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Old 06-05-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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Louisville never seemed all that much smaller than Indianapolis, to me. About the only thing Indianapolis has that Louisville lacks is 2 of the big 4 professional sports. NBA and NFL. Louisville could very well support a NBA team. Kentucky Colonels and Indiana Pacers were both members of the ABA. They were each other's biggest rivals and they both led the league in attendance. Louisville seems to be growing so it's only a matter of time they get at least one of the 4 major league professional teams.
Completely agree with all that is said.

The only real difference between Louisville and Indy is Louisville has smaller suburbs and edge counties. City to city, they are very similar sized and feel. Indy has the nicer downtown, Louisville the nicer neighborhoods. Each are improving their weaknesses.

UofL's basketball and football teams serve the exact same function as the Pacers and Colts in Indy. Tickets are similar priced (especially with UofL's required basketball "donation"), and even the basketball arenas have a similar corporate entertaining feel. Just different sports products.

Why do people think Indy is bigger? The main reason is Hamilton Co. There is nothing in metro Louisville even close to this behemoth of an edge suburban county. This is both good and bad. I think 50 years down the road, Louisville will be the more compact, livable city as it does not have development and business centers 20 miles form downtown like Indy does. Hamilton County is the main reason Indy can support 2 pro sports teams, and it is also the reason many would group Indy a half or full tier above Louisville.

In fact, almost every suburban county in Indy is larger than its counterpart in Louisville. Towns like Plainfield, Avon, Greenwood...they really don't exist in metro Louisville. For me, that is a good thing!
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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So tell me sir, where is it in the USA that is closer in size, architecture, and even culture to New Orleans than Louisville?
Old post I know, but Memphis, Mobile, Savannah, and Charleston are all contenders to some extent or another.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:17 PM
 
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Old post I know, but Memphis, Mobile, Savannah, and Charleston are all contenders to some extent or another.
All but Memphis lose on size. Which makes a big difference.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:17 PM
 
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All but Memphis lose on size. Which makes a big difference.
Exactly.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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I've seen some references to crime on this thread. How bad is crime in the Louisville Highlands area? Are some parts of the Highlands considered safer than others?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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All but Memphis lose on size. Which makes a big difference.
Yeah but that was one of three criteria he mentioned. New Orleans has no clone in the U.S. so there's no one city that matches it in size, architecture, and culture. But all the cities I mentioned compare on two out of the three characteristics.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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I've seen some references to crime on this thread. How bad is crime in the Louisville Highlands area? Are some parts of the Highlands considered safer than others?
Violent crime is rare, overall crime is pretty low for an urban neighborhood, mostly a few car break ins and a robbery now and then. There isn't much difference in crime throughout the Highlands, probably along East Broadway is the worst though.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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Violent crime is rare, overall crime is pretty low for an urban neighborhood, mostly a few car break ins and a robbery now and then. There isn't much difference in crime throughout the Highlands, probably along East Broadway is the worst though.
Thanks. I saw some articles about occasional burglaries in the Highlands/Triangle area, and also some problems associated with a local methadone clinic, but it's hard to get a feel from such articles whether that translates into crime/quality of life issues for local residents.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:48 AM
 
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Thanks. I saw some articles about occasional burglaries in the Highlands/Triangle area, and also some problems associated with a local methadone clinic, but it's hard to get a feel from such articles whether that translates into crime/quality of life issues for local residents.
The highlands is 100% safe. It really is. Anywhere you are reading about crime...it's simply not an issue. crime can and does happen anywhere in America. The Highlands is as safe as any safe neighborhood in America.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Yeah but that was one of three criteria he mentioned. New Orleans has no clone in the U.S. so there's no one city that matches it in size, architecture, and culture. But all the cities I mentioned compare on two out of the three characteristics.
Good point.
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The highlands is 100% safe. It really is. Anywhere you are reading about crime...it's simply not an issue. crime can and does happen anywhere in America. The Highlands is as safe as any safe neighborhood in America.
Is Old Louisville getting any better?
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