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Old 09-12-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Question Apartment advice?

My boyfriend is planning on moving to Cincy when he gets home from deployment and has put me on a mission of finding a list of apartments/townhouses to look at when he comes home. Only problem is, I've never been to Cincinnati, and don't want to put him in the ghetto.. We're looking at a budget of around $900/mo, including utilities. He really wants a two story apt/th. Also, he'll be going to XU, so he can't be too far away from campus. (15 minutes or so).

Any advice?
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:20 PM
 
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Everything is 15 minutes from Xavier (almost) but if you want him to be really close, you have a delicate task. First, congratulations to your boyfriend for attending Xavier. Its one of the very best private liberal arts schools in the country.

Unfortunately, it is located in the middle of several marginal neighborhoods. Evanston is a very high crime area. To be avoided at all costs. Norwood is probably his best choice, but you will have trouble finding new construction which I assume is what he will be looking for in a 2 story townhouse. Hyde Park is the best bet for a townhouse close, but it may be above his budget including utilities. Start with Hyde Park and Norwood and see how far you get with those two choices.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Agree with Wilson.

If you live in Norwood, you will be more likely to find a half duplex to rent than a two story townhouse.

Wilson, aren't there some townhouses in Mt. Lookout off of Delta Ave between Columbia Pkwy and Linwood?
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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Agree with Wilson.

If you live in Norwood, you will be more likely to find a half duplex to rent than a two story townhouse.

Wilson, aren't there some townhouses in Mt. Lookout off of Delta Ave between Columbia Pkwy and Linwood?
There are , but I'm not sure he will get one for $900, utilities incl. A whole lot of XU students live in Norwood, though.

Also, I would not be surprised to find an unsold condo at the Regency or the Grassmore that could be had for $900/mo rental, but you might get kicked out by a sale.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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We're looking Clifton Colony Apartments, it has a 97% approval rating. And Clifton doesn't look too bad. Anything on the Clifton area?
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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We're looking Clifton Colony Apartments, it has a 97% approval rating. And Clifton doesn't look too bad. Anything on the Clifton area?
I would say that Clifton Colony would be a reasonable sacrifice if he was attending UC since it is right adjacent to the UC Campus. But, all of Clifton is a trade off in safety and lifestyle for convenience to the UC Campus and the hospitals. I would doubt that very many XU students choose Clifton Colony. For my part, I would say keep looking.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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You might consider downtown - easily 15 minutes from Xavier. You might wind up with something a bit smaller to stay within your budget, but downtown is great (pretty much anything south of Central Parkway is perfectly safe). I'd recommend anything managed by Towne Properties (Gramarcy, Greenwich, Groton Lofts, etc); I've had great luck with them.You may also look at some of the apartments in the Clifton Gaslight district off of Ludlow Ave. They'll be older, but the area (near Clifton Ave) is great. Mount Lookout is great too, and close. Although you may find a tough time finding the square footage you're looking for in your price range. Still, it can't hurt to look. Mt Adams is also a great area; again the price can get a bit steep. Same goes for Colombia-Tusculum.There are also some great row-houses around if you're interested. It sounds like you're looking for a lot of square footage for your buck, which may put you in Northside, Norwood, Oakley, Prospect Hill, Pleasent Ridge, or Kennedy Heights. Northside can get a bit seedy in parts, you'd probably want to drive around a bit and get a feel for it before you committed to any particular place. Prospect Hill has some absolutely beautiful views of the city.Apartments.com is pretty good for big apartment communities. Check craigslist for private listings or some of the other sites available out there (cincyrents.com, etc).Good luck! Hope that helps.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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My boyfriend is planning on moving to Cincy when he gets home from deployment and has put me on a mission of finding a list of apartments/townhouses to look at when he comes home. Only problem is, I've never been to Cincinnati, and don't want to put him in the ghetto.. We're looking at a budget of around $900/mo, including utilities. He really wants a two story apt/th. Also, he'll be going to XU, so he can't be too far away from campus. (15 minutes or so).

Any advice?
I used these guys when I was looking for apartments in Cincinnati and the service is free: RelocationCentral by CORT Maybe they will be able to help! Good luck!
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