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Old 04-09-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
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We're moving there this weekend and we are absolutely excited to escape the high taxes and crime of the mid-Atlantic region.
We lived all around the globe while I was in the military and we always wanted to find a nice area to raise kids and still be near a major city. That's what attracted us to Etown and we couldn't be happier. It has every big box store we shop at and the cost of living is great. My parents are even considering retiring to the area next year and I see the economy going strong there too.
It has a lot going for it that many would enjoy.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: The Bay State
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Originally Posted by Reinheitsgebot View Post
you can build a new home around $1.10 a square foot

This has to be either a typo or bad math. You can't build a doghouse (anywhere) for $1.10 a sqft. . .
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
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oops, you caught me. I meant $110.00 a square foot!
Thanks for keeping me honest.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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Thank you so much you guys! I really appreciate your honesty and candidness. We're still in limbo. DH is close to getting a really good job here in L.A., so we may stay here for a little while longer. The more I think of it, the more I think maybe it's not a good time to move away from family with a new baby coming in a few months. I'm sure I'll need a lot of help from my family with 3 little ones. Although, my Dad & Stepmom are currently on vacation in Nashville and they just called us to remind us how much we would love the South. I don't know what's in our future. DH talked to the Leitchfield employer today and he wants to fly DH out there next week to check it out. I'm sure that will give us more insight.

Thanks again for all of your advice/opinions!

Sasha

BTW, what is the "bug situation" like in KY? Are they really big? Are there a lot of them? I have a huge fear of bugs and seriously don't think I can live with them. Would having the house sprayed for bugs keep them away???

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Old 04-17-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thank you so much you guys! I really appreciate your honesty and candidness. We're still in limbo. DH is close to getting a really good job here in L.A., so we may stay here for a little while longer. The more I think of it, the more I think maybe it's not a good time to move away from family with a new baby coming in a few months. I'm sure I'll need a lot of help from my family with 3 little ones. Although, my Dad & Stepmom are currently on vacation in Nashville and they just called us to remind us how much we would love the South. I don't know what's in our future. DH talked to the Leitchfield employer today and he wants to fly DH out there next week to check it out. I'm sure that will give us more insight.

Thanks again for all of your advice/opinions!

Sasha

BTW, what is the "bug situation" like in KY? Are they really big? Are there a lot of them? I have a huge fear of bugs and seriously don't think I can live with them. Would having the house sprayed for bugs keep them away???
My mom gets her house sprayed a few times a year and it works. I dunno what you consider big but I don't think we have bugs that are "Florida big"
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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The only "bug" problems we had were pretty benign . . . crickets in the basement and the yearly infestations of ladybugs.

Oh, yeah, and the japanese beetles were deadly to our garden . . . DON'T get those "hormone traps" -- they just attract even more of the little SOBs . . . so I guess they do work, but not in the way intended . . .
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Please...please...PLEASE don't make the move.

BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, my friend! Moved from a mid-sized city in the North to Leitchfield (wife job offer), and hated every single minute of it. It's not quaint and pleasant by any means.

E-Town is much better, but still nothing to write home about. You would probably die from the culture shock. Night and friggin' day difference from LA. There's no Rodeo Drive in E-Town!
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Elizabethtown is in Hardin County - Pop. is near 100,000. It's not that small, plus it's close to Louisville. It's a beautiful part of the state.
Compared to the 13,000,000 in the LA metro area, it's tiny. I'm guessing you are speaking of Hardin Co, as E-Town is only around 22,000.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Compared to the 13,000,000 in the LA metro area, it's tiny. I'm guessing you are speaking of Hardin Co, as E-Town is only around 22,000.
Yes, notice I put Hardin County....
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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The difference is...like, wow! Well, if you have to move to E'town/Hardin Co., then live RIGHT IN E'town. Make sure you're within two minutes of Dixie Highway (US 31W). That way, you're close to Towne Square Mall, the cinema, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Applebee's, O'Charley's, Olive Garden, a slew of car dealerships, and the two bypasses for quicker access to the parkway and interstate system should you ever decide to take a trip.

You're in for a culture shock, that's for sure. I'd recommend living in Jefferson Co. (Louisville) to you, but that's not feasible when considering the high gas prices. Make the best of it. You may come to love Kentucky, who knows.
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