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Old 04-22-2007, 05:14 AM
Location: central Kentucky
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What disappointed you about K-State? I hope it wasn't the racial composition of the student body. Some of our kind are actually quite civilized- even literate! Okay, okay, so KSU is no hahvahd, it still serves several important functions.
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Old 04-22-2007, 02:18 PM
Location: North Alabama
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Thumbs up Kentucky State

Agreed, and many of my relatives have attended K-State and some work and teach there. It is just not a major driver of the social scene in Frankfort in my opinion, which is normally what you expect when you talk about a college town. Besides that, I get real tired of them beating Alabama A&M in basketball.
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:07 PM
Location: Franklin Co.
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Originally Posted by watchmanonthewall View Post
Frankfort? Sorry folks but Kentucky State will dissapoint you. The town dies after the state capital closes and everyone goes home to Lexington. Shopping is very marginal.Traffic is terrible. About half of Frankfort is quite frankly an eye sore. Please consider Murray, Danville, and Berea. All three are excellent. These are the towns that T.V. shows on "the good life" are talking about. Frankfort? No way, not as a retirement venue.

Wow. Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired. I'm sure there are a whole lot of people living in this town who will disagree with you. Your description of half of Frankfort being an eyesore is way off base. We have the "poorer" sections of town just like every other town in America but to say HALF of it? That's quite a stretch.

There are a lot of people who live outside Frankfort working in state government but the traffic problem is only during the hour prior to people starting their job (7:30am to 8:30am) and again when they leave work (4:00pm to 5:00pm). Other than that the traffic is not bad at all. Those who live here have learned to adjust to it and if we don't have to be on the road during those hours we avoid the peak times for the traffic. Your description is unfair to say the least.

I work with the senior citizens in this area and they love this town. They feel it's a good place to retire. My mother-in-law is in her 80's and she loves where she lives. All her neighbors are very friendly and they watch out for her and are very caring people. When I first responded to this thread I asked her if she felt it was a good place to retire and she said empathically YES! I agree with her.

highliner, I was wondering the same thing but wasn't sure how to address it, lol Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Location: Mobile, AL
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Frankfort is a great town to live in. As for the traffic, compared to Lexington, there is not a problem. 7:30-8:30am and 4:30-5:30pm it gets a little crowded with the state workers entering and leaving, but it's not as bad as you would think. KSU is a good school, but it doesn't have the college scene like you would have in a college oriented town. There aren't any live music places or bars surrounding the campus.
The only place I can describe as being an eyesore here is maybe Holmes Street. Watchmanonthewall, with you being in law enforcement/criminal justice, I'm sure that your view of the city is darker than most others, but it's your work that makes it a great place for the citizens to live in and raise a family. Frankfort is growing and I know of a few new areas of shopping that will be opening up in the future and we've been getting more restaurants over the years.
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:31 AM
Location: Waco, Ky
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Default housing

Originally Posted by fiona View Post
thank you to everyone who has responded!! your replies have all been very helpful. would anyone know what the housing prices would be in berea, danville, or murray for an older 2 bedroom home. i like homes that have some character to them. thank you again for all your wonderful suggestions and web site ideas!!!!
Check out Madison County Board of Realty website, which can give you an idea of the costs of housing and what is available:


Also check out realtor.com, which has some listings that the Board of Realty site doesn't. I'm real familiar with Berea, as I live within 10 miles and my kids attend school there. It's a quiet, beautiful, laid-back little town, with loads of crafts, history, and charm.

I suggest a visit-you won't want to leave!

Best regards,

ps- contact Suncoastman. He has more info on Berea than any person I know! Send him a pm-he's so nice and will gladly help.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:26 PM
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hell, here in Lexington, I avoid rush hour traffic, getting out of school traffic (three shifts), morning traffic, late night traffic, UK game traffic, big headliner at Rupp traffic, and actually can't avoid the traffic altogether.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:43 AM
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I have lived in many states and Kentucky is going to be my choice when I retire as well. I have lived in Lexington (huge city), Richmond (becoming huge) Danville (nice quiet very small town) and now Morehead (just under 6,000 pop.) Has Morehead State University, has opportunites for shopping and dining (only 1 hr from Lexington, KY & 1 hr from Huntington, WV), it is in the more mountainous part of Kentucky so there are a lot more trees and rolling mountains as opposed to the horse/farmland of central Ky. It's beautiful and I highly recommend checking out Morehead or even Mount Sterling. They are both right off I-64.
Good luck in your search and I hope you check out these towns/areas in North Eastern Kentucky as well!
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:05 AM
Location: Ulysses, Ky
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Smile Retirement Town

I live in Eastern Ky but recently visited Danville and it is the most beautiful place I have seen in quite some time. Seemed to have a lot to offer. My husband and I are beginning to think of where we would like to retire. In Kentucky Danville tops the list. It is Quaint!! The people are friendly and I just love the Land, it is just beautiful!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:56 PM
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Default Why not try Hopkinsville?

My family moved to Hopkinsville in 1993 and really love it here. Check out this website http://www.movetohopkinsville.com for information. "Hoptown" has a small town feeling and the people are friendly. We are near everything, such as: Evansville IN and Nashville TN for shopping, the arts, etc., near several Lakes for water activities and walking trails, camping, etc. We have community activities such as Little River Days coming up in two weeks. So it's a great place to be. Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:50 PM
Location: Far Western KY
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I recommend Western KY, Paducah is nice if you need shopping, Murray is nice if you need College, fishing to found everywhere, and it's not crowded (yet) and the property prices and taxes are low compared to the central part of the state. Around here you can leave you doors unlocked and windows open and have nothing to worry about. We tend to forget how good we've got it here, albeit we give up some of the "big" city things. The pros far out way the cons.
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