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Old 04-03-2009, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by new_to_town View Post
I've heard that about Towne Properties as well - that they are good. I had thought (and sometimes still do) about getting an apartment more in that area of downtown, to be farther from the interstate, alleviate my parking situation, and also be a bit closer to the Y and the main library. Also I like the live music they have in Piatt Park in the spring/summer, as well as the free wireless available there. Before I had a larger dog so couldn't really do it. Hmmmm...
You can have a dog at the Groton.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:27 PM
Location: South Bend, IN
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Yeah but I think they only allowed small dogs. I don't have a dog anymore though
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:27 AM
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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Originally Posted by thompsonjl View Post
Is there a safe area to live downtown
Living in downtown is... well... different. You will see all walks of life every day; you won't find a more diverse group of people anywhere else in the area. There are successful businessmen sharing the same sidewalks with panhandlers.

Of course, those same panhandlers can make people feel uneasy (they specialize in that) or unsafe, which gets to my point:
Living downtown, you will encounter people. All types. You'll be asked for money on quite a few streetcorners. You'll see people who are actually poor and destitute. You'll want to take precautions that you wouldn't think of in a winding suburban neighborhood. It's not that crime is high, it's just that you probably don't want to wander down unlit allys at 1am.

However, you'll also be able to walk to the local pub, restaurant, or coffee shop. You can easily catch a play or sit in a neatly groomed park. There are independant barber shops, bagel shops, art shops, and whatever other type of shop you'd like within walking distance. You can walk to a ball game or football game. You have access to all of the things that the city has to offer. People often say that Cincinnati closes down after 5pm on Friday, but that's just not the case. Sure, there are a few shops and restaurants that cater to the 9-5 crowd, but that's the same as every place. There's a huge array of "stuff to do" all the time.

In short, I recommend living downtown, but you should go into it knowing what to expect.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:37 PM
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I've lived in downtown for the past 3 years and I agree, it is one of the more diverse and safer neighborhoods as far as I can tell.

I have friends who lived in Shilito, Gramercy and One Lytle. Shilito, the units are nice but the hallways, to me, are a bit creepy Gramercy, the units looks a bit tired. One Lytle, is one of the better places and has been newly renovated. We always go to a friends place here for the fireworks
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