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Old 10-10-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Which ones do you like the best??

We're looking for acreage and a small town atmosphere outside the city. Originally and still a possibility (sigh) we had planned to move to Wyoming. However, we have a very strong tie to family here and we're not sure if we can uproot our portion of that family and move away from them all. anyway.

We like Hardinsburg, IN and that area, but would like to know what kind of areas are great outlying of Louisville. Having lived here all my life, I know where the areas ARE but not what life is like in them. Any suggestions?

(and, not the tired Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer-we're talking RURAL, not up and coming) :-)

Michele
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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If you are talking country village not county seat:

Bloomfied in Nelson County is quaint.

Also, try Milltown in Harrison County, IND...west of Corydon...on the Blue River, its like something out of James Whitcomb Riley or Norman Rockwell.

Henry county has two neat small towns...the county seat of New Castle and Eminence. Unusual for KY, the county seat is the smaller of the two.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Henry County is a good suggestion. Still relatively close to Louisville to commute, especially to the east end of Jefferson County.

Taylorsville could be another idea. Lots of outdoor activities.
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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How about Brandenburg?
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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How about Brandenburg?
B'burg gets another vote. It's big enough to have ammenities but not too big. It's less than an hour to Louisville and you have a couple of ways to get to Louisville depending on whether you're headed downtown or outside of Louisville.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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<sheepish> I was thinking more rural. I know all those places. Bloomfield is on the list already, though, but finding housing that we can afford there is difficult. What about outside of Bardstown? I've heard meth is prevalent in some of the smaller, rural areas and that concerns me..... not sure of the validity of what I'm hearing tho.
We're up for driving w/in an hour. Would be convenient if we could live toward the east side of Louisville-what about Simpsonville, or toward that way?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Wyoming,

I have refrained from responding on this matter as it appears that your criteria is a bit uncertain. For example, you suggested that Brandenburg is too urban then mention Simpsonville as having potential. You are making a huge decision here, please allow the members of this forum to help you. We want to help you, would be more than happy to see you happy, too, but we must be able to understand your parameters first.

FYI, unless you go two counties away from Jefferson in any direction, you will not find the rural charm you seem to be seeking.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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You might look at Bardstown.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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Also thought of Glasgow. Mind you is a decent clip from Louisville, but I seem to recall that it routinely wins awards as one of the best rural towns to live in the United States.

Glasgow, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A couple of years ago I looked at moving there for a job. Reason I didn't was that the job would actually wind up paying less than I made at the time. If the pay had been equal or more, I would have been sorely tempted.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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Poking my little nose in.

Wyoming Bound, it may help the folks here if you describe what you would be seeking in Wyoming if you were about to move there, this instant. That way, they could see what part of KY was a good match for what you were looking for in WY.

Yours truly, here, thinks of Wyoming and Montana as wilderness, which to me is beyond rural because I think of wilderness as devoid of people, undeveloped land, no roads, teeming with wildlife, virgin territory, etc. Rural to me is residential/farms with 10-15 acres between folks, country roads, livestock fencing, etc. (Now, before anyone has a fit, I am not saying anything negative about WY or MT. Sitting up here in Northern Virginia, I tell you, I wouldn't mind being devoid of some humans, thank you very much. )

It's just that folks seem to be naming cities/towns that they think are rural, but they are not what the poster is looking for.

Okay, going away now.
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