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Old 01-14-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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HI,
What can you tell me about Park Hills, KY? My husband will be working near Oakley/HWY 126. How bad would the commute up the 75 be during peak traffic hours? Do you know if the schools are good? Any reasons why Park Hills would be better than another area in NKY?
Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Park Hills is pretty.

But it's nowhere near Oakley, which is not really near State Route 126, and you'd take I-71 to get there from Park Hills.

That being said, I wouldn't hesitate to live there. The drive would be about 25 minutes or so.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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oops, i meant the area just south of 126 off of 75 - not sure the name of the area but definitely NOT Oakley. Sorry about that.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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oops, i meant the area just south of 126 off of 75 - not sure the name of the area but definitely NOT Oakley. Sorry about that.
Reading? Amberly? This (Cross Cty. Hwy & 75) is nowhere near Park Hills. One accident on 75 and it becomes a 45 minute drive, but you won't know until you're in bumper to bumper traffic. Next, you call the boss.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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oops, i meant the area just south of 126 off of 75 - not sure the name of the area but definitely NOT Oakley. Sorry about that.
That's a whole 'nother ballgame. I-75 is a crap shoot at best. It should take only 25 minutes to get from Point A to Point B, but something as simple a slow truck in the fast lane at any point along your route can monkey up the whole mess. Heaven help you if there's an accident, on either side of the road, no matter which direction you're going. And the afternoon rush hour always seems worse going southbound than it does northbound in the morning.

Are you set on living in Kentucky?
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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That's a whole 'nother ballgame. I-75 is a crap shoot at best. It should take only 25 minutes to get from Point A to Point B, but something as simple a slow truck in the fast lane at any point along your route can monkey up the whole mess. Heaven help you if there's an accident, on either side of the road, no matter which direction you're going. And the afternoon rush hour always seems worse going southbound than it does northbound in the morning.

Are you set on living in Kentucky?

I agree ... at best it's going to be around half an hour. Best is also something you don't hear in the same sentence with "Interstate 75."

We were driving from Downtown to Sharonville on a Saturday, with NO wrecks. 75 started jamming for NO reason at all. It just so happened too many cars that weren't using the proper lane. On a Saturday afternoon with no wrecks, it took us about 45 mins. to an hour to get to Sharonville, when it should've taken about half an hour at most.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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Thank you for all of the replies. I thought 75 would be a problem and it sounds like it is. We haven't settled on an area yet so we'll keep looking. Thanks again everyone.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Ali, for the quickest and most stress-free commute do all you can within your own power to avoid any many interstates. Granted, 71 isn't as bad ... but the more time you spend sitting in your car, the less time you spend with family. It adds up.

Roughly 400 hours a year sitting in your car = Over 16 days out of 365 per year ... and that's figuring a positive-realistic outlook.
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