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Old 10-21-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Personally, for myself, my goal is to find one of these great downtown areas in a town which has a below average crime rate and fortunately in Kentucky, there are quite a few.
Where are they? C'mon, give! I'm on the prowl.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:22 AM
 
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Where are they? C'mon, give! I'm on the prowl.
From what I've researched, there are many. Just to name a few, Bardstown, Lawrenceburg, Harrodsburg, Paris, Carlisle, Stanford, Springfield, Greenville, Greensburg, Princeton, Benton, Madisonville, Glasgow, Hodgenville, the list goes on and this isn't even going into the eastern part of the state. These towns have populations from about 2000 up to 20,000. Of course, the smaller towns don't have the amenities the larger ones do, most most are an easy driving distance to a larger city.
I'm avoiding Paducah, Nicholasville, Danville, Richmond, and a few others because of the higher crime rate or a crime rate higher than what I feel comfortable although these towns are beautiful.
The downtown areas are in my opinion all very nice in these towns, with some of course being more quaint or beautiful than others.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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I forgot to mention that Mayfield is also lovely IMO.
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Thanks, Marino. I've looked briefly at Harrodsburg and Carlisle and so will have to spend some time researching the rest on your list. We're trying to stay not too far from Lex.

What does everyone think of Frankfort? I know it's bigger, but seems to have had lots of money spent on infrastructure (since it's the state capital, I guess). Nice close in neighborhoods? I know they have bus service there.

I loved two lake-side houses I saw in Carlisle but couldn't get DH interested. Hmmm........
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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Frankfort was knocked off my list because it has a 74 percent higher crime rate than the Kentucky. City Data also gives it an above U.S. crime rate average.

Last edited by Yac; 11-09-2020 at 02:40 AM..
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I forgot to mention that Mayfield is also lovely IMO.
I agree, marino. Born and raised here, moved away and back after 35 years to stay.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: CA
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Speaking of beautiful victorians, this 8000 sq ft gem is in Carlisle for only $68,000. In my eyes, it's simply stunning with stained glass windows, gorgeous wood work throughout, wrap around front porch. If I thought I could afford the maintenance and heating costs, I'd buy this house in a minute.

117 W North St, Carlisle, KY 40311 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.comĀ®
68K house with about 100K worth of work it probably needs. It's a beauty though.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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68K house with about 100K worth of work it probably needs. It's a beauty though.
Yes, so true but it would be like buying an 8000 sq ft dream house for only $168,000. You can't buy a 1000 ft piece of crap home around here for that price.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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Nice pictures. Good to see Berea College in there.
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