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Old 06-09-2008, 11:45 PM
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Default Moving to Knox Don't want to leave the City

My family and I are going to be relocating to Fort Knox in December but we don't want to sacrifice our love of the city. Are there any areas in Louisville that are family friendly but aren't going take hours to commute every day?

Here are the things we are accustomed to and look for in searching for a home.
1. Safety- My wife is a stay at home mother and I am military so I will be gone frequently. With that said I don't want to require bars on my windows to feel safe.
2. Schools/daycare- We have a 3 year old that will be starting pre-school next fall and my wife is pregnant with our second child.
3. Shopping- My wife has a very unique taste in shopping, I would call it..well just unique. While she loves her labels (Coach, Louis, DB, J Crew, etc) she would buy something in a vintage shop just as fast. But a mall with Saks 5th Ave is nice.
4. Restoraunts- We must have ethnic food, preferably Asian since my wife is well Asian. Sushi, Korean BBQ, Thai, the more the better.
5. Access to Fort Knox- This is the deal breaker for me. I work in a Hospital and therefore will be on call most of the time. I need something within a reasonable commute, but not so far away that we couldn't walk to the local Coffe shop on Saturday morning.
6. Parks- We have a large dog that is completely content as long as we have access to parks where he can run every couple of days and a yard for the days in between.

I hope someone has some good info for me. From what I hve read of other post the SW side is not for us...unfoprtunately thats the side nearest Ft Knox. Any other suggestion?

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Old 06-10-2008, 05:23 AM
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I would suggest Audubon Parkway for a home and The Highlands for shopping and eating. We don't like chains in our area of the city and I don't think theres a Sax worth a snot outside of Chicago. There are plenty of small shops that carry the same labels but with refined taste. As for asian food, theres everything under the sun in the neighborhoods surrounding the Highlands. Its probably still a 20 minute drive to Fort Knox. sorry
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:42 AM
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I don't think you are going to be satisfied with the Fort Knox area. To be honest, it's not really a nice area...not bad..just not "nice". If you follow 31w into Louisville you will see a lot of buy here pay here lots, pawn shops, etc. My suggestion would be to live in E-town. or back in that direction. Your wife can drive to Louisville once a month for her shopping sprees. E-town does have the basics like Old Navy, it's got a great aquatic center and I would send mmy kids (if I had any) to the schools there. I would consider Elizabethtown a great family place. The problem is even if you can find a suitable area toward Louisville...what about the schools?
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:41 AM
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Good news is you'll find plenty of ethnic restaurants at Radcliff/Ft.Knox/E-town: Asian, Korean, German, Mexican, Greek, Sushi etc. Also ethnic grocery stores like an amazing Japanese grocery with plenty of weird seafood. Lots of day-care centers. And MWR offers recreational opportunities on post: golf, skeet shooting, tennis etc. Coupla park areas include miles of hiking trails and fishing, decent hunting preserves too. Schools and public library are within walking distance of each other. Radcliff's a decent little town with tons of growth. I like the Hill St. area North of Logsdon Ave that borders Mead Co, uses Brandenberg gate for access to post. All of the neighborhoods are safe. You never need to lock the car and generally can leave door to the house open.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:43 AM
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Just so y'all know, 31W is mainly known as Dixie hwy. It may make it easier to look stuff up if you know that
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