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Relocating to Cincinnati

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So - I've been trying to get a promotion at work for ages now and finally am about to be offered one. Catch is - it's in Cincinnati. They're changing my current role into something I don't really want to do so staying isn't an option. What do y'all think of Cincinnati? Any word on neighborhoods, things to do etc?
post #2 of 8
Cinci is a nice city, but it's not quite as cosmopolitan as Austin. There's a good brewery / beer garden called the Haufbrauhaus just across the river, and the architecture is fairly old school and nice. It's probably the best city in Ohio honestly. Winters are a bit colder.

It's not a bad place at all though, so I'd relocate.
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Not sure if I would say it is the nicest city but it is definitely top 2. I have been there 6 or so times and have always liked it. I have had a couple of friends move to Cinci and both have really liked it although it took a little longer for my one buddy to get acclimated. Hyde Park is a nice area. There is a new pub that opened that is worth going for the name alone-

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/32/1437698/restaurant/Springdale/Cock-Bull-English-Pub-Cincinnati

It actually is a cool place with a ton of beers to choose from. A little more pricey but that keeps the trouble makers away.
post #4 of 8
I grew up in Cincy and coincidentally am there right now with family for Thanksgiving. Ultimately, it's not bad by any means...good arts & culture, sports, food, accessibility & transportation (not too much traffic), reasonable weather. Personally, it's a bit too provincial for my tastes. Not very hip, somewhat removed from cutting edge fashion & music, not very diverse demographically speaking... I left after high school, lived in NYC, Taipei, Dubai and currently LA. I love coming back for a visit tho as it has a "small town" feel even tho' its a moderately large metropolitan area.

I'm using quite a broad brush here, but the city has a very East/West dichotomy... East being more affluent, "cultured", white collar.... West being more workaday, blue collar. (I realize this is a stereotypical generalization that lacks specificity but is generally true so please don't flame!) Anderson Twp. where I grew up is a typical middle/ upper class suburb w/ very good schools, lots of open green space and most of what you'd expect. My family now lives in Hyde Park which is a bit older community w/ historic homes, lots of character, good schools (but many private) and is closer to downtown. Other areas you might check out are Loveland/Indian Hill, Mariemont, and maybe Terrace Park. These are all East side communities in the mid-up range. If you want the wealthy, swanky hipster area, check out Mt. Adams.

Cincy does have great food, a world class art museum and orchestra, two pro sports teams (altho' the Bengals are questionable sometimes! happy.gif), very close to Kentucky in case you were wondering, and a huge casino project in the works. Our airport absolutely sucks, is monopolized by Delta and has been rated the most expensive airport on average in the US for something like 5-6 years running. On the other hand we have Graeter's ice cream, which you will soon come to realize is our best kept secret and the world's best ice cream! Really! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

If you have some specific questions PM me.... no worries. Hope that helps. nod[1].gif
post #5 of 8
I have lived here for the last 14 years of my life. I am actually a realtor on the east side so If you have any questions about locations, climate, schools, restaurants, activities I can probably help!
post #6 of 8
Life is too short to live in Cincy, homie!
post #7 of 8
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Actually- I ended up choosing to relocate to Columbus although I'm often in Cincinnati - picked up a Filsom duffel from that really cool hunting goods store. Thanks for the help though! I chose Columbus because I thought there would be more people my age (I'm 25) and more diverse (I'm ambiguously brown to most white people, looking for a place where white girls like brown guys). It seems like a nice place although haven't really settled in yet.
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Originally Posted by Jsoftz View Post

Actually- I ended up choosing to relocate to Columbus although I'm often in Cincinnati - picked up a Filsom duffel from that really cool hunting goods store. Thanks for the help though! I chose Columbus because I thought there would be more people my age (I'm 25) and more diverse (I'm ambiguously brown to most white people, looking for a place where white girls like brown guys). It seems like a nice place although haven't really settled in yet.

Life's too short to live in Columbus, homie!



I'm just kidding with you. You might like it a lot, for all I know.
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