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Worst Place to Live in the USA - 5/21/2007
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Marie
Greenville, NC

Cincinnati is the worst place to live in the USA. This place is a dump and the violence and racial tension in this city could be cut with a hot butter knife. The quality of life here leaves a lot to be desired. Think twice before moving or even considering visiting here. The only saving grace are the Bengals, Reds, high school football, and Ohio State football and basketball.

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Wiki - 9/30/2014

I've lived in Cincinnati most of my life. I've also lived in Southern California. Cincinnati turned a corner after the riots in 2001. This place is progressing at the speed of NOW. Visit and you'll see. We have problems but we are working on them with a mid-western, nose to the grind stone work ethic. If you visit you'll find a clean, safe, friendly city. Most people are pleasant and gracious and will enjoy speaking to you. Visit the Banks, take in a game (Reds, Bengals or hockey). See the theater district, visit Eden Park, or Ault Park or Sharon Woods. Visit the Lager House or the Brewery District. If you like music, we've got it. During the summer free concerts almost every night. Cincinnati is one of the Salsa capitols of the US. I could go on and on. Don't listen to the haters. This city is booming. Capital deepening is going on everywhere. This boom is for those who have something to offer. If you're willing to work and work hard, you'll do well here. If you're looking for handout, move along. People without vision need not apply. Don't be surprised when you visit if you love it here!

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Kate
Cincinnati, OH

Wonderful place to reside & start a family! - 7/1/2014

I've lived in Cincinnati my entire life & absolutely adore it here. Cincinnati has so many things to offer, if you get out & look for it. There is tons of activities you can do around here such as the Cincinnati Zoo, attending a Reds or Bengals game, Newport Aquarium, Kings Island, tons of concerts, & many amazing parks. The dining here awesome. Cincinnati has a bunch of locally famous restaurants such as Skyline, Goldstar, Larose's, Montgomery Inn, ect. However many out of state residents aren't found of it, because well their not use to these types of foods & how they are prepared. Cincy is also filled with lots of German restaurants, festivals, activities & heritage. While reading other comments, I've seen how Cincy is full of drugs, prostitution, crime, violence, & you should not go out after dark if you'd like to remain safe. I go around Cincinnati (especially downtown) all the time during day & night time. I've personally never had a problem, nor has anyone I've known. Yes, it's dangerous to be out at night, but where isn't it? The city is usually heavily patrolled with police downtown. Yes, there is crime & such, however name a city today that doesn't have any crime in it. The city fairly diverse, full of good hearted residents. I've never seen such a community come together in times of need for numerous reasons. There is many colleges located locally & education rates are pretty high for colleges & public schools in the area. University of Cincinnati is located in one of the not so better areas around town, however it's extremely loaded with campus police & security. I know many people who attend the campus & live there & have no problems what so ever. You're alerted if anything happens in or around campus & if something does happen it's usually a person alone late at night. However, I know plenty of people who roam the streets going to & from off campus housing alone & with others & are just fine. Downtown is mostly business like, so if you're interested in living here there is numerous towns located minutes away that more relaxed if the downtown life isn't for you.

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Kate
Cincinnati, OH

Wonderful place to reside & start a family! - 7/1/2014

I've lived in Cincinnati my entire life & absolutely adore it here. Cincinnati has so many things to offer, if you get out & look for it. While reading other comments, I've seen how Cincy is full of drugs, prostitution, crime, violence, & you should not go out after dark if you'd like to remain safe. I go around Cincinnati (especially downtown) all the time during day & night time. I've personally never had a problem. Yes, it's dangerous to be out at night, but where isn't it? The city is usually heavily patrolled with police downtown. Yes, there is crime & such, however name a city today that doesn't have any crime in it. Downtown is mostly business like, so if you're interested in living here there is numerous towns located minutes away that more relaxed.

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Jenny
Cincinnati, OH

Along the beautiful Ohio - 6/14/2014

So much to do is focused on the Ohio River - parks, concert venues, bike paths, major sports stadiums. It is the gravitational pull for the community.

