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Old 11-04-2007, 07:40 PM
 
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I posted a thread in the Cincinnati Ohio forum, and I didn't get as much information about Northern Kentucky as I wanted. I've heard that Kentucky is more friendly and welcoming of newcomers than Ohio, and I just wanted to get some advice from a Kentucky perspective.

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My husband got a job in Cincinnati! Good news, but we have no clue where to even start looking for places to live. I'll tell you our situation, and hopefully someone can make some suggestions for us. We'd like to start out in an apartment before purchasing a home while we familiarize ourselves with the area, but we'd like that apartment to be in the area where we would most likely buy a house. We're usually drawn to suburban, conservative, newer areas that are family-oriented with good schools. We don't have kids yet, but we want to start a family once we get settled in. We're just starting out, fresh out of college, so we don't have a huge budget, but we want to live in a nicer area if possible. We're looking at homes in the 180,000 to 220,000 range. I'd also like to know the pros and cons of living in Ohio vs. Kentucky (or even Indiana). Are there any major differences in taxes between these states? Thank you for your help!
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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B/c it is beautiful and on a major uprise. A lot of the towns are every-growing and the schooling systems are pretty good compared to the rest of the state ex Beechwood, Highlands.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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If you want "Conservative", you're looking on the wrong side of the river! We here in "NO-hio" vote down EVERYTHING that many mature adults enjoy; smoking, gentlemen's clubs, gambling. Heck, Cincinnati has been bickering for YEARS about how to develop their waterfront while Northern KY already has an awsesome shopping/dining/entertainment experience immediately South of the river and their Governor-Elect has promised to look at bringing gambling to KY (IN already has it just over the border from Cincy)!
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
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if your lookin for cheaper living ky or in are DEFENITLY the way to go
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I posted a thread in the Cincinnati Ohio forum, and I didn't get as much information about Northern Kentucky as I wanted. I've heard that Kentucky is more friendly and welcoming of newcomers than Ohio, and I just wanted to get some advice from a Kentucky perspective.

This is what I posted in the Cincinnati forum:

My husband got a job in Cincinnati! Good news, but we have no clue where to even start looking for places to live. I'll tell you our situation, and hopefully someone can make some suggestions for us. We'd like to start out in an apartment before purchasing a home while we familiarize ourselves with the area, but we'd like that apartment to be in the area where we would most likely buy a house. We're usually drawn to suburban, conservative, newer areas that are family-oriented with good schools. We don't have kids yet, but we want to start a family once we get settled in. We're just starting out, fresh out of college, so we don't have a huge budget, but we want to live in a nicer area if possible. We're looking at homes in the 180,000 to 220,000 range. I'd also like to know the pros and cons of living in Ohio vs. Kentucky (or even Indiana). Are there any major differences in taxes between these states? Thank you for your help!
There aren't many pros and cons beyond finding the neighborhood you like the most in the city and moving there (on the OH side or the KY side). It's all part of the same town at the end of the day- its not like there's a stark difference depending on if you are a river's width one way or the other. Indiana doesn't enter into the discussion so much because its pretty far out there and not part of the metro, so who cares. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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Default I'm probably moving to northern Ky, too.

I had started a thread on the Newport area. I have heard it has a lot of nice older historical homes. I am extremely paranoid of flooding. Is there a community that is safe from flooding and has nice historical homes and not in a very rural area in northern Kentucky.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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I live in Florence KY and and alot of Nothern Kentucky is suburbs.

There are pros and cons to living here but overall its not a bad place. I myself am preparing to move but my family lives here and always will so, I know I will always come back to visit.

Close to the city of cincinnati and "Newport on the levee" there is always something to do for entertainment.

All in all its not a bad place to live.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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Default Florence

Are there a lot of nice older historical homes there ?
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:47 PM
 
Location: California
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Default Covington

I've noticed from my searches that Covington has a some historical homes
that look very nice. Does it flood ? Is there a lot of crime there or is it
safe ?
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Are there a lot of nice older historical homes there ?
These areas are very old so if you are looking for historic homes, it won't be difficult to find no matter where you look. Newport has a ton.
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