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Old 11-28-2015, 11:16 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to potentially make a move into the Cincinnati area, and found a spot (apartment) in the Eastern part of the "East Price Hill" area (I'm a newbie to the area, so please forgive my ignorance).

Specifically, the place is on Mt. Hope Ave, between West 8th St and Bodley Ave. I'm wondering:

1. Is this area safe to walk around at night? (I haven't visited yet, still looking)
2. What other area(s) or apartment complexs should I be looking at / would one recommend in this area?
3. Have things been getting better / worse / same in this area in the past so-many years?

I'm looking to stay for a while (5-7 years), and would really rather find a fixed place and not deal with moving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to potentially make a move into the Cincinnati area, and found a spot (apartment) in the Eastern part of the "East Price Hill" area (I'm a newbie to the area, so please forgive my ignorance).

Specifically, the place is on Mt. Hope Ave, between West 8th St and Bodley Ave. I'm wondering:

1. Is this area safe to walk around at night? (I haven't visited yet, still looking)
2. What other area(s) or apartment complexs should I be looking at / would one recommend in this area?
3. Have things been getting better / worse / same in this area in the past so-many years?

I'm looking to stay for a while (5-7 years), and would really rather find a fixed place and not deal with moving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
I would avoid East Price Hill like the plague--it's probably not the Cincinnati area's worst neighborhood, but it's certainly near the bottom. I don't know that it's gotten a lot worse in the 15 years I've been back in Cincinnati, but I believe its demographics make it highly susceptible to the uptick in heroin users that we've been experiencing here just like in other communities of our size. That would seem to put it on a downward trajectory. I don't know what your budget is for rent, or what area of town you need to settle in for work or other considerations, but surely you can do better. If you want to give us more info, maybe we can offer some ideas.

(Edit: As luck would have it, you can read a fairly recent newspaper feature story about the neighborhood. Type in the phrase "Grasping Cincinnati's New Ghetto" into a search engine and that should pull it up: I couldn't paste the URL.)
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Grasping Cincinnati's new ghetto | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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i have friends in the enright ridge ecovillage which i think is technically east price hill. i didn't think such a place could exist in price hill. it's an oasis. and they've the mind and the people to combat the new ghetto, through inclusion instead of exclusion. they're slowly expanding their reach. but i haven't spent much time in price hill outside of that. i do know that it's got good bones and the price is right. my buddy just bought a house that might as well have been a mansion (not in the enright ecovillage) i'm told. not sure if east price hill, but price hill nonetheless. haven't seen it yet, but i've reputable sources.

i don't really think there needs to be a reason to walking around price hill at night. from where you could be at, you could walk to the incline house, which has a great view, but a lot of people go there for that reason. one of my favorite things about driving to price hill is going under the western hills viaduct

without knowing your budget, you said price hill, if those three keys are what matters most, cheviot is the best i could think of. it's a nice neighborhood. it's underrated in my book. nightlife, walkability, access to grocery, good restaurants. the interstate takes some time to get to, but such is life on the westside.

best of luck
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to potentially make a move into the Cincinnati area, and found a spot (apartment) in the Eastern part of the "East Price Hill" area (I'm a newbie to the area, so please forgive my ignorance).

Specifically, the place is on Mt. Hope Ave, between West 8th St and Bodley Ave. I'm wondering:

1. Is this area safe to walk around at night? (I haven't visited yet, still looking)
2. What other area(s) or apartment complexs should I be looking at / would one recommend in this area?
3. Have things been getting better / worse / same in this area in the past so-many years?

I'm looking to stay for a while (5-7 years), and would really rather find a fixed place and not deal with moving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
You may want to look at Covington, KY which is a suburb directly across the river from downtown Cincinnati.
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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That's the Incline District. I wouldn't have a problem living there.

This amused me, from the link Goyguy posted:

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With the clearance of public housing from the West End in the late 1990s and English Woods a few years later, and the government-supported redevelopment of Over-the-Rhine since the mid-2000s, some people in these near-West Side neighborhoods say they fear their community is becoming Cincinnati’s new ghetto.
Gee, what a surprise. Nobody saw that coming?
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Northside, Cincinnati Ohio
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The incline district more or less fine by EPH standards. West Price Hill is somewhat safer than East or Lower Price Hill. Westwood isn't bad either with the exception of East Westwood. Also look to the other side of town in Mt Washington. Affordable, safe, walkable, not a bad option on a budget.
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Old Today, 08:00 PM
 
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I apologize for reviving this thread but does anyone know where I can read that article "Grasping Cincinnati's New Ghetto"? The link posted by goyguy is no longer valid.
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