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Old 01-11-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: City - Prefer the country. People shouldn't have to live where they can't see the stars.
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yoopergal,
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being where I can see water is very important to me
Sister, you are a woman after my own heart. You must be a pisces... I live a mile from the Ohio for that very reason. I couldn't afford actual riverfront in an acceptable area, so I have a short drive to watch the sunset. When I sold the farm, I considered buying a houseboat. Friends and family convinced me what a stupid idea that was, and I'm grateful for their wisdom.

MissingIndiana said it best, "it's going to be very hard to find a body of water in KY that will compare to the Great Lakes" So, I'm not sure how much water would be enough. Could you accept a small lake close to Louisville, in exchange for a shorter drive to your daughter's? In that case you might look at Rough River Lake, just west of Louisville:
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or Taylorsville Lake to the southeast of Louisville in Spencer County.

But, if you were originally willing to drive to Bowling Green, what about Cumberland? Cumberland Lake is breathtakingly beautiful. The shale banks promote the bluest, clearest water in the state of Kentucky. Understand, in the last few years they've dropped the water level to repair the dam, but they'll be finished soon, and when it returns to normal, there isn't a body of water in Kentucky to compare.

Whatever you decide, welcome to Kentucky.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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My dream is to live near a body of water be it a river, lake or creek.. prefer a river. One I can run a trot line on and do some limb fishing if I want, where I can swim and launch a boat if I feel like it. That is the life!
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Thank you for all the wonderful replies! I am leaning toward Louisville, and have looked at pictures of it...looks pretty with the river and all.

Louisville is a good choice but if you are going for pretty, Lexington is much more on the pretty side. Of course there is the water in Louisville and it is close to your daughter.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: City - Prefer the country. People shouldn't have to live where they can't see the stars.
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My dream is to live near a body of water be it a river, lake or creek.. prefer a river. One I can run a trot line on and do some limb fishing if I want, where I can swim and launch a boat if I feel like it. That is the life!
Yeah Missy, I'm witcha. I don't do the fishing thing (I'm more of a cooking & and eating kinda girl...) but the idea of a dock for the boat and a view of the water...
My Sis lived in the Keys for years. The last place she had was on a canal. Walk out the sliding glass doors to a patio and BBQ grill, all in sight of the the dock...I still think about that place...
Personally, if I had only me to consider, I would be living in a cabin overlooking Cumberland. I love that lake.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yeah Missy, I'm witcha. I don't do the fishing thing (I'm more of a cooking & and eating kinda girl...) but the idea of a dock for the boat and a view of the water...
My Sis lived in the Keys for years. The last place she had was on a canal. Walk out the sliding glass doors to a patio and BBQ grill, all in sight of the the dock...I still think about that place...
Personally, if I had only me to consider, I would be living in a cabin overlooking Cumberland. I love that lake.
I am in love with Green river myself
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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What about Northern KY just across from Cinci? There are some areas with awesome river views in NKY. The river views are much better in NKY than in Louisville IMO as it is a much hillier area. It also puts you an easy 2 hour drive from Columbus. I would stick to a larger city for more well paying options in message therapy.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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I can't thank you all enough for the helpful replies. It sounds like I really need to pay a visit to your beautiful state and spend some time in each place. Wherever I decide to go, I know I will be surrounded by very nice folk!
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: During school I live on campus at MSU but was born and raised in Louisville, Ky.
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You want to move around land between the lakes. I was born and raised in Louisville but I attend Murray State University and the Ohio river nor any other body of water in the state even compares to the land between the lakes area...and recently it was ranked in the top 10 for sailing destinations in the world.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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There is a small fishing lake in Williamstown, between Lexington and Cincinnatti. You would be about 40 minutes closer than Lexingtonand about 30 min to the Kentucky side of the Ohio River. If living on a big body of water is what you are looking for you are limited to either Cumberland Lake, 90 minutes south of Lexington, or Herrington Lake, 30 minutes south southwest of Lexington. Most of our lakes here are restricted and you cannot build on them, but those two allow for homes and sometimes a dock.
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