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Old 01-14-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: The "Sharpest" Corner of Ohio...
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As a transplant, I would have to say my opinion on Cincinnati could go either way. I'm sure I'm going to get some smart-ass replies to this, and I'm A-OK with that. I'm just telling it like I see it.

Cincinnati is a beautiful city, and I absolutely love it here. However, as I've mentioned before, the social skills of some of the locals DO leave a little to be desired. Notice I said SOME. I'm not trying to lump all 2 million people or so that live in this area into that category. Maybe it's just me not meeting and interacting with the right folks. I am willing to admit that.

Now onto the sports section: Whenever I tell people I'm from Pennsylvania and that I've been a Bengals fan my entire life (which is 100% TRUTH), people look at me like I smoked some bad crack. Either that or I get asked INSTANTLY if I'm a Steeler fan when I mention where I'm from. So I moved to the city that has my favorite sports team. What's so wrong with that? When I lived in Pittsburgh, I've met folks from Cleveland, Detroit, etc. that grew up as Steeler fans, and I don't see that to be abnormal.

I'm not asking anybody to change their views, opinions, or lifestyles...all I'm implying is that it wouldn't hurt Cincinnati to open up a little more. This is a GREAT place to live, work and play, so be proud of the fact that people come here to embrace it.

In closing, for a guy who moved here from Buffalo of all places to say that Cincinnatians are uptight should be a wake-up call for this city.

And by the way, I live in Norwood. If anyone has a problem with that, please let me know.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: California
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I really appreciate the OP who offered their opinion on relocating to Cincinnati -- I find that those who can offer up the pros and well as the cons have really thought things through. I have found quite a few things I love about Spokane, WA, but unfortunately the negatives are enough to make my husband and I want to leave. Unfortunately, also, is that the negatives about Spokane are the same negatives I'm hearing about Cincinnati. As an extreme liberal and an atheist, I really don't feel I would receive a very warm welcome in Cincinnati. I also take to heart the comments about provincialism because we experience that here all the time (although we at least are cut some slack because we hail from New England and not California -- those poor people are maligned terribly even though they are SO friendly). My husband has received some interest about a job in Cincinnati and before dismissing it immediately I've spent some time researching (and will spend a little more), but it looks like we should keep hoping for a more progressive location to come through.
Thanks to everyone for their input!
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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The attraction of Cincinnati is the idea of living in northern kentucky and yet still knowing that you are within reach of the economic cincinnati metro area. However, one does get sort of a provincial feeling from cincinnati. The white hats that the police wear in cincinnati are so lame and comical. Also, the underground railway museum seems to be just another example of yankee nonsense.

Demographically, the heart of the city seems to be a predominately black area and unsafe in the evening. Perhaps someone can give this out of towner some feed back regarding this.

The big question is can one truly feel like a southerner in northern kentucky or is the provincial cincinnati influence overwhelming the other side of the ohio river? Actually, cincinnati kind of feels like a small Newark, NJ and who the heck wants to walk around Newark (even for 5 seconds).


I hate all yankees (joking of course), especially the one's from the bronx...... all joking aside, the blue blooded yankees were the true original nazis. What they (Sherman etc.) did to the southern civilian (non-combative) population should never be forgotten. The Bonnie Blue flag as well as the Battle Flag represents all the southern americans who gave their lives for their country. 500,000 americans died in the Civil War. Isn't that enough? What else do the liberals want except to dumb down the entire country? We must always remember those yankee torture chambers like Camp Douglas, Pt. Lookout and Ft. Delaware.

You may think that this rambling discussion of northern vs. southern has nothing to do with cincinnati but actually its quite relevant with Kentucky being a border state and hopefully still having a somewhat southern influence.

So the attraction of northern kentucky is the idea that once you cross the Roebling bridge you truly cross cultural boundaries. The down side of the entire cincinnati area seems to be a lack of employment and industry to support the population base. Also, being in a cold climate in the middle of the heartland is not really aesthetic.

