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Old 10-05-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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smoketown is safe Tom. You must never go downtown since moving to the burbs. 60 murders out of 700,000 per year is extremely safe in the US.
You point out just how much I do get downtown. Are you or a loved one going to be the next needless death and tell your family that Louisville is safe? Heck the entire population of Canada only suffered 548 murders in 2003. Even that number, my friends, is 548 beyond "safe" to someone.

It is time we stop allowing ourselves and our children to tolerate even one death by homicide per year in the US.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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This link shows a concept that would help determine where the problem areas (beyond murder) are within Louisville but as you can see from this chart, the numbers are inaccurate but the CONCEPT is a good idea.

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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If you compare Louisville to cities in Canada, then we are less safe. If you compare Louisville to cities of the same or even larger size in America, then we are more safe. Moreover, almost all those murders were drug or domestic related. So if your spouse doesn't kill you -- and thank goodness, mine is a poor shot and keeps missing -- and if you aren't dealing drugs, then you will be safe.

One murder is too many, yadda, yadda, yadda, but in comparison and relatively speaking, Louisville is very safe.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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If you compare Louisville to cities in Canada, then we are less safe. If you compare Louisville to cities of the same or even larger size in America, then we are more safe. Moreover, almost all those murders were drug or domestic related. So if your spouse doesn't kill you -- and thank goodness, mine is a poor shot and keeps missing -- and if you aren't dealing drugs, then you will be safe.

One murder is too many, yadda, yadda, yadda, but in comparison and relatively speaking, Louisville is very safe.
I agree totally with this thinking.

What I disagree with is when people say that Louisville is safe without regards to the several areas it is not. When someone says they are moving to or visiting Louisville, they want to know facts, not half truths. To simply say Louisville is "safe" without sharing the exceptional areas is a 1/2 truth.

Off Topic, you and I are in harmony on this matter, thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Don't want to live in Louisville. We are looking for small towns outside of Louisville. So was just wondering about the small towns. I will drive into Louisville to work. We like it out in the country.
Thanks Debbie
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Don't want to live in Louisville. We are looking for small towns outside of Louisville. So was just wondering about the small towns. I will drive into Louisville to work. We like it out in the country.
Thanks Debbie
Elizabethtown and Radcliff are two good options as far as small towns go. I've heard good things about Shelbyville.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Don't want to live in Louisville. We are looking for small towns outside of Louisville. So was just wondering about the small towns. I will drive into Louisville to work. We like it out in the country.
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Louisville is a large enough city where it helps to know where you're working first before buying outside of Louisville. If you get a position on the east end, you really wouldn't want to live in Corydon, Indiana. But if your job is in downtown Louisville, Indiana might be perfect. There are small towns outside Louisville where homes have 3+ acres in ALL directions.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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I have another question. From north to south how big is Louisville, in miles? We drove up there once and I really don't remember because we got lost and drove all over the place.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I have another question. From north to south how big is Louisville, in miles? We drove up there once and I really don't remember because we got lost and drove all over the place.
It would depend on where you start measuring at the south, but from the Jefferson/Bullitt Co lines, it's about 15 miles using I-65.

From the traditional old Louisville city limits, about 9 miles, and from the Watterson (I-264) about 6 miles.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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I have another question. From north to south how big is Louisville, in miles? We drove up there once and I really don't remember because we got lost and drove all over the place.
I think you are asking, how many miles does the metro area span? If that is the case, then its about 40 miles of pretty good development up I-65 from Sellersburg, IN to Shepherdsville, KY. You really cannot just look at it that way, but many people judge cities by the interstate.
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