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Old 08-21-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Louisville
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Since moving to Crescent Hill from Middletown/Eastwood I hate to admit I have become a little bit of a "central city snob" per say, if it's not in Crescent Hill / Highlands / Downtown / St. Matthews I don't like to do it. That might be what they mean by "Highlands Snob".
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Yeah, it's just a figure of speech. Like a food snob, for example.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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I currently live in FL, originally from Boston, and after reading some of the city-data posts, decided to check out properties online.

The Highlands area condos remind me of Boston's Back Bay. Fireplace, wainscoting... OMG, I think I'm in love. There's a 2 bedroom I saw in my price range that was built in 1851. Nothing like that around here.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: louisville, ky
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not sure of your price range, but yes, you can find a very nice mix of housing across the board.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:42 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Thanks. I was just browsing. I'm 58 and, if I were to purchase a home, I'd like to keep the price under $150,000. So much depends on the condition of the home, the property tax and other monthly fees.

The biggest problem I've had lately is finding a place to stay while I look around an area. A hotel or Bed & Breakfast is too expensive for more than a few days.

I'll spend a little time reading the threads before I bother anyone with a lot of questions.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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We are originally from Louisville but haven't lived there in many years. Our friends who still live there in the Highlands, often refer to themselves as "Highlands Snobs." Is this something people who live in the Highlands call themselves? I had never heard this expression until they started using it.
My grandparents lived in the Highlands; the neighborhood wasn't exactly a snobbish area - just clean, decent middle-class.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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My grandparents lived in the Highlands; the neighborhood wasn't exactly a snobbish area - just clean, decent middle-class.
The neighborhood is MUCH different than when your grandparents lived there....
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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There's an interesting take on the Highlands on the Craigslist rant and rave board Monday August 31. Not reposting here because of length. These are not necessarily my opinions. Sure to make some mad and others nod in agreement. Read at your own risk. Again, not necessarily my opinions.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I grew up on Rosewood Ave (my mom, 90, still lives there). I watched the Mid-City Mall be built each day on my walk to the old Atherton. Hunter S Thompson and Sue Grafton lived not far away. The thing about the Highlands then and now is that there is so much grittiness mixed in with the gentrified and hipster that snobbery seems to be always brought down to earth quickly. Of course, there is a bit of odd snobbery attached to being able to say, "I live on Cherokee Road, and bump into skaters, goths, bums, and doctors and lawyers." It's not the snobbery of aloofness, but the self-satisfaction that you live in a true urban place. Anchorage is old-school snobbish. The Highlands is a new, dare I say, better, snobbery. No one can truly uppity walking through Mid-City Mall.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Of course, there is a bit of odd snobbery attached to being able to say, "I live on Cherokee Road, and bump into skaters, goths, bums, and doctors and lawyers." It's not the snobbery of aloofness, but the self-satisfaction that you live in a true urban place. Anchorage is old-school snobbish. The Highlands is a new, dare I say, better, snobbery. No one can truly uppity walking through Mid-City Mall.
I think you nailed it, especially with that last sentence!
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