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Old 01-26-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I've heard wonderful things about Columbus but I have options. My choices are Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Northern KY.
Can somebody tell me the pros and cons of Cincinnati? Should I consider looking there or should I stick with Columbus?
I'm getting cold feet I guess. I live in El Paso, TX and it was 75 degrees yesterday and we were out playing golf. I know that is not going to happen with any of my options but any guidance is appreciated. I love the outdoors and especially golf. We have a 10 month old little girl. We love food and wine. I just picked up scrapbooking. I guess everyone with a baby does for a while but I really enjoy it. Pretty much home bodies but like to go out every once in a while.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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I don't really know what to tell you about Columbus, because I've only been there a handful of times. In my opinion, Cincinnati is much prettier as a result of it's many hills and historic architecture. Cincinnati would also be a great place to raise your daughter. Cincinnati is very family oriented and there are activities all over town for kids (Union Terminal Museum Center, Newport aquarium, Kings Island, The Beach, etc.) In terms of golfing, there are plenty of really great golf courses around Cincinnati and it's very popular too. I don't golf much, but my dad is a golf addict.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Columbus's advantages are the same as its drawbacks. Generally it's very new, suburban, and sprawling. It has more of an "anyplace USA" feel than your other options. Less local character with more freeway and chain stores. It depends on your preferences.

You are basically screwed with the weather, sorry. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is actually your best bet there. It's significantly warmer with less snow than your other options. In fact, even in town Cincinnati is a bit warmer than its far nothern suburbs. But regardless, way colder than what you'll want (i.e. no more year round golf).
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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One neighborhood (Short North/Victorian Village) in C-bus blows away anything in Cincinnati, but the collective character of various Cincinnati neighborhoods and the unique qualities you can find in any one of them are far and away more attractive than anything outside of a 3 mile radius of the convention center in Columbus. I grew up in the now trendy areas of Columbus and am verrrry happy in Cincinnati.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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One neighborhood (Short North/Victorian Village) in C-bus blows away anything in Cincinnati...
If I've ever read an exaggeration, that's it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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If I've ever read an exaggeration, that's it.
Seriously, you could combine Mt. Adams, Hyde Park and Northside and come up with half of what exists in the Short North and surrounding neighborhoods. It's the suburbs (yes even the precious near ones) that drag Columbus into "anytown USA" mediocrity.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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Do what your heart tells you to do. Opinions are subjective because they simply have not lived your life. One thing is for certain. There will be much much more competition for jobs in your field of work where ever you choose to live.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: cleveland
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cinci-rise, i 2nd that huge exaggeration by huskerdu. also, huskerdu a 3 mile radius ? come on, thats half way to grove city. its more like a 1 mile radius.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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Seriously, you could combine Mt. Adams, Hyde Park and Northside and come up with half of what exists in the Short North and surrounding neighborhoods. It's the suburbs (yes even the precious near ones) that drag Columbus into "anytown USA" mediocrity.
Once the streetcar gets built connecting UC with Downtown, Over-the-Rhine is going to blow Short North out of the water.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Once the streetcar gets built connecting UC with Downtown, Over-the-Rhine is going to blow Short North out of the water.
I hope so!
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