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Old 08-12-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Smile Ft. Knox bound

I'm relocating to Ft. Knox Ky and I need a nice area to live in. I don't like the areas surrounded by Ft. Knox ie. E-Town, Radcliffe and Vine Grove. I'd like to stay somewhere in Louisville, close to Ft. Knox. Any Suggestions?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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Hello and welcome to Kentucky! What was it about those areas you didn't like and we can answer better.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Well, for one thing and perhaps the biggest thing is that they are a bit country. I prefer the city and it appears that Louisville is it. I like the nightlife, theater, gambling and occasionally I like to drink. I was told Hardin County is a dry county (don't sell alchohol) and I don't want to drive miles to have some relaxation.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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Well, for one thing and perhaps the biggest thing is that they are a bit country. I prefer the city and it appears that Louisville is it. I like the nightlife, theater, gambling and occasionally I like to drink. I was told Hardin County is a dry county (don't sell alchohol) and I don't want to drive miles to have some relaxation.
That is correct, Hardin County is dry with the exception of eating establishments that can seat at least 100 people (or around that many). There are no package stores in Hardin County, unless you head to the Class VI store on Fort Knox. Meade County (to the west of Hardin County) is wet and they have package stores and bars/clubs (but none of the clubs are anything to write home about). The most populated city is Elizabethtown and takes around 30 -35 minutes to get to Knox from there (average depending upon location). If your looking for the decent nightlife, theater, and such Louisville is your closest option. I have friends that live in Louisville and commute to Fort Knox and it takes between 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes depending upon where you live in Louisville. Everyone says the 'East End' is the best place to live, but it's also the farthest from Knox. When gas prices skyrocketed last year, it really put a strain on those folks (when there's ice or snow, it can be a challenge to get to Louisville/Knox).

It does cost more to live in Louisville, but there are more places to eat and enjoy one's self. For our family (I have a daughter in college and a son in high school), we wanted to get some peace and quiet from a busy day at work and don't mind driving the 45 minutes or so to Louisville for something to do. We will spend more time around our home than out for an evening. We shop at the Class VI on Knox and have purchased items from the local package stores in Brandenburg. We currently live in a gated community called Doe Valley (that has a golf course, lake, marina, tennis courts, beaches, pools, and a club house) near Brandenburg. It only takes about 10 minutes to get to Knox and 45 minutes to get to Louisville.

Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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The closest you will get to Ft KNox in Louisville is Valley Station.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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I'm relocating to Ft. Knox Ky and I need a nice area to live in. I don't like the areas surrounded by Ft. Knox ie. E-Town, Radcliffe and Vine Grove. I'd like to stay somewhere in Louisville, close to Ft. Knox. Any Suggestions?
Thanks.
Hi Armybrat!

We relocated here almost a year ago, my husband is an engineer officer. We picked Vine Grove as our residence due to the 10 min drive to work every morning. There are new subdivisions going up and some nice town homes. We also purchased our home due to the potential to make money off of it, as we will be pcsing when BRAC will be in full force with everyone relocating here for the HRCoE. We thought about moving to Lousiville but for the quaility of home/neighborhood we prefer we would be driving an hour if not longer to work each day, depending on traffic etc.

We decided that the short drive to work nicer house/neighborhood for the money and the potential money we could make selling our house was worth it,as apposed to living in louisville.

We Drive to louisville 2-3 per week, for dinner, comedy shows, shopping. its not a bad drive as long as its not rush hour

I wish I could be more help about areas in louisville to live, but I really didnt like any of them between ft. knox and louisville.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Thanks Everyone....Appreciate the input you've given.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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If you want adult nightlife, than Louisville is the place to be. I love the St. Matthews area since it has local bars/cafes & restaurants you can walk to and it close enough to downtown & the UofL for weekend partying. Hardin County is a great place to raise a family, but definitely not what you're looking for.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:48 AM
 
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If you want adult nightlife, than Louisville is the place to be. I love the St. Matthews area since it has local bars/cafes & restaurants you can walk to and it close enough to downtown & the UofL for weekend partying. Hardin County is a great place to raise a family, but definitely not what you're looking for.
St Matthews isn't close to Ft Knox at all.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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St Matthews isn't close to Ft Knox at all.
Missy,

I've often wondered if the DC crowd that is moving to Ft Knox will/would mind driving that far to get to work since a lot of them are used to driving extended distances to get to/from work. The enticing part may be no traffic congestion like DC but no matter what, driving over an hour to get to work each way is a lot to ask.
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