WSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
This past weekend I went to Ohio for a reunion and to visit family in The Dayton/Fairborn area. We flew into Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int'l Airport (CVG) and drove on into Ohio, We decided to stop and do some sightseeing in Cincinnati. We visited Riverfront Stadium (Cinergy Field), and Paul Brown Stadium and just hung out downtown and by the river. I was highly impressed by downtown Cincinnati and I think its a wonderful city.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3522 times:
I never thought I'd see this topic.
Cincinnati is my hometown, so I'm biased; but I do love Cincinnati. It's fairly clean. Crime is on the low side. The riverfront is beautiful, especially with new construction like Newport on the Levee and such. Skyline Chili is wonderful, and traffic is generally manageable. So I love Cincinnati.
I do, however concede that it is far from perfect and it has race relations problems as well as rampant poverty and decay in some neighborhoods such as Over the Rhine.
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3520 times:
Damn bro I attend Wright State in Fairborn and work at the airport here in Dayton.......it's a small world out there sometimes. Did you happen to catch any of the Dayton Air Show at all??? I'll have to agree with Jessman's assessment of Cincy, I enjoy the city and have spent quite alot of time there since I was a kid. BTW, when will you be returning to the Dayton area WSRegal???
WSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
Jessman, I had forgot how nice Cincinnati was, I was their in 93 but I dont remember much of it. I love Skyline Chili to!!!!! Next time I'm up their I'll let ya know.
Skyway1, Dude I stayed right across the street from Wright State, At the Holiday Inn I-675. I didnt get a chance to hit the Airshow since I had a packed schedule. I hope to come back up soon, I will let you & Jessman know when I'm coming up.
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3483 times:
You can spit on Wright State from that Holiday Inn!! Just goes to show you how small the world actually is. I see that hotel everyday on my way in and out of the campus. BTW, did you see any C-141's doing touch and go's at Wright-Patt??? Well anyway give me a buzz next time you're in town!
Jcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 3471 times:
I've been to Cincinatti and well I've found it's nothing that special. There's not really much to do there, and not too many people, just kinda "boring". There's not really any form of good public transportation which meant having a car, but I must admit, the traffic there isn't bad at all, which makes things a lot better... Sorry, to the CIN lovers, but I definately would not go there on vacation (for the same amount of $$ I could probably go somewhere a lot nicer near a beach etc..)... I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3457 times:
I actually live in California, KY. It's in southern Campbell county between Alexandria and Falmouth. Basically the middle of nowhere. I work in Downtown Cincy at 655 Plum Street, and I am considering moving to be closer to work.
I also spend a lot of time visiting with my Grandparents who live in Boone County. They are literally surrounded by CVG Airport Property. They're stubborn old people, and they haven't sold to the airport yet.
NDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
I definitely agree with this post! Right now I'm co-oping at GE Aircraft Engines, so I've spent this entire summer living and working in Cincinnati. I've really liked it here. Your very nice typical Midwestern city. Since I've lived all my life in the Midwest it wasn't very hard to get used to living here, although I do hear a slight southern twang in the way people talk down here.
I've gotten to see some really interesting things down here. I've been to the Cincinnati Zoo, which was very well done. And then I completely agree that Newport on the Levee is awesome! And the Newport Aquarium was great too. A couple nights ago I went on one of those sightseeing riverboats up and down the Ohio River. Both Cincinnati and Kentucky look beautiful from the river. The dowtown skyline with all the bridges and the three (soon to be two) riverfront stadiums looks very sharp. I've gone to Gold Star Chilli a couple of times, but I haven't made it to Skyline yet. Probably should make it out there sometime in the near future since I'm going back home very soon.
And of course I really like CVG, at least the Delta Terminal anyways. It's a very nice airport and I've always enjoyed whenever I changed planes there in the past or this summer when it was my home airport.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3426 times:
I Work for Delta Air Lines.
Cost of living in CVG is quite reasonable with a well placed efficiency downtown going for less than $400 a month, with larger apartments for rent in the clifton area around the University of Cincinnati for about the same ammount.
Real estate is reasonable around here and you could get a nice house in a good neighborhood in Northern Kentucky for around $130,000. With a 30 year mortgage at less than 7% interest you don't pay much more per month than you would with an apartment. Also I have seen small houses in covington, less than 15 minutes from downtown, but not so nice a neighborhood for as little as $35,000.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
2 things come to mind regarding this topic:
2) Regarding CVG being a great city...to fly over: my car broke down once near the Shreveport, Louisiana airport. Tow truck picks me up, driver says "so what are you doing in Shreveport?". I say, "just passing through". He comes back with, "well, that's the best way to see it!"
Tom in NO (at MSY)
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Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3346 times:
Downtown Cincinnati does indeed have a lot of nice apartments, and more are being built or remodeled all the time. Obviously the nicer the apartment the higher the price.
I am not kidding you when I say that real estate is quite reasonable in the area, especially northern kentucky. If you have a car, or can reasonably afford to get one it's really worthwhile to shop for a house or condo 15-25 minutes from downtown. If you do your homework you can make a killing with absolute auctions. I know a family who bought a house ~30 minutes from downtown central air 3BR 2 1/2 bath 2CR garage 14X10 family room, comparable size living room and slightly smaller dining room on 1.3 acres for $89,000. A couple of years later they bought a 134 acre farm 3 barns, one chicken coop, small farm house with central air about half way between Cincinnati and Lexington for $129,000 with absolute auctions. The house appraised about $120,000 and the farm about $150,000. With interest rates the way they are currently they pay less than $500/month on the mortgage on each one. The drawback with owning a house is the fact that you have to deal with every repair and you have to maintain the yard and such.
The up sides are that eventually you no longer pay the mortgage; if you pay your bills you can't get evicted; no noisy neighbors; etc.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
I once connected through Cincinnati, it looked pretty nice, but I haven't been to the town itself. Hopefully someday. I noticed it had a lot of hills which looked nice. The airport is nice(except for Terminal 3, Concourse A)
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Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3295 times:
You know, it's funny N766ua;
once you get a little further into Kentucky they say we should donate Northern Kentucky to Ohio .
Well, if our own states don't like us, how about we take Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and the suburbs and make a new state we could call it "Cincinnati" or maybe "North Kentucky" or "West Ohio". I'm all for it