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Old 12-02-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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Hey everybody,
My wife will be working in UC as a post doc and we will be heading there by Jannuary. We have a toddler, and we are lookng for a safe neighbourhood close to UC.

I went through a number of threads but it was really confusing. The only neighbourhoods that almost everybody agreed to be safe and a good place for family were Hyde park and Mt Lookout. They seem to be decent neighbourhoods but far from UC (We prefer walking distance). If there is a good public transport system, that would be Ok (We are moving form SF, and got used to the efficient PT here!)

We have never been to Cincy and absolutely do not have any idea about this place (Actually, we have never been to Ohio!), so every hint will help!
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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Move to the Gaslight District!

A friend of mine is a professor as UC and walks to campus from there. Plus, Ludlow is filled with bars, restaurants, shops, groceries, and a movie theater.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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^exactly, gaslight is perfect for what you want
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati
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Default Move to Cincy

There are lots of safe great neighborhoods near UC. Clifton, especially the Gaslight District would be within walking distance. Hyde Park, Mt Lookout, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge.......are all worth considering.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:23 AM
 
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Cyrus,

If you want a nice neighborhood within true walking distance to UC, then Clifton Gaslight is your only real option. Otherwise you will be in a "student ghetto" type area.

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The only neighbourhoods that almost everybody agreed to be safe and a good place for family were Hyde park and Mt Lookout.
People keep mentioning Hyde Park/Oakley/Mt Lookout because it really is pretty nice. (And I'm totally biased, since I chose to move to Hyde Park when I came to Cincy this year).

If I were to try and "sell" you on HP/O/MTL these would be my arguments:
- Very family friendly. I keep hearing it has the best public elementary school in the city.
- Very walkable to most basic services
- Clifton is a bit further away from major retail options, so you could ironically end up driving more for some services.
- Slightly cleaner and safer than Clifton (although Clifton is fine)
- Bus route #51 should take you past UC without any transfers - but you might want to go check the route online. We take a different route from Hyde Park to Downtown and it's a pretty decent bus. No complaints.
- Unless you also plan to work at UC or work from home, you'll probably end up driving a lot in Cincy anyway. So I'd be careful to discount a neighborhood because of a 3-4 mile commute.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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Cincy is not SF. It's very white, conservative, uptight. The food sucks and people keep to them- selves . Meet as many Transplants as you can. Good luck!
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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^ The city of Cincinnati is absolutely filled with black people, left-voting Catholics, and democrats in general. So I'm having a hard time with the "white, conservative" argument.

What neighborhood of the city do you live in?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Default ecovillage?

this looks perfect for you if you want a peaceful liberal setting
Welcome to Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village!

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Hey everybody,
My wife will be working in UC as a post doc and we will be heading there by Jannuary. We have a toddler, and we are lookng for a safe neighbourhood close to UC.

I went through a number of threads but it was really confusing. The only neighbourhoods that almost everybody agreed to be safe and a good place for family were Hyde park and Mt Lookout. They seem to be decent neighbourhoods but far from UC (We prefer walking distance). If there is a good public transport system, that would be Ok (We are moving form SF, and got used to the efficient PT here!)

We have never been to Cincy and absolutely do not have any idea about this place (Actually, we have never been to Ohio!), so every hint will help!
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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Cincy is not SF. It's very white, conservative, uptight. The food sucks and people keep to them- selves . Meet as many Transplants as you can. Good luck!

Well, I do not know if you have ever lived in SF. The SF is a wondeful city itself, but I never got along with the people during this 15 months that I'm here.
SF is also white, and what I hate the most about it is that people here are 'pretending' to be open and liberal. Honestly, I'm realy happy that we're leaving SF, and I'm pretty sure that I will never get back here to live. We've been mistreated because of our nationality lots of times, even through the first generation emmigrants, and even in the most liberal places like UCSF.
You can barely find some one that was born or raised here. The SF is having a flow-in flow-out population from all over the US, or even world. Here everybody is living a double life: one that is pretending, and one for real. It is almost impossible to interact with people as most of them are not interested to begin a new session (I've heard this from a couple of other people that moved here from other places). Numerous times we've been treated like ****, humilated and misrespected. If your position makes you to be silent, they will use it the best they could. I remeber that this also included my son's day care that the lady was forcefully over-reacting to my two years old toddler (Could you imagine?) and left us nothing to do about except taking him somewhere else. Not even the children's council of SF was helpful.
Everybody is talking about the american spirit and that SF is a liberal place, but for sure these are dead over here long time ago.
Does people discriminate each other for their nationality, religon, and race over there? I assume people do everywhere...
I beleive there is nothing wrong with being white or conservative. the way you use these two will make the difference...
What I said might not be correct, but this is the impression I got from this city. I might be wrong, or I might be one of those rare people who got into the wrong-time wrong-place equation. But what I'm damn sure is that I will never get back to California to live!
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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^ Thanks for your input, Cyrus.

For some really odd reason, especially in Cincy ... people always think the grass is greener on the other side.
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