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Old 06-02-2009, 02:04 PM
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Hi,I'm a new comer here. We're looking for a house right now.It's our 1st time buying. Have no clues abt houses.

We've been looking for some houses at Finneytown and Greenhills. I saw one at Finneytown already, not so bad,eventhough close to the highway wall ( which it don't matter for me ). But,my friend just told me that there're some section 8 houses by the neighborhood. I am a lil concern about it.

And some houses at Greenhills ( saw a couple ).Got info from my friend that the area got problems with floods.

I am collecting some info right now. Hopefully you guys can help me to get know more about these neighborhood.

People talk abt how good Finneytown School is,that's why we'd like to stay around this area.But,still need some info that we haven't got yet.

thnks in advance.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:57 PM
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I've honestly never heard of flooding problems in Greenhills, as it's at a higher elevation away from any rivers or major streams. Maybe some minor flash flooding on streets or water pooling in some yards.

Which particular street are you talking about with the noise barrier wall? I can't imagine those would be bad areas. Hearthstone Drive looks like a decent street - nice houses. Section 8 doesn't always translate into being a bad thing. If there are a few Section 8 homes closeby, chances are it's okay. If the whole NEIGHBORHOOD is Section 8, then it might warrant some concern.

Have a look at this site to see what kind of police calls and other crimes have been reported for the area.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:10 PM
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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Finneytown and Greenhills are just up the hill from me. Finneytown is a big neighborhood with a large range of home prices. They are dealing with a section 8 issue but I think it is in the news because of their concern about the amount of section 8 and trying to put a cap on the amount of homes allowed--I may stand corrected on here though. I dont know enough about the schools to comment on that issue. As for Greenhills, we moved out of Greenhills to where we presently live about 8 years ago. I dont understand the flooding concern lol. Greenhills is right next to Winton Woods (park) with a large lake that gets pretty full when we get a lot of rain, but no flooding would affect any of the homes in Greenhills. Maybe basements? Some of the older basements have had some issues with flooding. The homes were part of a greenbelt project and were built in the 30's as a government project...I think there were 3 projects in different states if I remember my Greenhills history correctly. Winton Woods is the school district for Greenhills.
Heck, Hartwell is close enough, just move down the hill with the rest of us lol (yes, I'm selling my neighborhood again)
Good luck on your search!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:16 PM
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Thnks,Aquila & Hartwell

I saw a house on Beta Ave ( right next to the highway wall ). It's right behind Panera Bread. I drove by yesterday evening again,after work ( yeah...to be honest,the street is pretty busy,moreover they're doing the construction on Winton Rd by Kroger again.). Ughhhhhhh

And Greenhills,by Junefield n Julep Ln. I kinda like it,but then again,the streets are pretty slim ( too crowded for cars to park,I guess ).

I'm not againts Section 8 at all. I haven't seen it yet around the neighborhood. I might need to check it sometime in the evening and see how it looks like at night.

What about Pleasant Run ??? Nice neighborhood ?
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:22 PM
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I've lived in Finneytown for almost 15 years now and think that there are many great things about the community. It's one of the more diverse economically and racially suburbs in the area and for the most part, the people in the community have been very accepting of the increase in changes that have occured over the past decade. The reputation of Finneytown's schools though has remained relatively solid though. The high school offers a variety of AP classes, competitive athletic teams along with some of the best performing arts programs in the area for a school of its size. With its central location, affordability, sense of community and relative safety I'd definitely recommend looking deeper into living here.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by M_I_N_E77 View Post

What about Pleasant Run ??? Nice neighborhood ?
Pleasant Run/Pleasant Run Farms is pretty similar demographically and in appearance to Finneytown with the only major difference being location. It's convenient to 275, the Northgate and Cincinnati Mills shopping centers but to not too much else in Hamilton County.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:37 PM
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That's what I like from Finneytown.People have strong point abt Finneytown's school.One of the best in town.

I myself still blind abt Pleasant Run,unless I finally know where it is.Lol. I passed the area a couple times,still didn't realize it's PRF.

I need to encourage my husband again to look deeper abt Finneytown. Thnks for your responds. I appreciate them.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:20 PM
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Greenfield Village (between Daly & Winton/North Bend & Galbraith) has very nice homes. Built in the early 50's by Lang Brothers. I raised my children there and loved it. Try: Greenfield, Harbury, Sandalwood, Cloverfield, Thornfield....
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