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Old 07-07-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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yea but you and i both know that kentucky is a very rural state with a very large rural population. that is not stereotype, that is fact. youve got louisville, lexington, then thats about it. and neither louisville and lexington are all that dense. the parts that are dont go on too far.
theres no place in kentucky thats more than 20 minutes from this, and very few places that ARE 20 minutes from it:

i think thats a good thing
What are you smoking? I want some.

Northern KY, Louisville, Lexington all can take over 20 mins to exit alone from their city centers. Try an hour.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:48 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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On that note, Detroit is a dilapidated, crime ridden, crumbling hell hole with nothing of value left:

America's finest urban farmer's market

One of Detroit's many middle-upper class neighborhoods within the city limits:




Detroit's beautiful river walk:
http://www.gmrencen.com/Portals/0/images/riverwalk_carousel_large.jpg (broken link)

Also 4 major sports teams, vast cultural opportunities ranging from opera/orchestra to some of America's best art galleries, to the many offerings of nearby communities like Royal Oak with its walkable downtown and professional scene, Dearborn and its automotive heritage, cultural diversity, and The Henry Ford.

Even if the better reputed suburbs aren't for you, even further out, the Ann Arbor and Detroit metros begin to touch, sharing one of America's finest college towns and all of the amenities that come with such a place with Detroit's VAST offerings.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:09 AM
 
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What are you smoking? I want some.

Northern KY, Louisville, Lexington all can take over 20 mins to exit alone from their city centers. Try an hour.
um, have you been riding a bike?

downtown lexington to rural fayette county is less than a 10 minute drive. hell more than half of what is officially "lexington" is rural areas.
downtown louisville all the way down by the river is 20 minutes to the rural areas east of it.
covington about 15 minutes

hell from downtown lexington i could walk out to the rural areas in less than an hour. were talking 4 miles here

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I'm going to go through and rep everyone who posted these fantastic pictures in this thread later on tonight! Even the non-members!
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:21 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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um, have you been riding a bike?

downtown lexington to rural fayette county is less than a 10 minute drive. hell more than half of what is officially "lexington" is rural areas.
downtown louisville all the way down by the river is 20 minutes to the rural areas east of it.
covington about 15 minutes

hell from downtown lexington i could walk out to the rural areas in less than an hour. were talking 4 miles here
I wouldn't consider the space between Nicholasville and Lexington quite rural.

Obviously you're just looking at google maps. I used to drive it every day.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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I wouldn't consider the space between Nicholasville and Lexington quite rural.

Obviously you're just looking at google maps. I used to drive it every day.
i still do. and who said you have to go out of town the southeast way? ever been up near spindletop? from downtown drive 10 minutes north and youre in beautiful rural country.also, the space between lexington and nicholasville is rural, you just have to get off of nicholasville road once youre past man o war. its very rural.

and seriously, youre memory's gone bad because it doesnt take over an hour to get out of lexington. ever. you could drive through the entirety of lexington in a half hour.

i just showed the google maps to prove a point. one of kentucky's selling points is that traffic is NOT a big issue. there really is only one dense urban area (louisville) and two semi-dense ones (lex and nky). and like i said, there truly is no part of kentucky more than 20 mintues away from beautiful country, and very few that are that far away.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Lexington has far worse traffic than Detroit or Cincinnati, easily. Also, I'm fairly certain our ideas of rural are very different.

Either way, heading out of town from main street to the countryside outside of the bedroom communities (where rural really starts, agricultural =/= rural) will take the average person 40 minutes at least.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:01 PM
 
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Lexington has far worse traffic than Detroit or Cincinnati, easily. Also, I'm fairly certain our ideas of rural are very different.

Either way, heading out of town from main street to the countryside outside of the bedroom communities (where rural really starts, agricultural =/= rural) will take the average person 40 minutes at least.
first off, how on earth is lexington's traffic worse than cincinatti's? thats not even possible

and no, you are just straight up wrong. next time youre in lexington, go to main street, get on paris pike, in ten minutes it will be rural by anybody's standards. come on man, you can drive all the way past paris in a half and hour (and everything between lex and paris is rural)

in 40 minutes you could drive all the way to cynthiana. you can drive through the entirety of lexington in 20 minutes.
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Are you kidding? Are you driving a Ferrari on an imaginary super highway? I just don't get it :S

Also, the population density between Lexington and Paris is not even low enough for it to be considered STATISTICALLY rural.

I'd really like to see someone drive through the entire city in 20 minutes at a time when people are still in town from the bedroom communities. (7 PM or earlier)
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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