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Old 06-15-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Does anyone live in or near Corbin? What kind of community is it, how is the economy and what about recreational opportunities? Any info would be welcomed.

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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I live in London and work in Corbin so I can give you some pro's and con's.

Pro's- Very scenic area with lots of opportunities for hiking,boating at Laurel Lake, canoeing the Cumberland and Rockcastle Rivers. Tons of rec opportunities.
People are generally friendly and family oriented.
Decent healthcare at Baptist Regional Medical Center and at the new St Joseph London.
Shopping is decent, a few big box stores and dept stores in Corbin-Lowe's,Wal Mart,JC Penney,Belks.
Proximity to Lexington and Knoxville-about and hour or so either way.
good independent school system.


A few cons
Economy is ok, but good paying jobs are few and far between. Most of the economy is light manufacturing (low wages mostly), healthcare, CSX railroad.
BAD drug problem in surrounding areas. although crime rates are low, choose accordingly where you live or some methhead will steal from you.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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I can't really add that much to what rbyrant said. I would emphasize as to choosing carefully where you live. However, the region is such you can live within easy driving distance of where you work/study
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am going to disagree with rbryant on one thing. The drug problem in the area is no different than anywhere else in the country. Statistically, some drug use here might be higher than national average and then other types are lower than national average. It's the same everywhere you go basically. Large cities have it, small towns, medium towns....

Best areas to live in Corbin: 5th Street Road area and Ohler Road area.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: London, KY
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I am going to disagree with rbryant on one thing. The drug problem in the area is no different than anywhere else in the country. Statistically, some drug use here might be higher than national average and then other types are lower than national average. It's the same everywhere you go basically. Large cities have it, small towns, medium towns....

Best areas to live in Corbin: 5th Street Road area and Ohler Road area.
Also, Tattersall is nice as well, although it's fairly close to the 5th st rd
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Old 06-18-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Its a pretty area but very undeveloped. For some people thats just fine. Just keep in mind that if you want to go to the mall or a fancy restaurant you are loolking at about a 70 minute drive
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There are nice restaurants in Corbin for a smaller town such as Applebee's, a new Japanese restaurant (can't think of name), an Italian restaurant downtown (formerly Dixie Cafe), David's Steakhouse, El Dorado Mexican...
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: MI
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Default Corbin?

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Also, Tattersall is nice as well, although it's fairly close to the 5th st rd
My husband and I are re-locating to this area from Michigan. Any ideas where we can find newer manufactured homes, already on land there? We have no idea where to start, because we're from a different state.

Thanks,
cat
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: MI
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rbryant:

I just noticed your reply about the meth labs.. <sigh> My husband and I are relocating to Corbin (possibly). We're in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Haven't had a problem exactly where we live, but gangs and drugs are all around up here. We're going to be working with Clayton Homes to buy a manufactured home, but on our own property. Any ideas which areas would be BAD for us to put our home on? It's really scary making this kind of move and not knowing.

Thanks for any info you might have.
Cat

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: MI
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Smile Btw..

By the wayyyy.. I really, REALLY appreciate all the information you guys have posted. It is soooo scary re-locating to another state, especially one you don't know much about.

Thanks again
Cat
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