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Old 05-21-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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We are a large family in today's world...three children. We are looking for a family friendly town/city, with normal amenities, job, schools etc. We really appreciate all your help.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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We are a large family in today's world...three children. We are looking for a family friendly town/city, with normal amenities, job, schools etc. We really appreciate all your help.
Ok, if you participate on this forum often, you will know how much I love Oldham County, but that being said, there are 119 more counties in Kentucky, which means there are at least 20 places that I could recommend, but the only way I would recommend a particular place would be after knowing more of your criteria.

Things such as how often will you travel and to where? (how important are highways & airports). What skills/trainin do you and/or your spouse have for employment? What is your rural/suburban/urban factor? How many miles do you wish to drive to work, to shopping, etc? Do your children need special educational services including advanced classes? What about college for you and/or members of your family?
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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We are a large family in today's world...three children. We are looking for a family friendly town/city, with normal amenities, job, schools etc. We really appreciate all your help.
I have a large family of three children too
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Ok, if you participate on this forum often, you will know how much I love Oldham County, but that being said, there are 119 more counties in Kentucky, which means there are at least 20 places that I could recommend, but the only way I would recommend a particular place would be after knowing more of your criteria.

Things such as how often will you travel and to where? (how important are highways & airports). What skills/trainin do you and/or your spouse have for employment? What is your rural/suburban/urban factor? How many miles do you wish to drive to work, to shopping, etc? Do your children need special educational services including advanced classes? What about college for you and/or members of your family?
Wow - a lot of questions....let me try to answer. My husband is able to relocate from his employer - the city must be at least 5k people. We have lived in the stereotypical burbs but are looking from something less "Jones' like" (if possible). If that makes sense. Our children are under eight and are advanced in math and reading, so maybe a school that will challenge them? We simply want a town that is family friendly, ability to know your neighbor...a home town....
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Wow - a lot of questions....let me try to answer. My husband is able to relocate from his employer - the city must be at least 5k people. We have lived in the stereotypical burbs but are looking from something less "Jones' like" (if possible). If that makes sense. Our children are under eight and are advanced in math and reading, so maybe a school that will challenge them? We simply want a town that is family friendly, ability to know your neighbor...a home town....
Boone County (near Cincinnati) and Oldham County (Near Louisville) have the most in terms of closeness to big city amenities but still not in cookie cutters. Warren County is outstanding due to being home to Western Kentucky State Teachers College, AKA: Western Kentucky University. Calloway County is near Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the Land between the Lakes and is home to one of America's annually best rated small public colleges in Murray. Typically, the counties with the colleges have the best public k-12's. An exception is Daviess County. While Owensboro is a bit boring, its a wonderful place to raise a child. Just be sure to live in the Daviess County School district.
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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PIKEVILLE
It was voted on of the 100 best small towns in America. I couldn't begin to describe how wonderful this town is. Visit one time and your decision is made.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Maysville or Flemingsburg



Just another suggestion.........

I can PM a bunch of links for real estate listings if you want 'em.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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I live in Bowling Green which is in southern Kentucky. It is a growing city and is a college town. The population of Warren County is a little over 100,000 but it still has a small town feel to it. We have two very good school systems and a lot of private school choices. Also, we are about an hour from Nashville and little over an hour from Louisville.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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I would have to say Owensboro. Owensboro is known as a family town and has some of the best schools in the state of Kentucky. All elementary schools score above 90 on the CATS test and all middle schools are in the top 30 in the state out of like 215 schools. This is in the Daviess County school district. I lived there for 20 years and will probably go back after college.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Bowling Green KY
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Bowling Green is a great place to live and raise a family. Having a university here, WKU, provides amenities and cultural opportunities that aren't found in other similar-sized communities. There is good shopping, many restaurants, excellent medical care and a great parks and recreation system. We have 2 excellent school systems that include some of the best rated schools in the state. There are a wide variety of options in housing. I think the cost of living here is very reasonable. In addition, our location on I65 is very convenient and we are 1 hour north of Nashville, TN and about 1 1/2 hours south of Louisville, KY. You should really check Bowling Green out!
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