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Old 12-14-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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Hi All,
I've searched for this answer and have gotten really conflicting information. Some people write that Mt Washington is a safe family friendly area. Others seem to think it is not on the list for safe. My family is seriously considering a home there. We love the home itself and the price is right for us. Hyde Park and Oakley is out of our budget with it's higher taxes, hence we have started looking at Mt Washington.

Anyone live in Mt Washington who can give me an insiders view?
Is it safe to walk there at night?

thank you
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Parts of Mt. Washington are very safe and family oriented. Avoid the apartment complexes on Beechmont and around Corbly.

By the way, taxes will be the same for Oakley, Hyde Park & Mt. Washington since they are all City of Cincinnati.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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If you are going to look at Mt. Washington, why not go a couple miles further east and you will get into Anderson Township, an unincorporated area with NO city income taxes (as long as you don't work in an area with city income taxes) and lower property taxes?

In addition, you have access to a better school district.

As for safety, I think that I have walked the streets for years with no issues. I would have no problems moving there.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Northside, Cincinnati Ohio
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Its not Hyde Park safe but compared to many Cincinnati city neighborhoods Mt Washington is pretty safe. Even the complexes on and just off Beechmont should be ok if you mind your own. I feel as safe out there as I do in my own neighborhood. In some ways it feels isolated out there but at the same time its pretty easy to get to Mt Lookout, HP, Oakley, Columbia-Tusculum, the eastside burbs like Anderson and the eastgate area. Its real close to Coney Island if that interests you. You could do much worse than Mt Washington. Decent park, ok Kroger, fast food options, laBullBoxer31, tattoo studio if you're ever in need of ink so yeah if it were me I wouldn't be mad if I ever absolutely had to live out there.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hi All,
I've searched for this answer and have gotten really conflicting information. Some people write that Mt Washington is a safe family friendly area. Others seem to think it is not on the list for safe. My family is seriously considering a home there. We love the home itself and the price is right for us. Hyde Park and Oakley is out of our budget with it's higher taxes, hence we have started looking at Mt Washington.

Anyone live in Mt Washington who can give me an insiders view?
Is it safe to walk there at night?

thank you
I know someone who has an apt on Mears in Mt. Washington and it appears to be very safe - but it is not suburbia safe if that is what you are seeking. I would not be walking around at 2 in the morning there, but odds are you'd be fine.

As the other poster said, you are right next to Anderson Township - for example the older homes off Salem Avenue. So that might be another option as you'd be in a better school district.
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