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Old 03-13-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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I'm sure something similar to this has been asked, but I've searched the forum and can't find exactly what I'm looking for, so I am reaching out to YOU for some assistance....

I previously lived in a few different areas in Cincinnati for approximately 9 years -- Kenwood/Madeira, Fairfield, Fields Ertel/Symmes Twp. I moved away in 2004 and haven't been back, but now I'm considering a move back to the area and am confused as to where I should look for a condo RENTAL.

My rental budget is $800 to $950.

Here's what I am hoping to find:

  • Low-crime area
  • An abundance of mature residents (I am almost 58) (I realize there is a mixed bag of ages everywhere, but I am looking for an area that ISN'T predominantly 20something or 30something)
  • Easy, quick access to I71 and I275
  • Upscale area

I want to stay away from college areas, high-rise condo living, and downtown Cincy... I like suburban living and was hoping to find a condo in a nice area.

Any opinions, advice, or comments would be truly appreciated!

Any ideas?

Thank you, Susan

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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We are preparing to move from the apartments at Ivy Hills in Newtown, but have really loved it. Great mix of all ages. Handful of young singles, young families, and older folks. Rent is a little high, but service is top-notch. Getting to 275 is a breeze, I-71 takes a little longer with traffic...

I think it may be helpful to understand what you want to be near specifically (i.e. what area will you be working? Do you want to be close to shopping at Kenwood and Fields Ertel or just some type of shopping?) Also, what exactly do you mean by upscale? Do you mean something above lower-middle class or are you looking for some type of high-end development? If you are looking for high-end condo's, I think you'll probably have to reconsider your price point.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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We are preparing to move from the apartments at Ivy Hills in Newtown, but have really loved it. Great mix of all ages. Handful of young singles, young families, and older folks. Rent is a little high, but service is top-notch. Getting to 275 is a breeze, I-71 takes a little longer with traffic...

I think it may be helpful to understand what you want to be near specifically (i.e. what area will you be working? Do you want to be close to shopping at Kenwood and Fields Ertel or just some type of shopping?) Also, what exactly do you mean by upscale? Do you mean something above lower-middle class or are you looking for some type of high-end development? If you are looking for high-end condo's, I think you'll probably have to reconsider your price point.
Thanks very much for the info.... I am a Wedding Consultant and need to be near upscale hotels like Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt, Crown Plaza, etc., but not downtown. I usually book my clients' receptions at suburban area hotels.

Sorry, I should have articulated a lot better in terms of what "upscale" means to me. I'm looking for something above lower-middle class as my finances won't allow high-end rents. Just something in the middle. One thing I noticed about Cinti is that you can walk three blocks and be in a totally different demographic area.

ASIDE FROM DOWNTOWN, Could you tell me where the MOST high-end hotels are located? What I want to do is determine where the most Marriotts/Sheratons/Hiltons/Hyatts, etc. are located and move near that area so that I can limit my travel time.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-13-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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ASIDE FROM DOWNTOWN, Could you tell me where the MOST high-end hotels are located? What I want to do is determine where the most Marriotts/Sheratons/Hiltons/Hyatts, etc. are located and move near that area so that I can limit my travel time.
But most of the "high-end" hotels are downtown.

Otherwise, there are hotels clustered in Northern Kentucky near the airport, and maybe out toward West Chester, Blue Ash, etc.; if you lived between I-71 and I-75 you could go either way.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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But most of the "high-end" hotels are downtown.

Otherwise, there are hotels clustered in Northern Kentucky near the airport, and maybe out toward West Chester, Blue Ash, etc.; if you lived between I-71 and I-75 you could go either way.
You just gave me an idea, THANK YOU. Hotels near the airport generally are upscale with either meeting rooms or ballrooms.

Anyone have any ideas about good locations to rent within a 15-minute drive to the airport?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Where do you live currently OP?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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One thing I noticed about Cinti is that you can walk three blocks and be in a totally different demographic area.
This is true in the inner city, but not so much out in the suburbs. The further away from downtown you get, the less compact and the more sprawly things become.

Best of luck, I am not too much help on suburban locations. Welcome back to Cincy!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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Default Current living in the Kansas City area

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Where do you live currently OP?
I left Cincy in 2004 to move to SNJ (outside of Philly), and I lived there through 2009.

I am currently in Overland Park, KS (Kansas City metro area).

I was trying to go back to SNJ, but the cost of living prohibits me from renting anything other than an apt., so Cincy is my other desired option. I have fond memories of both Jersey and Ohio.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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As I'm sure you can remember, the airport is not really centrally located to the city. It's easily reachable from most areas of the greater Cincinnati area in 30-45 minutes, but you'd be limiting yourself to a couple of suburbs in Northern Kentucky if 15 minutes to the airport was critical for you.

As others have said, best wedding hotels and venues are in and around downtown (and many new hotels are being added). Name-brand hotels with ballrooms will mainly along I-71 with a couple near the airport and a couple in West Chester/Sharonville area.

As a wedding planner, I think you'd also want to be close to the two bridal rows (there may be more?) in Reading and Covington.

To give you some context on Ivy Hills, you could be downtown in about 15 (25-40) minutes, to hotels in Montgomery/Fields Ertel in about 20 (30+) minutes without traffic, West Chester in about 30 (45+), airport in 25 (30-40). Note that times in parentheses are during rush hour. The nice thing from my viewpoint on the east-side is that while you aren't really, really close to any of the areas, it's not a bad drive to any one of these and you avoid the worst traffic patterns (into the city from the Cut-in-the-Hill or Fields Ertel).
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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This is true in the inner city, but not so much out in the suburbs. The further away from downtown you get, the less compact and the more sprawly things become.

Best of luck, I am not too much help on suburban locations. Welcome back to Cincy!
Hey Tom, Any ideas of good places to live near the airport?
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