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Old 09-17-2008, 01:26 AM
 
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We are moving to Louisville and are looking for a neighborhood that is great for kids. I work from home so commute to work isn't an issue. We love the green pasture land, but being new to the area I feel we need to make friends first then make a move to farm land. Our family rides horses so we would need to be in close proximity to an equine center. Church is another must, what is the prominent religion in Louisville? As for how much for housing, rent cannot exceed $1000.
Any suggestions would be great! Thank you in advance for your help!
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I would look towards Pendleton (exit 28 off I-71). Henry County has a very solid school system. You would be in range of LaGrange, (x-22) Costco/upscale shopping (x-9) and still under 30 minutes to downtown Louisville. I suspect you will need high speed internet, if so, there are bare spots to watch out for. AT&T (Bellsouth) and Insight Communications (cable tv) both cover the area fairly well, but don't rent/own until you know the specific address service status.

Louisville itself has one of the highest ratio's of Catholics in America which is an abnormality to Kentucky as most of Kentucky is Southern Baptist. If you don't know doctrine, Baptists are effectively non-denominational congregations as each congregation has its own worship style and congregational doctrine. You will find many Baptist churches throughout the region. You will also find Presbyterians, Methodists, Gospel Assemblies, Christians (Disciples of Christ), and independents such as Southeast and Northeast Christian. In Louisville, nearly every "recognized" faith such as Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, and more have been established.

The $ 1000.00 is going to be a hard number to make happen for quality housing anywhere in the places you will want to raise your children. You can do it, but older homes will "burn" you at the utility cost side of your housing equation.

Good luck.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Commuting from Henry Co with $4 gas? They'd better have one of those electric cars
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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We are moving to Louisville and are looking for a neighborhood that is great for kids. I work from home so commute to work isn't an issue. We love the green pasture land, but being new to the area I feel we need to make friends first then make a move to farm land. Our family rides horses so we would need to be in close proximity to an equine center. Church is another must, what is the prominent religion in Louisville? As for how much for housing, rent cannot exceed $1000.
Any suggestions would be great! Thank you in advance for your help!
censusdata: I think you missed the statement about working from home. The poster said they weren't too concerned about the commute.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Thank you, tomocox for all the information. It's nice to hear that Louisville has so much diversity. I really feel strongly about being tolerant of other people and their beliefs.
It sounds like maybe I should live closer to to the city with rent being a little out of my range and gas being so outrageous. I don't mind driving out for our horse activities and it might make better sense to drive out of the city a couple times instead of the other way around. Thank you for reminding me about internet service. I'd really need that!! So what neighborhoods would you suggest closer towards the city?
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I think you'd like south Oldham or eastern Jefferson County better. I'm not slamming Henry County, but if you like diversity, then the closer to Louisville the better. There are still lots of rural areas close by to those areas.

I've seen some smaller houses in Middletown going for that figure.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Thank you, tomocox for all the information. It's nice to hear that Louisville has so much diversity. I really feel strongly about being tolerant of other people and their beliefs.
It sounds like maybe I should live closer to to the city with rent being a little out of my range and gas being so outrageous. I don't mind driving out for our horse activities and it might make better sense to drive out of the city a couple times instead of the other way around. Thank you for reminding me about internet service. I'd really need that!! So what neighborhoods would you suggest closer towards the city?
There is a lot of chemistry that must be mixed to arrive at the best compound for your needs. Just as Censusdata did on this thread, one can easily mis-mix the ingredients and you would loose more totally than the cost of one ingredient such as gasoline expense.
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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I think, for children (and for a comfortable, clean existence) that middletown, anchorage or La Grange would be good.

(think 40222, 40223, or 40241 zip codes) (I haven't been living here more than a few years, so I don't always know the proper names for these areas.)

If you find yourself a wonderful real estate agent, he/she can lead you to some good ones.

I don't know if it's allowed here to say this, but we have used Katrina Blumquist (I'm not sure if she helps with rentals or only sales, though) and she was wonderful!!

Good luck!

~Christina
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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thank you for the referral!!!
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