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Old 12-15-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Hi,
My boyfriend and I (both early 20's) are going to be moving to Cincinnati for his new job and we're looking for ideas of where to live. Definitely renting an apartment or townhouse right now, we'd prefer somewhere that has a young crowd and lots to do/good nightlife, but I'm from the country and would prefer somewhere that wasn't right downtown and crowded. He wants to stay in/near the city though to make his commute time less. Is there any neighborhood where we can reconcile our wants?

I've heard good and bad things about the Hyde Park/Oakley area. Anywhere else?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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how about the eden park area (East walnut hills, mt. adams). Right on the park, lots of row houses close to downtown?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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Mt. Adams is crowded, too -- downright claustrophobic, IMO -- but Eden Park or East Walnut Hills nearby are not quite as squished.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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There's a reason you've heard things about Hyde Park/Oakley. They are great neighborhoods for young transplants. Be sure to check all over the neighborhood (including Mt Lookout) and see if the area is for you. It really is a good place to start.

In general, everything is going to depend on what you consider "crowded" or too close to the city. There are tons of neighborhoods that are absolutely great for your boyfriend (Downtown, Mt Adams, Clifton, Newport, Covington, Mt. Auburn, East Walnuts Hills/O'bryonville, Hyde Park, Oakley, Mt. Lookout. etc. etc) but I can imagine someone from the country thinking that they were far too urban.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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^everyplace he named is a good choice. Add in Columbia Tusculum and Prospect Hill (which is technically Mt. Auburn)
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Thanks for the info so far I'm not opposed to living in the city, I just know it's going to be a harder transition if the area is extremely urban and crowded. I'm sure once we come down to look around at places it will be a lot easier to decide what we like.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Prospect Hill, Mt. lookout is also great.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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All the places you mentioned are great. My husband and I (both in our mid 20's) moved to the area from upstate NY this summer and we were also unsure where to live. We ended up choosing downtown and we love it! We live in the Groton Loft building (above Sully's bar). The apartments are owned by Towne Properties, which also own the Shilito lofts and the Gramercy apartments. The only reason we chose the Groton (it can get a little loud on the weekends b/c of Sully's) was because they allow dogs and we have two pugs. Our loft is great - two bedrooms, two bathroom, high ceilings and exposed duct work - it's great! Towne Properties has also been great. We have monthly get togethers at downtown spots for all three downtown building residents, which is a great way to meet new people. I wouldn't say downtown is extremely crowded at all. There is so much to do for a young couple - great restaurants, etc. Hyde Park is Great, but it can get expensive. I would really check out one of the Towne Properties buildings downtown when you go apartment hunting. Let me know if you want to know anything else! = )
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