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Old 10-17-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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I'm a recent college grad, and I got a job offer in the Cincinnati area that I'm considering. Looking for some apartment recommendations. Not familiar with rent in the area. How good of a 1BR apartment will $600-$700 get you? Where I'm from over $700 should keep you away from seedy folks. If you've rented near the Milford area, would like to know you're experiences/recommendations.

. Where is you current location and environment? Suburbs of a small city
. Are you looking for similar in Cincinnati or a change? Would like a change, but I prioritize low commute time over living in a "hip" area.

. Where will your work location be? Milford
. Maximum commute time desired? 20 minutes

. What is you budget for housing? Under $1000 a month
. Rent or buy? Rent
. Type (Apt., Condo, Single Family) Apartment
. Size (Approx. Sq. Ft., # Bedrooms & Baths) 1BR
. Other specifics?

. Neighborhood environment?
. Urban, young professional, nightlife Young professional
. Mid-urban, close in neighborhood or suburb, stable investment
. Suburban, low maintenance, quiet streets, soccer mom atmosphere Suburban is fine, but preferably not too boring/stuffy/conservative
. Family oriented Not necessarily, but would like to avoid seedy people
. Lots of same age kids, activities No kids
. Great schools No kids
. Older, distinctive architecture, individual character
. Modern, 15 yrs old or less, move-in ready Prefer newer apartments
. Diversity of income, race, housing? Diversity of food choices is important
. Yard - none, small, large (1/2 acre or more) None
. Very safe, low crime area? Preferably
. Can tolerate some degree of crime potential? How Much? If its enough that I have to think about it, it's too much.
. Private neighborhood association, swimming & fitness facilities A 24 gym nearby would be nice.

. Schools?
. Not applicable
. High Ranked Public schools
. Small or large district?
. Diverse student body?
. Strong athletics?
. Consider Private schools?
. Special considerations?

. Community amenities?
. Daily needs within walking distance, shopping, restaurants, parks, etc. Strongly prefer to live near good restaurants
. Town/city community center for adults & kids
. Swimming, fitness center, running track, adult activities
. Nearby fitness centers & clubs
. Close promity to public transportation?
. Lots of parks & youth athletic leagues
. Jogging & biking trails
. Other?

. Specific wants/desires?
. Please identify any specific wants/desires not mentioned above.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:04 PM
 
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Eastern Norwood, Oakley, Kenwood, Blue Ash- all within 20-25 minutes of Milford and should fit the bill for the type of neighborhood you're looking for.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:19 AM
 
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You will need to pay a lot more than $600 in rent in Milford to get something decent, as there isn't that much rental housing in Milford to choose from. I know someone who lives in the Eastgate area, she pays around $750 - $800 for a decent 1BR, the complex looks nice enough. You may want to look around there since it isn't far from Milford.
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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What's the traffic like in Cincinnati? Does it ever get bad on I-275 or on highway 50?
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Old 10-26-2016, 05:55 AM
 
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I-275 can get backed up doing morning an evening Rush Hour. But I also try to learn the back roads just in case I need to get off. But I don't think it's any worse than 75
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Old 10-27-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Which parts of I-275 get backed up? If I lived in Blue Ash, would I take I-71 to I-275 to get to work, or would I be better off taking city streets? If I lived in Hyde Park or Oakley, would I skip traffic because I'm doing an opposite commute?
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:00 PM
 
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We are in East Walnut Hills (5 minutes South-West of Hyde Park) and my husband does the reverse commute to Loveland. It's about 20 minutes if you leave by 7:20. There are several options besides 71N to 275E, Columbia Parkway straight out is one of the more popular routes.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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Which parts of I-275 get backed up? If I lived in Blue Ash, would I take I-71 to I-275 to get to work, or would I be better off taking city streets? If I lived in Hyde Park or Oakley, would I skip traffic because I'm doing an opposite commute?

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Old 12-05-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's input. I accepted the job offer, and they sent me the names of a few apartments where I can get a discounted rate, so I'll be taking a look at those.
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