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CINCINNATI: Some Mt. Healthy

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Yesterday I was walking through the independent city of Mt. Healthy, which is within walking distance just to the east of me. After stopping at the library, I snapped a few pics.

About Mt. Healthy:

LOCATION: The center is the intersection of Hamilton Ave. (US-127) and Compton Rd. It is approximately 8-8.5 miles from the Cincinnati CBD.

SIZE: 1.57 square miles.

DENSITY: 4,563.2 per square mile.

POPULATION (2000): 7,149 (73.7% white, 23.3% black, 1.6 % two+ races, 1% Hispanic/Latino).

MEDIAN INCOME (2000): $32,982 (6.79% in poverty, 1.97% unemployment).

MEDIAN HOME VALUE (2000): $85,900 (94.2% units occupied, 48% owner-occupied).

Mt. Healthy was settled in 1817 as an agricultural outpost. At the time, it was called

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Great photos, grasscat... Sometimes we forget how charming small towns can be. The density (over 4000/sq mile) sounds really great, too. Thanks for sharing your photos of Mt Healthy; today I added one more place in my brain's database :)

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Those are some nice pics, grasscat. Mt. Healthy looks like a very pleasant place, and it makes me think of what America must have been like during the 1950's and 60's. This is yet another thread that knocks down all the old ugly stereotypes about Ohio. I've learned something new today. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Brickhead is right... Many of us don't even try to imagine what America was like 40-50 years ago. Places like Mt Healthy is the best way to experience the America we did not have a chance to live.

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Thanks for the comments, guys!

Now...what you didn't see. The northern entrance to the city is NOT so pretty. Along the way you encounter a buy-here-pay-here used car lot, the Lexington South condominiums which are a nice way of saying "as close to public housing as you can get and still pay full rent", an abandoned department store that is now a flea market (Rink's Junk Market), a horrible shopping center called Hilltop Plaza, and two mobile home parks.

However, the rest of the city has remained charming and unblighted. So it goes, I guess.

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