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Old 07-14-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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I would say go for northern kentucky. Western kentucky is very nice but in northern kentucky if you want to be away from it all there are plenty of huge lots or homes with a lot of land and quiet (alexandria) (independance) but the beauty of it is you are really still only fifteen minutes away from all cincy has to offer and covington as well. You get the best of both worlds if you want them. The quiet and space of a small town and the opportunities of a large one.
I agree.

Country living can be found in southern Boone, Kenton or Campbell Counties or northern Grant County. Hardcore suburban in Florence, Hebron and many other areas. Semi urban communities like Ft Thomas, Ft Mitchell and Park Hills offer very nice older neighborhoods with good schools, charming homes and nice mature trees. Many parts of those towns have incredible views of the city skyline (but expect to pay for it). For more urban living, check out the Mansion Hill district of Newport or Mainstrasse in Covington. The Northern KY riverfront (particularly Newport) has seen a huge rejuvination in recent years. Newport on the Levee, the Aquarium, Hofbrauhaus... have changed the face of Newport. All these areas are only 20+/- minutes or so apart. I think it is a nice feature of Northern KY.

Another nice feature is that the Cincy-NKY airport is only a few minutes away, provide direct flights to tons of locations because it is a Delta hub.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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US News ranks Murray State University at number 15 in the south's top Universities.

other on the list ...
18. Bellarmine University
41. Western Kentucky University
63. Morehead State University

USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: Universities-Master's South: Top Schools

Centre college, Transylvania University, UK, UofL, Nothern Kentucky University wasn't even on the list ... doesn't mean they're bad schools, there not I went to 2 of them, they just didn't make the top list. Which is based on a number of factors.
If you go back to the home page of US News Top Colleges USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007 though, you will see several lists of "top colleges" broken down by different factors. The list above was for Universitites-Master' South. If you go to top liberal arts colleges USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: Liberal Arts Colleges: Top Schools you will see that Centre College is right in there, #44.
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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Default More KY schools on the list

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US News ranks Murray State University at number 15 in the south's top Universities.

other on the list ...
18. Bellarmine University
41. Western Kentucky University
63. Morehead State University

USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: Universities-Master's South: Top Schools

Centre college, Transylvania University, UK, UofL, Nothern Kentucky University wasn't even on the list ... doesn't mean they're bad schools, there not I went to 2 of them, they just didn't make the top list. Which is based on a number of factors.
Also,

Univeristy of Kentucky is in the list of the National Universities-Top Schools,

Berea College is #1 in Bachelors-Southern Universities. Wow
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Old 07-14-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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I vote for northern kentucky. All of the posts have been right on....wky is nice but there's nothing really around at all. Northern ky has tremendous opportunity in regard to white collar jobs and second to none schools in the state.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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If you go back to the home page of US News Top Colleges USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007 though, you will see several lists of "top colleges" broken down by different factors. The list above was for Universitites-Master' South. If you go to top liberal arts colleges USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2007: Liberal Arts Colleges: Top Schools you will see that Centre College is right in there, #44.

Also,

Univeristy of Kentucky is in the list of the National Universities-Top Schools,

Berea College is #1 in Bachelors-Southern Universities. Wow
All I said was WKY has one of the top colleges, which it does, that was a true statement. Someone said it didn't, I provided a link to the fact that it does. I NEVER said that other colleges were less, just stated the facts as they read in regards to placement.
I'm providing, backed date and information and not just pulling random numbers or rankings out of the air based on personal opinion along, I personally could care less it Murray is #1, #15 or #100, I didn't go there.
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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I was born and raised, and still live in Central Kentucky around Cynthiana. I have family in all parts of Kentucky since my Ancestors came over from France and pretty much engulfed Kentucky years ago. Western Kentucky is a place of opportunity compared to Northern. Northerners flock to Ohio. It's mostly trees and countryside in the North until you get close to the border. Western is a festive place and gets a lot of attention. My wife and I favor the west because most of my family eventually either ended up there or went to Dayton Ohio. The eastern half of Kentucky is considered typical hicktown that gets neglected A LOT. Owensboro is a really good area with just the right mix of peace and involvement. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:02 AM
 
Location: NorCal, baby!
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We lived in Burlington/Florence area and we loved loved loved it. We had three children in the schools there and were very happy with the level of education they were getting. If the outdoor lifestyle is something your family enjoys... there are plenty of places to walk, hike, bike, etc. You are also only a few minutes from crossing the river into Cinci for a day of museums, theaters, sports, etc. Burlington had a small city feel with small town people. I never experienced any crime/theft of any kind. For quick everyday shopping the Florence area offers everything you need... HomeDepo, Target, Meijer, etc. I would highly recommend this area!
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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My .02

If you're limiting to just N.KY or W.KY....

If you want a quieter more rural lifestyle.. Western KY is your answer
If you want more urban and everything that entails... choose N. KY

I personally choose E. KY... nuff said
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Old 07-26-2007, 03:28 PM
 
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Breckinridge County is the next county east of Daviess County (Owensboro) and you can find cheaper property, better living and good 1-12 grade schools. If you are looking for colleges, I know a lot of people go to Elizabethtown Community College from Breck county and seem to really like it.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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I only have one question? Why in Gods name would you leave the Great State of ALABAMA for this??????? LOL!!!!!
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