Re: Why hasn't Cincinnati grown as a city?
On the subject of schools -- I just bought a home within the city limits of Cincinnati. The first thing I noticed, while looking for homes w/ my wife-to-be, is how outrageously expensive property taxes are. It wasn't uncommon to see numbers breakdowns for various houses where the actual mortgage was $700-$800 per month, and the property taxes were over $400 per month on top of that.
I admit, I'm a conservative guy by nature -- but I agree that good schools are in everyone's best interest. It's just very difficult to get me excited about voting for new school levies when so much money is being taken directly out of my pocket every month in property taxes already (in addition to city income tax I pay for working in Cincinnati, state income tax I pay for living in Ohio, and the federal income tax I pay at the base).
22 Years and Counting...