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Old 07-27-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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My fiancee and I will be home hunting in Louisville & the surrounding areas soon, She is the regional auditor for a major corporation and will be taking over operations in louisville and the surrounding region.

Now my question is...

We are looking for a home that is not HOA regulated (Preferably a newer home with no CC&R garbage either,) and has at least a few acres of secluded land.

Reason being, I am an amateur radio operator, licensed by the US Government, who does regular thunderstorm/bad weather monitoring and coordinates with the national weather service who thereby relays information to public safety and local media (tv & radio weather) venues.

Therefore, I am planning on installing an antenna support structure about 50-70 ft high (a tower) for my purposes.

We are also planning on making a pool with a grotto, and I know that nowdays, some HOA's even complain about things like that, much less the tower.

Any suggestions on nice areas with new homes with no CC&R/HOA Restrictions?

We're looking at houses in the 400,000-800,000 range.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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My fiancee and I will be home hunting in Louisville & the surrounding areas soon, She is the regional auditor for a major corporation and will be taking over operations in louisville and the surrounding region.

Now my question is...

We are looking for a home that is not HOA regulated (Preferably a newer home with no CC&R garbage either,) and has at least a few acres of secluded land.

Reason being, I am an amateur radio operator, licensed by the US Government, who does regular thunderstorm/bad weather monitoring and coordinates with the national weather service who thereby relays information to public safety and local media (tv & radio weather) venues.

Therefore, I am planning on installing an antenna support structure about 50-70 ft high (a tower) for my purposes.

We are also planning on making a pool with a grotto, and I know that nowdays, some HOA's even complain about things like that, much less the tower.

Any suggestions on nice areas with new homes with no CC&R/HOA Restrictions?

We're looking at houses in the 400,000-800,000 range.
How far from her office to your property? Jefferson and Oldham Counties are out for sure.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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There is a very nice property on Wolf Pen Branch Road near Chamberlain Lane in your price range. I live a few doors down and enjoy many of the benefits of the city of Prospect, Ky without paying any of the cities' taxes and none of these homes are in a HOA. As a plus, the home has an inground pool already. We don't even have to pay for sewer and drainage fees with the water company because of the use of septic systems. This property backs up to Wolf Pen Creek and is a stones throw from Norton Commons. We love our location; it is quite peaceful but within minutes of major shopping and expressways. Good Luck!
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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There is a very nice property on Wolf Pen Branch Road near Chamberlain Lane in your price range. I live a few doors down and enjoy many of the benefits of the city of Prospect, Ky without paying any of the cities' taxes and none of these homes are in a HOA. As a plus, the home has an inground pool already. We don't even have to pay for sewer and drainage fees with the water company because of the use of septic systems. This property backs up to Wolf Pen Creek and is a stones throw from Norton Commons. We love our location; it is quite peaceful but within minutes of major shopping and expressways. Good Luck!
The central issue to the OP is the tower. Louisville and Oldham County P&Z will be very unlikely players. I won't rule them out, but in the NE corner of Jefferson County and the entire Oldham County area, I feel the buyer will only deal with frustration based on my experiences. I might be totally wrong, but....
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Yeah, I have to think that building a 70 foot tower in Jefferson County is out. And I have to say, thank goodness.
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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I think some relatively close-in areas in southern Indiana may work. The area I'm mainly thinking of is in Floyd County and northwestern Clark County around Borden and Starlight (near Huber's Orchard and Winery) down towards Floyds Knobs and Greenville-really a beautiful, secluded-feeling area. Depending on whether you'd be closer to Floyds Knobs or Borden, downtown would be around 15-25 miles away.
Many properties in this area have at least several acres of land, with a decent amount having a nice home that could be in your price range...especially along Scottsvile Rd closer to Floyds Knobs and there's some beautiful homes with awesome views (some don't have as much land though) along Skyline Dr and Spickert Knob Rd along the top of the ridge overlooking New Albany.
I'm not sure whether the tower would be a problem (I know the pool wouldn't), but I don't think it would be as much of an issue around there compared to NE Jefferson/Oldham County considering that there's quite a few 200-300ft tall TV towers along Skyline Dr and Spickert Knob Rd.
Some others on the board are probably more knowledgeable about the tower issue but I do recommend looking into that area (I think the zip codes are 47119 and 47106 for around there).
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Burlington, KY
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I would think that parts of oldham would be ok...the difficulty will be getting close enough the Jefferson without being in a declared "city" or subdivision. But, i'm thinking out 42 east of Goshen.

i don't have any particular insight as to the regulations, but it strikes me as an area that might suit your needs.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY (St. Matthews)
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I would think that parts of oldham would be ok...the difficulty will be getting close enough the Jefferson without being in a declared "city" or subdivision. But, i'm thinking out 42 east of Goshen.

i don't have any particular insight as to the regulations, but it strikes me as an area that might suit your needs.
There's some beautiful homes on some of those properties along there and quite a few horse farms (Hermitage is the biggest one, about a mile or 2 past Goshen-I believe some Derby horses have come from there), but you'll definitely pay the price for land around there.
I know some people that have a 330 acre farm (Six Acorn Farm) on US 42-its about 2 miles east of the KY 53 junction not too far from the Henry/Trimble line and I'd bet a tower wouldn't be a problem out that far at least (15 miles into Oldham on 42, 40 minute commute to downtown).
But that's too far out for my taste-unless you wouldn't mind being that far out I'd look into something around Goshen, Starlight and Buckner (out to around KY 393) or look into some parts of southern Indiana that I mentioned in my previous post.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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There's some beautiful homes on some of those properties along there and quite a few horse farms (Hermitage is the biggest one, about a mile or 2 past Goshen-I believe some Derby horses have come from there), but you'll definitely pay the price for land around there.
I know some people that have a 330 acre farm (Six Acorn Farm) on US 42-its about 2 miles east of the KY 53 junction not too far from the Henry/Trimble line and I'd bet a tower wouldn't be a problem out that far at least (15 miles into Oldham on 42, 40 minute commute to downtown).
But that's too far out for my taste-unless you wouldn't mind being that far out I'd look into something around Goshen, Starlight and Buckner (out to around KY 393) or look into some parts of southern Indiana that I mentioned in my previous post.
Anywhere in Oldham will have a problem with a tower. Trimble doesn't have zoning yet. Henry is not as crazy as Oldham.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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I think some relatively close-in areas in southern Indiana may work. The area I'm mainly thinking of is in Floyd County and northwestern Clark County around Borden and Starlight (near Huber's Orchard and Winery) down towards Floyds Knobs and Greenville-really a beautiful, secluded-feeling area. Depending on whether you'd be closer to Floyds Knobs or Borden, downtown would be around 15-25 miles away.
Many properties in this area have at least several acres of land, with a decent amount having a nice home that could be in your price range...especially along Scottsvile Rd closer to Floyds Knobs and there's some beautiful homes with awesome views (some don't have as much land though) along Skyline Dr and Spickert Knob Rd along the top of the ridge overlooking New Albany.
I'm not sure whether the tower would be a problem (I know the pool wouldn't), but I don't think it would be as much of an issue around there compared to NE Jefferson/Oldham County considering that there's quite a few 200-300ft tall TV towers along Skyline Dr and Spickert Knob Rd.
Some others on the board are probably more knowledgeable about the tower issue but I do recommend looking into that area (I think the zip codes are 47119 and 47106 for around there).
Agreed. S. Indiana is your best bet here. Check into Floyds Knobs, IN which will actually improve the OP signal, and where there are lots of existing towers on hills.
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