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Old 08-30-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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The OP mentioned buying a place so doesn't that mean the price range is $250,000-$300,000?? If that is a monthly rent range like everyone else seemed to assume then HP and Oakley are completely off the table....
Oops. I misread the post. Gonna think about this some more, though.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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No, just, no. Live somewhere where you do not need to take the bus to the grocery. I would never ever recommend that a stranger to Cincinnati move to McMillan and Gilbert, and I lived there and used the Peebles corner Kroger for years.
I lived without a car in Cincinnati for years in multiple places and I always found it easier to take the bus to a supermarket. Living right next door to a supermarket is usually less nice than living on a bus line. Corryville and Surrey Square are great stores that are easy to get to. (Also, Walnut Hills Kroger is now closed. I say that for the OP's info just in case it's not clear yet on a goiogle search).

Also, Peebles Corner is changing VERY rapidly. The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation is doing a lot (too much if you ask me) and property values have nowhere to go but up. It's a really good spot to invest and transit access is fantastic. Also, Metro is planning to build a new transit center at Peebles Corner (though that's probably two or three years away).
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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With only 1 post you are right on target. HP and Oakley are the only places in Cincinnati one would want to live without a car.

You can walk to everything anyone would ever need and if not, the bus service is exquisite. You won't get what you want for $300 but an old school 1 bedroom in a 4 plex might be had for $450 or so. It will be 700 square feet. If you want 1200 square foot 2 bedroom, for $300 you will need to renew your passport and get your shots up to date.

I'm embarrassed. I thought he was renting.

My mistake!!
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:45 PM
 
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Okay, back again. Without checking prices, while I think the OP would be priced out of single-family home in Hyde Park, shouldn't they be able to find a pretty nice condo in their price range? Or a single-family in a decent part of Norwood if a less affluent general area is okay? I'll also mention that the relatively blue-collar community of North College Hill is extremely walkable, and has plenty of cheap, safe housing.


I want to say as gently as possible that while I understand this is not what the OP asked about, I think it bears mentioning that while living in Cincinnati is doable without a car, and while we have decent public transit for a city this size, it still really does add a layer of difficulty, challenge and possibly housing expense that you don't have if you DO drive.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Clifton gaslight is the best place for someone in your situation. You can walk to the Clifton Market or walk to appointments at Good Samaritan or UC/VA. The only hospital you would need to take the bus to is Christ. If you live in Clifton Heights you could walk to Findlay Market and take the #17 to Good Sam or walk down W. Clifton to Vine and take the #78 or I think #46 to University Hospital/VA.

I live near Christ and chose a primary care physician based there so that I could walk or bike to appointments.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Clifton Gaslight will have nowhere to walk to. Forgetaboutit. Oakley might have a decent house in the $300k range.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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Clifton Gaslight will have nowhere to walk to. Forgetaboutit. Oakley might have a decent house in the $300k range.

Yeah, if corporate welfare continues.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Clifton Gaslight will have nowhere to walk to. Forgetaboutit. Oakley might have a decent house in the $300k range.

If you don't mind a bit of a hike, I think the little commercial strip along Ludlow is nice. It has quite a few amenities. Even though the library moved a few blocks away. But the housing cost around there will be out of range for a single family and condo developments will be full of students.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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I have a former student who has since become a friend who has a medical condition (epilepsy) that keeps her from driving. She works downtown, but she lives in Covington. She loves the neighborhood and doesn't seem all that inconvenienced by not having a car. If I didn't have a toddler (and my wife's commute) to worry about I would live in Covington in a heartbeat. I feel that Covington has more charm than the new construction in OTR, is a lot more affordable, and the people are far friendlier.

There are some beautiful houses 5 or 6 blocks from the river in Covington in the 200-300K price range, and even lower on some blocks. A friend of mine from high school is a VP at a regional bank and his specialty is commercial and residential real estate in Northern Kentucky. He is evangelical in his desire to get the word out on Covington, as he says the area is highly undervalued.
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