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Raymond
Cincinnati, OH

Pros and Cons - 4/11/2014

Climate: Not the worst, but not great. Very cold winters; (usually) hot summers. Pros: Cost of living is low. Cheap housing is abundant. Groceries and household items very cheap. However taxes are a little above average. There are a lot of neighborhoods that are pedestrian, due to the old age of the city and the small historical neighborhoods. Therefore you can find a lot of locations where you can walk to a local store, or walk to a bar or whatever. Some decent cultural life and entertainmnt in regards to zoo, aquarium, kings island etc. Probably the number one American city for Germanic and Gothic architecture but most of these buildings are crumbling now and not maintained. Spectacular view of the city when you drive in from the south, much more aesthetic than a lot of cities from that limited angle. Not a lot of traffic for a big city, although they seemed to have been working on some of the highways since the 70s and never finish. Also many major corporations are based here. Proctor and Gamble, Chiquita etc. Almost all the major manufacturers at least have a division here. However, this does not translate into a vibrant economy. It is possible to find a decent paying factory job and enjoy extremely low cost of living. This may be a good city to save money in if you don't mind slumming it in the ghetto while working at a factory. But most of these companies move their labor intensive operations to Mexico or some similar place. Most of what goes on in Cinci are research and development, managerial duties etc. You need an advanced degree or connections to get a job at these places. What little grunt work exists is usually given to minorities in order to meet diversity quotas. Most of the high schools are highly rated and this may surprise some people. Especially if you are coming from the south, you have very good schools here, even a lot of the poor neighborhoods have decent schools, with the exception of the really bad ghettos. Lots of nice parks nearby for hiking and such. WEBN fireworks is one of the best firework shows in the nation. Good hospitals. Cons: The city is extremely racist. You might be a white guy and say "great. I'm tired of affirmative action anyway" but hold on. The most racist people are typically black people that live here. Some of them are self hating blacks who view whites as superior. Others are just racist black people that discriminate against non-blacks. The white people are also racist, but not as overtly perhaps. If you want to get any kind of welfare or find work and you aren't black, you may run into some problems. If you report anything to the police you will run into mostly hillbilly police officers who expect people to take care of their own problems in some wild west manner or else people exhausted with third world crime levels. Sexism and all the other isms are rampant, but again, more often you find people who discriminate against males, against whites etc. simply because this form of racism seems more acceptable to society. One of the only cities to have race riots in modern times. The cities population is majority black, although there is a sizeable white population and sizeable Jewish community. Most of the city is also ghetto, although there are a handful of wealthy enclaves and some of the richest neighborhoods in the country exist here. So you have mostly dirt poor people and a wealthy upper crust with a hallowed out almost non-existent middle class. The colleges aren't worth going to unless you have a scholarship. Some of the highest tuition in the nation, yet places like UC are situated in the middle of what has now become ghetto. You pay top dollar and get an average education. Most of their money is spent constantly building new stadiums or doing R & D for major corporations (however you might be able to take the right major and land a science job). UK and nearby schools are similarly over priced. Almost everything is surrounded by ghetto. And by this I don't mean a neighborhood that has a few black people in it and scares away middle aged white suburban house wives. I mean Cincinnati's poverty rate is close to 25% and violent crime and drugs are rampant. So when you go to the zoo or college towns you are surrounded by crumbling buildings and thugs selling drugs on the street corner. There are some neighborhoods here and there that are exceptions to this and nice. But unfortunately most of the older neighborhoods (where the colleges, zoo, downtown etc. are located) have gone to heck. So you may have your stereo stolen or something here. If you are a drug user you might like it because the drugs are cheap and marijuana is decriminalized (its a ticket in most places). However attitudes are conservative. Most of the nicer neighborhoods are located across the bridge in Kentucky. And by nicer I mean an "ok" neighborhood. Although you do get a lot of small town friendly feel in many neighborhoods while still living in an urban environment. The bus system tends to be corrupt and based on affirmative action hiring. Many of the employees are bad ones and you can expect the bus not to run on time or pass you up or some other such thing. If you complain about it, do not expect the bus driver to be fired or disciplined. If you live downtown though it is easy to catch a bus since they run every few minutes or so down there. Don't ever do business with 5/3 bank even if your life depends on it. You will be ripped off. Property taxes are obscene within city limits considering you are probably living in the ghetto. This is one major reason for the decay of the neighborhoods as most people have simply moved outside of city limits. If you drive out of the city you can actually see a magic line where the city ends. Suddenly you get nice suburban homes on one side of the line and ghetto on the other side. Cincinnati (and Ohio) used to be a major hub of Industry. A lot of that has moved over seas, but also because the city got so used to taxing everyone (remind you of Detroit?)most new industry simply relocates to Kentucky or Indiana or some other lower tax district. A few industries persist simply because of the infrastructure in place and workforce trained to do basic factory work (like operate a forklift etc.). Cincinnati is mostly a hub for your people getting disability checks, your career criminals etc. while much of Cincinnatis middle class have moved to the Kentucky side of the river or maybe to rural spots outside the city like Harrison. Expect to see decay all around as malls close, buildings get abandoned and so forth. You may say to yourself "this must have been a really nice city at one time" Yeah back in the 1950s Cincinnati was the place to be. There are a lot of bars to go to, but they tend to be depressing, low lit areas. One is reminded of a second world country. One man I knew from Mexico who lives in Cincinnati described it as "Mexico but with paved streets". So in summary: if you are looking to work and save money and you are one of the few residents that can afford a car, you might do well in Cincinnati because you can enjoy a low cost of living and still find an industrial or professional job, although its not exactly a hub of prosperity. If you really like old cities, black neighborhoods (I'm not saying that sarcastically. There are actually some nice suburban black neighborhoods outside of Cinci and most of the areas are predominately black), or you like to be near Appalachia and hillbilly culture or in a historically German city (similar to St. Louis and some other Midwest areas) then Cinci is a good place. Overall I wouldn't recommend it though, although it is not without its pros. If you are relocating here for work or something it is not so bad. I would say its a decent place to go to College if it wasn't for the high tuition (if you have a scholarship, who cares, right?). It's not really that bad of a place if you have a decent job you can find a nice neighborhood somewhere, send your kids to a decent school, enjoy some nice parks and places to visit, but you will also spend a lot of time trying to avoid most of the neighborhoods in this city. You might enjoy looking at the remnants of one of America's older cities (its the oldest American city that is not on the East coast). A lot of old buildings and such. If you are like the majority of people you will probably find yourself living in Northern Kentucky and simply commuting to Cinci if you work there or visiting the place occasionally if you have some business down town.

