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Old 01-23-2011, 08:36 PM
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We're looking to move to KY. We've visited Georgetown, Lexington, and Richmond. Liked Georgetown but thought houses were a bit expensive. Lexington has the mall but seemed to have a lot of traffic and sort of fast-paced. Really liked the Battlefield area of Richmond, but I'm afraid it might be too far removed from shopping, schools, etc. What are your thoughts on Northern KY? Would want to be within a 20 minute drive from NKU; so we were thinking of Alexandria, Fort Thomas, Newport. I believe the schools are decent and there is plenty of shopping nearby. I was wondering about the pace of these cities. Are they fast-paced like Lexington or more like Richmond? BTW, are the high schools good? Our kids are involved in music and softball and are taking honors courses where we currently live. NKU looked like a good college and not quite as large as UK or EKU, which we liked. Also, I read that Northern Kentucky is more like the midwest than perhaps the other cities I mentioned.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:57 PM
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In my opinion the suburban areas of Northern Kentucky (within 20 minutes of cincinnati) are much higher paced than Richmond and pretty comparable to Lexington. There are plenty of great schools in the Northern Kentucky area, Highlands and Beechwood are always at the top of the list in terms of test scores in the state. NKU is a great school and growing really fast, last i heard the enrollment was around 15,000 students. If you are looking for a slower paced area and maybe less populated i would check places like Alexandria, Independence, Union, or if your looking for a small town feel possibly Silver Grove or Ryland Heights. As far as the midwest feel compared to the other cities, you are correct. The area is a rocks throw from Cincinnati which influences the area significantly. Hope you find what your looking for.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:36 AM
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Thank you. I've been looking into Independence and Alexandria. They both look like great places. We're going to try to plan a visit for sometime next month. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.
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