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Old 07-21-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering the move to the area because there is more options available to him to make more money. We have three kids and I need to find the best area to live in and for the kids to go to school. I would appreciate any help as well as if I am going to incounter major differences with the weather. I am looking to rent at this time and my budget is about 1300 to 1400 for at least a 4 bedroom, is this feasible? I would like to live in a neighborhood that has parks and is kid friendly.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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My husband and I are considering the move to the area because there is more options available to him to make more money. We have three kids and I need to find the best area to live in and for the kids to go to school. I would appreciate any help as well as if I am going to incounter major differences with the weather. I am looking to rent at this time and my budget is about 1300 to 1400 for at least a 4 bedroom, is this feasible? I would like to live in a neighborhood that has parks and is kid friendly.
Yes, there are rentals in the area where you can rent a 4 bedroom home for 1200-1600. Get a job here first! Don't come until the job is certain. Then we'll be able to help you get the home you seek near that job.

The weather will be typically the same as Colorado, just different ratios. A six week winter instead of 9 weeks, a longer spring and fall, etc.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yes, there are rentals in the area where you can rent a 4 bedroom home for 1200-1600. Get a job here first! Don't come until the job is certain. Then we'll be able to help you get the home you seek near that job.

The weather will be typically the same as Colorado, just different ratios. A six week winter instead of 9 weeks, a longer spring and fall, etc.
The same weather as Colorado? LOL. It doesn't get as cold here and it doesn't snow nearly as much here. You will find it is generally hot and humid here in the summer and cool to cold in the winter with rain some days and snow others. We have a pretty mild climate unlike Colorado's which can change very drastically during one day in temperature/precipitation, ect. Colorado averages about 17 inches of precip. a year while Kentucky, specifically Louisville, averages about 45 inches.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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The same weather as Colorado? LOL. It doesn't get as cold here and it doesn't snow nearly as much here. You will find it is generally hot and humid here in the summer and cool to cold in the winter with rain some days and snow others. We have a pretty mild climate unlike Colorado's which can change very drastically during one day in temperature/precipitation, ect. Colorado averages about 17 inches of precip. a year while Kentucky, specifically Louisville, averages about 45 inches.
Let's put it this way, you better bring an Eskimo suit and a barely decent swimsuit to KY. It will get darn cold in winter and very hot/hazy/humid in the summer. -10 has been common in winters here, and 100's in summer. Yes, those are extremes but common.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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I'd highly recommend the St. Matthews, Crescent Hill or Highlands/Bardstown Rd area. I just looked on craigslist and found several homes in your price range in those areas. Most homes around there, particularly in Crescent Hill and the Highlands are older (many built in 1920's-1930's)-many beautiful streets with mature trees and well-kept houses. Those are also among the most convenient areas in the city for shopping/entertainment and are pretty close to downtown, with St. Matthews having 2 good shopping malls (Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center, although Oxmoor isn't technically in St. Matthews).
If you plan on putting your children in JCPS the areas I mentioned would be your best bet for the better schools, although unlike most districts your children may not automatically be enrolled in the neighborhood school (they could be bussed somewhere to the other end of town which stinks but that's the way the system works, although that mostly happens with elementary-age students); for that reason you may want to look into private schools.
If you do indeed move here and have any questions about the areas I mentioned or specific schools, please ask
Louisville's a great place and no, I'm not just saying that because I live here.
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