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Old 06-13-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Hello I am a single mother of two, 12 and 2, and am planning on moving to Kentucky (looking at the Corbin area) at the beginning of '09. It will be me, my children and my mother that will be relocating and are planning on renting for at least the first year. We are relocating to Kentucky because it is the midway point b/t my great-grandmother (who is in Dayton, OH) and my brother who just had his first child, who is in Asheville, NC. I have been doing some research on the net but would prefer the input of a Kentuckian. Is Corbin a good place to raise children, how is the crime rate, how are the schools, what is the average monthly price of renting and are there jobs in the Corbin area? How big is Corbin and are there lots of shopping options available? I have lived in a small rural area of Ohio for years (population 2,572 and very little jobs left) but am originally from Sarasota, FL so I definetly prefer the "smaller" towns versus the "bigger" cities. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read and post.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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I live 10 miles north of Corbin so I know a lot about the area. The London - Corbin area is fast growing, one of the fastest in the state.

Schools -I know the Corbin City Schools are ranked good and they're building a new elementary on the southside of town.

The crime rate is very low, nothing to worry about. As far as renting, you can rent a nice apartment or house in a nice area for under $800 a month. Even some of the nice apartments can be only $500 a month.

The large employers in Corbin are CSX Railroad, CTA Acoustics, Pepsi, Vangent, Baptist Regional Medical Center and Corbin Schools.

And shopping, there's Belk, JC Penney, Lowe's, Goody's, Dawahares and other stores.

The population of the Tri-County region around Corbin, which includes Laurel, Knox and Whitley Counties is 128,000.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the info
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Hello I am a single mother of two, 12 and 2, and am planning on moving to Kentucky (looking at the Corbin area) at the beginning of '09. It will be me, my children and my mother that will be relocating and are planning on renting for at least the first year. We are relocating to Kentucky because it is the midway point b/t my great-grandmother (who is in Dayton, OH) and my brother who just had his first child, who is in Asheville, NC. I have been doing some research on the net but would prefer the input of a Kentuckian. Is Corbin a good place to raise children, how is the crime rate, how are the schools, what is the average monthly price of renting and are there jobs in the Corbin area? How big is Corbin and are there lots of shopping options available? I have lived in a small rural area of Ohio for years (population 2,572 and very little jobs left) but am originally from Sarasota, FL so I definetly prefer the "smaller" towns versus the "bigger" cities. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read and post.
Corbin is handy to Ashville. Straight east on 25 four lane to Morristown Tennesee to I81 for 12 miles and east on I40 for another 85 or 90 miles.-about 3.5 hours form Corbin. Morristown is a nice area as well. It is about 80 miles closer than Corbin, but Corbin is on I-75 which is a quick shoot up to Dayton probably 3 more hours???coarbin people are very friendly. The Climate in Corbin is almost exactly like Ashville. -same climatic zone7A. Ashville gets more snow.
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