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Old 03-07-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Anyone have any insight into Anderson Township? What is the best area?

I have heard there are 2 school districts... Where do those split?

Which side is better suited for kids/families?

What is the commute to downtown like?

Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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The majority of Anderson Township is in the Forest Hills School District. A portion is in the CPS District. Avoid the CPS section.

It is usually advertised as a 15 minute commute to downtown, but frankly I wouldn't want to be hanging that long. Call it a 30 minute.

Being a township, there are several identifiable areas. Turpin Hills is very nice and closer to downtown.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I have heard there are 2 school districts... Where do those split?
Like KJbrill said, parts of the township are in the Cincinnati school district. Forest Hills School District, which encompasses most of the township, has two high school subdistricts, one for Anderson High School, and the other for Turpin High School. Within those high school subdistricts are smaller subdistricts for the elementary schools.

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What is the commute to downtown like?
I'd say around 25 to 30 minutes, barring horrific accidents or construction screwups.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Almost all of the residential streets in Anderson Twp are family friendly. Beechmont Avenue is the main road through Anderson and is often very busy. If you live in Anderson Twp, you'll be shopping and dining on Beechmont Ave, but it's a good idea to keep a little bit of distance between all of that traffic and your home -- assuming that you don't like to live within earshot of a major road.

My favorite areas are Turpin Hills and the streets just south of the I-275 beltway. There are nature preserves and parks and golf courses between I-275 and Route 52/Kellogg Rd -- the streets and homes in that area are beautiful. There are also many nice areas (in addition to Turpin Hills) between Clough Pike and Route 32/Batavia Rd. Again, almost any street in Anderson could meet your definition of "nice." Just make sure you know where the boundaries are with Mount Washington (west) and Clermont County (east).

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Old 03-07-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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Anyone have any insight into Anderson Township? What is the best area?

I have heard there are 2 school districts... Where do those split?

Which side is better suited for kids/families?

What is the commute to downtown like?
People buy in Anderson Township for two reasons. First, the Forest Hills School District is a very good school district and is one that is considered desirable. Second, since the area is unincorporated, there are no local income taxes which is the norm in Ohio.

The Turpin area is one of the more upscale neighborhoods in the area but is certainly not the only area worth looking at. There are subdivisions at a variety of price points throughout the township.

As for major accidents, yes they happen. However, with the addition of I-475 and the use of Clough Pike, you can generally bypass the accidents on Beechmont Ave. (on the hill).
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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We are moving there April 1st. We are renting a townhouse at Ivy Hills (on 32) for 6 months while we look for a house in Clermont. We'll be sending our 7 year old to the forest Hills District.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Just got a contract on an awesome house in Turpin Hills. Thanks everyone for your help and advice!
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:27 AM
 
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Just got a contract on an awesome house in Turpin Hills. Thanks everyone for your help and advice!
Congratulations, and thanks for checking in and letting us know!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Westwood
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I lived in Anderson for a few years. I liked it when I was there.
I was right on the Hamilton County / Clermont County border.
The people were nice for the most part. You had some wannabees that acted like they were living in Indian Hill or something but for the most part the people were pleasant.

The only thing I didn't like was that it was very clustered near Beechmont. Our backyard touched 5 other backyards. That was not ideal if you prefer any kind of privacy. Then again the Turpin Hills area isn't clustered like that.

I still have friends that live there and they all tell me that there is a serious decline starting in Mount Washington and sadly it is beginning to trickle into Anderson Township. I did drive through Mount Washington a few weeks back and it certainly looks like it has changed in the last 5 years.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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I used to live in Summit Estates (8 Mile/Beechmont area) in the 1980s. I drove thru my old neighborhood last year and noticed many houses in Summit appeared to be in a mild state of decay.
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