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Old 08-23-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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My husband and i are thinking of moving to KY and we want to know where we will fit in. we are from michigan and used to live down in TN but people absolutley hated us cause we were "yankees" we were nice and polite but it didnt do any good. i have heard northern KY is best but i want to live in a town under 50,000 people maybe really around 20,000 would be better we want to buy some land and build a house in the country but live some where we can still find work. so where is a good place/town for a yankee???
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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My dear, anywhere you are in Kentucky is a good place. Yes, you may be teased about your accent, but I think we as a people are as good at accepting a newbie as any place on Earth. As another writer put it, in Kentucky we are very good a living and let live. If your bring your shoulder chips in, I am sure someone will oblige you and knock it off, but if you come in and live by the Golden Rule, you'll do just fine.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:29 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your kindness. I just hate how someone judges you before they even know you. I do not intend to try to change anything about the south I like how everything is already. Some people in Tennessee thought we were gonna try to implement our yankee ways on them. I am a country girl and I hate all the beurocrats. Especially in MI. Michigan has went so downhill I wouldnt want to try and bring that with me. I think the south is a great place to live its like the way all of America used to be back when it was in its Golden Years.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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My dear, anywhere you are in Kentucky is a good place. Yes, you may be teased about your accent, but I think we as a people are as good at accepting a newbie as any place on Earth. As another writer put it, in Kentucky we are very good a living and let live. If your bring your shoulder chips in, I am sure someone will oblige you and knock it off, but if you come in and live by the Golden Rule, you'll do just fine.
Well said. Thanks again Tom!
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I'm a "yankee" California transplant. I've been accepted everywhere here in Kentucky that I've lived so far. (I like small town living too!) I've lived in:
Lexington (too big for me personally!),
Richmond (getting too big for my taste),
Danville (nice quiet, historic town with cheap cost of living!!!),
Berea (very nice rural artsy town, cheap cost of living, easy commute to Lex)
Morehead (small college town in Appalachian Mountains - 1 hr drive to Lexington or 1 hr drive to Huntington, WV - LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT)

You might check into Ashland area (Boyd County) or Grayson area (Carter County) as well. Both are 30 minutes or less from Huntington, WV.

There are MANY great places in Kentucky that would be very welcoming to you (yankee accent or not) LOL but my above suggestions are the MUCH CHEAPER cost of living and housing/land prices than a lot of other places in Kentucky.

P.S. I lived for one year in Manistee, MI and thankfully LEFT last year, I'm so very happy to be back in Kentucky... I hope I never leave again!!!

So, on that note, Good luck and WELCOME to KENTUCKY!
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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Default Come on down to Hoptown

We are right next door to Ft.Campbell (30,000 troops not counting dependents) You can stand in any grocery in Hopkinsville and hear virtually every language on the planet being spoken. Funny thing about those soldiers, they get deployed all over the world and seem to want to bring back women and little babies to Western Kentucky. Imagine that. Nobody would notice you here if you were a Martian. We are the ultimate melting pot.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: at the foot of my mountain
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Wow! That's the first I've heard of someone moving South and actually feeling like they were "hated". Did that make you move back North?
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Frankfort is lovely. We have kids, and enjoy raising them here. Not too big, just small enough. I'm form the mountians, but it takes a special kind of person to be able to handle that area!! I'm certianly not ruling East KY. out, but be prepared if that's where you go. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about either location....PM me, if you'd like!
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Louisville,Kentucky
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Smile hope you like it here in KY

No matter where you live in Kentucky, you will be welcomed with open arms.I'm new to this posting thing as well as this site, so if you have already moved I hope you found what you were looking for. I myself Live in Louisville and I love it here...
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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If you're a Yankee, consider Northern Kentucky, Maysville is a great town little town, right on the river, so there's a ton of Northern influence, and only 45 minutes to Cincinnati!
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