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Old 06-13-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (P Ridge)
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Mt Washington has some things going for it and some things going against it. I looked long and hard about moving there when I was house shopping. It has some very nice streets and there some hidden gem homes. There are a lot of smaller homes and some newer developments, including a large area that was built in the 1960s (think bi-level/tri-level homes). Sands Mont is a magnet but is one of the best elementary schools in the CPS system. The business district isn't too bad. Having a Kroger is nice plus a few new places have opened up like the wine/beer store and Ramundus Pizza (sp?). Stanberry Park has a nice trail loop but there is panhandling there. MtW also (like many many many areas) struggles with drug problems and there seems to be a lot of shady apartment buildings. Also, a lot of streets oddly lack sidewalks.


I can't speak much on Anderson. I really only go there to get my free oil changes from Subaru.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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cincydave - thanks for the reply. Would mind describing why you decided against moving to Mt Wash?

Did you just find an area you liked better? Or was it that the house you wanted happened to be elsewhere?

Hoping for any input from others too. Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (P Ridge)
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We just liked Pleasant Ridge better. We liked the biz district more but mostly because my wife works in Norwood so her commute would have been terrible from MtW compared to the 5 minutes it is now.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:50 AM
 
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Mt. Washington is declining. Years ago it was a mix of blue and white collar working families. Today? Section 8 layabouts and elderly.

Anderson is ascending.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:18 AM
 
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I was in that park in Mt.Washington a few months ago, Stanbery, and it was a nice park but what was going on was super shady. There were old men trolling for hookups, some homeless teens that looked to be living there, and drug deals going on in the parking lot. I just parked there at lunch to eat my burger and it was so shady I didn't get out of my car. It was not scary, just shady.

I imagine that like many communities within Cincinnati, there are good people trying to stem the tide of decline. Sadly I think that the magnet Montessori school becoming a lottery-only school will have a negative effect on Mt.Washington as there is no way to predict or influence your kid getting accepted. Which means fewer families will think to roll the dice on actually living IN Mt.W.
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Old 06-16-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Mt. Washington is declining. Anderson is ascending.
Given that they basically overlap or spill into each other, I'm curious about the nuance that you see or know of that make those statements definitive to you. Thx.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:05 AM
 
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Given that they basically overlap or spill into each other, I'm curious about the nuance that you see or know of that make those statements definitive to you. Thx.
One big difference is Mt. Washington is in the Cincinnati Public Schools district. Anderson is the Forest Hills School District.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Anderson is ascending.
Not compared to what it was 25+ years ago.
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