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Cincinnati-A Great City  
User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Hello all,

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.

Anyone else like it?

-WSRegal

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User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

I went to visit a friend living over there last month. We didn't go to downtown that much, just stayed in Clifton, it is quite a nice city.

Alex


User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Huh, interesting you said that. Visited cincinnati the other week for the first time, and thought that it was awful...

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3616 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.


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

WSRegal,

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???

Regards,
Chris  Smile Smile


User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3598 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  Sad since I had a packed schedule. I hope to come back up soon, I will let you & Jessman know when I'm coming up.

-WSRegal


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3577 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!

Regards,
Chris  Smile Smile


User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3565 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.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Cincinnati is a decent place. I love Skyline Chili also. Jessman, are you from the east or west side?

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

South Side Big grin
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.



User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3544 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.

Cincinnati really is a great city!!!

--Nick

--Nick


User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3536 times:

Jessman, Who do you woro for in Cincinnati? Also I'm wondering about the cost of living in the Cincinnati Vicinity.

-WSRegal


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

I Work for Delta Air Lines. Smile
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.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Finish the sentence: Cincinnati--A Great City "to fly over"

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Greg; You just reminded me of the rude puppet dog from "Late Night with Conan O'Brian"

Puppet Dog:
"Fabio, You're such a great model...For me to poop on!!!"


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

2 things come to mind regarding this topic:

1) WKRP
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!"  Smile

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineWSRegal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3484 times:

Excellent Job, Delta is my favorite airline  Smile I've thought about living downtown and the prices you mentioned arent bad at all. Does downtown Cincinnati have a lot of niceer apartments?

Thanks,
WSRegal


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3440 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.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3437 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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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

My cousin went to UC and lived down there for about a year. She didn't like it down there at all.

Cincinnati isn't one of my favorite cities. It just wasn't very attracting to me. The Skyline from across the river is great however.


User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8374 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Donate cincinnati to kentucky.  Smile


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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

You know, it's funny N766ua;
once you get a little further into Kentucky they say we should donate Northern Kentucky to Ohio  Smile.
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  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineN766ua From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8374 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

I'm likin' it Jessman!


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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

Hey,

Cincinnati is a GREAT City... Until you run into the racist cops...  Yeah sure

But really, You haven't seen the best of Cincinnati until you eat at Alabama Fish Market or Richie's chicken!  Big thumbs up

Greg J.



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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2602 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

It looks great when viewed from Northern Kentucky--not so pretty up close though.

The Chamber of Commerce likes to state that Cincy is the "San Francisco of the Midwest"....highly ironic when you realize it's one of the most shockingly conservative cities in that area of the U.S.

I traveled to the city's Contemporary Arts Center when they had the Robert Mapplethorpe incident years ago. Now THAT was the most interesting thing to happen there in a long time.

Isn't it still true that no pornography can be sold within the city limits? What about the liquor laws? I'd rather skip Cincinnati, and head up to Columbus any time.


25 Jessman : Pornography is limited ; but Hustler still has a store and sells magazines downtown. There are also plenty of bars with last call at about 2AM. That s
26 Airplanetire : I lived in Cincinnati for 6 and a half years from about the time I was a year old to when I was 7. Then I moved to Atlanta where I still live. Cincinn
27 Jcxp15 : last call at 2AM?!?!?! haha.. that's early, about 1st call here in NYC! like people said, cincinatti is a great city, to fly over! It's just really bo
28 Jessman : Cincinnati can't just be looked at as a city, but must be seen as an area. There's King's Island for the Roller-Coaster Junkie. There's Coney Island f
29 Jessman : I forgot to mention that they are planning on installing a light-rail system going from the airport, through Downtown, north to King's Island. They ar
30 Jcxp15 : Coney Island in CIN? THat is such a Brooklyn Ripoff.. definately a reason to hate CIN.. lol! Jessman, the things you listed can be found at any big ci
31 America West : ---There's King's Island for the Roller-Coaster Junkie.--- I don't recommend Kings Island if you want a theme, family, amusement or a thrill park. I'm
32 Post contains images Alpha 1 : The best thing about Cincinnati? Seeing the Signs on I-71 north that say "Cleveland".
33 Post contains images Jessman : I really just wanted this thread to go over 30 posts. It Did Woo Hoo
34 WSRegal : Hey Jessi, Thanks for all the information. Within the next couple of years I'm looking into getting a job with Delta and CVG is a possibility so I'm g
35 USFlyer MSP : This is taken from Forbes magazine's best cities for singles listing in which Cincinnati finished 39th (up from 40 last year) out of 40 (only ahead of
36 Jcxp15 : Duh.. of course chicks didn't give him that much attn in NY... he was a tourist here for a year.. no chick is gonna mess with that... CIN is just bori
37 WSRegal : Top the top -WSRegal
38 Post contains images EGGD : uuuhhhhhhh..... I'd wonder why house prices were so low, if I were you . Seriously, $89,000 would get you well, nothing, here, not within 20 miles. Mo
39 Meister808 : Well, as someone from Northern KY, even closer to CVG than Jessman is, I really don't have a problem with Cincinnati. Yes, it has some problems with r
40 Post contains images Jessman : And in post #40 to this thread I'm going to say that Cincinnati is BETTER than Columbus or Cleveland. So stick that up your pipe and smoke it, Ohio
41 Post contains images Jessman : And we're going to have great Labor Day fireworks thanks to WEBN and Toyota . Toyota has it's North American Headquarters close to CVG airport, and WE
42 Jimbobjoe : Seriously, $89,000 would get you well, nothing, here, not within 20 miles. Most houses (3 bedroom) go for about £160,000 ($240,000) and some i've see
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