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Old 09-13-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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Hello,
My husband got a job in downtown Louisville and started working there. Me and kids are currently staying in Lexington KY till next May.
We want to chose the area where we will rent at first and then buy next year, hopefully.
I looked at the school system for Jefferson county and 5 out of 10 is pretty low, in my opinion.
We want to see KCD school and if we will be able to afford it boys will go there, if not then I am looking at Prospect KY and Oldham County school district.
Could someone please tell me more about Prospect. I noticed that half of it goes to Louisville schools and another half to Oldham county schools.
I saw few houses that we like at River Bluff area of Prospect.
I would appreciate any advice or help. We are family of 4 with 2 boys ages 6 and 8. We also have pets and are looking for safe, kids friendly neighborhoods.


Thank you very much!
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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Hello,
My husband got a job in downtown Louisville and started working there. Me and kids are currently staying in Lexington KY till next May.
We want to chose the area where we will rent at first and then buy next year, hopefully.
I looked at the school system for Jefferson county and 5 out of 10 is pretty low, in my opinion.
We want to see KCD school and if we will be able to afford it boys will go there, if not then I am looking at Prospect KY and Oldham County school district.
Could someone please tell me more about Prospect. I noticed that half of it goes to Louisville schools and another half to Oldham county schools.
I saw few houses that we like at River Bluff area of Prospect.
I would appreciate any advice or help. We are family of 4 with 2 boys ages 6 and 8. We also have pets and are looking for safe, kids friendly neighborhoods.


Thank you very much!
Prospect straddles the Oldham/Jefferson line. If your Prospect home is in Oldham, you get Oldham, If not, you get Louisville.
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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Prospect straddles the Oldham/Jefferson line. If your Prospect home is in Oldham, you get Oldham, If not, you get Louisville.
Yeah, they mentioned that in their post.

River Bluff is a nice subdivision. Homes are older for a suburban area. That area off of Hwy 42 isn't as congested as the area by Norton Commons in Jefferson County off Hwy 22 but it's still likely a longer commute to downtown than it was in the early 90's when I lived in Prospect. Likely 35-45 minutes at the low end. That area of Prospect is great though and might be worth the extra commute in order to get better schools. In fact, I would argue that it's the best area right now in terms of value. The thing that's causing the congestion is the Gen Xers buying newer houses off Hwy 22 in what is still considered Prospect. Apparently my generation and millennials hate old houses? I don't, but my wife does. Guess who wins that battle?
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:58 PM
 
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Yeah, they mentioned that in their post.

River Bluff is a nice subdivision. Homes are older for a suburban area. That area off of Hwy 42 isn't as congested as the area by Norton Commons in Jefferson County off Hwy 22 but it's still likely a longer commute to downtown than it was in the early 90's when I lived in Prospect. Likely 35-45 minutes at the low end. That area of Prospect is great though and might be worth the extra commute in order to get better schools. In fact, I would argue that it's the best area right now in terms of value. The thing that's causing the congestion is the Gen Xers buying newer houses off Hwy 22 in what is still considered Prospect. Apparently my generation and millennials hate old houses? I don't, but my wife does. Guess who wins that battle?
Thank you very much!
River Bluff that's probably where we will look into!
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Hello,
We are still moving in few months.
Now we are looking at 3 areas

Prospect - Goshen Elementary
Crestwood/Orchard Grass Hills area - Kenwood Station Elementary
Douglass Hill Area in Louisville

What are your advice for those areas?

Thank you very much!
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:46 PM
 
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Hello,
We are still moving in few months.
Now we are looking at 3 areas

Prospect - Goshen Elementary
Crestwood/Orchard Grass Hills area - Kenwood Station Elementary
Douglass Hill Area in Louisville

What are your advice for those areas?

Thank you very much!
Go with Goshen! Great schools over there and North Oldham is the best HS (Theyre all good though)
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Hello,
We are still moving in few months.
Now we are looking at 3 areas

Prospect - Goshen Elementary
Crestwood/Orchard Grass Hills area - Kenwood Station Elementary
Douglass Hill Area in Louisville

What are your advice for those areas?

Thank you very much!
I agree with Peter. Goshen is probably the best bet of the 3. Douglass Hill area might have a decent elementary school, but I've heard some pretty not cool things about Crosby Middle. My coworker pulled her kid out of there and moved the family back up to Cincinnati area to get him away from there.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:56 AM
 
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I agree with Peter. Goshen is probably the best bet of the 3. Douglass Hill area might have a decent elementary school, but I've heard some pretty not cool things about Crosby Middle. My coworker pulled her kid out of there and moved the family back up to Cincinnati area to get him away from there.
Thank you very much for the response.
I am pretty sure we will focus our search in Goshen elementary - 1st choice and Kenwood Elementary as a back up!
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Go with Goshen! Great schools over there and North Oldham is the best HS (Theyre all good though)
Thank you,
Are oldham county residents can get library cards in Louisville libraries? My both sons are big in reading. We go to library weekly
I am not sure about libraries in Prospect.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:34 PM
 
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Thank you,
Are oldham county residents can get library cards in Louisville libraries? My both sons are big in reading. We go to library weekly
I am not sure about libraries in Prospect.
You can - at worst it'd be $25 for the family. If you or your husband worked in Jefferson County then membership would be free by showing your work paystub. If not a resident or employed in Jefferson County then it'd be $25.
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