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Old 06-30-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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In general, Oakley is a desirable neighborhood for young professionals to move to. However, are there any streets current/past residents would recommend avoiding? My roommate and I are looking to move into a home near Verne and Robertson but are concerned with the safety of that particular section of Oakley. Should we be cautious?
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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No place is safe. So I don't want to lead you on. But Oakley is a place where something is less likely to happen.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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The sketch factor is definitely higher along/around Brotherton Rd, but even there it's not really a big deal.
Robertson should be chill.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (P Ridge)
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Oakley is quite safe. Along with what goguy said the only part I would add as kind of sketch is north of Madison along the railroad track around 34th Ave and Enyart Ave. South and West of the square following Madison Ave is the best part of Oakley. Eileen Drive is a really nice street. I'd say Verne and Roberston is nice enough but if you're worried I'd look closer to Madison Ave.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Nothing to be unduly worried about. This entire area is undergoing a retail/residential renewal, the envy of many other Cincinnati neighborhoods. Your biggest concerns will be the increasing Madison Road traffic into the Oakley Station complex and the side-street parking congestion surrounding the Sleepy Bee Cafe.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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As others have said, the only remotely dangerous thing in Oakley is people speeding in their cars.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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As others have said, the only remotely dangerous thing in Oakley is people speeding in their cars.

Aw, I was going to say the traffic getting in and out of Taste of Belgium ... but I guess that's technically Norwood!

Oakley is fine. Don't leave stuff in your car. Lock your house when you go out. All the normal city stuff.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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Over the last 20 years or so, that area has, well, marginally improved, but still, it's the worst corner Oakley has. By corner, I'm roughly referring to the area bounded by Verne, Robertson, Brownway, and Enyart. Keep in mind, though, the worst corner in Oakley is markedly better than the good areas of some other neighborhoods. That said, the row houses on Robertson have been a source of misbehavior in the area, and it has been violent, even deadly in years past. What you have mostly is drug activity, and from time to time a little Hooverville pops up around the railroad tracks. Your level of risk declines the farther you get from Robertson, but by living there you by no means are taking your life into your hands.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Key take-away right off the bat is: Madison ROAD is the name of the artery which more or less bisects Oakley. It's also been undergoing some form of (re)construction for...how many years now? And so many parts of town are on the VERY BRINK of a major turnaround it's not funny any more.
There's been significant relocation of drug "slinging" due to the shutdown of key distribution points elsewhere in the city. Word from people in Norwood is that it's starting to crop up there, pointing right back to the shutdown of the Quality ("NOT") Inn on Montgomery Rd. Somehow when White people are "in the life" it's no big deal, in direct opposition to when AA folk are the key players. Why this is I haven't a clue...well, I do, but why go there here? In the Norwood/Oakley area Caucasians are running the show. Make of that what you will. My take on it is, "not much."
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (P Ridge)
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Key take-away right off the bat is: Madison ROAD is the name of the artery which more or less bisects Oakley. It's also been undergoing some form of (re)construction for...how many years now? And so many parts of town are on the VERY BRINK of a major turnaround it's not funny any more.
There's been significant relocation of drug "slinging" due to the shutdown of key distribution points elsewhere in the city. Word from people in Norwood is that it's starting to crop up there, pointing right back to the shutdown of the Quality ("NOT") Inn on Montgomery Rd. Somehow when White people are "in the life" it's no big deal, in direct opposition to when AA folk are the key players. Why this is I haven't a clue...well, I do, but why go there here? In the Norwood/Oakley area Caucasians are running the show. Make of that what you will. My take on it is, "not much."
Construction ended on Madison Road months ago. It's now been repaved from Ridge Rd to Victory Pkwy. For some reason the bike lane was not added from Dana to Ridge though.
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