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Old 09-10-2009, 08:24 PM
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i am planning to move to cincinnati,i am going to work at GE aviation plant at
evendale,cincinnati,OH.could any one suggest for good 2 bedroom apartments
or town homes in evendale with price range 750-900$.

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:14 PM
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Evendale doesn't have much in the way of apartments, but neighboring Sharonville (to the north) and Reading (to the south) do. Here's a thumbnail sketch of each town:

Reading, like much of Greater Cincinnati, started out as a community of German immigrants. A lot of their descendants still reside there, joined by a significant number of Appalachians who migrated to Cincy for jobs after WWII. It was a "sundown town" (White only - or else - at night) for a long time, but now is home to a small but visible AA population. Reading's commercial claims to fame are KT's Barbecue, with its infamous inflatable doll out front, and the bridal-shop collection stretching along several blocks of Benson St. Apartments there are largely either in duplexes or carved-up big houses, along with a fair quantity of brick-box buildings and the notorious Lakeshore Drive complex on Galbraith Rd. (The notoriety stems from its having been struck by tornadoes three times.)

Sharonville was mostly a farm town until the '50s and is now a sprawling bedroom community. There isn't much in the way of retail there given the smallness of the "downtown" - coffee shop, art gallery, and such. The majority of apartments are in complexes dating from the '60s and '70s, such as Timber Ridge. Demographically it's similar to Reading, but with a larger proportion of younger and/or single persons thanks to the apartment "communities." Its location along I-275 makes for an easy expressway commute to GE as well as to the Tri-County mall sprawl not far to the west. The local draw for Sharonville is the vast Sharon Woods county park.

The apartment complexes of Sharonville are part of a broad "belt" of such places that extends from Montgomery all the way over to Forest Park, following 275. The other towns within that belt are Springdale, Fairfield, West Chester, and Blue Ash.

Woodlawn, just to the west of Evendale, contains two large "communities" of apartments and townhouses that're situated on Route 4 north of Glendale-Milford Rd (the street leading to GE.) They're within easy walking distance of a strip mall that includes a Kroger's, as well as to the perenially popular eating/drinking/poolroom hangout known as the Century Inn.

If you're "single and looking" and 21-39, the busier hunting grounds among the places named above would be Blue Ash, Fairfield, and Sharonville. Older and/or homebody types of folks would enjoy listening to the crickets in Woodlawn or taking a walk to Sorrento's in Reading for a night around the piano.

Best o' luck! Sorry I can't be of help in terms of going rent rates, but craigslist and links from cincinnati.com can fulfill that. The cost of living in Greater Cincinnati is a good deal (literally) lower than in larger cities and on the East and West Coasts. You'll probably be surprised at the kind of "crib" you could score for under a grand a month.
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