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Old 09-25-2007, 10:24 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Hi,

I will be visiting the fine state of KY next month on my exploratory relocation trip. Because I realize that the job markets with the most opportunities are within the metroplex areas, I am considering Louisville, Lexington, and Cinci for work (while living in N KY), and perhaps living in the metro areas for 6-12 months until I purchase a house. That being said, I would be looking for an older house in an established neighborhood with a bigger lot. I don't care for the newer communities and cookie cutter complexes. Schools are of no concern to me, seeing I have no children. I also do not need a big house---perhaps a 2bedroom and 1.5 bath---certainly nothing more than 1000 sq ft.

Can you suggest areas outside the metro I should visit during my trip keeping my housing requests into consideration? As I said, I'd simply live in or close to the city temporarily until I found the house.

Thanks in advance
Cobolt
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Outside of Metro Lexington, I would suggest Richmond, Winchester, Mt. Sterling (if you don't mind a 30 minute commute), Paris is very nice. Georgetown... possibly even Frankfort, but that gives you the government employee gridlock during peak hours...

Don't know about Cincy or Louisville areas...

Good luck and welcome to our fine state!!! Hope you find your Utopia!
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Thanks Des for the suggestions. I'll definately give them a look see.

I'm really looking forward to exploring KY and hoping it is my Utopia!
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Well... Richmond is more progressive like Lexington.. about a 25 minute drive and has about 30,000 people. Less expensive to live than Lexington, but has most of the amenities you'd probably want.

Paris is a really small town, but about 20 minutes to Lexington. Don't know a lot about Paris, but the road for a commute to Lex, has been improved and widened in the last 5 years and is beautiful. Just really peaceful there.

Mt. Sterling. about 30 minutes from Lexington on I-64 commute. Smaller town, but more factory type layout of the town. This is the first "flat" town after driving East towards Lexington, past Morehead (which is in the foothill mountains). Have not been there, but have heard many good things about this town. Might be worth a look-see anyway.

Winchester.. within 20 minute commute. Nice smaller town, with some amenities as well. Looks very pretty in the housing sections of town. Heard there is a major drug problem there, but I really can't that Winchester would be any worse for that type of crime than any of the towns that were mentioned. If it's something you're into... that's what you'll get. If you don't have much to do with drugs or druggie types, I don't really see it as being a huge problem for most people. Petty crime and property crime seems to be the biggest noticeable factor related to a lot of drug dealing in these areas. *shrug*

I think in comparison Kentucky has it's faults as all states do, but my opinion is.... it has WAY more advantages to living here, than most other states, so good luck, and I truly think you will find you DO want to live here, in spite of it's scars!
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Thanks. KY has to be better than where I currently reside.
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