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Old 12-02-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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My husband and I will be moving to Louisville next Summer (2014). We will both be attending the dental programs at the University of Louisville. We obviously have a bit before we move, but we wanted to get a head start on looking so we have a better idea of the area/neighborhood we want to be in. Ideally, we would like to find a smaller home to buy. We are looking for something with 2-3 bedrooms, a backyard (it doesn't have to be huge) for our dog, a nice/safe neighborhood. Any help/recommendations on an area that might be good for us would be very much appreciated! We don't know anything about the city at all.. so any help is awesome


-How much you are willing to spend on housing: 0-$100,000

-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: We want to be close to the campus. As close as walking distance - as far as a 15 minute drive.

-If you have kids: Private school or public school? We aren't planning on having kids for a few years so schools don't matter.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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My husband and I will be moving to Louisville next Summer (2014). We will both be attending the dental programs at the University of Louisville. We obviously have a bit before we move, but we wanted to get a head start on looking so we have a better idea of the area/neighborhood we want to be in. Ideally, we would like to find a smaller home to buy. We are looking for something with 2-3 bedrooms, a backyard (it doesn't have to be huge) for our dog, a nice/safe neighborhood. Any help/recommendations on an area that might be good for us would be very much appreciated! We don't know anything about the city at all.. so any help is awesome


-How much you are willing to spend on housing: 0-$100,000

-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: We want to be close to the campus. As close as walking distance - as far as a 15 minute drive.

-If you have kids: Private school or public school? We aren't planning on having kids for a few years so schools don't matter.
You could consider living downtown, or in Nulu, within walking distance of campus.

Also Highlands, Clifton, Germantown, Crescent Hill, And St Matthews. Louisville is a stellar city and an growing place with good food.

New2Lou
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Since quality-of-life issues are a big concern for you, which they are for many people I think the best place you to look would be in the St. Matthews area. It's a little farther away from the campus than some other areas but still well within the distance you would consider. It's got many very nice smaller well-maintained older homes many which can be bought for a reasonable price. The other areas have larger homes as a rule and unless you are buying one that you plan on fixing up the prices can be quite high.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Dental school is at the campus just east of downtown. The nearest nice areas would be the Highlands (along Baxter Ave / Bardstown Rd) and Clifton / Clifton Heights (along Frankfort Ave and Brownsboro rd). Eastern Pky area is also nice. You can find smaller homes in those areas for $100,000. Further out on the east end 100k and under is not that common. There are a few older homes around me in Lyndon with 2 br at 100k.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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I would rent before moving here...you can get a cheap rental with a short term lease while you house hunt! Check out 40204, you can find a house in your price range
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Many years ago like in the 1970-80s, the dental school provided housing for the students (maybe families too). I don't know if the buildings are still there, but don't they provide housing for students (families) like they do on the main UL campus~?
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Many years ago like in the 1970-80s, the dental school provided housing for the students (maybe families too). I don't know if the buildings are still there, but don't they provide housing for students (families) like they do on the main UL campus~?
Yes. And they have several new buildings for that. Many of them are part of Bill Weyland's the Edge At Liberty Green development.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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Yes. And they have several new buildings for that. Many of them are part of Bill Weyland's the Edge At Liberty Green development.

I definitely would not choose to live at Liberty Green. It has changed down there, but there are many issues people don't know about that exists down there. Well not there (maybe) but the surrounding area.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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I definitely would not choose to live at Liberty Green. It has changed down there, but there are many issues people don't know about that exists down there. Well not there (maybe) but the surrounding area.
I doubt you have been down there lately. There is not a single project in that area. Not only has Clarksdale been gone awhile, but most importantly, Shepherd Square, south of Broadway near the hospitals, is gone. Besides Wayside, Dosker Manor, and the St Paul Soup kitchen, there is barely any low income housing left. Sure, this isnt exactly a middle class area, but it is plenty safe for any student, especially a savvy student with some city smarts. Violent crime against any normal citizen in that area is unheard of since the 1990s.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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I doubt you have been down there lately. There is not a single project in that area. Not only has Clarksdale been gone awhile, but most importantly, Shepherd Square, south of Broadway near the hospitals, is gone. Besides Wayside, Dosker Manor, and the St Paul Soup kitchen, there is barely any low income housing left. Sure, this isnt exactly a middle class area, but it is plenty safe for any student, especially a savvy student with some city smarts. Violent crime against any normal citizen in that area is unheard of since the 1990s.
Your wrong, and I have been down there lately. From what I know and my experiences, it is not safe and I can't say what I know on the internet. Just beware of your surroundings.
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