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Old 12-30-2007, 03:23 AM
 
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hey guys, I need your help and avice badly. I am a Seargent in the US Army and I have been assigned as a recruiter to the west Cincinnati area, apparently business is good there . Anyways, these are the facts, I am black and my wife is white and we have a 7 month old girl. My wife will be staying at home and I work at the Recruiting station on 4995 Glenway Ave.,Cincinnati, OH 45238, which is west of the Dunham recreation center.

Where is the best place to live with a home I believe I can afford with my Army pay between $120000 to $150000 homes and not have to drive more than 15 minutes to work, 20 minutes maximum . After reading this forum I know the north Cheviot area is pretty good as well as the Mt.Airy area as well. North College hill as I have heard is pretty safe on the north side, but that might make my commute to work more than 20 minutes.

I also know that the Westwood area is where you want to stay away from, also the New Dehli Townplace have good cheap houses but looks like it might be in the flight plan of the Greater Cincinnati airport. Just please help me in picking a good area to look for houses and be able to raise my family safely. Thanks And I am depending on you regulars here for your help

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Old 12-30-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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I'd try to find a house in Delhi or Bridgetown. It shouldn't be too hard to find a house in your price range and those are the safest areas on the west side of town, but they are predominantly white areas so if that concerns you at all then I would suggest Mt. Airy or College Hill.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:40 AM
 
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Bump.....please any more suggestions people ......
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Don't count out all of Westwood. The area around the Westwood Town Center is attractive, safe and affordable.

If you look at a home in Delhi, stand outside for about a half an hour to see if you can stand the airline noise. It's worse in some places than in others.

Good luck!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Westwood is huge, it is nearly twice the size of norwood in terms of population
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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So that must make it between 40,000-45,000 I assume.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I was born and raised in Delhi. It is nice and safe. You can hear airplanes passing. That was never a big deal for me. I never lost sleep or anything....

If your looking for decent housing for a great price, I personally would check out delhi (staying away from Delhi Pike) more towards Green township.

Danielle
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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That would be about 10 mins from your work place too.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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darkwing99-

I'm not sure who told you to rule out Westwood, but they're crazy. It's a great place to live. There are pockets of good and bad, just like any city. But it's nowhere near as bad as people make it seem. Perhaps those replies are from the perspective of someone who has lived here all their lives and seen the changes. My wife and I moved here last December from NJ and we like it just fine.

Funny thing is, we got new neighbors a few months back. He's a recruiter like you -- except he's white and his wife is black. They have a young baby, too. We welcomed them to our street with open arms -- they're good neighbors.

There's nothing wrong with Cheviot -- but the housing stock there isn't nearly as charming as it is in Westwood. And there are still plenty of nice homes in your price range in Westwood.
Take a look at the Sibcy Cline website (local realtor): Welcome To SibcyCline.com® Homes For Sale in the Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Market. Here are some current listings:

$124,900:
3649 Epworth Ave*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$135,000:
3663 Boudinot Ave*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$136,500:
3041 Penrose Pl*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$138,900:
2857 Ratterman Ave*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$139,000:
2755 Powell Dr*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$144,900:
2823 McKinley Ave*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$147,500:
2814 Werk Rd*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®

$149,000:
3209 Epworth Ave*Westwood, OH Listing Details: Sibcy Cline Realtors®


I hope this helps!
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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This is just my personal opinion (and lifetime experience) I would not buy in Westwood or Cheviot. I am not saying there is not good properties there....Those areas are no where near what they used to be. Again, just my opinion...but the surrounding areas are bad and it is slowly creeping into those areas...
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