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Old 09-04-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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My husband is about to be transfered to the London KY area, and I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about this area. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and do not know much about KY itself. How is London, the schools, are the people pretty social? Child Care? I have a 10 year old and another one on the way and have not decided whether I will just stay home or maybe work part time. Any information would be really helpful and greatly appreaciated.

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Old 09-05-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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London is a pretty great town if you like, slow paced, down to earth, lots of trees, cheap cost of living, more rural type living.

I don't know a lot about the area, but have only visited a few times.

Hopefully someone else can give you more information.

The nice thing is, it is not too far of a drive to Lexington, if you needed something London didn't have to offer. All I-75 interstate drive too, so a smooth drive if needed.

Good luck, and welcome to Kentucky!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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Its not one of my favorite places here, but it is a pretty place. It might take some time getting use to..Its ver slow paced..
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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I travel to London occasionally. It's a nice place. It seems to be growing. It has several nice restaurants. I can't speak to schools or the like. I do advise parents not to talk back to social workers.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
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london is very conviently located between lex, ky and knoxville, tn about 90 mins both ways i believe, very politically conservative area a world different than massachusetts lol so you may find that different. i cant speak for schools as i went through the fayette county system but ky public schools as a whole are some of the worst in the country, if u cud afford it private schools are probably down there too, weather is pretty tame spring is nice mostly summer is typically not brutal as its elevation of about 1300 ft keeps it cool and fall is proably the best time of year TONS of fall color down there, winter as in most of ky stinks, always cold but not quite cold enough for snow temps in the mid 30s with rain is very common during the winter months, and occasionly during harsher winters the get appreciable snowfalls but even those are usually only 6 or 8 inches nothing major
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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Default We live here!

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My husband is about to be transfered to the London KY area, and I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about this area. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and do not know much about KY itself. How is London, the schools, are the people pretty social? Child Care? I have a 10 year old and another one on the way and have not decided whether I will just stay home or maybe work part time. Any information would be really helpful and greatly appreaciated.

Thanks
We actually just moved to London, KY from Louisville, KY. Huge culture shock! Our neighborhood is fabulous and lots of stay at home moms. I have three boys and stay at home. My smallest is 6 mos. old........email me some time and I can help you out!! You need lots of support here I have found!!!

Gina Noble

noble40245@aol.com
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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Default RE: Moving to KY

My wife and I retired to Louisville from Connecticut. Not the same as moving to a country area, but I did want to comment on some differences from Connecticut and Massachusetts living.

First, you will find things a lot cheaper here, and that's a nice change. Going along with it, wages are lower but you can buy property for a song compared with CT or MASS. We have found people to be more polite and outwardly more friendly, but also be sure to have an open mind regarding differences. It is more conservative politically and religiously compared to the Northeast, and people are more likely to keep their opinions to themselves. We came here for a warmer and more laid back area compared to the Northeast, and I have lived in the area years ago while going to school. You are also near lots of places to visit besides Louisville and Lexington [which are neat cities themselves].

You will probably go to Lexington for mall shopping and maybe also to Louisville. We are happy we came here, and hope that you like KY.
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