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Old 11-08-2008, 07:59 PM
 
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I am interested in relocating next summer. I want to live somewhere that has a low crime rate, doesn't have to be a large city, but would like a place that has good schools, shopping, good resturants..
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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western Oldham County gives you everything you listed, but your criteria did not note how large of a radius are you comfortable with. I live in Briar Hill which is just west of the town of Crestwood. I am within 5 miles of three access points to Interstates I-71 & I-265. I am 15 minutes to downtown Louisville, 25 to airport (90 to park at Cincinnati International), there is excellent medical infrastructure within the 5 mile range including one brand new full service hospital, four surgical centers, and one of the very best regional hospitals anywhere located 10 minutes away. Downtown Louisville's med center is unequaled anywhere. There is shopping from niche little boutiques in LaGrange to a huge retail center in St. Matthews, and most importantly, the Oldham County School system is hands down a most excellent overall system which is truly incomparable statewide and ranks highly on the national scene. While certain units of given districts offer equal or better, no system wide competition is in sight.

You'll like the environment to raise a kid here too.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Well, there are a lot of places in Ky. that meet that criteria.

Your best bet in that case might be the Owensboro area. It's not nearly the size of Louisville, Lexington, or Northern Kentucky, but still a metropolitan area.

The Daviess Co. Public Schools are among Kentucky's VERY best. They blow out almost any school in Lexington, Louisville, NKY, or central Ky., and are even better than Oldham Co. Owensboro Catholic Schools are also very strong. In the surrounding counties, Hancock and McLean Counties also have very good school systems.

Crime is low, very low. Growth was decent throughout the 1990s, but the city has since become stagnant. Evansville is 30-35 minutes away, Louisville and Nashville are less than two hours. Owensboro itself has a small mall (Towne Square), two Wal-Marts, a Target, Sam's Club, Lowe's, Home Depot, Kohl's, Starbucks, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, Applebee's.

Downtown OWB has been hanging on the vine for the last 25 years, and it's really hurting now with the closing down of the Executive Inn. However, Frederica St. downtown has been nicely refurbished, and the International BBQ Festival in May draws tens of thousands of visitors to town from all over North America.

Other places worth considering anyway: (a) Northern Kentucky outside I-275 (Independence, Crestview Hills, Union, Walton, etc.), (b) Lexington area (Fayette County, Wilmore, Versailles), (c) Louisville area (Jefferson Co. east of I-65, Oldham Co.), (d) Elizabethtown
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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JCM I have to say it is very nice to see such a positive post from you. Thank you!
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