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Cincinnati, Ohio

Address: 1049 Birney Lane, Anderson, Ohio
Price: $188,500
What you get: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,024 square feet
Price per square foot: $93

With more than 2 million residents, the Cincinnati area is a conservative region that spreads over parts of three states in the Ohio River Valley. Procter and Gamble, Macy's and Kroger all call the city home. The best schools are in the eastern Cincinnati suburbs and in some towns south of the river in Kentucky. The median home price for the metro area is $147,300.

This 1966 home in Anderson Township (with its top-ranked schools) sits nestled on a woody hill, so the finished basement space directly accesses the backyard. The tiered deck has a nice view. The neighborhood is quiet, although this home sits on a minor arterial street. Anderson Towne Center Mall is less than two miles in one direction and the river less then two miles in the other.

Contact: Sarah Noggle of Coldwell Banker West Shell at 513-470-6067