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Old 06-05-2011, 10:11 PM
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[FONT=Verdana]Hi All -[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]I'm a 28 year old single female and my job is sending me to work in our Kettering office. I have appreciated all the information that has been shared on the site, but I am specifically looking for the following (prioritized):[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]1. Safe (I understand this is subjective and requires common sense, but if you had a 20 something daughter would you let her live there?)[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]2. Easy and short commute to work in Kettering[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]3. Located near lounges, restaurants, theater etc. however, I am older so I also don't want an area/building so close to the action that it’s noisy all the time[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]4. 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with good bang for your buck at roughly no more than $900 a month[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]Based on what I have read on this site, the downtown area (The Landing, The Cannery, St. Clair Lofts etc.) seems like it will fit my list the best; however I would appreciate any other recommendations. [FONT=Verdana]Most importantly, as I continue my apartment hunt, what are the neighborhoods/buildings near Kettering that I should avoid based on my list above. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]Thanks in advance for any advice you may have. It has been extremely helpful given that I have never even visited Ohio before. I look forward to the move.[/FONT]
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:59 PM
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Kettering has a lot of marginally dicey areas, in addition to some extremely wealthy and nice areas. I would avoid apartments east of Shroyer, next to Oakwood, and any inexpensive complex off Stroop Rd or Far Hills. Some of the apartment complex have received terrible reviews online, so you might want to check online reviews first.

I think there are nice apartments at the Greene, if that's your thing. You also could look for a one-bedroom apartment in Oakwood, near the downtown area. No complex in Oakwood though. It's very safe and convenient and next to Kettering.

Centerville has a number of somewhat newer apartment complex, and I think there are some in Beavercreek too. Those wouldn't be close to entertainment, though.

You probably could buy a house too in Kettering. There are a few areas with nicer $90,000-100,000 houses. It might run you around $12,000 per year all in with taxes and mortgage. But don't count on much appreciation.
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