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Old 12-14-2015, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ServoMiff View Post
We do like to party in the ville.

I was mainly talking about the OP's request of looking for a home in a price range and saying "the highlands" and giving no other information. Instead of assuming what type of home that meant, it'd be better to state what features and benefits of a home in the area that they're looking for. Yeah, if you want to be in Cherokee, that's not going to be easy, but being in "the highlands" doesn't have the same restriction. If I had a $550k budget, I'd find an older house in the $300's and renovate the heck out of it to my specs with that extra $250k and I'd have a pretty awesome house.

And yeah dude I've seen the market lately because I was just house searching myself back over Thanksgiving.
Great point...this CAN be done....but the inventory is just so low! It is a sellers market.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thunderkat59 View Post
What did the "un-original" Highlands used to be called? I mean, was there a another name for the area from Winter/Grinstead over to Trevalian? Now its all just "Highlands", but I see reference to "original" Highlands and wonder about it
Original Highlands was just that...the original neighborhood which was plotted as streetcar suburb and was the "only Highlands" It was a colloquial term for the uptown area on higher land, away from the flood plain (this was important in the great flood of 1937, which halted the city's growth and destroyed its urban fabric for about 60 years, until the city county merger)....it was on the top of the hill from Broadway, adjacent to Phoenix Hill, New Hamburg, Paristown Point, and further west, Schnitzelburg. Irish Hill is now included in the Highlands but was also its own areas....so much of Louisville has been "urban renewed away."

Louisville was a big time urban city....

Historic photos of Louisville Kentucky and environs - Historic photos of Louisville Kentucky

Look at the density and urbanity here. It was truly a top 15 city, legitimately....the interesting thing for me is it is seeing this great renaissance.


Why do you think Louisville is the 8th most expensive city to spend NYE? Right there with Nashville and Denver. The reason for the hotel boom is the major demand. Louisville is just doing the best it has been in over 100 years...it was a sleeping giant, but many of its long time residents have not awoken to it yet. I predict by 2030 the game will be different.
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