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Old 02-03-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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I will be attending the University of Cincinnati School of Law this coming August and have decided upon living in Northern Kentucky because UC provides a Graduate Metro Tuition rate which is substantially less than the rate imposed upon non-residents.

I am married and have two children (2 yrs. old and 2 months),additionally I am white and Christian, but have no problem living among different ethnicties and religious persuasions having done so in the past.

We are looking to rent a 3 bed 2 bath apartment/townhouse (preferably with a little yard for the kids and dog) and would like the rent to be around $900 or below, although we could go to a $1000 per month.

As far as commute time, under a half an hour each way would be great.

Like everyone that posts on the board a safe enviroment for the kids is a must, nearby parks, libraries, rec. centers and amenities would be nice. Furthermore, we would prefer a suburbia setting to an urban setting, but it is not a necessity.

I would greatly appreciate mention of specific neighborhoods and general areas but more of the former than latter.

Your insights will be kind on our gas tank as we explore the Bluegrass State.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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Good luck getting to UC in 30 min from Northern Kentucky in the mornings lol. But Independence, KY is where I used to live, 30 to UC is pushing it, but maybe you can give a little there. Town is nice, plenty of parks, youth sports, etc. Lots of nice neighborhoods, even a plaza or two, a few townhouses and apartment complex behind the Kroger in town. Look into it, its one of the better places if you have kids. Msg me if you want to know more, I can give you names of places or directions on mapquest.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Coastal,

I appreciate you giving me a specific idea about where to live in NK, I will look into the area. On to your comment about commute time. The dean of financial aid at UC told me that he lives in Fort Thomas and his commute time is 15-20 minutes to UC. Is his statement bogus?
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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It would depend where in Ft. Thomas he lives on a decently clear day with no wrecks and not a lot of traffic you could make it in 20 min. However like I said 6 to 9am are pretty busy, so if its in that time frame your looking more along the line of 30ish min "assuming!" no hold ups. To give you an idea, I went to college 4 days a week. 2 of them would go smooth 1 would have a minor set back but it seemed 1 day a week would always give me trouble, on more than 1 occasion it took me over an hour to get there, but that is rare. So to sum that up yes you can make it in 20 min, but you would want to leave your home with at least giving 15-20 min extra time. Ft. Wright is a really nice place for you to look at too, it has EASY access to I-75.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the additional insight, I will look into Ft. Wright.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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I've lived all over NKY and have pretty much always worked in Cincy.

We are looking to rent a 3 bed 2 bath apartment/townhouse (preferably with a little yard for the kids and dog) and would like the rent to be around $900 or below, although we could go to a $1000 per month.

** In NKY if you are paying 900-1000 a month, you should be a homeowner and not a renter!

As far as commute time, under a half an hour each way would be great.

**good luck with that. The places in KY close enough for such a short commute are going to be missing the other things you are looking for.

Like everyone that posts on the board a safe enviroment for the kids is a must, nearby parks, libraries, rec. centers and amenities would be nice. Furthermore, we would prefer a suburbia setting to an urban setting, but it is not a necessity.

**Again, the places that offer this are going to put you in more than 30 mins commute to Cincy.

I think Independence might be the compromise you are looking for. It's about 30 mins to Cincy in rush hour, 15 from Florence which has everything else you want, and is a very quite and safe town with lots of land.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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Recommend: Ft. Thomas, Bellevue, Edgewood, Villa Hills, Park Hills, Highland Heights

Towns I'm neutral on: Ludlow, Crestview Hills, Florence

Do not recommend: Newport, Dayton, Bromley. Most of Covington sucks unless you live in west Covington or the Licking Riverside neighborhood.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses, I will look into these areas.
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