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Old 08-26-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Default West Point and Hardin County

Is West Point a good place to live? We're contemplating buying a house near there--but we're not TOO serious yet.

Facts:
*Married couple
*Mid 20s
*Plan to have kids so public school info is helpful
*Low income
*We would be relocating from Louisville
*I currently work in Southern Indiana but I can transfer within my company; I hope to work in SW Louisville.
*I'm from Chicago suburbs and husband is an immigrant (arrived last year and is a PR now)
*We don't need a lot of buzz and excitement (husband is from a small town of 2,000 people and likes that better than a city). We couldn't care less if we lived in a large city or if it were an hour away.
*Proximity to community college or adult education facility is important (wouldn't mind driving as long as it's not a ridiculous distance)
*Would REALLY like land and open space

I heard Hardin County schools were good. I've only been through West Point one time to drop someone off. What I know is that it's a small, old river town and it's close to Ft. Knox. How long of a drive between West Point and Etown? What should I know about this place? How's the crime? What kinds of businesses are there?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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West point to Etown is about 30 minutes or so. A few red light will make it longer or shorter depending on how you catch them.

You also have radcliff which is between west point and etown. i think the crime is a little higher in radcliff but thats only my opinion, no hard facts.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Default In the "maybe pile"

Ok. I did some research about West Point and my husband and I visited this afternoon. Positive points I can see were proximity to Louisville, proximity to the Ohio River, easy walkability, cheap property... And the negatives...To put it another way, we were walking on the streets that are less than the width of the alley behind our apartment, and I said to my husband, "this place makes me feel gigantic." I'm afraid that in more than one way I would feel like a "big fish" in this town. If I had enough money right now I think I could make a difference, but I don't have that kind of money and patience. As for the schools...I thought I heard someone say Hardin County had good schools but maybe she was talking about Etown? From what I read and see about West Point, my (future) kids would be better off staying with their grandparents and going to school there...in Africa.
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