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Old 06-26-2016, 06:44 PM
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Chicagoans here and often visitors to Louisville, the wife and I are seriously considering moving there but the wife thinks the shopping options are awful and we are not convinced its a boom town which we would prefer. Been following development news and know of a new downtown hotel as well as new residential being built in Highland, Nulu and Germantown but that seems to be the extent of it. This past Spring we drove down to Nashville and that is what I would call a real boomtown. New apartment and office towers galore and at least a dozen highrise construction cranes in and around downtown. My question is, why do people think Lou is lacking so much in new large scale developments in and around downtown compared to Nashville ? Lou is a large city, more ethnic diverse and historical but for reasons unknown to us, a bit more economically depressed. Your thoughts ???
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:50 PM
Location: louisville
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There are multiple opportunities and depending on occupation, there is always remote capabilities.

Google whiskey row redevelopment. It's the next thing downtown. Plus the suburbs are urban sprawl
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:05 AM
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Yeah we checked out Whisky row last time we were in town but still a very small development compared to all the development going on in Nashville
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:22 AM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Tennessee has a better tax structure, including no income tax.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:55 AM
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Have you checked out "Norton Commons"~? It is near Costco in eastern Jefferson County. It's built on the concept of the "Highlands" of walk-ability. It is it's own town with their own restaurants, bank, pet groom shop, coffee shop, dog park, kids park etc. They even have an amphitheater where they put on music events there every month. Oh, I forgot the farmers market they have and they are building their own public school there. And....they have their own fire department and police. It is an unique area and you should check it out. Being where it is located your near "The Paddock" which was called "The Summit" with high end shopping as well as book store, BBB as well as great restaurants~!
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:00 PM
Location: A Pool Filled with Iced Tea
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Originally Posted by censusdata View Post
Tennessee has a better tax structure, including no income tax.
That don't make too much of a difference for the entire state. Just look at Memphis.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:00 PM
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I would give Louisville a second chance on the shopping criteria! For a city of its size, I found the shopping options to be on par with much larger cities ..
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Old 06-28-2016, 11:32 AM
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The weather is horrible, if you care about that as well as shopping.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:11 PM
Location: Elgin, IL
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Being a Nashville resident of 4 years (who has looked at Louisville a couple of times), I will say Nashville is definitely a BOOM town. But with that comes the horrible traffic that is getting worse, and in Nashville's case, the brutally hot summers. I'm from Ohio originally, and I often miss the lack of snow... though I don't miss the shorter winter months. My experience with Nashville has been that it's grown to be a very popular city because of it's "music" oriented culture... as well as gotten job help from the healthcare business (which is booming here). But really, most younger people I know of, that don't live here, see Nashville as a 'icon' city. It's a "cool place, hip, young, and urban". The media and especially social media I think have helped it's identity quite a bit.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:14 PM
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Nashville has tax on groceries. It has a lot more unpleasantly hot days than Louisville. It's often unpleasantly hot all night. Louisville summer mornings tend to be pleasant. Louisville is just big enough to be a nice big city but not big enough to be a traffic nightmare, except during road construction sometimes, and some particular intersections that are easily avoided.
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