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Old 10-08-2016, 03:45 PM
 
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I know it can be hard for a lot of people on this forum to wrap their heads around, but a lot of people actually *like* the suburbs...and that includes young people. Everybody isn't trying to live in the newest hip urban enclaves. Some people like having their peace and quiet but with relatively close access to the amenities that central cities provide.
Look I bought a small house in a far flung suburb at 23, married with kids at 25 ok. I'm not some millennial urban snob. But 1 year renting to get the feel for a slightly more urban area? Worth it IMO.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Maybe it's Northeastern bias, but I tend to think of areas 25-30 miles out of the city as exurbs, at best.
Some people in my area live in subdivisions next to cornfields and think they live in the suburbs, uh... not quite. Most people don't know the difference between a suburb and a small town in cow country.
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Cincinnati I think far and away is your better option with a lot of desirable housing stock in your price range well within 30 miles of downtown, has tons of amenities and is an area with plenty of work options too.
Oakley, Northside and Pleasant Ridge. Making a 30 mile commute to downtown is insane and from some areas can take over an hour during rush hour.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:36 PM
 
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Some people in my area live in subdivisions next to cornfields and think they live in the suburbs, uh... not quite. Most people don't know the difference between a suburb and a small town in cow country.
Well if the residents commute to the primary city of the region for jobs, then they qualify as suburbs.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:48 AM
 
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Not to hijack the thread, but OP, what about "Rust Belt" areas? I only ask because you can find homes in that range in fine suburbs and still have a short commute in many cases. In fact, if you are homeschooling, you may even be able to live in a nicer city neighborhood, if you are open to that.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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Wow. I didn't expect this thread to get this way. I may be in my mid twenties, but my husband is closer to forty. We definitely don't mind the suburbs as we like neighbors that we don't share walls with. We are dead set on buying a house. After renting for so many years we don't want to keep wasting money on rent. What is the "rust belt"? Thank you again!
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