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Old 01-05-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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My wife and I are beginning to look seriously at retirement and being that I hate cold weather, our current state of residence, Michigan, is out of the question! My heart has always been in Kentucky and that is ranking high. Our main concern is for our 16 yr old son who is autistic. While we do not want to be right in town, we do need to be in an area where services are available. The areas south of Lexington looks interesting... the same with Louisville. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Hi. We are thinking of relocating to KY and are looking for a historical home... we came across one on-line in Hodgenville. We have 4 children in elementary school. They are active in soccer, basketball, etc. We want a safe, small town where they can easily make friends and walk to local parks, etc. Any thoughts would be greatly welcomed.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thanks for the replies, I ended up buying a house in Owensboro 2 months ago. Just so you know, we love it here.

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Old 02-13-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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Dude Where Did You Fall Off The Wagon?
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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We moved to Shelbyville from California (although I am a Louisville native, husband is a Southern California native) and we both love it. We built a house here and it's down to earth and a great, small community.

Oldham County - Crestwood, Buckner, etc - is also very nice.

Both counties are about a 20 minute drive from Louisville and all the shopping, restaurants, etc. Shelby County is less expensive for housing than Oldham County, if that makes a difference.

Versailles is another wonderful area that draws lots of retirees. It's just west of Lexington. It was the setting for the film Elizabethtown (how ironic that that movie wasn't actually filmed in Elizabethtown much at all!) and for many scenes in the movies Dreamer and Seabiscuit.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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i am thinking of moving to independence ky with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. if anyone can tell me more about that area i would really appreciate it. i am 57 moving there with my dog!!! what are jobs like in that area and housing.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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i am thinking of moving to independence ky with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. if anyone can tell me more about that area i would really appreciate it. i am 57 moving there with my dog!!! what are jobs like in that area and housing.
Northern Kentucky has a lot of job growth because of the Cincinati/ NKY Airport located in Boone County and due to a lot of jobs moving there from Ohio. Boone and Kenton Counties are among the wealthiest, best educated, and fastest growing in the state

Northern KY certainly isn't short on shopping - there are lot of large shopping centers along I-275, Dixie Hwy (US 127), and US 27. The largest of these is in Florence, which has one of KY's largest malls
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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Default moving

A good place with a small town and down to earth people, decent jobs and afforable housing would be Frenchburg, Kentucky. Now about the drugs that is about everywhere anymore.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I hate to break it guys, but the original poster of this question posted it in 2006. I'm sure he's long gone from the Kentucky forum (at least, this question) by now.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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Default Nah, I'm still here

And I read all the answers faithfully. Unfortunately my hubby won't go. He lets his family dictate where we should be. Heck, I finally convinced him that moving from Philly would be in our best interest. But everytime I mention I found a place somewhere in the 'burbs of Philly, they say it's too far away from them. Maybe I don't want to live around the corner from them?! Anyway, all I can do right now is dream of Ky. & wide open spaces.
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