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Old 02-04-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Hello,

My husband might be transferred to Louisville, and neither of us are extremely familiar with the area. By what I've read, it seems like a nice place!

-Where you are working: Near Louisville airport
-How much you are willing to spend on housing $150k
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: less than 30 mins
-If you have kids: Private school or public school? public
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight?: Nice neighborhoods with sidewalks, close enough to grocery shopping, libraries, and walkable to a park would be perfect!
-Community amenities important to you: Libraries! Parks!
-Pie or cake? Both!


I have two small children. We will most likely rent before buying so we can become familiar with the area first. Ideally, we'll rent in the area where we'd like to buy, or at least close to it.

I don't know if this is doable, but we'd like a 3-4 bedroom, 1.5-2 bath house with a small yard for $130-150k.

How are property taxes there? What can I expect to pay?

Are there any advantages/disadvantages to living in Indiana if you work in Kentucky? Which side is cheaper tax-wise?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Oh, and I should mention that we'd be coming from Pittsburgh. We've been in Pittsburgh for about 3 years and before that, we lived in Bloomington, Indiana.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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How much you are willing to spend on housing $150k
Well, there are numerous of areas with costs for homes in that price range: Highlands, Bowman Field, Hikes Point, St. Matthews and farther east as well.

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-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: less than 30 mins
It takes 20 minutes to get anywhere around town, unless your going to the southend to the east end of town, then the commute is longer. If you don't take the highways, the drive is a bit longer but more scenic.


[quote] -If you have kids: Private school or public school? public/QUOTE]

The public schools system isn't so good nowadays like it was when I was in school, but a lot of people do go that route. The private schools are expensive, but you also can work with them on the cost or helping out at the school to lower your costs from what I have heard.

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-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight?: Nice neighborhoods with sidewalks, close enough to grocery shopping, libraries, and walkable to a park would be perfect!
What you said here, reminds me of the Highlands. It is a nice area with sidewalks to walk. There is so much in the area to walk to: movie theaters, ice-cream shop, grocery, parks, churches, restaurants and all depends of what part but it isn't much of a walk. Certain times of the year, they close off certain parts of the area for events. Other times of the year the whole street of Bardstown Road has shops open for the holiday shopping and so much more.


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Are there any advantages/disadvantages to living in Indiana if you work in Kentucky? Which side is cheaper tax-wise?
Well, there is talk about building another bridge but who knows where that is. Right now, we have 2 bridges and the commute is pretty heavy during rush hours. The taxes are cheaper in Indiana I heard, but I don't know anymore info that this. Good luck and maybe others will respond to more info.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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If he is going to work at the airport, there is a house down the street from us for sale. We live less than 10 minutes (without using highways) from the airport.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Highview to be exact.
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