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Old 04-17-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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Are there any neighborhoods downtown that are actually walkable?
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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What do you mean by walkable?

I consider "walkable"

Downtown/OTR
Covington
Newport
Bellvue
Gaslight Clifton
Northside
Hyde Park
Mt. Lookout
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Walkable like... (and I'm coming from Chicago, so I realize this may not happen)

I can walk out of my apartment/house/townhouse and be in walking distance to a grocery store, retail stores, maybe a few little restaurants or delis. Basically, to where I can spend my days outdoors.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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What do you mean by walkable?

I consider "walkable"

Downtown/OTR
Covington
Newport
Bellvue
Gaslight Clifton
Northside
Hyde Park
Mt. Lookout
Followup on this one.... which of these are safe neighborhoods? I've heard mixed reviews about OTR, but they have some great lofts.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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all are safe. Some neighborhoods have rough parts, but you aren't going to be in any of the rough patches accidentally. It is unlikely you will be, for example, on Republic Street in OTR for any reason at 1am. There isn't anything there if you understand what I am saying. East OTR and South OTR are fine. You will have no problem walking up to north OTR in the day, and there isn't anything open at night that you would be going to anyways.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Add Deer Park to the list . . . .
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Add Deer Park to the list . . . .
I would say that Deer Park walkable but you really don't see any walkers.

Cheviot could be added to the list as well.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Tons of Cincinnati is walkable, including virtually everything near downtown. I agree with jlrosen's list of walkability.

But it almost sounds like you are asking if one can live Car Free in Cincinnati - which is a different question entirely.

I'd argue that nowhere in Cincinnati would be a good place to live car free. Maybe Downtown/OTR, but even that's pushing it because of a lack of acceptable grocery options and movie theaters. You're going to want the use of a car to maximize your retail and entertainment options.

The good thing is that none of the listed neighborhoods are totally auto-centric either. You can comfortably walk to a wide variety of services depending on your location. There just aren't many places where you would want to walk to ALL of your needs.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Tons of Cincinnati is walkable, including virtually everything near downtown. I agree with jlrosen's list of walkability.

But it almost sounds like you are asking if one can live Car Free in Cincinnati - which is a different question entirely.

I'd argue that nowhere in Cincinnati would be a good place to live car free. Maybe Downtown/OTR, but even that's pushing it because of a lack of acceptable grocery options and movie theaters. You're going to want the use of a car to maximize your retail and entertainment options.

The good thing is that none of the listed neighborhoods are totally auto-centric either. You can comfortably walk to a wide variety of services depending on your location. There just aren't many places where you would want to walk to ALL of your needs.
AMC at the Levee for movie theater, walkable (seasonally) or take the southbank.

As for groceries, Vine St. Kroger has come a very long way. Add in Findlay Market and Avril Bleh's on Court and you have just about what you need grocery wise.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Try this site: Get Your Walk Score - A Walkability Score For Any Address
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