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Old 01-14-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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Going to move from CA hopefully this year...looking for a small town outside of Louisville. Would love a bedroom community because we love 'mom & pop' stores. We're not fancy and neither is our wallet! Would like to be able to walk in town in the evenings. Thinking of maybe renting first but open to buying 3bdrm. 2 bth. around $150,000. or (hopefully) lower! Any suggestions?

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Old 01-14-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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You probably should start by looking at Bardstown in Elizabethtown in Kentucky and across the river in Indiana at New Albany and maybe Jeffersonville. Those areas all have a nice downtown area with shops and restaurants. New Albany is especially active in the development of new restaurants in the downtown area. Jeffersonville is just across the river from downtown Louisville and is a nice walking bridge across the river between the 2.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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Definitely check out Bardstown.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Bardstown, LaGrange, and Shelbyville have the largest, most in tact Main St areas on the KY side of the metro. You'd have no trouble finding something in your price range either
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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Bardstown, LaGrange, and Shelbyville have the largest, most in tact Main St areas on the KY side of the metro. You'd have no trouble finding something in your price range either
What about Shepherdsville down in Bullit county?
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Bardstown, LaGrange, and Shelbyville have the largest, most in tact Main St areas on the KY side of the metro.
Thanks for bringing up LaGrange, I forgot about it.
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What about Shepherdsville down in Bullit county?
Unlike the other cities we mentioned Shepherdsville does not have a true downtown walking district. In addition it has suffered from rapid growth and commercialism/industrialization much more than the other areas mentioned.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Shepherdsville has a tiny old district and it feels more old than historic. I've been in towns of 500 with more of a downtown. Same goes for Taylorsville and Mt Washington. They're not bad places to live but if someone specifies they want historic / walkable then they don't match
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Louisville Area
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Thinking of maybe renting first but open to buying 3bdrm. 2 bth. around $150,000. or (hopefully) lower! Any suggestions?
Shouldn't be a problem. If you want good downtowns with local shopping and food inside the metro area, New Albany and Jeffersonville are on the rise. Of course, Bardstown is about 40 mins south of Lou and has a great downtown.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL/KY/WA
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Outside of Louisville by how far?

Bardstown is nice, I'd also say LaGrange as well, although people in that area who still live there could comment on how it is today.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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Bardstown and Elizabethtown are both about 45 minutes from downtown Louisville, Shelbyville and LaGrange are about 30 minutes from downtown. New Albany is about 15 minutes and Jeffersonville is even less. The only caveat for Jeffersonville is that the interstate bridges from there to Louisville will have tolls starting in 2016.
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