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Old 06-13-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yeah, those places are dumps.

Look, coming from Chicago I see Lexington as charming and approachable, with little traffic and crowding and friendly, liberal and open people. As many shops, coffee spots, used bookstores and such as I need. Laid back but not dead.

But Louisville? To me it's a third-rate big city with a big city's vices and damned few of it's virtues. If one is a yuppie or bobo wannabe you'd be better off to go to Chicago, get yourself a place in Wicker Park or Bucktown.
Ok what on God's green earth is a bobo?
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ok what on God's green earth is a bobo?
Bourgeois bohemians. Discussed here Missy.


What is a "yuppie"
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Bourgeois bohemians. Discussed here Missy.


What is a "yuppie"
Oh,ok
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Industries: Louisville has a growing economy and four Fortune 500 HQs. Lexington is stagnant and only has Lexmark. The Louisville metro area is growing considerably faster in terms of population than Lexington's. Compare Oldham, Bullitt, and Shelby Cos. around Louisville to Scott, Madison, and Jessamine Cos. around Lexington and you'll see what I mean.
I personally would prefer to live in Louisville, but Louisville is not gowing considerably faster than Lexington. In fact, Lexington is beating Louisville in growth rate. However, both have very healthy growth rates.

Lexington MSA:
2000 population - 408,000
2007 population - 447,000
Absolute growth - 39,000
Percentage Growth - 9.6%

Louisville MSA:
2000 Population - 1,162,000
2007 Population - 1,234,000
Absolute growth - 72,000
Percentage growth - 6.2%
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Yeah, those places are dumps.

Look, coming from Chicago I see Lexington as charming and approachable, with little traffic and crowding and friendly, liberal and open people. As many shops, coffee spots, used bookstores and such as I need. Laid back but not dead.

But Louisville? To me it's a third-rate big city with a big city's vices and damned few of it's virtues. If one is a yuppie or bobo wannabe you'd be better off to go to Chicago, get yourself a place in Wicker Park or Bucktown.
For the same cost of living, same violent crime rate, and much better traffic flow Louisville offers many more great ubran neighborhoods, museums, restaurants, and park system as compared to Lexington. Louisville offers both a blue collar middle class lifestyle on the South side and Bullitt County while also offering a high income white collar lifestyle on the East End and Oldham County. Lexington certainly doesn't offer any similance of a blue collar middle class lifestyle.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I personally would prefer to live in Louisville, but Louisville is not gowing considerably faster than Lexington. In fact, Lexington is beating Louisville in growth rate. However, both have very healthy growth rates.

Lexington MSA:
2000 population - 408,000
2007 population - 447,000
Absolute growth - 39,000
Percentage Growth - 9.6%

Louisville MSA:
2000 Population - 1,162,000
2007 Population - 1,234,000
Absolute growth - 72,000
Percentage growth - 6.2%
The Indiana counties are a severe drag on Louisville MSA's percent growth, esp. Floyd & Washington Cos. The Kentucky side of the MSA is growing percent wise nearly the same as Lexington
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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For the same cost of living, same violent crime rate, and much better traffic flow Louisville offers many more great ubran neighborhoods, museums, restaurants, and park system as compared to Lexington. Louisville offers both a blue collar middle class lifestyle on the South side and Bullitt County while also offering a high income white collar lifestyle on the East End and Oldham County. Lexington certainly doesn't offer any similance of a blue collar middle class lifestyle.
You could also say that Louisville offers more urban blight.

Nevertheless, I wonder if maybe your horrible childhood experiences in Lexington (and they really were horrible) have tainted your impressions of Lexington. I have always found Lexington to be a charming city with a neat downtown, fun neighborhoods and beautiful suburbs and without the urban blight that plagues other cities.

And what's "similance"?
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Louisville offers both a blue collar middle class lifestyle on the South side and Bullitt County while also offering a high income white collar lifestyle on the East End and Oldham County. Lexington certainly doesn't offer any similance of a blue collar middle class lifestyle.

I'm a blue collar guy living a white collar lifestyle in Lexington. When I spend my money nobody asks me how I made it.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I have always found Lexington to be a charming city with a neat downtown, fun neighborhoods and beautiful suburbs and without the urban blight that plagues other cities.
North Broadway, Winchester Rd, New Circle Road from Georgetown Rd to Winchester Road doesn't qualify as urban blight?

Even the high crime West End has many neighborhoods which are more beautiful than Tates Creek Road in Lexington, not to mention several tree lined Olmsted Parkways and Shawnee Park.

Fun neighborhoods? Maybe for a 50 year old. UK's campus is depopulated on weekends because everyone is hanging out on Bardstown Rd & Frankfort Ave in Louisville
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Old 06-15-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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North Broadway, Winchester Rd, New Circle Road from Georgetown Rd to Winchester Road doesn't qualify as urban blight?

Even the high crime West End has many neighborhoods which are more beautiful than Tates Creek Road in Lexington, not to mention several tree lined Olmsted Parkways and Shawnee Park.

Fun neighborhoods? Maybe for a 50 year old. UK's campus is depopulated on weekends because everyone is hanging out on Bardstown Rd & Frankfort Ave in Louisville
Exactly. There is no comparison. I am not even sure why this thread was made. Louisville is 3 times the size and has three times the culture and urbanity. Lexington has not made it past small town status yet. It is charming, but that is about it.

One poster said it is like comparing Louisville and Chicago. That's right...just as there is no comparison between Chicago and Louisville, there is no good way to compare Lexington and Louisville. It is apples and oranges comparing a much larger city to a college town.
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