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Old 02-14-2008, 01:03 PM
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I'm expecting a job offer from a company based in Cincy and during my interview I was told that Hyde Park would be a good place to live......I'm married (no kids) and will be moving from Columbia, SC.

I need some recommendations with regards to the Hyde Park area and its rental apartments. Any comments / suggestions will be highly appreciated!!
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:28 PM
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Hyde Park sounds like a good choice for you. Here is a sample:
Cincinnati Hyde Park Apartments

I have also heard that the Drexel and Brookstone in Oakley are good for re-lo's (these are complexes). Part of the choice depends on if you want to be in a multi-unit house or a complex.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:35 AM
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Thanks for your prompt response QC!! I've seen the various apts on rent.com but was looking for 'insider' information.......For example, I've read on this message board that living in Hyde Park square is not a very good idea because of the number of bars & restaurants around (too much noise). So how far should I stay from HP square?

Can someone recommend a particular apartment community?

Another important fact is that I'll be relocating in September 2008 and that I'm a non-US citizen (Indian by origin). I'm not specifically looking for Indian communities......in fact, I would love to be surrounded by people of all races.

My prospective employer has corporate apartments which we'll use for the first couple of weeks while we hunt for apartments! So I'm in no great hurry.....just like to get my research done early!

Thanks again......I'm really looking forward to the Queen City!
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:02 PM
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I am not sure it is too noisy right on the square, but parking can be an issue. If you are at least a block away you should be fine, and you would still be able to walk. If you are looking for a little more diversity, you would find that in the Clifton gaslight area(their website appears to be under construction unfortunately). Plenty of cool apartments on the surrounding streets of Ludlow Avenue. Oddly enough, that strip has about 4 Indian restaurants as well as Thai, Chinese, Mexican etc. Having been to Bangalore, I would say the Indian food is pretty authentic, not that you would base your decision solely on that. There are also a couple of bars and an independent/foreign film theater (although they do run some mainstream movies as well).

Since you have the benefit of the corporate apartment take the time to look around. Try Oakley and Mt. Lookout as well - they are close to Hyde Park. If you are working downtown all 4 of those neighborhoods would make for an easy commute.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:47 PM
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I lived right on the square for two years and did not find it to be too noisy. I loved it!! I could see that it could be noisy if you worked at night and needed to sleep at night but other than that it was great!! I lived above Aligator Purse and Hyde Park Food and Wine. (I know live in Mt. Lookout) The apartment was big (probably 700-800 square feet) with hard wood floors, high ceilings, and updated appliances all for $625 with heat!! Can't beat it!! There are really only two bars on the square and they are not loud at all plus you get all the restuarants and shops........can't beat the location!! It is pretty cheap if you think about it!!!

Parking was not an issue for me. You can park on the square anytime if you pay the meater or you an park for free from 6pm to 7am..............Sometimes I used to park on the square when I got home and then moved my car in the mourning when I left for work. I took the bus to my job downtown and the bus stop was on the square. If you don't want to do that, 98% of the time there were stret parking spots on the deadend side of Zumstein which is only 1 block from the square. And if that wasn't good enough for you spots behind the building could be rented......but not necessay at all. I would leave my car on Zumstein for days at a time with no problem!!

Got to love the location!! I don't have the number for the apartment building but it was run by Alaise Realty, if that helps!!

Got to live there!!!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for your replies folks!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:55 PM
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Default Hyde Park

Tankrit - I am also moving to Cincinnati and have been looking at Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout and Mt. Adams.

I still have a house in Birmingham and am looking to rent a furnished "corporate" apartment.

If you are so inclined, please share with me any good leads you have found. I have a number of friends in Cincy and can find out for you if the neighborhood is right. They have strong opinions about neighborhoods but do not know buildings.

Keep in mind that a place could have a Hyde Park address but be located on the outskirts of the village.

One building I have heard about on the internet is Centennial Station in Hyde Park. I have heard mixed opinions. Several people rave about the building, location and amenities. Others have complained about thin walls and hearing neighbors.

My e-mail is [EMAIL="dunsinger@yahoo.com"]dunsinger@yahoo.com[/EMAIL]

Good luck and thank you.

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Old 03-06-2008, 08:40 AM
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Hi Dunsinger
I recently came across an apartment community in the Kenwood area. Its called Indian Creek Apartments. This is the only apartment community that has a 100% positive feedback from previous residents.
Check out their website Indian Creek - About Us (http://indiancreekapthomes.com/default.aspx - broken link)

They have great community activities plus tennis courts, a swimming pool etc and also a community garden where you can reserve a plot and grow herbs and veggies!!

I contacted their office via email and got a response within an hour. I'll be moving to Cincy in September and plan on visiting Indian Creek sometime in July to check it out in person.

I'm still interested in the Hyde park area but Indian Creek just seems too good to be true!

Let me know your thoughts........
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:24 PM
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Indian Creek is a real nice place, and I've heard great reviews from 2 persons I know currently living there. It is out aways toward the suburbs (as compared to Hyde Park and Oakley), which is a drawback. Being single and unattached, I'd think you'd find living near Hyde Park nicer.

I'm single and unattached also, moved here from out-state within the last 6 months. Brookstone in Oakley was specifically mentioned earlier in the thread ... that happens to be where I moved to. It's nice enough, mainly young, unattached folks living here, with a lot of re-locos, but it's too high-priced for what you get. Although the complex has been sold within the last month, this may change, but you could do better.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:49 AM
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The best way to find the deals in Hyde Park is to literally drive up and down the streets and call numbers on the "For Rent" signs in the windows. Very few people small time landlords in Cincinnati use Craig's List.

As for the corporate apartments, I know Huff Realty has a corporate rental division. (this is not an endorsement / I'm not a broker / it's the only one I know of!!!)
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