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Old 03-13-2009, 01:46 AM
 
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Default How safe is Silverton really?

I work at the Kenwood Towne Centre and want a cheap apartment near my work. Some people say Silverton is fine, others say absolutely not. Anyone live there or have any thoughts at all?

Thanks so much.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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City Data Crime Index is about twice as high in Silverton as it is in Deer Park, which should be an essentially identical neighborhood. And, they have identical cost of living indexes. So, that tells me its bad.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: East Walnut Hills
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Although I don't know Silverton that well nowadays, I would think the closer you are to Kennedy Heights, the worse it would be, and the closer to Deer Park, the better. I used to work in Deer Park, almost on the border of Silverton. They had their own police dept. and it was relatively safe when I worked in that area. I would say the area north of Plainfield Rd. and west of Montgomery is probably the best area to look at.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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Drive through Silverton at night. My general perception is that it's unsafe due to the number of loiterers just hanging around.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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City Data Crime Index is about twice as high in Silverton as it is in Deer Park, which should be an essentially identical neighborhood. And, they have identical cost of living indexes. So, that tells me its bad.

Silverton borders Kennedy Heights. That's probably the reason for the higher crime index. To the OP, I personally would pick Deer Park over Silverton because of that.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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What exactly do you consider cheap housing, if I may ask? I found that cheap places are out there if you look hard enough, and most of the time you don't have to compromise safety for the lower price. If you're talking the $500-600/month range, you can find way better places than Silverton, at least from my experience. Good Luck
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Silverton is very safe. You can walk around at night without fear. I lived here for 30 years. If there are problems, it's usaully caused by outsiders. I know Bruce Plummer. The problem spots are the UDF on Mountgomery road and an apartment complex down at the bottom of Stewert road. And it's mostly petty theft problems.

There has been 3 major crimes the past 12 years or so. 2 people were killed in 2007 in an apartment building and also in 2007 some guy killed his baby by throwing him against a wall.

Silverton is only 1 square mile and has a population of about 4900. The rent in the area is about $450-$600. Taxes are one and a half percent. The police patrols the whole city often. The racial make up of the city is about 47% black 52% white. More whites are moving in because the housing prices are steady and cheaper than comparable cities.

Homes range from about 80k to 120k. Mostly cape cod houses.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Since race percentage is a topic on here (50% white and 50% black in silverton) I will state that I am a white male and that I love Silverton. My wife and I agree that most of our neighbors on our particular street are black and they are some of the nicest and most friendly people we've ever met!

I grew up in Madeira and when I was a kid most of my neighbors were hermits. In Silverton there are a lot more people that will go outside and my neighbors and I love the friendly atmosphere Silverton has!

I bought my house in Silverton for just over 100K. In Madeira the same house would have been 200k and put me in debt up to my eyeballs! Silverton is the Smarter choice I think! The city is great! However, If my wife and I decide to have kids in 10 years or so we might move out to Mason or something but maybe not.. not sure yet. It is Cincinnat Public Schools in Silverton.

Silverton is very safe too! I go into that UDF all the time and get milk shakes with my wife... all that talk about it not being safe is bologna. There is a great Police presence there! It is the perfect little American City Melting Pot! I love it!
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Cincy
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grew up in silverton, and here now visiting for the holidays, and it is so, so safe...really where folks loiter are not silverton , but more kennedy heights.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, OH
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I live nearby in Pleasant Ridge. I certainly wouldn't characterize Silverton as "bad". It's no Walnut Hills or English Woods. There are really really nice streets in the area that have houses at great prices. I'd recommend driving around and seeing how you feel about the place. The condition of the residential properties in an area often speaks volumes about how people feel about their community. The more people care about their community, the more they do to crack down on crime. Also, criminals tend to vandalize property that they think nobody cares about, so if a neighborhood looks rough, it probably is (the whole broken window theory).
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