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Old 01-26-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Congrats and welcome to the neighborhood! Once the weather warms and if you like to walk or cycle, you will love the access you have to HP and Oakley (squares) as well as Rookwood.
HD, are you in Norwood now?
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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HD, are you in Norwood now?
Going on 7 months now. We finally left the old 4th and Plum lofts downtown in search of a house around that general area. We walked through at least 10 houses in HP/Oakley and, in most cases, there was a definite reason these houses were affordable. In many cases, the "3rd bedroom" was actually a makeshift basement room or tiny attic space.. in other instances the only bathroom was in odd locations such as off the kitchen, there was no central air or the the house was the size of an efficiency apt. This is what you get for under 200k in either neighborhood. The first place we checked in Norwood was absolutely perfect. Our buyers agent was not familiar with Norwood and kept asking if we wanted to come back another day. She was a bit nervous because it was getting dark...haha.

We like the area so far aside from a handful of trashy rentals and their occupants. I think the rookwood exchange will make the neighborhood even more desirable if they do it correctly.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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HU, Where in Norwood are you? Our new house is on Shanmoor Ave. We went through a similar experience...looking at houses in our price range in Hyde Park, only to find we could only afford a 2 bedroom there. The house we went with in Norwood has 4 large bedrooms, plus a bonus room... so much more for our money. I'm looking foward to see how the Rookwood Exchange will develop. I was looking to see if there were any Norwood neighborhood association groups, but I couldn't find any. Do you know of anything?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Very close to you...I'll private message you some info.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Looking to rent in Hydepark, do you have a place that is reasonable?
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Try Pleasant Ridge . It is diverse and very nice without the pretentiousness of Hyde Park.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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I've lived in a few neighborhoods in Cincinnati. You can find actual apartments that are larger and cheaper in Oakley or something similar, but you pay for the neighborhood. It depends what you want... Hyde Park is a fancier square with fancier stores and restaurants. And dont listen to people who claim Clifton is just as safe as Hyde Park, because it isnt.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Neighborhoods are kinda like brand name clothes. Sure Hyde Park is nice, but a lot of what you are paying for is the name and status...or something like that. I pretty much agree with everything that has been said. Oakley is great, Norwood is great, and Madisonville is great...just have to look around.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Try Pleasant Ridge . It is diverse and without the charm, safe parks, shopping, and lack of crime of Hyde Park.
There, I fixed it for you.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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There, I fixed it for you.
ha... I dont know where people get the idea that compare the safety of Hyde Park to Norwood, Oakley, or Madisonville. Granted, these neighborhoods arent like OTR or anything, but I think people are maybe talking about one block.
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