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Old 09-19-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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I have received a job offer in downtown Cincinnati and will be relocating from the Toledo area. My wife and I would like to live in the country where I would not have a long commute. Is it possible to have less than a 40 minute commute and live in the country in Cincinnati? If so, what areas should we look at?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
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Default Rural Cincinnati

Actually, you have several options. You can look north of Cincinnati in Warren, Clermont and Clinton Counties. In addition, you have Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Grant and Campbell.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Also western and northern Butler County (beyond Middletown and Oxford), and in eastern Indiana. Don't bank on making it downtown in forty minutes or less, though!
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Oxford, OH
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I live in Oxford and I am about 35 minutes to Northgate Mall on the edge of Cinci. Between where 27 comes into Cinci and Oxford is very rural and nice hills and countryside.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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You could try 3-4 miles west of the airport. It's pretty rural out there. I assume you have no kids. I would have no clue on how the school system is out there.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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I'm sure there are still places in Western Hamilton County that might suit you. Also could look around the Lebanon/Oregonia area in Warren County. It's less than 40 minutes to downtown if you hop on I-71.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Liberty Township, Ohio
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Yes, I like the Lebanon area as well.
Will you be buying or renting?
Here's a link to the local paper to help in your seacrh; Southwest Ohio area homes for sale in Mason, Deerfield Twp., West Chester, Liberty Twp., Morrow, Maineville - The Pulse Journal
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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We will be buying. Plus, we have a 2 year old with another on the way so schools are important to us.

We are not looking for complete solitude, but just a decent distance between neighbors, 100-200 yards or so where we can have some farm animals.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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We will be buying. Plus, we have a 2 year old with another on the way so schools are important to us.

We are not looking for complete solitude, but just a decent distance between neighbors, 100-200 yards or so where we can have some farm animals.
Basically everyone has touched on the areas that would work for you. To be within a 40-minute drive of DT Cincinnati, you're not going to find a lot of places in the area that size which are zoned for farm animals. Cincinnati is built in such a strange way that all the open land is on steep hillsides, or out in the country with no direct high-speed road access. You'd have to travel along a country side road to reach a main route, and then from there take that route to the interstate, where you'd still have a 20-30 minute drive into town on a GOOD day (no rush-hour backups or accidents).

Either look down into Northern Kentucky, south of the I-275 loop in places like Richwood, Alexandria, or Idlewild (western Boone county, as someone mentioned)....or into Warren county in places like Morrow/Ft. Ancient, or the outer areas of Lebanon - perhaps Oregonia. I would say up around Monroe on the east side of I-75, but there is a prison in the area and is quickly becoming developed anyhow.

Good luck. You could certainly find a larger plot of land closer to town if you didn't want the farm animals. But I understand people want what they want.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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I should clarify a bit. By farm animals, I was mainly thinking chickens, no large livestock. Plus, a half acre or so would be a good amount of land.

Thanks for everyone's input. I will take a look at the areas everyone mentioned.
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