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Old 02-23-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: canada
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Is there a comparable community ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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As an actual suburb, probably Mariemont. Some neighborhoods in Cincinnati proper are similar too.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Is there a comparable community ?
Have no idea, because frankly I have no idea where Bexley is in Columbus or care.

Since no one in my family has ever attended Ohio State, we have absolutely zero incentive to visit Columbus. It may be growing, but it is a bland city.

On the other hand, to talk about a company town, there is Columbus Indiana, headquarters of the Cummins Engine Company, manufacturer of diesel engines. I had plenty of reasons to visit there and spent quite a bit of time there installing equipment. The head of Cummins for years wanted to implant his stamp on the city. He hired famous architects from all over to design civic buildings in Columbus (Indiana) which Cummins paid for. For a small city, if you want to see some varied and unique architecture in civic buildings, take a visit to Columbus (Indiana).

And yes, they also had their golf course, Otter Creek, designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones. Cummins has discontinued their active participation in this course, but it is still a fine 27-hole venue to play. And Columbus (Indiana) is still a nice small city to visit.

During the time I visited mostly often on business, there was a high-rise (more than 2 stories) Holiday Inn on the outskirts of town, over near I-65. Cummins had an option on perhaps 50% of the hotel. It had a very nice lounge and restaurant. Whenever I had a reason to spend the night(s) there I would call Cummins to make a reservation for me.

Now this is my definition of a company town. P&G, large as it is has never dominated Cincinnati, so Cincinnati is not a company town. But Columbus (Indiana) is. Cummins is a Great Corporate Citizen for what they have done for Columbus (Indiana). I don't believe I have ever had the opportunity to visit another city where a single company has had such an impact on the city, small as it may be.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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Never heard of bexley
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Columbus (Ohio) is not as flavorful as Cincinnati (or Cleveland), but it's a fun place to visit. More so if you are young, but it's not without its interesting locales for anyone: the German/Italian/Victorian Village neighborhoods are quite attractive. The COSI science museum is cool.

Can't say I know much about Bexley, other than seeing the name tossed around and having the impression it's upscale.

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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Default Bexley is the home of..

Alex P. Keaton and Family Ties !
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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Default Wow I have underestimated..

the inter-city rivalry in the big 3 C cities in Ohio. Would one not want to visit the state capital..or the lakefront coast ? Just sayin'.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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the inter-city rivalry in the big 3 C cities in Ohio. Would one not want to visit the state capital..or the lakefront coast ? Just sayin'.
There was a planned and funded rail line connecting the 3C's, which the current governor ran against and killed when he was elected. One large part of public sentiment against it was due to people downplaying the other cities in the state as worthy destinations. It's very silly. I like all the 3C's, but I definitely do have an idea of which I think is the best.

Cincinnati is seen by the others as provincial and conservative. Columbus is seen as a boring, bland town propped up by state government and the university. Cleveland is seen as a has-been industrial town turned complete ghetto (i.e. Ohio's Detroit).
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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Default 3 c's

Well, i am just learning about Cincy but I don't see Cleveland as anywhere near as bad off as Detroit.
I have been to Pittsburg and the hills and river remind me of Cincy. But Pittsburg has flat parts.

Columbus seems nice, I hope to visit them all.

Was it to be a high speed rail ? can't beat high speed rail.

I have read a book about the proposed subway and why it did not happen.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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To the OP, the closest comparison is Wyoming. Mariemont is more like Upper Arlington or Grandview Heights. Amberley Village may be more like Bexley though, or even Oakley within the city (although Oakley's demographic is more similar to German Village).

As far as this 3C's battle royale tangent which was started earlier, I believe Columbus knocks Cincinnati for a loop culturally in more traditional phrasing of the word "cultural". Columbus has two clear cultural districts - the Short North (artistic/creative) and German Village (German). Cincinnati has numerous more neighborhoods which can be considered artistic, yes, but none are quite to the par of Short North as a pure arts district. Additionally, Cincinnati lacks a true ethnic neighborhood.

However, in volume of affluent individuals which live in an urban neighborhood, Cincinnati has more. Cincinnati also has more demand for urban housing and downtown living per capita, probably due to the more creative nature of its workforce.
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