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Old 07-11-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Looking for a place outside of Louisville airport. I would like about 5 acres and a safe area for kids. Does anyone know of an area I should check out. I would like to set up some areas in advance to make a long weekend trip. I would definately like to know where the areas that are prone to drugs and crime are so that I may avoid as much as possible. I know that there are no utopian areas but which is the most desired.
Thank You in advance for any comments posted negative or possitive...

Kevin from Long Island
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Old 07-11-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Our airport is smack in the middle of the county and is fully developed all around it. You aren't going to find 5 acres anywhere near the airport, imo.

However, having said that, you might get lucky by going south of I-265 (aka Gene Snyder X-way). Generally speaking, the further east you go, the better the neighborhood. If you go east of Bardstown Road and south of the Gene Snyder, you'll find a nice, rural area. Look off Billtown Road, Routt Road, Broad Run Road, etc., if your heart is set on some land. All those are still within 30 minutes of the airport.

Personally, I'd even go a little further east, around Taylorsville Road. There are some great develpments with land off Taylorsville and into the Eastwood area, depending on your price range. Derbyshire jumps to mind.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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The nearest 5 acre sites you will find are south on I-65 in Bullitt County just south of Shepherdsville. It's not a bad commute to the airport because it's nearly all interstate.

The area I recommend is Clermont which you will see on the map as the intersection of state road 245 and I-65.

The Bernheim Arboretum (Park) is a 14,000 acre park with walking trails, play areas, etc. and there is plenty of land for sale in the area. I understand there is another "park" that has acquired another 1,000 acres or so that adjoins Bernheim but they haven't improved it yet. Supposedly they are going to let it be used for hiking for now.

You could live in this area and feel like you are out in the boonies and still be at the airport in about 20 minutes. There is some new development in the area near the interstate and a bourbon distillery across the street from Bernheim but other than that it's trees and winding roads.

The one drawback to this area is that Fort Knox is not far and they have a heavy artillery range (i.e. tanks!). They don't practice daily or even weekly but occasionally there are a few days here and there where the guns are active. My estimate is that the nuisance they create is about the equivalent of living a half mile to mile from a rail road track as a train passes. You might hear some rumbling inside and you definitely will if you go outside. [/font][/color]
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Love the Bernheim Forest area. You'll be in Bullitt County and not Jefferson, if that makes a difference to your employer. And it seems like it would be a slightly longer ride at rush hour than 20 minutes, but I'm not sure.

Also, the Bullitt County schools have really been improving lately. I prefer the more eastern part of Jefferson County, but that's just my bias.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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You can find 5 acres closer in but the properties come up rarely and are going to be near a million dollars on the cheap side. I suppose I should have asked your budget 1st. There is are some nice properties along Newburg Rd. just north of I-264 with acreage. The last one, sitting on 5.5 acres, sold May of '06 forr $1,700,000.

There is an odd-ball property on in the south end, probably within 3 or 4 miles of the airport, that has 6 acres listed for $273,000. It's actually a nice 17 year old 2,400 Sq.Ft. ranch with a finished walk-out basement. It's odd because it's in a subdivision with +/-.30 acre lots. I'm sure the acreage is at the rear because the house sits near the road just like all the others.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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I concur with 'Off Topic'. Most people from around here that have been exposed to the east end tend to gravitate towards it. It's nicer. The areas I have mentioned are more affordable and match your desire to be near the airport but definitely make a point to visit the Hwy 42 corridor (aka Brownsboro Rd.) and consider out lying areas. You can live in a nice bedroom community on the east side of town and still be within 30 to 40 minutes of the airport.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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You can still find very nice 3 and 4 bedroom homes with 5 acres in the rural parts of the southern-eastern end of the county for less than $400,000,00. Typically, homes are a little less expensive in Bullitt County.
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