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Clemson
03-16-2006, 11:41 PM
Hey guys,
I recently got offered a job in cincinnati out of college (in philly) and don't really know the area. does anyone know of any monthly apartment rentals close to the stadium/downtown area? im on a limited budget
thanks

Reds4Life
03-16-2006, 11:53 PM
Not much in the downtown area, and what is there is rather expensive. Most people just make the commute.

wolfboy
03-16-2006, 11:54 PM
Parts of Covington and Newport are affordable and nice. Mt. Adams is great for someone younger, but can get pricey. How close to the stadium/downtown are do you want to be? I've had friends that have lived downtown at an affordable rate.

remdog
03-17-2006, 12:09 AM
Hi Clemson!

Have you checked the apartments for rent in the Enquirere classified? http://frontier.cincinnati.com/realsearch.asp?class=225&type=4&keyword=

That might give you a 'feel' for the area.

Rem

TeamCasey
03-17-2006, 06:48 AM
These are the two apartment guides we can usually pick up in the grocery stores here.

http://www.forrent.com/browse/Ohio/21/Cincinnati-Hamilton,-OH-KY-IN/Cincinnati/page1.html?qw=Cincinnati+apartments&kwcmp=KNC-Google


http://www.apartmentguide.com/states/Ohio/Cincinnati_Ohio.asp?wsv_qsGeoKey=1,36,73

Steve4192
03-17-2006, 08:30 AM
The cost of living in downtown Cincinnati is quite a bit lower than downtown Philly. Even the 'expensive' apartments in Cincinnati are relatively cheap by Philly standards. That said, the cheapest areas within walking distance to downtown are (1) Covington KY (2) Newport KY (3) Eden Park / Walnut Hills.

Dom Heffner
03-17-2006, 09:06 AM
My friend lived in Covington and got his car broken into on a weekly basis. If you live there, make sure there is someplace safe to place your car.

Chip R
03-17-2006, 12:40 PM
By close, what do you mean? Are you talking about walking distance or a 10 or 15 minute drive from downtown?

SunDeck
03-17-2006, 12:50 PM
Personally, if I were moving to Cincinnati and I were single, which I assume you are Clemson, I would look into Clifton (Gaslight area), Hyde Park/Mt Lookout, Newport, Covington, in that order.

All are within a quick bus ride of downtown and all offer many choices among apartment buildings. You will have your choice of price ranges and all of these areas have reasonably lively night life and restaurant options.

Clifton is my favorite place in town, and I lived in all parts of the university area during the late 80's and 90's. Whenever I visit town, you can find me on Ludlow at some point, especially at the Skyline. Anyway, I don't have any specific companies to recommend, but that's my only advice; stay on the close hills or nearby in Kentucky and you will enjoy your time in Cincinnati. Get out into the burbs and it's just another mass of interstates and strip malls.

beb30
03-17-2006, 01:33 PM
I live in clifton it sucks unless you want a college atmosphere (which i like come fri and sat nights), yeah theres lots of parties and things going on, but it seems like every couple of weeks someone is getting shot and every other week you hear of someone getting held up at gun point.......Hyde Park may be the best bet.......

Steve4192
03-17-2006, 05:24 PM
My friend lived in Covington and got his car broken into on a weekly basis. If you live there, make sure there is someplace safe to place your car.
If you are going to live within walking distance of downtown and don't have the scratch to pay for Mt. Adams, you are going to have to deal with a little petty crime.

I have had that same problem pretty much everywhere I have lived (Covington, Clifton Gaslight, Corryville, Eden Park, Walnut Hills), but have solved it by leaving my car empty and the doors unlocked (note: this assumes you have a factory stereo or one with a removable faceplate). Most car thieves are neighborhood kids looking for change, they really aren't interested in vandalizing your car. If you give them free access, they won't hurt your car.

pedro
03-17-2006, 06:11 PM
If you are going to live within walking distance of downtown and don't have the scratch to pay for Mt. Adams, you are going to have to deal with a little petty crime.

I have had that same problem pretty much everywhere I have lived (Covington, Clifton Gaslight, Corryville, Eden Park, Walnut Hills), but have solved it by leaving my car empty and the doors unlocked (note: this assumes you have a factory stereo or one with a removable faceplate). Most car thieves are neighborhood kids looking for change, they really aren't interested in vandalizing your car. If you give them free access, they won't hurt your car.

so very true. I learned that trick when i lived in the hood in atlanta.

SunDeck
03-18-2006, 08:48 AM
I live in clifton it sucks unless you want a college atmosphere (which i like come fri and sat nights), yeah theres lots of parties and things going on, but it seems like every couple of weeks someone is getting shot and every other week you hear of someone getting held up at gun point.......Hyde Park may be the best bet.......
I lived in Mt. Auburn, on Riddle Road, in Clifton Heights, and worked in Coryville. It's all called "Clifton" by the unitiated. That is why I specified Gaslight, over by the Skyline, the Esquire, etc. Other than that, beb30 is correct. Still, I'd live in Clifton before moving to a burb.

And I concur completely with others here that if one lives in the city...any major city, there will be crime to contend with.

Clemson
03-20-2006, 02:54 PM
i found a decent place on marshall ave close to UC, can anyone shed any light on thsi neighborhood?

TeamMorris
03-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Marshall is a pretty good street! I lived on Ohio ave in a few different places. I really liked the street.

TeamBoone
03-20-2006, 04:25 PM
There are a lot of lofts downtown, but probably pricey.

I'll be glad to search for you a bit... if you'd like me to, please pm me.

SunDeck
03-20-2006, 09:02 PM
i found a decent place on marshall ave close to UC, can anyone shed any light on thsi neighborhood?
If it is the upper part of Marshall, it's an area away from the night life, but within walking distance of Burnet Woods and Gaslight. Anything between Probasco and Riddle is the high part of the hill, which is closer to Clifton Ave. And there is a little park tucked on the hillside about half way up, just past Devotie.
There is a pretty good variety of condos and apartments along that street, it basically winds through valley up to Riddle Road. It is a convenient street, because you can get down the hill to Central Parkway and into downtown in about ten minutes.

As for the neighborhood, Marshall is all residential, older houses divided into apartments and a few larger complexes. No bars, stores or anything. The neighborhood was pretty quiet when I owned a house up on Riddle. It was a safe neighborhood when I lived there, but I am only familiar with the part up on the top of the hill. Down towards McMicken may be a little dicier. I loved living on Riddle.

OldRightHander
03-21-2006, 08:47 PM
When I was single I lived over in Kentucky. I spent a couple years in Fort Thomas, a year in Erlanger, and a few years in Ludlow. Kentucky isn't a bad option if you want to be close to downtown and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Also, my wife and I rented up in the Mt. Airy area before we bought our house and we had a 2 bedroom for only $500 a month. There seemed to be a few reasonable places around there.

cincinnati chili
03-22-2006, 07:35 AM
Clemson,

I'm pretty familiar with both Haverford and Cincinnati, and just want to impress upon you that "commute" in the two areas are two different things. 5 mile trips to downtown Cincinnati can sometimes take a mere 10 minutes, depending on where you live. You'll be a lot happier if you live near people your own age, I bet.

Unless you're physically unable to drive a car, I implore you to buy a car (if you don't have one) and make the commute from at least as far away as Clifton or Mt. Adams on the Ohio side, or Covington/Newport on the Kentucky side. It's not like life on the main line around Philly.

Basically, you don't have to live in the suburbs, but I wouldn't live downtown.

Happy to answer questions in PM.