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Annabella
Hamilton, OH

Seems there shouldn't be anybody left - 3/18/2014

Of all the killings we hear continue-ously on the news of these killings.Seems there shouldn't be anybody left around.A ghost town maybe.NO.Just more punks, gangs, drug dealers on every corner,or under viadock bridges.Pimps, prostitutes,gang bangers, & these women who want to lay in bed with anything that moves, to have more children.Over the Rhine in Sincinnasty is the worst place to live.Yeah, who cares if your close to the banks, time square,& all the outdoor activities.That still won't get me down there.Bad place to drive during day light hours.Scary place to drive if you have to go to Children's hospital, & coming out at night from the parking garage.You have your section 7 housing & hud to keep these so called low class kind of people living in these homes.& NOT all people are bad in these areas.Sad thing is, all the good stuff such as the zoo, & the Newport Aquarium are located in these areas.Out of towners do not feel welcomed when travelling in the Jungle's territory.

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misha
Cincinnati, OH

Hong Kong (9 years), back to Cincinnati - 3/10/2014

Great, if your an expat working for a bank or airline on a package ($$). If you a single (or married) dude who likes to get laid every night of the week with stunning asian (utterly boring, shallow and soulless) women, game on. There are great nature trails and if your into serious mountain biking, I'd wager some of the best riding in the world. If you like silence, not fond of crowds (rude), healthy food, affordable housing and clean air... move on, theres a better way to spend a life. If your thinking Chinese culture is interesting and rich, it's utter nonsense. Unlike other asian cultures, there was really no way to become immersed in chinese culture as it is superficial and racist. Wasn't planning on moving back to Cincinnati as I really never wanted to go back. But as time went on, I saw the kindness, loyalty and affordability it offers. As single man, I have been told not to hope for much (dead dating scene), but as I would like to be surrounded by good friends who share the same interest, it will work.

