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Old 06-19-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Bellevue WA
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Hello,

My husband is considering completing his PhD at Miami University in Oxford, he was offered a great package and we have friends at the University. I would most likely be working remotely from home, as I don't see there being a good way to have reasonable commutes (under 30 min) for him to Oxford and me to DT Cincy for my type of work.

We would like to buy a house as the PhD would take about 6 years, and we'd rather not have all that income be sunk into an apartment black hole. Our budget would be about 120k, and I don't see many options in Oxford, so hows Hamilton area?

We keep to ourselves, interracial married couple, like to garden, travel, non-denominational Christian, no kids. I'm a foodie but I have no idea what OH offers for cuisine, I don't mind adjusting my expectations. The neighborhood safety is pretty important, especially since I would usually be home. Nightlife is a non-issue. We'd prefer a neighborhood with other young professionals (lol does that even exist anywhere? in my experience, no.)

Not even sure where to start, any tips would be great on what to expect in OH!
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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If you're set on a single family home and want to maximize your budget, you'll have a lot of options in Hamilton. The west side of town is considered the most desirable part.

If you wouldn't mind living a bit further from Oxford but in an area with more young professionals and overall amenities, West Chester and Fairfield may be worth looking into as well. 120k won't go as far in those neighborhoods, especially West Chester, but if you're willing to consider a condo vs. a house, you'll have more options.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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Look at Liberty Township
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:00 PM
 
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i would also recommend fairfield for that budget. West Chester and Liberty Township are expensive. Also consider buying a condo as well. The area is really booming and real estate turns over well.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:27 AM
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If you're set on a single family home and want to maximize your budget, you'll have a lot of options in Hamilton. The west side of town is considered the most desirable part.

If you wouldn't mind living a bit further from Oxford but in an area with more young professionals and overall amenities, West Chester and Fairfield may be worth looking into as well. 120k won't go as far in those neighborhoods, especially West Chester, but if you're willing to consider a condo vs. a house, you'll have more options.
West side of town?

Stay away from the part of Hamilton that is by the Wal-mart near NW washington blvd
The part of Hamilton that is by Bridgewater falls is much nicer with less sketchy people.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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Look at Liberty Township

Or, Fairfield. Great community, finally getting a fair share of good restaurants and lots of civic activities (Concerts, shows etc.)
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Hamilton
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Hamilton is a great place to live. Newly renovated and new construction apartments are rented instantly in this city experiencing a quick resurgence. The newest apartments are coming on line at 3rd and Dayton. To purchase , Highland Park is a great neighborhood and prospect Hill is affordable and other Miami people live in both neighborhoods
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Fairfield of the Ohio
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Don't forget about Ross.
https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...-12258?view=qv
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