I'm really not a reds or bengals person. I'd really have to force myself to see them play. Actually, I'd rather just go outside and throw a ball around then vicariously sit there polishing a seat while watching others play. Being a "fan" is such a sedentary life style. It seems that this fan mentality is a big part of cincinnati. I really like to live my own life and not be a sheep responding to whatever stimulus the media wants to shove at you. Is this fan mentality all cincinnati has to offer in the way of artificial entertainment?[SIZE=3] [/SIZE]
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Both of those uniforms are just unattractive. The bengals uniform is just wild looking. Nothing attractive for me in these teams although the city is 'on the map' by having professional teams.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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^ You sound like a 5chmuck, are you?
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Well folks I came back home gave it a shot HATED THE DARN SNOW!! and now I am off to Hawaii on April 7th. I have 6 Grandkids in Hawaii and life is to short not to see them grownup and I MISS THEM!! althought I love my Family here in Ohio they are all grown and living the life they choose to lead ........It's my time to live after 49..........and love my Gandbabies...........My Daughter left to go work and live in Korea for a year so no need for me to stay put Cincinnati will always be home and I will always visit but not live in Ohio I just can't take the cold..........If I had it my way I would live in Hawaii -Oct- April and in Ohio - May- Sept..........
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Well folks I came back home gave it a shot HATED THE DARN SNOW!! and now I am off to Hawaii on April 7th. I have 6 Grandkids in Hawaii and life is to short not to see them grownup and I MISS THEM!! althought I love my Family here in Ohio they are all grown and living the life they choose to lead ........It's my time to live after 49..........and love my Gandbabies...........My Daughter left to go work and live in Korea for a year so no need for me to stay put Cincinnati will always be home and I will always visit but not live in Ohio I just can't take the cold..........If I had it my way I would live in Hawaii -Oct- April and in Ohio - May- Sept..........
Sounds like a nice plan, enjoy every day as if its your last. Why freeze 4-6 months out of the year?
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Having spent all but 5 of my 40 years here, (1 year in Columbus, 1 year in Dayton, and 3 in Germany), I do fall into the category of defending Cincy akin to knee-jerk reaction. Even as a Cincinnatian, there have been times when I felt unwelcome in certain neighborhoods: Clifton stands out as a rude neighborhood (W. McMillan & Morlein) the irony was that neighborhood was 80% students from out of town. The other is Mount Healthy (not in the city but only a mile from College Hill). The others have been super-welcoming to this urban pioneer like South Fairmount and Price Hill.

I think Cincinnatians tend to be a little reserved when meeting outsiders, not sure weather to trust them, I imagine we seem a little "stand-offish".
We tend to respect "family values" type of people. In my opinion, we don't take well to fast talkers or the bold and brash types from larger cities.

Cincinnatians are proud. Of our old and diverse neighborhoods, our parks and scenery, our universities, our diverse housing architecture, relatively low crime rate, our sports teams and our many cultural museums and theaters, and our many, many very diverse restaurants and bars.

As a young man partying in the early to mid nineties, there were over 30 clubs to go to with everything from techno to country to mostly live local rock and alternative with no time to begin to see them all. I'm not sure if the areas around UC are coming back but as a few years ago, the area was pretty dead, nothing like a decade ago, and thet's a shame for the young crowd and students who need a reason to stick around after they graduate and start careers.

To the OP, and otherrs that didn't like their time here, maybe down the road give it another try, I do know for a fact that Cincinnatians tend to be self-conscious about how the rest of the country and new residents percieve the Queen City and 90% of the folks will welcome you once they get to know you and that you share similar values.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Wow, I'm from the Cleveland area and am thinking about relocating to Cincinnati after I graduate college this Summer, but this thread is making me feel like if I move there I will not be welcomed and will hate my life

I understand I need to experience it for myself, but whew, this thread sure makes Cincinnati look like one very big intimidating city to someone not from there.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Trust me, Cincinnatians are not all like you see portrayed here. Like any city, it has its peculiaritites. If you grew up in Cleveland, you can more than endure/enjoy Cincinnati.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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Wow, I'm from the Cleveland area and am thinking about relocating to Cincinnati after I graduate college this Summer, but this thread is making me feel like if I move there I will not be welcomed and will hate my life
If this internet discussion thread from complete strangers that don't know each other is enough to sway someone from moving here, may I suggest life management therapy classes ASAP.
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