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Old 06-10-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
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Where are the good areas and where do you just want to avoid?

I'm thinking about moving and want to know what areas I should look for.

Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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You have to be more specific. How old are you? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do you like urban or suburban living? Do you want to avoid crime areas or areas that are isolated and boring?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
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You have to be more specific. How old are you? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do you like urban or suburban living? Do you want to avoid crime areas or areas that are isolated and boring?
I'm 27 and it would be me and my boyfriend and 2year old. I would rather live in the suburbs with minimal crime - however I don't want to be too far from the city. Also want to have the necessities ie. Grocery store, mall, Wal-Mart/target (which ever they have there) stuff like that. I don't want to be way out in the boonies.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Thank you, i'll check it out.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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It may help if you list your housing budget. West Chester, Liberty Township, Mason, Deerfield Township, Hamilton Township, Landen, Loveland, Anderson Township, Montgomery, Madeira, Mariemont, and Symmes Township are all great, safe suburbs with excellent schools.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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It may help if you list your housing budget. West Chester, Liberty Township, Mason, Deerfield Township, Hamilton Township, Landen, Loveland, Anderson Township, Montgomery, Madeira, Mariemont, and Symmes Township are all great, safe suburbs with excellent schools.
I'm not that far yet but I don't think we are going to want to go over like 200k.
But thank you, that gives us broader range of places to look at.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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You would most likely get more house for the money in the first few places I listed compared to the last few(a lot of newer construction in Butler/Warren Co.). Also, I forgot to mention that the best site for your housing search in the metro would be sibcycline.com. Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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I'm 27 and it would be me and my boyfriend and 2year old. I would rather live in the suburbs with minimal crime - however I don't want to be too far from the city. Also want to have the necessities ie. Grocery store, mall, Wal-Mart/target (which ever they have there) stuff like that. I don't want to be way out in the boonies.
Define "boonies". How far from the city do you want to be? And when you say "city", are you talking about downtown itself?

When you mentioned the stores you want to be close to, I immediately thought about Fairfield Township, here in Butler County. There's a great lifestyle center here called Bridgewater Falls. Wal-Mart and Target are part of the shopping district, as well as other great retailers. Likewise, the same can be said about West Chester with the VOA Centre and much more.

Finding a home for $200K would be no problem for either area. The only issue - and the reason I asked for you to define how far you want to be from the city - is that both locations here in Butler County are about a 35-40 minute drive to downtown Cincinnati. But it's a great area, with excellent schools and very safe.

In Hamilton County, you could check out Green Township, on the west side of town. It's got a great mix of older and newer homes, pretty safe, and in a great school district - Oak Hills. The west side of town is cheaper than the rest of the area, in general, and you'd get more bang for your buck when finding a home.

Closer to downtown, have you thought about looking in Northern Kentucky? Perhaps Fort Thomas...?
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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In Hamilton County, you could check out Green Township, on the west side of town. It's got a great mix of older and newer homes, pretty safe, and in a great school district - Oak Hills. The west side of town is cheaper than the rest of the area, in general, and you'd get more bang for your buck when finding a home.
I agree with this statement. A lot of people will slam the west side on this forum, but for your requirements it would be perfect. I grew up on this side of town and attended Oak Hills and it is really a great school. There is also a brand new Target on this side of town that is supposed to be the model for all future Target stores in the U.S.. There's plenty of Grocery stores and a Wal-Mart, Best-Buy, TGIF, etc. It's also much cheaper and closer to the city. When you are looking at houses make sure they are in the Oak Hills school district and not Cincinnati Public Schools.
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