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Old 07-09-2016, 10:29 PM
 
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We will be moving to Cincinnati in fall/winter 2016 & would like some insight. We're from NE Ohio & have visited Cincy a few times (much different than trying to find a place for your family to live!). We have children (not school-aged yet) & like the country/small town feel with some privacy/elbow room but commutable to downtown for work purposes. Ideally we'd like something on 5+ acres that is in a decent school district & safe area. Any help & advice is appreciated! I tried to answer the questions below as best as possible.


Have you searched this forum for answers to your questions before posting a new inquiry? yes
. What specific topic have you not found answers to? need recent & info regarding more rural/small town type areas

. Where is you current location and environment? NE Ohio, small town, country feel
. Are you looking for similar in Cincinnati or a change? similar

. Where will your work location be? downtown
Maximum commute time desired? 30-45 min
. What is you budget for housing? $200,000-300,000

Rent or buy? Buy
Type (Apt., Condo, Single Family) SFH
Size (Approx. Sq. Ft., # Bedrooms & Baths) 3+ Bed, 2 Bath
. Other specifics? 5+ acres, not in a development

. Neighborhood environment?
quiet streets
. Family oriented
. Great schools
Yard - none, small, large (1/2 acre or more) ***LARGE, 5+ acres
Very safe, low crime area


Schools?
"Good" school district
Small or large district? Small
Strong athletics? a plus
Consider Private schools? sure


Community amenities?
Town/city community center for adults & kids - this would be a bonus if we lived on outskirts of small town that offered local restaurants, festivals, community events, etc.
Parks/trails: would be great to be close to some
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:16 PM
 
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You should check out Harrison, OH or Dearborn County in Indiana. Harrison still has a small town feel and is within a half hour of downtown, if no traffic. Dearborn County is further out, but at least the eastern half of the county is within 45 min. of downtown.
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Old 07-11-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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Look in Southern Boone or Kenton Counties in Kentucky. You can keep going south to get the land if necessary.

With 5 acres what is your budget?
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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OP:

I'd say that lebanon (or the townships up here near lebanon) meet most of your criteria, small town feel, rural-ish, decent schools, within your max commute time (though avoiding rush hour is your best option for keeping your commute time tolerable).

Not sure about 5 acres on your budget, but it's probably doable in the townships (turtlecreek, clearcreek, union).

Indiana (as the other poster mentioned), might be cheaper, I'd check them both out on some of the real estate websites and see what comes up.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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Thanks to all for the very helpful info already! We could go higher than $300,000 to get the land we'd like, but we didn't want to necessarily if possible. I will also start the search & appreciate your continued help & insight!
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:16 AM
 
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Thanks to all for the very helpful info already! We could go higher than $300,000 to get the land we'd like, but we didn't want to necessarily if possible. I will also start the search & appreciate your continued help & insight!
Don't forget property taxes. Property taxes are about 1/3 of what they are in Ohio.

I think anything over 10 acres in Kentucky qualifies as farm land.

https://jeffersonpva.ky.gov/property...al-exemptions/

This will give you an idea of how much you will save.

Tax relief intended to save Kentucky farms helps pave them instead | Lexington Herald-Leader
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