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Old 12-30-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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The quality of retailers along Beechmont Avenue has really gotten seedy with Title Loan, Cash for Gold, and other discount stores seemingly every few hundred feet. Has anyone else seen this? When I lived in Anderson Twp. nearly a decade ago it used to seem up and coming with lots of professional types and nice housing. Is this starting to change?
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Anderson has been slowly going downhill since the early 1990s. Beechmont Mall (when it was a real mall) was a hopping place back in the 1980s. Anderson is much more blue collar now vs. the 1990s and earlier. You never saw vacant storefronts along Beechmont 30 years ago.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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Anderson has changed dramatically as the bulk of it's housing stock has aged out of desireability and will not make fiscal sense to renovate until there is much more dramatic demand. Anderson has mismanaged its growth for decades and is now paying the price. That being said, it is still the cheapest place with predictably decent schools in greater Cincinnati and that will float it until the scores drop. If their schools stats drop it will start to blight out at the core.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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It may surprise you all, but not everyone wants to live in a brand new McMansion.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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It may surprise you all, but not everyone wants to live in a brand new McMansion.
That's right! Just look at Springdale...Finneytown...Greenhills...then again...
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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That's right! Just look at Springdale...Finneytown...Greenhills...then again...
Or Madeira, Kenwood, Montgomery, Blue Ash ... nevermind Pleasant Ridge, Hyde Park, Oakley. Yeah, those houses are too old, and the neighborhoods suck.

Wait, don't look at Montgomery. Too many ranch-to-McMansion teardowns.

What's wrong with Finneytown?
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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Anderson's housing stock has far more in common with Montgomery than any of the others in the last post, so what is keeping up the value of Montgomery's 1965 4/2.5 filter tip colonials? location location location and Anderson doesn't got it. Montgomery has a "there" there while Anderson attempts to fabricate a center for it's community after the fact. This "center" is much much much better than it was when it was a Krogers behind a mall but it is still just a place where three strip malls cross. Additionally Anderson is just much bigger and has allowed Beechmont Avenue to become a dense retail abomination that is much more like New Jersey than the rest of what you see in Ohio.

City Data could tell us but I imagine that for every 1965 faux-lonial in Montgomery there are 3 or 4 in Anderson and that is too many needing rehab to keep the value of the subdivisions high.

I also recently befriended someone who surprised me when she let me know that no one in her expensive Ivy Hills development (those four words in a row make me laugh) would send their kids to Forest Hills.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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location location location and Anderson doesn't got it. Montgomery has a "there" there while Anderson attempts to fabricate a center for it's community after the fact.
You pretty much hit on it here. The location is extremely inconvenient. Can't get to it easily from any direction.

In my opinion though, Anderson has the most beautiful topography of any suburban area in Cincinnati. Some absolutely spectacular home sites. If I never had to go anywhere I'd like to live there.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:02 PM
 
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We looked at houses in Anderson about 10 years ago and I was starting to wonder about the area's future even back then. Anderson is bordered by another increasingly shaky neighborhood (Mt. Washington) on one side and then you have the Picadilly area on the other. I've heard some wild stories from reliable sources about Picadilly. Stands to reason this could have an effect on Anderson.


Last time I drove Beechmont from 275 into the city, I thought it was looking more and more like Colerain Avenue, which is not necessarily a good thing.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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The quality of retailers along Beechmont Avenue has really gotten seedy with Title Loan, Cash for Gold, and other discount stores seemingly every few hundred feet. Has anyone else seen this? When I lived in Anderson Twp. nearly a decade ago it used to seem up and coming with lots of professional types and nice housing. Is this starting to change?
StreetcarFan55:
Retail is pathetic too.
Susie
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