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Old 10-13-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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Thanks Daytonnatian I will do that. Do you live there?
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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I know I'll get blasted for saying this on the cincy forum, but please look into Trotwood up near Dayton. If you're African-American, it's really a great place to live, because it's about 60-40 African-American.
I wouldn't blast you at all! I don't want to be the only one offering my thoughts in here, and Dayton doesn't have its own forum. Whatever is best for someone else is what I seek for them. Thanks for contributing to the thread. I've heard Trotwood is nice. I honestly didn't know how diverse it was. How are the schools there?
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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The Cincinnati equivalent to Trotwood is Forest Park, a northern Cincinnati suburb with a large African-American population, many of them being middle-class.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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I live in the City of Cincinnati limits in a neighborhood called Hartwell. It is CPS schools but there are many private schools as well. The area is diverse and although the houses & neighborhood are old (we live in a 1890 home which was a 2family we are converting back into a single family), it has many new things going on as well as 9 churches in our neighborhood. There is a local Kroger store (easy to walk to) and is on a bus line as well. I have chimmed in on this web site many times about Hartwell and love it here. We are right off Interstate 75 and Cross County Highway which gets you pretty much all over the City in a matter of minutes. The location is great. There is UC and Xavier and other community colleges in the City as well as Raymond Walters which is part of UC just off Cross County less than 10 minutes away. I have some pics of my neighborhood on my profile page you are welcome to view and if I can help with anything else please let me know. I have a 16year old son and have lived here for a little over 7 years, like I said, I love the area and I love my neighbors..couldnt ask for much more. My sister in law lived with us for a few years and just moved to Forest Park this past spring. She likes it there but misses the quick hop onto the highway which got her to & from work much quicker. Our cousin just moved back here from Arizona and he stayed with us while looking for a place, he & his fiance are looking in this area because he too liked the location and quick commute to work. He enjoyed sitting on the porch at night and thought is was so quiet! Good luck with your decision. My husband wants to move where he can see mountains out the windows of our home someday but he will have to tie me up and throw me in the car to get me out of here lol.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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I moved to Cincinnati from Chicago July 2005 and the cost of living difference is amazing. I am a young, single Black female and honestly if it were any other city I had moved to, I would not be still living in it. I was able to move up here with only $3,000- it got me a furnished 1 bedroom apartment for 6 months and I survived making $9/hr for a year before I was hired at P&G. I came here because after my boyfriend and I graduated from college, he accepted a position at Toyota as an engineer and I accepted admission into the University of Cincinnati's medical school, but after my financial aid fell through, I could not finish the term but I was able to find a job in literally one day (yes it didnt pay much, but it kept me afloat). I was living in Clifton which is very affordable and safe, and also where most college students live, but in my complex it was a mix of families and students (Clifton Colony). I now living in Columbia-Tusculm which I love TO DEATH. It is very diverse, close to shopping, downtown and Kentucky, and I have a gorgeous 2 bedroom apartment with views of the kentucky hills, downtown, and the river from my balcony and all for $625! 5/3 Bank is like....7 minutes from here and they are always hiring. They hired my friend who had 3 years call center experience into a great banking position. Cincinnati is very cheap to live in- in KY there is no tax on foods! Gas is cheap, housing is cheap and it is very diverse. Entertainment is lacking but if I dont feel like going to Newport, Louisville, Columbus and Indianapolis are a short drive away. Its a MAJOR change from Chicago but you may like that. I am actually looking to move to Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo or the Detroit burbs because I need more entertainment- Cincy is a very small city to me (a person coming from Chicago) but you will make it here fine and I know the city will be good to you like it was for me. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Thanks Daytonnatian I will do that. Do you live there?
No, but I work there
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