptive.

If Covington and Newport are safe, more open/green areas, less hectic, then I might want to live there. But if they are just an extension of downtown then maybe it's best to stay in the condo.

In any event, I'd love any advice anyone can give. Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:08 AM
 
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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. FWIW, there's a lovely residential area of Covington adjacent to the riverfront, where crime shouldn't be much of a concern. If that's what you're thinking about, it certainly should be a convenient option for working downtown.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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All 3 are going to depend on specific location. If you have specific locations identify them and I am sure someone knowing them will give advice.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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I agree with the others about providing more specifics about what particular areas you are looking.

A few other things that will be helpful to know:
-Are you looking for a certain scene? (i.e. late-night, young professionals, students and hipsters, more established middle-aged folks, etc.)
-I think it's also helpful to know what area you are going to be working/visiting/studying, etc. Downtown Cincinnati is the most vibrant it's been in decades, but Cincinnati also has some very cool neighborhoods.
-You mention green spaces; frankly, unless you're next to Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, you won't really find that downtown too much. I think there's a little more lawns in Covington and Newport, but again, some of the neighborhoods might be a better fit with houses with small lawns, etc.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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OP... From your initial remarks I got the idea that 3 specific locations were available for you to select from. And I also assume that for 3 months they are already furnished. Are these assumptions correct? Are they company owned or leased?

Portions of downtown in the CBD are going to be like you mention in Seattle, pretty empty at night and on weekends.

Another question, is the downtown condo in a building with inhouse workout and fitness facilities?

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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I live downtown in the CBD and of your 3 options I would recommend downtown as long as your condo will have parking. If not, parking can run between 50-150 per month. Just something to consider. I am not much of a KY fan, especially those two neighborhoods.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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I live downtown in the CBD and of your 3 options I would recommend downtown as long as your condo will have parking. If not, parking can run between 50-150 per month. Just something to consider. I am not much of a KY fan, especially those two neighborhoods.
Covington and Newport are actual cities, with a variety of types of neighborhoods within each. TomJones, you are welcome of course to be "not much of a fan," but given the aspects of Cincinnati you routinely tout, I'm surprised to learn that areas like Mainstrasse or the historic districts of Newport do not appeal to you.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Covington and Newport are actual cities, with a variety of types of neighborhoods within each. TomJones, you are welcome of course to be "not much of a fan," but given the aspects of Cincinnati you routinely tout, I'm surprised to learn that areas like Mainstrasse or the historic districts of Newport do not appeal to you.
Sarah... I believe you cited the wrong poster. Easy to do with similar IDs. But you owe TomJones an apology.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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Covington and Newport are actual cities, with a variety of types of neighborhoods within each. TomJones, you are welcome of course to be "not much of a fan," but given the aspects of Cincinnati you routinely tout, I'm surprised to learn that areas like Mainstrasse or the historic districts of Newport do not appeal to you.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Sarah... I believe you cited the wrong poster. Easy to do with similar IDs. But you owe TomJones an apology.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. My apologies, I did indeed cite the wrong person. No wonder I was surprised.
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