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Relocating to Cincinnati

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Jsoftz, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Jsoftz

    Jsoftz Senior member

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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?
     
  2. Guy-Montag

    Guy-Montag Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    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:), 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! :slayer:

    If you have some specific questions PM me.... no worries. Hope that helps. :nodding:
     
  5. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

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    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!
     
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    Life is too short to live in Cincy, homie!
     
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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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    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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