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Old 02-14-2016, 06:11 PM
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Hey all,

So my family is looking to move to Ohio. I'll be going to UCincinnati or Ohio state (leaning toward U Cincinnati) My son and sis will be hanging out at home and around the area, and it looks like mom will be working in Colombus if she can't get approved to telecommute. Any suggestions on places that are family friendly and don't have too much of a drive? We're moving from northern pandhandle, where commutes are often anywhere from 15 min - 2 hours for anything, so a drive up to an hour or so is fairly normal for us and we've got our playlists perfected. Any place that can put us in a good range to both cincinnati or columbus, that is family friendly? My son is 1 and sis just turned 18 if that makes a difference.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:06 PM
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If you give us a price range we can help you narrow down your search.

Without financial parameters, I would reccomend anything directly off I-71 from Blue Ash north to Mason-Monroe. It will be about 30 minutes south to UC/ Clifton and about 90 minutes north to Columbus.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:16 PM
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As a student, I would not recommend doing two separate cities. School takes up a lot of time, and especially at residential colleges like the ones you have picked, you will be asked to do a lot of group projects, use software programs that are only on campus, etc. at odd hours of the day. Because of that, I would strongly recommend staying in Columbus if your wife cannot leave there.

It's a nice city, and the commute is not worth it between the two cities. Cincinnati and Columbus are not close to each other.

Best of luck with the decision.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:00 AM
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Financial parameters are preferentially no more than 1800 - 2000/mo, but we could swing up to 2500/mo if we had to to stay in a family friendly area. We like smaller towns, since that's what we're used to, but mostly we just want to be in an area with a relatively low crime rate.

I'll check out that area! We were looking at Mason area, I'll look at stuff along I-71 and check it out!
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:18 AM
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If I was commuting to both Cinci and Columbus - I would agree you'd want to stay along I-71.

Unfortunately, once you get above lebanon there's not a lot of communities along I-71 until you get to Columbus.

Maybe Xenia. Maybe Wilmington. Otherwise, civilization starts on the Columbus outskirts, and is empty until you get South to Lebanon... then civilization all the way to Cinci.

(Yes, I realize the rural areas along I-71 are "civilized" but not much in the way of "small towns" for the OP to live in).

When you're visiting - I'd focus on the I-71 corridor and see what fits the bill. Good luck!
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