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Leslie
Cincinnati, OH

Cinci : observations of an outsider - 11/8/2013

Came to Cinci 15 yrs ago. Came from a large European city. I'll try to be objective so here you go... Negatives: - conservative, resistant to change, non-progressive city(have been arguing about whether to introduce street-car to the city. This has been going on for years! ) - Most of the locals (especially the ones who grew up here) are closed-minded, sort of 'hillbilly' types. TIRED of them asking me 'where are you from". Go to Chicago, NY or LA... cannot imagine being asked this question there. ( I speak with little accent) - therefore- this city is not for educated, open minded, cosmopolitan-metropolitan people (or foreigners). I Have B.S. and M.S. degrees + experience =impossible to find job. During rare interviews I was asked discriminatory questions. Fifth Third Bank is especially outstanding in this matter. I was laid off twice in 3 yr period. There is no diversity here, and if you speak with accent- PLEASE RELOCATE. Otherwise they will always be looking at you like you are an alien from another galaxy. - it is true, the city has a large amount of rednecks. I don't mind rednecks, I like and respect all people. Rudeness is a major turn off. -not for singles. I read that many singles leave the city. According to census, population of this city has been shrinking. - a decent amount of big corporations to work for but not sure how to get a job there. None of those companies ever called me. I suppose if you do not know 'right' people doors will always be closed. - and now I'm going to say something that will always stay in my memory: I'm a refined, classy woman from Europe and I honestly experienced major chock of my life when I saw people frying hot dogs on a Fountain Square. there were other ridiculous games going on ... Omg. So unclassy, unsophisticated, so 'country', so low class... Yes, this is Cincinnati Positives: - great place to rise a family. Plenty of suburbs with affordable housing. One only wonders why it is so affordable ... (is it because no one wants it ?) -very nice Zoo, Theater, Aquarium and plenty of other family-oriented attractions. They could be costly but attending them here and there should be ok. - nice topography, hills, OH river, spectacular views. - I heard that cost of living is cheaper in Cinci. - universities, colleges, sport teams, airport (too expensive though.. people have to drive to Dayton or Indianapolis to fly) - overall livable city, ok to live. - good neighborhoods with good schools To sum it up: I do get if some people like the Cinci. you have to have a certain mind to feel comfortable here. Yes I get it and it is ok. Nevertheless, if you are a 'big' city person, cosmopolitan-metropolitan, progressive out of box thinker -this city is not for you. You will experience cultural shock and you will feel stifled and boxed in. p.s. I'm in a process of relocation. I had enough.

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Kendall and Kim
Cincinnati, OH

Ohio Economy - 11/5/2013

The Ohio economy continues to remain uninspiring. We have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on to another location.

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Tai
Cincinnati, OH

Moving to LA - 1/23/2013

I currently live in Cincinnati but I am being transfered for work to Los Angeles or Irvine. I am interested to receive some data on the LA area and what kinds of cost of living increases I should expect.

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Bp
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati has a lot to offer, decent place to liv - 1/18/2013

We moved to Cincinnati in 1999 for a job, and we have been here for 13 years so far. We lived within the city of Cincinnati for the first 6 years, and moved a few miles out to the western suburbs since. It has been a decent place to raise our two kids (currently 14 and 6) with good schools and many activities and good institutions to visit. Public schools are by locale, rather than by county. There are many private schools to choose from from several denominations and many are quite affordable. People here are very, very into sports and really like high school sports, followed by college sports and of course, the Bengals and the Reds professional teams. The fact that they like their high school teams is very good for the kids since they get a decent amount of encouragement and press - both girls and boys teams. We, as a family, are not into sports, but I still find this a positive attribute. Cost of living is relatively low, but taxes seem on the high side. Check out the specific Cincinnati area locale you are looking into, because some have extra taxes for the schools and/or do not reciprocate between employment locale and residential locale. Housing is affordable, but housing does not increase in value very fast either (irrespective of the housing bubble). This seems typical of the midwest, in general. Crime has not been a problem for us, in any of the places we have lived or worked here in Cincinnati. Of course, there is crime and certain spots are more likely to have problems than another. Overall, we have enjoyed Cincinnati, but are looking to move within the next year or so since we have been here for a long time and we like to live in different places.

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Bp
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati has a lot to offer, decent place to liv - 1/18/2013

We moved to Cincinnati in 1999 for a job, and we have been here for 13 years so far. We lived within the city of Cincinnati for the first 6 years, and moved a few miles out to the western suburbs since. It has been a decent place to raise our two kids (currently 14 and 6) with good schools and many activities and good institutions to visit. Public schools are by locale, rather than by county. There are many private schools to choose from from several denominations and many are quite affordable. People here are very, very into sports and really like high school sports, followed by college sports and of course, the Bengals and the Reds professional teams. The fact that they like their high school teams is very good for the kids since they get a decent amount of encouragement and press - both girls and boys teams. We, as a family, are not into sports, but I still find this a positive attribute. Cost of living is relatively low, but taxes seem on the high side. Check out the specific Cincinnati area locale you are looking into, because some have extra taxes for the schools and/or do not reciprocate between employment locale and residential locale. Housing is affordable, but housing does not increase in value very fast either (irrespective of the housing bubble). This seems typical of the midwest, in general. Crime has not been a problem for us, in any of the places we have lived or worked here in Cincinnati. Of course, there is crime and certain spots are more likely to have problems than another. Overall, we have enjoyed Cincinnati, but are looking to move within the next year or so since we have been here for a long time and we like to live in different places.

