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Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Jul 25, 2002 4:52 am

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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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:37 am

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
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:42 am

Huh, interesting you said that. Visited cincinnati the other week for the first time, and thought that it was awful...
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:43 am

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:55 am

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
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Jessman/Skyway1

Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:53 pm

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
 
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WSRegal

Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:59 am

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
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:27 pm

Cincinnati is a decent place. I love Skyline Chili also. Jessman, are you from the east or west side?
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Jul 26, 2002 5:46 pm

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.

 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:12 pm

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

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Jessman

Sat Jul 27, 2002 3:39 am

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

-WSRegal
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Jul 31, 2002 9:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 01, 2002 5:24 am

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

Thu Aug 01, 2002 6:30 am

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!!!"
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 01, 2002 7:51 am

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

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Jessman

Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:28 am

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
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:16 am

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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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Sun Aug 04, 2002 9:36 am

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:24 pm

Donate cincinnati to kentucky.  Smile
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:38 pm

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
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:40 pm

I'm likin' it Jessman!
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Tue Aug 06, 2002 6:52 am

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

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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Tue Aug 06, 2002 9:41 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 07, 2002 5:24 am

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 sort of thing is not my scene, though.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 08, 2002 3:50 am

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. Cincinnati was fine then, but when I went back one spring break to visit old friends, it was just sort of a boring place. I don't mind saying that though because I am no patriot to the cities I've lived in throughout my life. There is a bit more to do in Atlanta and it is fine now, but I won't live here when I grow up; that's for sure. Johnson City, TN where I was born would drive me crazy to live in now. It's just too small. It's not tiny, maybe 50,000 people in just that city (there are a few cities in the area), but I like bigger places than that. I also lived in Philadelphia for 8 months, but don't remember a thing and have never been back, so I don't know about Philly.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 08, 2002 10:37 am

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 boring for the most part.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 08, 2002 11:10 am

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 for the really big pool; as well as The Beach waterpark.
There's Kentucky Speedway for you racing fans.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium for the Nature folks.
The Art Museum is right there, and they're building a brand new Contemporary arts center.
There is the Museum Center at old Union Terminal, and they are building an Underground Railroad Museum.
You can gamble on the riverboats at Lawrenceburg.
You can go Spotting at CVG.
You can take flying lessons at Lunken or Gene Snyder at Falmouth airports.
It's a vewry short drive to Wright-Patterson AFB.
There's plenty of fishing to be done around in the various nearby parks and in the Ohio river itself.
You can go Clubbing at Vertigo or The Warehouse.
There are several opportunities to work with aviation with Delta, Comair, Atlantic Coast Airlines, and GE Aircraft Engines.
You can go camping at the state parks, or out in farm country with the owner's permission.
You can go hunting.

And, OK. Cincinnati doesn't have the greatest public transportation system as of right now. And I concede, it's not the most interesting town ever, but that can be said of basically everything between the original 13 and the Pacific Seaboard.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Thu Aug 08, 2002 12:27 pm

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 are contemplating using tunnels from a subway project that was abandoned in the 1920s. Cool.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:40 pm

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 city.... CVG is just boring... sorry..
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:40 pm

---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 a coaster/thrill ride junkie myself and honestly, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is far superior to Kings Island.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:47 pm

The best thing about Cincinnati? Seeing the Signs on I-71 north that say "Cleveland".  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Fri Aug 09, 2002 3:16 pm

I really just wanted this thread to go over 30 posts.
It Did
Woo Hoo  Big thumbs up
 
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Jessman

Sat Aug 10, 2002 12:39 am

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 gathering information about the city.

-WSRegal
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Sat Aug 10, 2002 1:10 am

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 Pittsburgh, which I think definitely beats Cincinnati):

Smile, Cincinnati, you're not on the very bottom any more! Say what you will about the place (and there are a lot of bad things you can say, like the paltry nocturnal and cultural offerings, the lack of cool and, of course, the sweatpants), but its inhabitants sure know how to write a letter to the editor. A smattering from last year, when Cincy ended up in 40th place: "Cincinnati is past conservative, it is just afraid." "I read a statistic recently that 44% of the metro area is on some type of antidepressant. I wonder why?" "A riot is a great place to meet people." "Spring Grove Cemetery is so great, I don't even see it as a cemetery." "I am a single mid-thirties male, I must say that the women of Cincinnati gave me more attention than I ever received in my life prior. I also spent a year in New York, it did not come close to the level of attention I received in Cincinnati. I am not a redneck and fairly well spoken, so I cannot explain this phenomenon. I am no stud either, just a plain goofy looking guy with not much hair. Thank You, Cincity."

I found it quite amusing.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:39 am

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 boring, and it's 40th on the list? No offense, but that isn't too good...
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 6:52 am

Top the top

-WSRegal
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 7:36 am

uuuhhhhhhh..... I'd wonder why house prices were so low, if I were you  Big grin. 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 seen around here for £250,000 just for a small 4 bedroom house ($350,000), I meen come on!!! If house prices are that cheap, there must be something about the area....


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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 11:20 am

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 race that cannot be overlooked. However, I think a few changes in city leadership should go a long way in rectifying that issue.

As for the area in general, it is fairly low-crime, the weather is nice, and the people are decent. It's not a bad place, and it is getting better.

Oh.. and I can't forget Skyline. I eat there at least once a week.

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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 11:41 am

And in post #40 to this thread I'm going to say that Cincinnati is BETTER than Columbus or Cleveland.  Big thumbs up So stick that up your pipe and smoke it, Ohio  Smile
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 11:43 am

And we're going to have great Labor Day fireworks thanks to WEBN and Toyota  Smile.

Toyota has it's North American Headquarters close to CVG airport, and WEBN is the local rock station.
 
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RE: Cincinnati-A Great City

Wed Aug 21, 2002 2:22 pm

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 seen around here for £250,000 just for a small 4 bedroom house ($350,000), I meen come on!!! If house prices are that cheap, there must be something about the area....

Definitely do not want to compare European housing prices to US housing prices. They are so very different and difficult to compare.

Of course, you did answer your own question, I suspect many of those properties mentioned for those low prices are 20 miles away from the central city, in Northern Kentucky.

Housing prices in metro-Cincy, and for that matter, all of Ohio, are average for the United States. That average is however locked between really high real estate prices of places like New Jersey and Southern California, and very low prices in rural regions, and for reasons that I dont exactly understand, much of Florida (where a nice house is 65k, but would cost 130k here in the mideast.)

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