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Old 07-21-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Im thinking of moving to louisville next spring and i was hoping someone would be able to tell me if Douglas Park drive is in a good or bad area. I live in Owensboro and we dont have to much major crime and i have a young daughter and i dont want her in an area that i will have to constantly worry about her as she loves being outside. But i just wanted to know your thoughts on this area thanks!
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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My in-laws live in this area and it's a little bit of a mixed bag. Americana Apartments are a huge source of problems in that area. But there are also some nice areas there.

I'm hoping some other posters will be more helpful, but my first impression is that you have to know that neighborhood to stay clear of trouble spots.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Im thinking of moving to louisville next spring and i was hoping someone would be able to tell me if Douglas Park drive is in a good or bad area. I live in Owensboro and we dont have to much major crime and i have a young daughter and i dont want her in an area that i will have to constantly worry about her as she loves being outside. But i just wanted to know your thoughts on this area thanks!
If you are talking about the area in the south end, it is fairly safe. There is a large and growing international community in that area: mainly Vietnamese and Somali refugees, but also other sub Saharan Africans and Cubans. It is mostly lower middle class, and the area further north closer to the east side of Iroquois Park around Kenwood and also Beechmont is the safest, and nicest area. It is also very affordable and convenient to all points in the metro, from SW, North (Idiana suburbs), to the NE and far south exurbs. I would look strongly at it. The 1960's look of that area actually reminds me a lot of Owensboro, but you wil probably not be used to the diversity.

Another area you may loook at is Lyndon. It seems to be an affordable option for someone in your sitiuation. Will you be buying? How much do you want to spend? Why are you moving and where will you work?
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Let me add something. After googling that address. You do not want to live in those apartments. That complex is full of Somali and Cuban refugees, and although I would not call it dangerous, you may feel out of place. There are much nicer apartment options all over, even in that Beechmont area. The nicest part of that area is clearly where Southern Parkway meets Woodlawn, and the half mile radius or so from there. As you get close to Southside drive, it is a strikingly diverse neighborhood with a fair amount of the problems you see in any major city neighborhood full of recent immigrants. Interestingly, I am guessing over half of metro Louisville knows nothing of the diversity that can be found in this area.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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If you can't afford private school, I would highly recommend some of the more affordable areas of the Eastern Suburbs like parts of Lyndon, Fern Creek, or Jeffersontown
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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If you can't afford private school, I would highly recommend some of the more affordable areas of the Eastern Suburbs like parts of Lyndon, Fern Creek, or Jeffersontown
That is the problem with the way the schools are done here. You don't necessarily get a good school because of where you live since you may have your children bussed across town. Traditional school is a better option.
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