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Paul
Cincinnati, OH

now for something completely different - 10/2/2012

I normally don't post on these sort of rant pages, but I feel compelled to because of how this site mislead me. I moved to Cincinnati about a year and a half ago because that's where we found a job, not much choice, really. I read the comments on here, almost entirely negative,and thought "oh crap, this might suck, but we've got a family to take care of, etc." I was expecting a rusting trashpile to be endured. What I found when I got here were welcoming people, great schools (very dependent on exactly where you live), and a shocking amount of opportunities to get outside for some exercise (I like to trail run). Within a year I have dozens of friends, mostly through being involved with coaching youth sports, which have plenty of options for kids of all ability levels and interests. Now, it's true that a surprising number of Cincinnatians are natives that never left. But I don't necessarily find that liking your hometown makes it bad. These folks have welcomed my family into theirs without exception and my home is normally filled with friends of my kids, making noise and messes, and I'd have it no other way. In the interest of accuracy, which doesn't seem to be at the top of many poster's priority list, I should note that I am the 40 something white guy still married to my first wife with 2 kids living in the Eastern 'burbs that was derisively referenced in another comment. So, I have no doubt that our acceptance in Cincinnati was affected by demographic fact that we "fit" with our new neighbors. But I assume most people move into neighborhoods that seem to be a good fit for them. I would like it to be less segregated, but that's true of almost everywhere I've ever been. On a personal level, everybody I have approached with a positive attitude has responded in kind. I suspect that had I hit town pissed off with a chip on my shoulder, it wouldn't have gone as well. For the record, I am nowhere close to wealthy, religious, or politically conservative. So those aren't prerequisites. I am very grateful to have been able to be educated and for the stability that helps bring to life. I recognize that if I had to live in the parts of town populated by folks that haven't had the good fortune to have things work out as well as I have, my experience would be very different. Hopefully, I can do my little part to help more people have a positive Cincinnati experience, whatever that may be. But, while I'm working on that, I just wanted there to be one voice on here that made it clear that there are good times to be had in Cincinnati. Go Reds!

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chuck
Cincinnati, OH

Not a town to broaden your life experiences - 6/26/2012

Cincinnati is a wasteland for culture and employment.It does have alot of cheap abandoned homes though and some good parks for your dog to poop in.Other than that it's a dump.

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Abhd
Milford, OH

Cinti. not worst city in world/US but not great ei - 6/23/2012

I have resided and worked in Cinti. for 4 decades. Overall, I cannot recommend it as an interesting, imaginative place to live. Cinti. is an undistinguished third-tier American city that is less than the sum of its parts. Some of the parts are very good (e.g., highly rated children's hospital and symphony orchestra). Neither of the major universities are nationally ranked (the Univ. of Cinti. is ranked 143 among national universities by USN&WR.) I have no interest in professional sports so I have nothing to offer on the Reds or Bengals other than Hamilton County, which owns the stadiums and holds their enormous debt, is caught in a financial bind it cannot get out of. In my experience here, a lack of imagination, an aversion to innovation, an inability to think creatively, resistance to change (unless its been done elsewhere first and at least ten years ago), social parochialism all substantially contribute to Cinti.'s lack of status. There is a kind of copy-cat mentality as well. The city is in the midst of a controversy about building streetcars. The view of proponents seems to come down to this: popular cities (e.g., Portland, OR)have streetcars (or, insert any other feature) therefore Cinti. will be popular if it has streetcars (or, whatever). As to expense, taxes are high in Cinti. (OH itself ranks 7th in the nation in terms of total tax load as a percent of median income). Though they vary substantially from district to district in the four OH county area, property taxes are generally high and can be quite high outside Hamilton County, the county in which Cinti. is located. I live in the Milford School District in Clermont County, adjacent to Hamilton County, where property taxes are very high and going higher owing to a very expensive public school system with a voracious property tax appetite. A mile from my home in a different district, property taxes are about half for a home of about the same value because the share going to the school district is much less. Though I remained here for job and family, with retirement close I am looking to escape. All this said, you can enjoy a kind of complacently comfortable existence here, and the shopping is good. Spring and autumn are moderately pleasant while the summers are hot and humid and the winters cold and gray.

