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Old 02-24-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Moving...need information on commute and neighborhoods

My husband just got a job near the Great American Ball Park by the Ohio river. I've never been to Ohio, so I don't know anything about the place. We really need some ideas of some good, safe neighborhoods that are within a 30 minute drive to his work. How's the commute? We'll be renting initially. Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Just about any part of the city or any of the suburbs are within 30 minutes of the ballpark (downtown) so you have all the choices you want. Aside from safety, what kind of neighborhood are you looking for? Progressive? Conservative? Nightlife? Quiet? Shops? Farms?

It also makes somewhat of a difference if you have kids.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I have two young kids. I'd like to be close to things (I don't want to live 20 minutes from the grocery store), but I still would like a quiet, "country" feel. But that's very encouraging that he could get to work within 30 minutes. We used to live 8 miles from where he worked, and it would take a good 45-60 minutes in traffic...

Would you recommend northern Kentucky? Or does it matter? In general, what are some of the better neighborhoods?
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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I really like Ft. Thomas Kentucky. it has a really small town feel, but as you will probably see on the map, you are really close to Great American Ballpark. They have the whole range of houses and apartments and pretty good schools. And, I do suggest KY.

The top neighborhoods for you to consider are Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Mariemont, and Terrace Park in Ohio and Fort Thomas, Fort Mitchell and Villa Hills in Ky.

You won't find a rental in Terrace Park or Villa Hills though.

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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I would recomend Mariemont
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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Thanks so much!
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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I would not recommend NKY, myself. I would recommend something on the east side, like Hyde Park, Oakley, Norwood, or Kenwood. HP and Kenwood can be high for buyers but for renters there are good deals to be found. Its about a 15-20 minutes commute down 71 South from there to downtown and 71 is a much easier highway to access than 75 (if you end up on the west side). Also, you dont have to mess with the bridges or the cut in the hill, which you do if you end up in NKY.

G Man
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Hello- I hope you are excited for your move to Cincinnati! As many here have posted, nearly all of the suburbs in the Greater Cincinnati Area are very convenient to downtown via I-71 and I-75. The East side of Cincinnati is known as the 'nicer' area- with many walk-able communities (Hyde Park, Oakley, Mt. Lookout) and it is convenient to downtown. The property values also hold much stronger on the East side. However, being born and raised on the West side, I must also say it is a great part of town. It is equally convenient to downtown and offers some great deals in awesome communities.

I am a licensed Realtor with Huff Realty in Cincinnati and would love to help you make your move. I know you mentioned you will be renting initially, but if you would like to discuss other options (lease-purchase, or just some really great deals) then feel free to contact me. Our relocation department at Huff will provide you with the help and expertise that you are looking for. If you have any questions about Cincinnati or local real estate, please let me know! Thanks-Tim 513-598-3244

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