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Old 02-26-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Yes I believe that. Just look at what they spent to remodel, basically rebuild the clubhouse at the city owned Blue Ash Golf Course. Look at the golf course itself. Look at the money they spent to purchase the airport from Cincinnati they are now converting into a park. Look at all of the concerts and other public events they sponsor each year. Look at the new City Recreation Center. Where do you think all of the money comes from? Take a drive up Reed Hartman Highway from one end to the other and it becomes evident.

Blue Ash fell into a gold mine when Cincinnati finally decided to cancel their plans for a commercial airport after KY beat them to the gun with CVG. Blue Ash was able to acquire a large parcel of virgin undeveloped land and turn it into a business park. Other cities drool over such an opportunity. Why did Cincinnati not step out and try to annex the property? I can only assume they felt the non-contiguous property in between would be too large of a hurdle.

The only other city of similar size in the area which has an equivalent cash cow is Evendale with the GE Aircraft Engine plant.
I recall a newspaper table from a few years ago indicating that Evendale had the lowest property tax rate of any jurisdiction within Hamilton County. It has some pretty nice looking subdivisions, too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Why on earth would this be an either/or? I think all those things are factors.
Yes, you're right. I just thought the omission was glaring.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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aaltman, although you have already gotten some great suggestions, I thought I'd throw out another area that might interest you. While reading your post all I could think about was the Glendale, Wyoming region, but mostly Glendale. This is a community just 11 or so miles north of the city with easy access to I-75, so it can be a quick 15 minute drive down to the city, especially on weekends during lighter traffic.

The schools are pretty decent as well with a couple of great small private grade schools, and a fairly decent public school system that was recently rated "Excellent". The village has a lot of history and great scenery (beautiful foliage and fanstatic historical houses and landmarks). You'll likely see people out walking dogs or running daily (wonderful scenery and history that the village has makes it a great place to walk, run and bike) and there are houses that you could likely find right in or around your budget.

Although the village is small and very quaint, there are a few local bars and restaurants in the area that you could go to to kick back every so often, but again, it is not too far from the city. In addition, it is right next to a large mall and shopping center for things that you might not want to travel downtown for. Some of the restaurants and local shopping stores and boutiques are right in the village square which is in walking distance from virtually every corner of the village.

Finally it is only a hop skip and a jump away from Blue Ash (literally you can take one road, Glendale-Milford, that will take you from Glendale, all the way to one of the busier areas in the Blue Ash neighborhood). And it's quite safe, as well! Might be worth it to check it out, if you're still searching!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Hyde Park and Oakley will be most similar to Shadyside, but I have to second one poster's comments about Fort Thomas or Southgate. Fort Thomas looks and feels very similar to Pittsburgh.
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