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Old 10-22-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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I am considering transferring to the Louisville area. If I do, I would be working and living in the area near Jefferson Mall. I just have a few questions.

Is this a safe part of Louisville?

Can anyone suggest apartments in the area? I would like to stay under $575 a month for a one bedroom. Is that reasonable?

Is the bus system in Louisville fairly safe?

Finally, I think I read correctly that in Kentucky, you pay local income (or wage) taxes. I am not real familiar with how they work. Is it a once a year filing thing with your federal and state taxes?

Thanks in advance for any info!
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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WELCOME! I live near near the JMall area. It's ok. Some areas are better than others, some are worse. There are some nice, quality apt homes on the south side of Preston, near Southern High School & Meijer that I'd recommend. Fern Valley Rd has two apt complexes across from one another that are very nice as well.

As for taxes, you get taxes taken directly from your paycheck each paycheck, unless you are a contractor or independent, then you would have to file at the end of the year and pay it all back then.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The main concern in the Okolona area is actually not crime, but flooding. It is at a lower elevation than Downtown and if the Ohio River breeched the flood walls Okolona would fill in like a bowl and be flooded for several months. The entire area was a large swamp until it was drained in the 1950s
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The main concern in the Okolona area is actually not crime, but flooding. It is at a lower elevation than Downtown and if the Ohio River breeched the flood walls Okolona would fill in like a bowl and be flooded for several months. The entire area was a large swamp until it was drained in the 1950s
That is true. That entire area was wetlands until someone got the good idea to build on it
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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if you get an apartment near there the best ones i have found is called tanglewood, its off fern valley road so about 4-5 miles from the jmall
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: IN
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Wow, I didn't know that Okolona was a soup bowl. There are some ok areas near jmall. I know a few people who live over in that area. You might check the apt reviews at Apartment Ratings - Apartments for Rent with Ratings and Reviews from Actual Renters and check Kentucky Sex Offender Registry for offenders the area or apt. complex you're looking at. Don't forget to ask about the utilities. Some complexes are on Rudd or something like that maybe missmomof3 knows the exact name. But the divide the utilities between all the apts. I have a friend who is real unhappy with Whispering Hills in that area, they are on Rudd and the place is noisy. You can google an apt complex and see if there are reviews on it. You can kind of tell about a place if 5 people complain about the same thing and one says how fab it is. Well you know it's management that wrote the good review. And then some people are never happy anywhere but read through the threads and you can judge. Good Luck
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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I would stay far away from Okolona and nearby neighborhoods. When the department of housing relocated the projects, many found "new" homes in the general area. Crime is a growing problem for many neighborhooods. I would be wise to stay North of the Watterson Expressway and East of I-65.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I would be wise to stay North of the Watterson Expressway and East of I-65.
I had a feeling you would be "one of those". Not all areas south of the watterson or west of 65 are slums. You couldn't pay me to live there.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There are definitely more areas in that part of town you have to be careful of though...
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There are definitely more areas in that part of town you have to be careful of though...
There are areas everywhere you have to be careful of. It drives me up the wall when people act like the South end is the slum of Jefferson County.
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