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Old 03-02-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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I'm moving to Owensboro this summer from Las Vegas, and am wondering if anyone could tell me about some nice, safe, quiet apartments there? I am doing a 1 year internship at the hospital, so something close by would be nice. Also, it will be just me so I'm looking for a 1 bedroom. I will be flying out beforehand to look at some places in person, but I'm hoping to get some good recommendations first. I have been looking online, but there isn't a whole wealth of good info. Some people rate an apartment as really good, while the same place gets rated really horribly. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I will say that there are no truly awful parts of Owensboro, especially compared to some parts of Las Vegas where you're coming from.

You might be more selective about living between 6th and 18th Streets about six blocks either east or west from Frederica Street; while 144 square blocks sounds like a lot, like I said, Owensboro doesn't really have "awful" areas. However, the city has an average of 1-3 murders per year and this area does have quite a few domestic disturbances and more frequent drug use.

You can find plenty of good deals on Craigslist (cliche, I know) in Owensboro. Shoot, last year, I took a look around on there and found an apartment on Carter Road (west side) for $400/month. Now, the apartment was right up on the road and the complex was older, but it's near an 1960s-era, stable residential community and a safe area. If it were me, I would look more closely at areas along or near Frederica Street south of 18th; other options are New and Old Hartford Roads, J.R. Miller Boulevard, Carter Road, Tamarack Road, and West Parrish Avenue. Owensboro's not that big, so long commute times won't be a huge issue; also, these areas all place you within close distance of the bypass, which can zip you to most anywhere you want to go in the city.

Owensboro's relatively inexpensive. The biggest things you'll have to get used to are southern accents (and the reeeeeally thick ones can be annoying), humid summers and state and local income taxes.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Thanks so much!
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