While I am more familiar with downtown (Reds games and the like), I do not know the area around the University of Cincinnati, so I'd like your all's input.
I will most likely be attending UC for graduate school in the fall of this year, so I'm trying to figure out where I'd like to live...
-Live near campus and walk to class.
-Live away from campus and drive to class.
-Safety. Furnished apartment preferably. Affordability, but not efficiency. Not too far from driving distance to campus. Possibly one bedroom. Possibly near a shopping center for groceries. Good living environment.
If possible, I'd like some recommendations to look for apartments in the vicinity of campus, and a little further away, but not more than 15 minutes driving. Although I'm 21, it doesn't matter much if I'm living near other college students. I'll be there, hopefully, for a year and half.
Also, what's parking like on the campus?
I've heard and searched some regarding the area near campus, but I don't know whether the areas are exactly what I'm looking for. After living 4 years on/near campus at UK, I'm more willing to drive to class since most of the classes would be grouped together and not spread out.
Lastly, I don't know whether the area around Cincinnati has many "new" apartment complexes that aren't outrageously priced, but I like most newer types of apartment complexes (ie, not insanely luxurious, but not a studio).
Budget: up to $650....though I hope not that much. :P [If I need more than that, just let me know]
Thanks in advance.
Also, any other tips or suggestions for living and school in Cincinnati are appreciated!