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Old 10-16-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Manitowoc, Wi
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Yesterday, having had time for my brain to stew, and running with the leads you fine folks have shared here, I realized that if there's one cool neighborhood there must be more. I learned about Clifton, Nulu, Butchertown and others. Today I will research some more.

I tell's ya though....I'd be in heaven if I could afford a store front/residence on an exciting street like that. In reality I'd much more likely look for a home right on or next to the main shops on a side street to run my music studio. I'd love to find a place I could set up separate rehearsal space for young bands to rent. That or just to expand my music studio would be a dream come true.

Thanks again! Sorry if my interests lead this thread astray. Hopefully the person who originally started it will benefit from the information as well.
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:22 PM
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Are there any bad neighborhoods along Outer Loop? For example, is Southland Mobile Home Park a high crime area? Or is it more like a retirement community of mobile homes for seniors or something like that? Or what about the area around the intersection of New Cut and Outer Loop, with Walmart etc.? Gas prices are still going down in that area. Now down to $1.94 per gallon.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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Are there any bad neighborhoods along Outer Loop? For example, is Southland Mobile Home Park a high crime area? Or is it more like a retirement community of mobile homes for seniors or something like that? Or what about the area around the intersection of New Cut and Outer Loop, with Walmart etc.? Gas prices are still going down in that area. Now down to $1.94 per gallon.
No not at all. Nice working middle class areas. Sort of "southern" and "redneck" in parts. Very different culturally, from say, Highlands, Crescent Hill, or even Middletown or Prospect.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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I don't know much about the primary area being discussed, but as a musician who grew up in Louisville, the place to be if giving guitar lessons is somewhere in or around the Highlands. It's a very art/music-friendly area and you will be able to attract people from all over the city to your lessons when in that neighborhood. Not to say that you couldn't succeed elsewhere, but it would be my first choice for a hood by a longshot if giving lessons was my intent. It might cost a bit more, but there's that risk-> reward thing going on.


Crescent hill / Frankfort might work too . . .
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL
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Crescent hill / Frankfort might work too . . .
Yes, that is true. That would be my #2 choice. Frankfort/Lexington Rd area. Correct me if I'm wrong these days, but back when I lived there I would say that Crescent Hill area was a bit out of the price range for a musician. Absolutely lovely area though.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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I haven't taken much time yet to really get an in-depth look at the Frankfort area, but I'm concerned about the fact that the Louisville Academy of Music would be too much competition. Then again maybe I could get a job there at the school.

In regards to my price range as a musician, you are correct in assuming I don't have money oozing out of my pores. However, I have two things in my favor. First, I have active, State of Wisconsin music education certifications in Band, choral and general education. If I really had to get a real job; one that has benefits and a salary, I should be able to. Second, I'll be buying a fixer upper and be mortgage and debt free by the time I make the move. This will be something of a semi-retirement move. In other words my intent is to have to only make enough moola to support my basic needs. I can do that with a measly 25-30 students. I currently live in a half dead town with a population of only 34,000 and have 35-40 students.

I'm pretty enamored with the Deer park area. Is the east side of Bardstown Rd considered Deer Park as well? Or is that considered Highlands-Douglass? Eh, it doesn't really matter. That's the area I'm intrigued with. Being in walking distance to Bardstown Rd would be sweet!

Thanks again for all the insight. It's truly helpful.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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I haven't taken much time yet to really get an in-depth look at the Frankfort area, but I'm concerned about the fact that the Louisville Academy of Music would be too much competition. Then again maybe I could get a job there at the school.

In regards to my price range as a musician, you are correct in assuming I don't have money oozing out of my pores. However, I have two things in my favor. First, I have active, State of Wisconsin music education certifications in Band, choral and general education. If I really had to get a real job; one that has benefits and a salary, I should be able to. Second, I'll be buying a fixer upper and be mortgage and debt free by the time I make the move. This will be something of a semi-retirement move. In other words my intent is to have to only make enough moola to support my basic needs. I can do that with a measly 25-30 students. I currently live in a half dead town with a population of only 34,000 and have 35-40 students.

I'm pretty enamored with the Deer park area. Is the east side of Bardstown Rd considered Deer Park as well? Or is that considered Highlands-Douglass? Eh, it doesn't really matter. That's the area I'm intrigued with. Being in walking distance to Bardstown Rd would be sweet!

Thanks again for all the insight. It's truly helpful.
The Highlands is a term for a collection of 12 neighborhoods (it is a massive urban area) Deer Park is one of them. The term Highlands is so loosely defined that is generally real estate speak for safe, hip, urban walkable, but you are going to pay for it (for this region of the country).

In general, Deer Park is somewhat more affordable than much of the Highlands, but still very very pricey. Good luck finding something super cheap unless you want a condo. That said, I could probably find you a fixer upper house for around 120k in that area. I am sure you will have no issues finding clients in Louisville. Let me know if I can help with the move.

You need to do a comprehensive search. Look at New Albany and Jeffersonville, IN, bc you get big time bang for your buck and less taxes. Look at Beechmont. Then look at the "premiere" areas of Highlands, Crescent Hill, Clifton, and St Matthews. Butchertown, Old Louisville, Nulu, and Germantown are very distinct, cool, historic urban areas as well and they are all more affordable than the "primiere urban areas."
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