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Old 05-04-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Anyone know anything about Vulcan in Grand Rivers? I applied for a job there. Is the area pretty affordable? I live in southern Md. now and am looking to get away from the explosion of people and businesses that have overtaken our once quiet county.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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I have lived in Grand Rivers for over 30 years and worked at Vulcan (when it was Reed Crushed Stone) in the late 70's or right around 1980. The giant lakes (Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley) are the major draws here. The area is rural and an awesome place to live. I grew up in rural NC and lived in Los Angeles for a short while. I feel very comfortable saying this is a terric place to live based on low cost of living, low crime rate, low pollution, low traffic issues, friendliness and openness of the residents, quality of recreation offerings and cultural activities. The job opportunities leave something to be desired, but you can certainly make your own opportunities if you're hard working, diligent and conscientious.

It's an easy drive to Nashville, Louisville, Evansville, St. Louis, Memphis as well as 6 hrs to Atlanta and 8 hrs to Chicago and about 11 hrs to New Orleans so weekend trips for your city fix are not a problem. Our family came here in 1973 and bought a little fishing lodge (6 rooms) and that evolved into Patti's Settlement anchored by Patti's Restaurant. I've been a real estate agent here for 6 years now and the family still has the Settlement as well.

I'm at your service to help in any way I can.

Mike Grimes
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Guess he pretty well took care of it all in one post! lol As far as all the traveling he mentioned, you'll just be a few miles from I-24 that runs from I-75 in Chattanooga, Tn to
I-57, just south of Marion, Ill.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Guess he pretty well took care of it all in one post! lol As far as all the traveling he mentioned, you'll just be a few miles from I-24 that runs from I-75 in Chattanooga, Tn to
I-57, just south of Marion, Ill.
Thanks guys, sounds like Southern Md. when I was growing up! I'll investigate a little further!
Ross
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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There isn't all that much to do in Grand Rivers besides the lakes and some restaurants. If you live west of Grand Rivers you could be closer to Paducah (Grand Rivers is about 25-30 minutes away) which offers tons of restaurants and good shopping, but it isn't "big city" like Nashville. Nashville is 1.5 hours from Grand Rivers.

I may be partial, but having grown up in Marshall County (across the lake from Grand Rivers) I would highly recommend living there. It has a mix of rural and suburban areas, and the school system is outstanding (there were several families that lived in the Grand Rivers area that sent their kids to Marshall County Schools). There are also more shopping and restaurant options in Marshall County given the much larger population.
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