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View Poll Results: Highlands vs Parkway Village
$270k Highlands house 4 100.00%
$179k Parkway Village house 0 0%
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:02 AM
 
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I'm looking to buy my first house in Louisville (I work near Knox and will be commuting there)

Mid 20's, no kids, 6-figure income. My budget is around $250k (I'd go to $300k if absolutely needed) and I currently have 2 houses picked out. They're both similar in sq ft and lot size and recently renovated.

1st pick: $270k house in Highlands.
Pros: I love the Highlands, walking, parks, restaurants, and the possibility of renting the house in the future.
Cons: On a busy street, across from graveyard, practically no backyard/privacy

2nd pick: $179k house in Parkway Village near Audubon.
Pros: Quiet street, fenced in backyard, 2-car garage
Cons: Not as interesting/fun as Highlands, near airport and potentially loud planes

Which would be a better pick in your opinion?
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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In terms of the commute there's not a big difference. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes along Eastern Pky from the Highlands to I-65. The Highlands is obviously a great area, I really like the entire Audubon area too including Parkway Village. It's a different area than the Highlands but the architecture is great so I don't see that area ever experiencing a major decline. PV does get airplane noise but it's worst directly north and south of the airport because that's the direction the largest planes land and takeoff, so Old Louisville and Minor Lane Heights would have worse noise. The Highlands and PV both have little violent crime but a decent amount of car break ins and burglary, but nothing too bad.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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If you're in your mid 20s with no kids and expendable income, definitely the Highlands. That's where all the young people are and all the cool bars and restaurants.
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