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Old 03-24-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Which do you like better?
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I've lived in Louisville and Highland Heights, KY (suburban Cincinnati). Many people in downstate Kentucky assert that people in both cities are rude and that small town folks are warm and friendly, and I don't necessarily agree with that; in particular, they pick on Cincinnati.

While Louisville is a great city, I did attend college there and found many of its actual natives to be rude and/or standoffish, but not any worse than a small town. I met a handful of genuinely friendly native Jefferson Countians. Looking back, I don't hate Louisville like I used to, but I simply visit friends or do personal errands there then head back home. I think I would like Louisville MUCH better is not for the fact that they preach(ed) "warm, genteel Southern hospitality and gracious city," that jazz, then I got there only to find something different.

Cincinnati isn't, in my experience, any better or worse on the surface. Cincinnati is, as a whole, a polite city, but not necessarily warm or engaging at first. The folks from middle- or working-class neighborhoods and suburbs get the friendliness award, on either the OH or KY side of the river. Its upper middle-class suburbs, like anywhere else, have plenty of faux rich Scottsdale and Naperville "like, ohmigawd" wannabes. At least Cincinnati and NKY doesn't pronounce its friendliness and hospitality; what you see is what you get. I have to say, though, in my experiences as a college student and in summer academic programs, Cincy/NKY natives I met, once you got to know them, were friendlier than those from "genteel, Southern, blah blah..." Louisville and Lexington.

I overall like Cincinnati better and may be moving back up there in a month--I have a promising looking job prospect. It won't pay much, but the area will beat the living h*ll out of living in Central hee-haw Kentucky. The Cincy/NKY region has tons more to offer than any place in downstate KY, or most metro areas of its size, in terms of high quality of life, great colleges, wonderful scenery, strong arts and culture, gorgeous architecture, and walkable neighborhoods where each street and corner tell a different story. I ultimately, though, would like to move to some place South, West or NYC.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've lived in Louisville and Highland Heights, KY (suburban Cincinnati). Many people in downstate Kentucky assert that people in both cities are rude and that small town folks are warm and friendly, and I don't necessarily agree with that; in particular, they pick on Cincinnati.

While Louisville is a great city, I did attend college there and found many of its actual natives to be rude and/or standoffish, but not any worse than a small town. I met a handful of genuinely friendly native Jefferson Countians. Looking back, I don't hate Louisville like I used to, but I simply visit friends or do personal errands there then head back home. I think I would like Louisville MUCH better is not for the fact that they preach(ed) "warm, genteel Southern hospitality and gracious city," that jazz, then I got there only to find something different.

Cincinnati isn't, in my experience, any better or worse on the surface. Cincinnati is, as a whole, a polite city, but not necessarily warm or engaging at first. The folks from middle- or working-class neighborhoods and suburbs get the friendliness award, on either the OH or KY side of the river. Its upper middle-class suburbs, like anywhere else, have plenty of faux rich Scottsdale and Naperville "like, ohmigawd" wannabes. At least Cincinnati and NKY doesn't pronounce its friendliness and hospitality; what you see is what you get. I have to say, though, in my experiences as a college student and in summer academic programs, Cincy/NKY natives I met, once you got to know them, were friendlier than those from "genteel, Southern, blah blah..." Louisville and Lexington.

I overall like Cincinnati better and may be moving back up there in a month--I have a promising looking job prospect. It won't pay much, but the area will beat the living h*ll out of living in Central hee-haw Kentucky. The Cincy/NKY region has tons more to offer than any place in downstate KY, or most metro areas of its size, in terms of high quality of life, great colleges, wonderful scenery, strong arts and culture, gorgeous architecture, and walkable neighborhoods where each street and corner tell a different story. I ultimately, though, would like to move to some place South, West or NYC.
Good luck to you on your move but I vote Louisville.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Good luck to you on your move but I vote Louisville.
Thanks, appreciate it! I *think* it will be a good move. Only time will tell.

I've actually committed this whole moving/job prospect thing and my attitude and optimism to prayer. That is reflected in my overall increase in positivity over the last few weeks--although you know that I still have strong opinions on certain things, communities, political issues, etc.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thanks, appreciate it! I *think* it will be a good move. Only time will tell.

I've actually committed this whole moving/job prospect thing and my attitude and optimism to prayer. That is reflected in my overall increase in positivity over the last few weeks--although you know that I still have strong opinions on certain things, communities, political issues, etc.
Prayer is powerful, no doubt I truly hope your move is as good as you hope, just remember to let go and let God
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Louisville is nice. I've been through. Not exactly to my tastes, but not incredibly objectionable.

But it's hard for me to have fond thoughts of Ohio or it's general area. Ohio is one of those wierd states that you can't really formulate an opinion on. But I've spent enough time there to know I wouldn't live there compared to other places.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Cincy strikes me as a larger version of Louisville with major league sports.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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Louisville for me.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC
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Louisville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

I'll take the Louisville Cardinals football team to beat the Cincinnati Bengals anyday.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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No contest. Cincinnati in every way possible.
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