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Old 01-26-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Hey all!!!

My name is Amy. My husband will be testing for the Evansville Police Department sometime within the next couple weeks and if he gets the job and we need to relocate, I want to know all the in's and out's of the city. I have a young child that will eventually go to school (obviously) and I want to know what good schools there are and what the perks are of certain schools, etc. I need to know where a nice, quiet neighborhood with middle-income living would be...so on and so forth. Thank you all in advance, your help is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: SW Indiana
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Welcome, Amy & Hubby

Here are some recent posts which may help...sorry about being too lazy to draw up a new one, but we're bracing for a winter storm at work, which means everyone is in panic mode

https://www.city-data.com/forum/india...ml#post5545665

https://www.city-data.com/forum/india...ml#post5184623

https://www.city-data.com/forum/india...ml#post4167398

https://www.city-data.com/forum/india...ml#post6403282

https://www.city-data.com/forum/india...etire-not.html

Most of these threads aren't still hopping, so when you have more questions, come back to this thread. We try to be quite friendly and helpful here

Good luck to your husband on the job.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Hey all!!!

My name is Amy. My husband will be testing for the Evansville Police Department sometime within the next couple weeks and if he gets the job and we need to relocate, I want to know all the in's and out's of the city. I have a young child that will eventually go to school (obviously) and I want to know what good schools there are and what the perks are of certain schools, etc. I need to know where a nice, quiet neighborhood with middle-income living would be...so on and so forth. Thank you all in advance, your help is greatly appreciated!!!
Hope he will get used to being called a Nazi gestapo pig, since that's what EPD is mostly referred to as, lol.

Mid size city, trying WAY too hard to big a big city.

Two main roads through town Hwy41 goes north/south and divides the city on east/west, while the Lloyd expressway (which it is SOOOOOO not!) runs east/west and divides north/south.

Any housing which is located west of 41 and south of the Lloyd is considered the ghetto, and has a higher crime rate.

The east side (either north or south of the lloyd) is where most of the shopping and entertainment is, as well as nicer neighborhoods.

West side is more "non snotty", and USI is also on that side of town, also they have built up shopping on that side of town as well. Reitz HS is there, and is probably the best HS in the county.

North end includes Darmstat and is a very nice area.

I dunno if EPD has a residency req or not, but if so stick to either the north side or east side, if not move to Newburgh, or hell even Henderson, KY (right across the river, about a 15min drive)


Also, be warned, it usually takes 6 months or so to go through the full EPD testing process, then they can keep your app on file for no more than 2yrs. They also only hire on odd years.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Hope he will get used to being called a Nazi gestapo pig, since that's what EPD is mostly referred to as, lol.

Mid size city, trying WAY too hard to big a big city.
I dunno if EPD has a residency req or not, but if so stick to either the north side or east side, if not move to Newburgh, or hell even Henderson, KY (right across the river, about a 15min drive)


Also, be warned, it usually takes 6 months or so to go through the full EPD testing process, then they can keep your app on file for no more than 2yrs. They also only hire on odd years.
I wasn't really sure what the limits for residency were for the PD. Thank you!
I have spoken with the PD and we have received our letter with his applicant number and testing will be in Feb. sometime. Hiring will be done in March and again in...August, maybe?


Thank you for your advice.
Do you know of the best Pre-School/Elementary school?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Hope he will get used to being called a Nazi gestapo pig, since that's what EPD is mostly referred to as, lol.

Mid size city, trying WAY too hard to big a big city.

Two main roads through town Hwy41 goes north/south and divides the city on east/west, while the Lloyd expressway (which it is SOOOOOO not!) runs east/west and divides north/south.

Any housing which is located west of 41 and south of the Lloyd is considered the ghetto, and has a higher crime rate.
I am going to have to politely interject and disagree with you to a degree. First, your comment on EPD; I certainly hope you are joking. I have never heard anyone refer to EPD in such a manner.

Please explain how E-ville is trying to be a big city. As best I can tell, they are trying to catch up to other cities its size. Is it because of Icon or the casino "district?" Is it because they are propping up Haynie's Corner?

The area south of the Lloyd and west of 41 is a large area. It is also not all ghetto and not all crime ridden. Sure, it incluedes some of Evansville's rougher areas, but it also includes affluent areas and there are ghetto areas outside of that boundary you provided. My aplogies, there are so few E-ville posters, we should all get along, I don't mean to disparage, it is just nice to actually debate things with someone about E-ville!

As far as the OP; the high schools are all pretty evenly matched; though west siders will scream that Reitz is better. RHS might be, but E-ville does not have any high schools that lag behind the others significantly. North of Diamond; or more specifically north of Buena Vista, along First Ave has a lot of quiet stable areas full of middle income homes. I worked at that Target on First Ave for 5 years and am quite familiar with the area. I have family on Evansville's north side and visit frequently. Thompkins is a very good middle school, by the way. On the west side, you have areas along and west of St. Joe Ave that are great. On the east side, you can't go wrong east of Vann Ave really. The area around UE is also good. Beware the flooding sewers though.

The Evansville welcome wagon is always open and ready to assist, good luck!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Thank you SO much for your reply!!! I was hoping that not all would feel that of the EPD. My husband wants nothing more than a PD job and we just happen to be driving through and heard a radio ad for openings and we right away began to consider. Now that hiring is drawing near, I want to get all my ducks in a row so we don't go in blind-sighted.

