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Old 03-27-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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After reading some posted responses I think Springfield seems to be better locationally. Lima does appear isolated and the local commercial/ retail sector seems a bit antiquated. At least Springfield is close to some decent restaurants on Bechtle or a short drive to Beavercreek. Is there in difference in your opinions about the general populace? Is either town better off socio-economicly? What about town astectics? Is one town prettier or cleaner than the other? If they are run down I may bite the bullet and head back to the gem city.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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They're similar, demographically. A lot of white trash, and a lot of, well, every other color trash too. Springfield, being larger, probably has more non-trashy people, but proportionally they're the same.

Springfield is definitely prettier. The Ridgewood area is a nice neighborhood even for a big-city suburb. A lot of nice old homes, at reasonable prices. (My great-aunt just sold a 4br brick colonial for like $112k.) Downtown has some nice buildings, and the plaza, while modern, is comfortable and inviting. East High Street is an architectural treasure, including a nicely-restored Frank Lloyd Wright house.

Lima smells. Not kidding.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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At least Springfield is close to some decent restaurants on Bechtle or a short drive to Beavercreek.
Lima has all the same chain restaurants Springfield has, but they are on Elida Rd., not Bechtle.

Zanesville has its own TV station, too. I don't know that I would want to live there, either.
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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I'd go with Springfield because it is prettier and honestly most people I've known from Lima I didn't like. Sorry to those who are from Lima but those few I've known from there have been some doozies and I'd worry there was a culture of people like those I don't like.

To the OP, I know this is the Ohio forum, but since you mentioned Toledo, you may want to also look at the small SE Michigan towns/burbs near Toledo.

Lots of people from Toledo move to the Temperance and Bedford areas or others near Lake Erie to get a small town atmosphere. If you are going to go to the Toledo area, it wouldn't hurt to look at SE Michigan.
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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To be fair, there's a whole lot of trashy people in Springfield too, A LOT. Lima's isolation might make people a bit more depressed though.
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