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Old 07-11-2007, 09:23 AM
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My wife and I currently live in Louisville, and we're both tired of big city living and all the headaches that go with it. We want to live a simpler, calmer, less cluttered life, but it'd be difficult for us to move too far away right now. We'd like to meet individuals/groups with similar feelings to see what their solutions are. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:29 PM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Try Henry or Trimble Co.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:11 AM
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Somerset and the suurounding area is a good place to live in my opion.It's got good schools,hospital,places to eat and shop...it also has access to Lake Cumberland !!!
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:23 PM
Location: Waco, Ky
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1st Lightening, you won my heart! Yes, I love the Somerset area, too. We have a small cabin right outside town, and love going to spend time on the lake. This really is a laid-back, quiet little town. My personal favorite community in the area is Tatesville, which we pass through when we go down. We always stop at Ginny's Diner (where you can get a cheeseburger, fries and a soda for $2.99!).

Have you ever thought of the Richmond area? I know it's growing leaps and bounds, but still has that small town feel. Berea is also a great little town, quiet, laid back. I live between the two cities, so I get to enjoy both! Berea would be a great choice for a retirement town, or if you are wanting to get away from the big city to raise a family. The school system there is wonderful!

Check out these sites, and it may help:

City of Richmond - Official Website
Richmond Kentucky City Guide - Richmond,Ky / Richmond,Kentucky Ky

Berea! The Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky
Berea Kentucky City Guide - Berea,Ky / Berea,Kentucky Ky

Madison County Board of REALTORS®
Hope this helps, and p.m. me if I can help in any way. All the best ~joanna~
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:25 PM
Location: Waco, Ky
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Oh, yeah-to answer your question. We moved out of town. I used to live in the Richmond city limits, but even that little bit of traffic/noise/etc. about drove me nuts. We are 12 miles outside of Richmond, 9 miles from Berea, 14 miles from Irvine on a one-lane road with a total of 10 houses. Head for the country where the most noise you hear is a rooster crowing or a cow mooing!
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:31 PM
Location: Far Western KY
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You want simple? Out where I live 3 cars a day go down our road, 2 of them are ours and the other is the mailman. Any others are lost. LOL
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:36 PM
Location: Kentucky
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I had that same feeling several years ago.
The solution for me was to move to Cadiz, KY (Trigg County)
People here move at a slower pace.
Neighbors are friendly and people here wave to each other in passing.
I enjoy just looking in my back yard watching deer, chipmunks and of course hummingbirds.
I have enjoyed being in the Barkley Lake area being able to go fishing.
I still can't get use to people here not locking their cars or homes.
This is a dry county, which means there are no liquor sales.
We all group together when someone is in need.

I hope you find your own solution.
If I can help in any way just let me know.
Have a blessed day!
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for all those that have posted so far. Sounds like some great ideas. Our problem is the making a living part. I'm assuming there's not much call for a television production specialist or a nanny in any of those places. We're certainly open for a change of career, but to what? If nothing else we'd like to meet people who have chosen to live their lives last cluttered. I think there might be such a group somewhere around here, but I'm not sure what they call themselves. We just want to live a simpler life, one less focused on material things. Thanks again.
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:15 PM
Location: Vancouver, WA
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You might consider Grayson, KY... it's on I-64, smaller town.. close to Huntington, WV if needed for jobs, etc. It has a great town feel, they are in desperate need of nannies, daycare's, in home babysitting, etc. (There are only two daycares in town, and one of those is new and the other I've heard horrible things about the owner... no one can find affordable, decent daycare for their kids around here! It might be something you'd like to look at. Plus, it sits in Northeastern, KY, which is MUCH cheaper cost of living and is more mountainous and beautiful here. Just a thought... you could look up some information on the area and see what you think at least. You might find what you're looking for in the wonderful people and slower pace of life here in Eastern Kentucky!
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:33 PM
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The wife and I were born and raised in Cynthiana but we have lived in Morehead, Richmond, Lexington, and Loiusville. Much of her family has lived in the Loiusville area over the years. Many have since moved out because of the same issues you have. They didn't go too far. I think they live in Shelbyville and that surrounding area. They seem to like it because it's not a far cry to what they've grown custom to.

I didn't like Louisville much at all. Too much traffic. Just don't come to Cynthiana. It's small but way too many people. It gets more crowded every year for some reason but there's hardly any new jobs. Outsiders are moving here but commuting to Lexington which I think is a big problem with Kentucky. The community factories give outsiders jobs before choosing locals. It's wrong and one of the several reasons why we will be moving out of state in 2 years.
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