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Relocating to Kentucky, looking for family environment style neighborhood with country setting, rent before home purchase or rent to own option, Knox County or city of Corbin

 
Old 03-13-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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My family and I are going to be moving to KY this fall - I was wondering if some of the "locals" could help me with my research (we live in MI, and will be taking a trip or two down to visit properties, but right now I'm just learning as much as I can on my own).

We want a country setting in a county that is primarily rural located near 75 or 65. We have a family with young children and want a safe area.

We're looking to rent a home before buying, or rent to own. Where might I locate such properties? Are there property management businesses in KY that manage multiple rental properties I could contact?

My husband is drawn to the city of Corbin and Knox co. This website has been very helpful in helping me determine a few counties so far that seem to fit the bill as far as % rural and safety! But we are keeping our minds open and I would welcome any input from someone who would be so kind as to help me - I'm feeling overwhelmed! We've never moved out of state, so all of this is new to me!

Thank you!!! Feel free to email sarah@motherhoodnaturally.com
Sarah
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Waco, Ky
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I think the Corbin choice for your kids would be a great idea. It has a "small town" feel, and has plenty of rural areas for farming, etc. A suggestion would be the area between London and Corbin, close to Laurel Lake. London is also small-town, and has some nice land available. Both have i75 running right through it, which makes it handy for travel. I would also check with getting a good realtor familiar with the area. Try some of these links out, hope they help! ~joanna~

http://www.corbinkycityguide.com/
http://www.corbinkentucky.us/
http://www.city-data.com/city/Corbin-Kentucky.html
http://www.londonky.com/
http://www.londonky.com/cityoflondon/
http://www.city-data.com/city/London-Kentucky.html
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Central Kentucky
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Wow - another Michigan family headed south! Wonderful! I think the links Joanna gave you really should help - and if it helps at all - our 'newest' transplants are doing very well. They are working, the kids are in school, and while renting an apartment right now, there should be a rental house opening soon.

The market down here is opening up and things are really beginning to move!

Good luck - and I just know you will love it here.

Kimmiey
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I moved from KY to Michigan for the US Forest Service and hated it! I'm on my way back to Kentucky for good on June 1, and I can't wait to get back to the sweet land of friendly people, hospitality, cheap living and awesome accents!!!! You will LOVE leaving Michigan and re-locating to Kentucky. (the more rural areas will have thick accents that take a while to get used to) but it's the best living I've ever had, and I've lived from birth to 21 in California, then Utah, Idaho, in the military in Texas, to Kentucky for 15 years, to Michigan, to West Virginia, and now goin' home to KY for good. I'll never leave the state again. Kentuckians have it GOOD!

P.S. You'll just save bucketloads of money on car insurance, housing, food, electric, wow... just everything in Kentucky! Congratulations!
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