I have also been looking at RE in the area. I have found SEVERAL great houses in the 47714/15/25 zip codes!

I did read somewhere to be aware of flooding...do you know where that is most likely?

I know that we drive through "Evansville" quite often, but honestly, I have no idea where it starts and ends. The only part we drive through is off of 64(?) exit on 26(A?)....by the Denny's and then down past Jo-Jo's? On HWY 41, I believe...I have been off of 26B before to do shopping in Green River (?) Mall....Gah...forgive me...my brain isn't functioning properly this morning.

I am also interested in a part time job (secretarial work) but I am very hesitant to leave my infant daughter....
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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So, I just found out that if you are on the EPD, you can live in Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, or Warrick counties!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Thank you SO much for your reply!!! I was hoping that not all would feel that of the EPD. My husband wants nothing more than a PD job and we just happen to be driving through and heard a radio ad for openings and we right away began to consider. Now that hiring is drawing near, I want to get all my ducks in a row so we don't go in blind-sighted.

I have also been looking at RE in the area. I have found SEVERAL great houses in the 47714/15/25 zip codes!

I did read somewhere to be aware of flooding...do you know where that is most likely?

I know that we drive through "Evansville" quite often, but honestly, I have no idea where it starts and ends. The only part we drive through is off of 64(?) exit on 26(A?)....by the Denny's and then down past Jo-Jo's? On HWY 41, I believe...I have been off of 26B before to do shopping in Green River (?) Mall....Gah...forgive me...my brain isn't functioning properly this morning.

I am also interested in a part time job (secretarial work) but I am very hesitant to leave my infant daughter....
Well, I will try to tackle some of these things. 47714 is east of 41 and I think it goes until Vann or so. I believe it is mostly Bosse HS territory; which is the high school with the worst rep; though I knew people who went to Bosse and laughed at the thought of it being a ghetto HS. I would avoid the Covert Ave corridor for living in that area. 47715 is of course farther east and I believe falls more into the Harrison HS feeder system. Harrison is a good school and really, most of the 47715 area is quiet and safe.

47725 will soon house a new high school near 41 and Baseline Raod. I also believe parts of Knight Township will soon be annexed by the city of Evansville.

I believe some of the neighborhoods just south of UE are where the sewers flood most often; perhaps someone more familiar with that neighborhood could help with specifics.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Oh man. This is all so much to take in. I have never lived in a "large" city (the city I live in now is around 12,000 population) in my adult life. I lived in OKC when I was young, but was too little to know anything about different districts or townships. I am so unfamiliar with ONE city having so many zip codes! haha! I sound so ignorant, I know!!! Haha! I am nervous...but TOTALLY excited and really wanting this move!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I am going to have to politely interject and disagree with you to a degree. First, your comment on EPD; I certainly hope you are joking. I have never heard anyone refer to EPD in such a manner.

Please explain how E-ville is trying to be a big city. As best I can tell, they are trying to catch up to other cities its size. Is it because of Icon or the casino "district?" Is it because they are propping up Haynie's Corner?

The area south of the Lloyd and west of 41 is a large area. It is also not all ghetto and not all crime ridden. Sure, it incluedes some of Evansville's rougher areas, but it also includes affluent areas and there are ghetto areas outside of that boundary you provided. My aplogies, there are so few E-ville posters, we should all get along, I don't mean to disparage, it is just nice to actually debate things with someone about E-ville!

As far as the OP; the high schools are all pretty evenly matched; though west siders will scream that Reitz is better. RHS might be, but E-ville does not have any high schools that lag behind the others significantly. North of Diamond; or more specifically north of Buena Vista, along First Ave has a lot of quiet stable areas full of middle income homes. I worked at that Target on First Ave for 5 years and am quite familiar with the area. I have family on Evansville's north side and visit frequently. Thompkins is a very good middle school, by the way. On the west side, you have areas along and west of St. Joe Ave that are great. On the east side, you can't go wrong east of Vann Ave really. The area around UE is also good. Beware the flooding sewers though.

The Evansville welcome wagon is always open and ready to assist, good luck!

Halfway joking, lol! What cop hasn't ever been called a pig before? I do know quite a few EPD officers and love then dearly, but some; well let's just say there are a few bad apples in that bunch.

Not only due to Icon or Aztar district, the whole stadium deal (BAD move IMO!!!), as well as just a "feel", if that makes any sense. It's hard to describe.

No, I understand; no worries about offending me, lol! Anyway, I know the "historic district" is in that area as well, but in general, I would not want to explain to an outsider (never having been here before), how this one section of this road is good while most everything around it is more dangerous, ya know? That's why I was just suggesting to stay away completely; at least till they are more familiar with the area. Not to mention, a patrol car in some of those areas, is a sure fire way to bring trouble right to your front door.

No, you are correct EVSC is pretty even on their schools, but I personally wouldn't my child going to some of them due to the element in and around that area, ya know?

But since they can live in Warrick, I would suggest Newburgh or Chandler, and sent those babies to Castle Schools, lol.

If I were given the choice of anywhere in Evansville I would go with either the north side, by the airport; or the east side down by Adath B'nai Israel Temple; or of course parts of Warrick co.
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