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Abhd
Cincinnati, OH

Never Thought I would Stay - 5/29/2012

I travel frequently and have lived in several cities across the U.S. San Francisco and Chicago were always my favorite cities, and I also love the beauty of the Northwest and New England. Eventually, my work brought me to Cincinnati. When I came here, my new boss told me, "You know, when people move to Cincinnati, they never leave." I had a lot of trouble believing that. At first blush, Cincinnati seemed parochial and conservative, and I fully appreciated Mark Twain's comment that if the end of the world came he would want to be here, because anything that happens in the outside world takes 20 years to reach Cincinnati. But I have to admit that of all the cities I have lived in, I found Cincinnati the friendliest, most affordable and tolerant of all the cities I have lived. Racism and other forms of intolerance exist virtually everywhere, but I found, in Cincinnati, people who work hard to live together. I like working at UC, a hub of liberal activism, and I enjoy living in one of the city's trendy yet affordable and diverse neighborhoods, where I can walk to the grocery, the drugstore, the library, and to any number of delightfully ethnic restaurants. I am close enough to the university that I can commute by bicycle when I want to, especially now that we have bike lanes. Cincinnati has also been very good for my social life. I found it much easier to be accepted into the social circles here in Cincinnati than I did in other cities, and have become much more active outside my home and work than I ever was before. So, at least for me, Cincinnati provides a much higher overall quality of life than any other city. It's been 12 years, now, longer than I lived in any other city. I guess my boss was right, all those years ago...I believe I will be staying after all.

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Ginger
Cincinnati, OH

Time to move on... - 3/8/2012

Born here raised here in Cinci, OH for 39yrs peoples attitude are poor. Doesn't feel like home anymore. It's truely about what class your in.

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michael
Fort Thomas, KY

Not a City for the Enlightened - 3/1/2012

People in Cincinnati essentially get their news from FOX News and form their opinions accordingly. If you not a Tea Party Republican then you will be forever out of place.

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Elizabeth
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati experience (UC/downtown) - 2/19/2012

I wanted to give Cincinnati a chance, but it appalled and shocked me how backwards it was. I was raised in a Midwestern suburban area with diverse(religion, ancestries, etc) and highly educated, business families. It wasn't perfect, but I really loved how friendly and open everyone was to each other. I thought Cincinnati would be an amazing and more tolerant city. It wasn't! My first month at UC, I ventured out with friends downtown and got the most classist and racist comments directed towards me. When I went to a coffee shop in Gaslight Clifton, I was asked if I had "mixed" ancestry as if they were going to accept me based on what answer I gave. Someone at UC told me that American equals white. A salon at Kenwood Mall was super racist and jealous of me because I had full/thick, shiny hair. I don't want to continue with the rest, it's sooo depressing; Cincinnati is too race-oriented/shallow to consider living for another year. I dress conservatively and I'm very friendly to people because I was raised in a Christian household. By the way, I'm an American of Chinese descent. I've read some of the comments and I absolutely agree with you all. I wanted to love Cincinnati, but it's horrible! (Ok, there are amazing things to do, like the art museums, the theaters and the downtown areas, but seriously, when people are that unfriendly downtown and in certain suburban shopping areas, I'm shocked.)I can only hang with people that are like me; tolerant, friendly and kind. It's really too bad. I really love my friends at UC though :)

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Abhd
Cincinnati, OH

One of the poorest cities in United States - 1/12/2012

As I have read all the comments on moving from Cincinnati, I can't help but agree with everyone. This is the worse city to come too. I relocated here for work, but; with no jobs here now, there is absolutely no reason to stay, I absolutely hate Cincinnati! Everyone is out for themselves, not caring about anyone else, the views on everything from religion, to racist, to everything moral, is unseen or unheard of in this town. Heaven forbid, if you are out of work, or become disabled, because you certainly will not find help here! The Dept. of Family Services are no help, just do a research on the department, and you will find, they recently were ordered to give people the help they so desperately need! It is the middle of January, and people have filed claims for food and other services in October, and still have no help! They claim they are running behind 30 days, I think October to January is longer than 30 days! I know, because I was one of the less fortunate ones. I have been trying to get medical help for my diabetes and high blood pressure, and my kidneys failing, and when you call for an appointment at one of the "so called free clinics", they tell you they cannot get you in, for at least 7 months! The only thing you can do, is go to University of Cincinnati, to receive medical help, taking up precious time to the ones that do have medical emergencies, such as gun shot wounds, which Cincinnati sure has plenty of crime! I am done with this city, and can't wait to move from here as quickly as I possibly can. Good luck to anyone moving here, or one's already trapped in this forsaken city! You will certainly need it!

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