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Old 08-04-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I KNOW not all of them. That's why I told him to check first. Don't be so defensive.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda Isles
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Yes, the meth culture is a MAJOR concern of ours. I have worked narcotics my whole career, so I've come to the realization that it's everywhere, small rural towns included of course and especially out west where it's an epidemic. Before making the list of potential areas, we tried looking at places that seem to have less of the drug culture and very low crime rates associated with the area. Of course no where is perfect..............just looking for that small town that you go to visit and hate to leave because of the nice people you encounter. There has got to still be some of them left!
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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Yes, the meth culture is a MAJOR concern of ours. I have worked narcotics my whole career, so I've come to the realization that it's everywhere, small rural towns included of course and especially out west where it's an epidemic. Before making the list of potential areas, we tried looking at places that seem to have less of the drug culture and very low crime rates associated with the area. Of course no where is perfect..............just looking for that small town that you go to visit and hate to leave because of the nice people you encounter. There has got to still be some of them left!
ACTUALLY...the meth lab culture has been strongest in Missouri, and it spread from there. It is now endemic in many of the small towns you seek. Still, a few meth labs wont ruin a small town just as a crack dealing ghetto will not ruin a major city.

That said, I think you are missing out on some areas in KY and IN worth looking at.

Specifically, if you want non diverse areas but areas with a good income and education I would recommend:

In Kentucky

La Grange
Bardstown
Berea
Versailles

In Indiana

Floyds Knobs
Georgetown
Greeneville
Nashville

I hate to be blunt, but I tend to agree that many of the towns you are considering have a bit of that closed up factory nothing going on in town so lets do meth culture.

The towns I mentioned are more exurbs of major cities, safe from sprawl, quiet, and very educated with no crime or thugs in sight.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I totally agree, stx. And I would add Danville, Kentucky to your list.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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ACTUALLY...the meth lab culture has been strongest in Missouri, and it spread from there. It is now endemic in many of the small towns you seek. Still, a few meth labs wont ruin a small town just as a crack dealing ghetto will not ruin a major city.

That said, I think you are missing out on some areas in KY and IN worth looking at.

Specifically, if you want non diverse areas but areas with a good income and education I would recommend:

In Kentucky

La Grange
Bardstown
Berea
Versailles

In Indiana

Floyds Knobs
Georgetown
Greeneville
Nashville

I hate to be blunt, but I tend to agree that many of the towns you are considering have a bit of that closed up factory nothing going on in town so lets do meth culture.

The towns I mentioned are more exurbs of major cities, safe from sprawl, quiet, and very educated with no crime or thugs in sight.
STX, why can't you get it? LaGrange, along with the rest of Oldham County, is the most diverse community in Kentucky. Taking the census data at face value won't work here, but then liberals don't want to listen to anything but their own deafness. Yes, the county is predominately Caucasian, but the difference, there are no ghettos. Blacks, Whites, Reds, Browns, and people of all ethnicities live in harmony next to each other. Our subdivisions and cities are a true blend of Asians, Europeans, Americans, Africans, and Latino's. The difference, education.

In the strongest of verbiage allowed, I implore you to stop calling an entire population of any community, whether Oldham County or not a stereotypically incorrect description. People who misrepresent don't hurt the people they misrepresent so much as how they diminish their own creditability.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda Isles
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I am certainly going to add all of the ones STX12499 metioned to the list of places to check out. Also, has anyone had any experiences in Columbia, Kentucky or Burkesville, Kentucky. Columbia looks like a really nice small town with a very low crime rate. Can't wait to check it out.
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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I would highly recommend Bardstown, Ky based on your posts. I grew up there and it is a GREAT place to raise a family. Also recently it has grown up quite a bit since I left. Louisville is only a short 45 minute drive away if you desire some of the niceties a city can offer.
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: The Beautiful Bluegrass!
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We recently moved to Paris and think it's swell!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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I have to agree with the statement of harmony, especially blacks. For example, growing up in Los Angeles I never saw a white man with a black woman. Here I see it all the time. Not only that, but I can speak to black women without them getting in my face. The equality is great!!! It would appear that we are more integrated than the commie states who make more noise about the issue LOL.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider most of these towns to be midwest. But it sounds to me like you want a very conservative, "non-diverse" area in which to live. So pretty much any of these towns should fit that bill. They wouldn't be my first choices by any stretch, but to each his own I guess.
agreed. i think you may find a large cultural difference between arkansas and iowa.
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