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Old 06-04-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Greetings all.

My wife and I are considering a move for job purposes to the Northern Kentucky area. I believe our possible living radius will be up to a 30 minute drive to both Cincinnati and Highland Heights, give a take some time based on rush hour and area of the city I could be working in (still unknown).

Here are some of the things we are hoping for.

1. A walkable neighborhood. We would really like to have sidewalks along the streets near our home or apartment so that we can easily take safe walks around the neighborhood. Ideally, we would also live within a 10 minute walk to shops, restaurants, the grocery store, etc. I really like when the town surrounds a main street or central business district on a small to medium sized scale.

2. Parks. We like visiting parks, especially those that have some hiking trails through them. Preferably, we would live close enough to walk, or take a short drive to a park. A nice perk is a dog friendly park.

3. Schools. We are in our 30s and planning to have kids soon. While this is not a super pressing need, establishing ourselves in an area with a good school district would be great.

4. Curb appeal. We prefer neighborhoods where the houses are old and traditional. We love relaxing on the front porch and working on the garden in the back yard.

I would love to visit areas that could meet most of what we are looking for. From some initial searching, Covington could be a possibility, but we want to take a look at as much as we can, so please give me some other recommendations!
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Greetings all.

My wife and I are considering a move for job purposes to the Northern Kentucky area. I believe our possible living radius will be up to a 30 minute drive to both Cincinnati and Highland Heights, give a take some time based on rush hour and area of the city I could be working in (still unknown).

Here are some of the things we are hoping for.

1. A walkable neighborhood. We would really like to have sidewalks along the streets near our home or apartment so that we can easily take safe walks around the neighborhood. Ideally, we would also live within a 10 minute walk to shops, restaurants, the grocery store, etc. I really like when the town surrounds a main street or central business district on a small to medium sized scale.

2. Parks. We like visiting parks, especially those that have some hiking trails through them. Preferably, we would live close enough to walk, or take a short drive to a park. A nice perk is a dog friendly park.

3. Schools. We are in our 30s and planning to have kids soon. While this is not a super pressing need, establishing ourselves in an area with a good school district would be great.

4. Curb appeal. We prefer neighborhoods where the houses are old and traditional. We love relaxing on the front porch and working on the garden in the back yard.

I would love to visit areas that could meet most of what we are looking for. From some initial searching, Covington could be a possibility, but we want to take a look at as much as we can, so please give me some other recommendations!
The Mainstrasse area of Covington probably meets your requirements best for walkability, but for a family-oriented area that sounds like what you're talking about, I'd say Ft. Thomas or Ft. Mitchell are your best bets.
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