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Old 08-23-2008, 04:13 AM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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hmmm, i think that one was blown way out of proportion.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:03 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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This should tell you something that everyone is mentioning somewhere OTHER than Paducah to live. Paducah is a wonderful place to VISIT.
kydad, if you read what they are looking for, they would like something where they can buy a few acres possibly in commuting distance of Paducah.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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kydad, if you read what they are looking for, they would like something where they can buy a few acres possibly in commuting distance of Paducah.
Well that could be anywhere in the Jackson Purchase. You could get from the TN state line in Hazel to Paducah in an hour. From Fulton, hop on the Parkway, get off at US 45 and go north. The possibilities are endless.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Well that could be anywhere in the Jackson Purchase. You could get from the TN state line in Hazel to Paducah in an hour. From Fulton, hop on the Parkway, get off at US 45 and go north. The possibilities are endless.
That's true. My dad carpooled from Mayfield to the Gaseous Diffusion Plant for 34 years. When people asked why he didn't just move to Paducah, being from Mayfield, he would say that he didn't want his sons growing up going to Tilghman! lol
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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Given your desire to have a couple acres I would look outside of the city limits of Paducah. There aren't many places in the city proper that have that much land without paying a ton for it. There are plenty of possibilities in outside of the city limits but still within McCracken County. Marshall County (which is directly east of McCracken) is also very close Paducah and many, many people commute. There are several nice and new subdivisions popping up around the McCracken/Marshall line. Graves County is directly south of McCracken County and the northern end of the county provides for easy commutes as well, although Mayfield would be a little longer drive. Calloway County is nice, but it's a pretty good commute to get to Paducah (at least 50 minutes or so from around Murray).

I would personally choose to live in McCracken County or Marshall County if I were you. You can easily find a house on a couple acres, or you could rent for a while and then build on a couple acres. I've always felt that the economy, educational system, and natural beauty is stronger in McCracken and Marshall than Graves. It seems like every year a factory or something closes in Graves County. I can't remember a single plant or factory closing in Marshall County ever. Marshall County schools are solid and McCracken County schools rank near the top in the state in regards to test performance (recent ACT scores put McCracken County among the top districts in the state). Marshall County also has its own strong and expanding economy with the chemical plants and burgeoning port in Calvert City.

It is interesting that people knock Paducah city schools, but it provides an extrememly good education IMO if you live in the right neighborhood. I went to Marshall County schools but had several friends at Tilghman. If I had to choose a high school to go to now I would choose Tilghman. A large percentage of Tilghman's students come from the West End which is a very wealthy and educated neighborhood (doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc) whose kids all go to Tilghman. Their parents demand a huge selection of upper level coursework and a challenging curriculum. These are the kids that make Clark Elementary second to none in terms of test scores in the state.
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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When i suggested Paducah it was just a referance since most people in the area do commute. I wasn't saying move right into city limits. Its a matter of Preferance.
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