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Old 06-21-2010, 10:20 AM
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Originally Posted by jerry5010 View Post
I guess I'm asking for what everyone would want, a nice place to live where the crime is low. I heard Ohio is terrible crime wise, so I wouldn't want to be near it. Where in Kentucky could I find a nice place to live, good caring neighbors, a feeling of being in the country, but not more than about 45 minute drive to a larger city where I can find whatever I want? I love bluegrass music if that helps. Oh, and I need a Super Walmart for my son to transfer too. Thank you.
I think Hardin County is looking for you.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:35 PM
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Not poverty stricken, plenty of jobs, low crime, low prices, low taxes.... Sorry, I doubt there is anything of that sort within US borders. Social worker doesn't like poverty, his bread and butter? Isn't poverty = a job (for you)? Do you plan on doing some social work within exclusive gated communities? I think what you need is a reality check and prioritizing. No matter where you go, these general rules of thumb stand (most of the time):

Plenty of jobs = high prices, higher taxes, crowded, higher crime rates
Low cost of living = few jobs, long commutes, low wages, few services, nepotism (important thing to consider for a transplanted social worker)

There are few if any exceptions to the rule above and if there are town breaking the rule those are NOT in Kentucky.

Personally, Eastern Kentucky depresses hell out of me, I believe it would depress hell out of you also. Transition from rolling hills of White North to mountainous area cut by narrow valleys where flat land and straight wide roads are at premium would not be trivial, mentally speaking. Of course, there is only one industry in E. KY that matters - coal, everything else revolves around it. I would say BS on cheap E. Kentucky living, it ain't cheaper, it's the other way around, it couldn't be cheap with those twisted steep roads and complete lack of local goods except coal, firewood and weed. Everything is trucked in but coal (including drinking water sometimes), food, everything is MORE expensive. You people who tout how cheap is KY living need a reality check also. Take a trip or something.
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