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Old 07-29-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: TX
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Please help! My hubby and I are PCSing to Fort Knox in about a week and a half; we're with 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry. We would like to find a house to rent in a really tiny town with no more than 5,000 population. We LOVE small town life. We're looking for one of those small towns with the brick storefronts and stripped awnings, flowers out front like where we're from in Waynesville, NC. We are SO excited about the move out to KY because it seems to look a lot like where we're from. So any advise about a cute little town within 20 min commute to Knox would be greatly appreciated.
As far as our housing needs go, we need at least a 3bd/2bth for $900 or less a month. We have four kiddos, so we would prefer a four or five bedroom house, but $900 is about the highest we can afford right now. We don't have pets right now, but need to find a house that will accept them. After we're settled in and life is back to normal, I'm hoping to get an adult Great Dane, so the land lord would have to be tolerant of renting to people who have a small horse LOL. We're kind of hermits, so it would be amazing if we could find a house out in the middle of nowhere far away from neighbors. Or at least one where you can't see or hear your neighbors. LOL I know all of that is kind of a tall order, but you never know what you'll get if you just ask. I'm hoping we get lucky and someone responds with "Hey I've got just the house in mind for y'all!" LOL Wish us luck 'cause here we come! YAY!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Please help! My hubby and I are PCSing to Fort Knox in about a week and a half; we're with 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry. We would like to find a house to rent in a really tiny town with no more than 5,000 population. We LOVE small town life. We're looking for one of those small towns with the brick storefronts and stripped awnings, flowers out front like where we're from in Waynesville, NC. We are SO excited about the move out to KY because it seems to look a lot like where we're from. So any advise about a cute little town within 20 min commute to Knox would be greatly appreciated.
As far as our housing needs go, we need at least a 3bd/2bth for $900 or less a month. We have four kiddos, so we would prefer a four or five bedroom house, but $900 is about the highest we can afford right now. We don't have pets right now, but need to find a house that will accept them. After we're settled in and life is back to normal, I'm hoping to get an adult Great Dane, so the land lord would have to be tolerant of renting to people who have a small horse LOL. We're kind of hermits, so it would be amazing if we could find a house out in the middle of nowhere far away from neighbors. Or at least one where you can't see or hear your neighbors. LOL I know all of that is kind of a tall order, but you never know what you'll get if you just ask. I'm hoping we get lucky and someone responds with "Hey I've got just the house in mind for y'all!" LOL Wish us luck 'cause here we come! YAY!!!!!
Welcome to KY. You will enjoy life there. I recently had to move to FL and miss the state. However, I am quite the transient.

Unfortunately, there are not too many "cute towns" close to Knox. Most of these are on the north and north and east sides of metro Louisville, 45-60 mins from Knox and include places like Bardstown, La Grange, Shelbyville, Anchorage, Middletown, Taylorsville, etc.

That said, I think Radcliff would be your best bet for quaintness and easy commute. It is becoming more quaint as more Braccies come in and the town becomes more upscale. That said, I find the Dixie Highway area overcommercialized and kind of ugly in Radcliff. You may also consider Valley Station, KY, which is more small town suburban, just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville. Best of luck!
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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That said, I think Radcliff would be your best bet for quaintness and easy commute.
Radcliff is nothing more than a string of shopping centers and car lots strung out along Dixie Highway (US 31W) with subdivisions to the west of Dixie. It is nothing more than a big suburb without any "town".

For real small towns there is Vine Grove, to the west of Radcliffe.

For true quaint you'd have to head south of Elizabethtown (AKA E-Town) to Glendale, which is one of the quaintest small towns in the countryside around Louisville.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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The type of towns she's describing could be Vine Grove but Brandenburg is proabably a better fit. Radcliff, if you could possibly fit the word cute in there, has not a single block of walk-able real estate for even the most casual shopper

The OP was looking for a 20-min or less commute. That pretty much only leaves Hardin and Meade counties.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Yes, Brandenburg might be OK. I havnt been there in years, so hesitated to recommend.

Would Lebanon Junction be about 20 minutes via that highway that runs south of the post?
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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Check out Vine Grove.
Right next to Radcliff and small.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I'm a BRACcie myself and these posters pretty much got your best bets down to a science. I would probably look at Vine Grove, Glendale, Meade County, and maybe Rineyville.

They are also pretty much right about Radcliff. Not the worst place but not the most impressive.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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We moved here last august, from ft. benning. I enjoy larger cities and etown is in no way comparable to columbus, ga or even fayetville, nc. etown is MUCH smaller. We purchased a new home in Vine Grove. Its a 10 min drive to Chaffee gate in the morning. Some mornings it may take me 15-20 depending on the gate traffic. The road I take into post is a straight shot, no lights, no stop signs, nothing. i believe its called 1500 or knox blvd. I think Vine Grove is where you want to be.

Stay away from Radcliff, and E-town is too far of a drive to and from work, once you factor in traffic. I personally dont care much for brandenburg, but thats just my opionion from the very few times I have been there.

Good Luck!
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I agree with the Glendale assessment but I dunno if you'll find a rental there. Here's a link or two for you....

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Hopefully these will give you some ideas, good luck!
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I just found this: Ft Knox area homes, Elizabethtown Homes for Sale, Elizabethtown Ky Real Estate, Radcliff Ky homes, New homes Hardin county, Meade County homes, Larue County homes, Military Relocation Kentucky
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