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Old 05-14-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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Hello, I am new to this forum and looking for information. I'm looking to possibly move to the area in early July along with my son who will be 3 in late July. I will be working in New Albany (I'm moving only if I get the job I am interviewing for) and I would like a fairly easy commute (less than 30 minutes is preferable). I will also be looking for childcare for my son, either in New Albany or whatever area we end up moving to. I have looked into apartments in New Albany and most that I'm finding info on seem just a little over my price range. I've actually found cheaper ones in Jeffersonville. I would love suggestions on apartments. I would prefer $600 or less on rent and for at least some utilities to be paid and for it to be a safe area and would be nice if there was a park I could take my son to somewhat close by. I don't mind Louisville even as long as the commute isn't long.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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I can't help you with all the details, but wanted to say welcome to Kentucky!
(I live in Lexington, but I have two cousins who live in Indiana and commute to Louisville each day for their jobs.
they should be opening a new bridge soon which should ease traffic from what I understand.)
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:12 AM
 
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Only problem with the new bridge... is that a bunch of the bridges will be then be toll bridges. So, based on that and that you're watching your money I'd recommend the Indiana side of the river. I have a friend that's lived in Jeffersonville (J-ville) and now is in New Albany... she liked/likes them both.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:58 AM
 
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Only problem with the new bridge... is that a bunch of the bridges will be then be toll bridges. So, based on that and that you're watching your money I'd recommend the Indiana side of the river. I have a friend that's lived in Jeffersonville (J-ville) and now is in New Albany... she liked/likes them both.
OK, thank you! Is it an easy commute from Jeffersonville to NA in the morning and NA to Jeffersonville in the evening? My work hours will be M-F 8-5.
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:27 AM
 
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Only problem with the new bridge... is that a bunch of the bridges will be then be toll bridges. So, based on that and that you're watching your money I'd recommend the Indiana side of the river. I have a friend that's lived in Jeffersonville (J-ville) and now is in New Albany... she liked/likes them both.
Yes but the New Albany bridge (I-64) will remain free

The commute from Jeff to NA is less than 15 mins. This is one interconnected suburb that blends into each other.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Rent in Southern Indiana is quite a bit cheaper than the Kentucky side and there shouldn't be much difference between New Albany, Clarksville, or Jeffersonville in apples to apples comparison. Comparably cheap housing in Louisville would be in higher crime areas. There are a lot of gritty, lower income areas scattered across S IN but there isn't a lot of violent crime. What is your price range?
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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Rent in Southern Indiana is quite a bit cheaper than the Kentucky side and there shouldn't be much difference between New Albany, Clarksville, or Jeffersonville in apples to apples comparison. Comparably cheap housing in Louisville would be in higher crime areas. There are a lot of gritty, lower income areas scattered across S IN but there isn't a lot of violent crime. What is your price range?

Preferably $600 or less, but could do a little more if needed
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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How many bedrooms? You could probably get a 2 br in a safe area at an older apartment complex in Southern Indiana.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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How many bedrooms? You could probably get a 2 br in a safe area at an older apartment complex in Southern Indiana.
2 bedrooms. For my little boy and I. That sounds good! I emailed a bunch of places and I'm hoping to hear back.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Would definitely recommend staying on the Southern Indiana side as previously mentioned. New bridges are coming with a hefty toll, and the 64/New Albany bridge will remain free, but in my experiences it has been absolutely dreadful during rush hour. I've crossed from Louisville to New Albany a handful of times in the 5:00/6:00 time range and every time it has been a frustrating mess (either that or I just have bad luck).

Southern Indiana is a really nice place to live in my opinion. A lot of my friends have opted out of buying in Louisville and went for Southern Indiana, making the commute across the bridge every day (and they are quite angry now because of the new bridge tolls). If you live and work in the Southern Indiana area, then you'd be in good shape. I'm not too familiar about how prices run out there, but I do know that there are some immaculate areas such as the heart of Clarksville (Lewis and Clark Parkway) and the North side of New Albany up by IUS. Jeffersonville has some really up and coming spots also. A lot of positive growth altogether that I've noticed.

I've seen cheap apartments on the web that look nice in the Clarksville area on sites such as apartment guide. Would definitely take a look if you haven't already.

Best of luck-welcome to Kentuckiana.
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