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Old 04-29-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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Hello,

My family and I are getting ready to move from Las Vegas, NV to Louisville, KY. My husband is getting ready to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We have elementary school aged kids and I'm wondering where would be the best area to live in? I keep hearing a lot of St. Mathews area, but can someone please tell me why they would recommend it. I would like to live in an area where it is family oriented, safe, where I can take my kids for walks and somewhere not too far from school. I'm very nervouse, but excited to move there. Everyone tells me it's going to be a culture shock for me, being that I've lived most of my life in Southern California and about 15 yrs. of that in Las Vegas. I love the desert and the newness of all the homes and shopping, but I am ready to live somewhere where it is more of a slow place and a city where I don't have to worry about my children looking at billboards with have naked woman. Plus, I love nature and have always wanted to live in a city that green and open.
Any input anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hello,

My family and I are getting ready to move from Las Vegas, NV to Louisville, KY. My husband is getting ready to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We have elementary school aged kids and I'm wondering where would be the best area to live in? I keep hearing a lot of St. Mathews area, but can someone please tell me why they would recommend it. I would like to live in an area where it is family oriented, safe, where I can take my kids for walks and somewhere not too far from school. I'm very nervouse, but excited to move there. Everyone tells me it's going to be a culture shock for me, being that I've lived most of my life in Southern California and about 15 yrs. of that in Las Vegas. I love the desert and the newness of all the homes and shopping, but I am ready to live somewhere where it is more of a slow place and a city where I don't have to worry about my children looking at billboards with have naked woman. Plus, I love nature and have always wanted to live in a city that green and open.
Any input anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.
Congrats on your husbands choice to join the seminary! My church has a ton of transplants from other states attending seminary and most of them live on campus. The neighborhood my church is in, Cloverleaf, is also a nice area with affordable homes. Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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St. Matthews is nice, older homes, and centrally located. The Louisville Ballet has its lower school there, if your children happen to dance. I would totally live there if I were moving to Louisville.

You will love the slower pace. Louisville is a nice city with plenty to offer, and a vibe all its own. No naked ladies. You might have some trouble with the lesser amount of sunlight, but then again, you might love it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Default About the kids

I once lived less than 2 blocks from SBTS. As a seminarian, I would suppose you plan to rent? Do you need three bed rooms or will two do? Can you handle steps, will you have one or two cars? Will both parents work and/or attend school?

If you are planning to be in Louisville area long term, you will want to live in Ballard/Eastern/Manual home districts. Stay away from Westport Middle School. Highlands Middle is ok. Other eastside schools will do reasonably well.

Best overall school system is Oldham County. All the schools are nationally recognized without chance of getting a bum school due to "diversity".
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