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Old 09-29-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Spring Lake
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Currently me, my wife and young daughter live in Western, NY. I'm orginally from Texas, my wife from here. My job is giving me the option to move and we want to move to Kentucky. I was wondering what areas might be good to look into. We currently live in a small town and we love the small town feel, so anything with that type of feel would be great. I know that Louisville is a hot spot but I think it might be a little to big for us. Does anyone have any feed back about Glasgow or Harlan? Again, I know i'm not giving you a lot to go on but I'm just looking for ideas to look into and get my family out of NY. Thank you
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Will you need any support such as transportation, high speed communications, public education, medical services, etc?
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Spring Lake
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We do have a vehicle, our daughter will be 2 soon so eventually we will need to find her a school. High speed communication such as internet? Having a hospital within driving distance would be good.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I was speaking of transportation being air-major highways, etc. Yes, does your work require top speed internet connectivity?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Spring Lake
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I gotcha, we'll be driving down. So major highways yes. No sir my work does not require top speed internet.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Well, I would put you in Clark County (Winchester), maybe Grant (Dry Ridge), or even Mason Co (Maysville) All have great small towns, but not isolated.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Spring Lake
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Thank you very much sir. I definitely appreciate it. Are you from Kentucky? I'm guessing yes but just curious. What's your favorite things about living there?

Last edited by pjemery1103; 09-30-2012 at 12:12 PM.. Reason: left out a word
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: The Beautiful Bluegrass!
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We're in Bourbon County, but are closer to Winchester in Clark County. Winchester has most of the necessities: Lowe's, Tractor Supply, Walmart, Kroger, movies, fast food, etc. The town is very cute and is within 20 minutes of Lexington and the major shopping complexes!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Winchester is a really cute town. So is Midway and Wilmore.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Don't know if you have any interest in looking at the western part of the state, but Murray is an excellent small town with a state university. It was recently named Friendliest Small Town in the U.S. by Rand McNally and is always ranked among top retirement spots. It's very close to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes if you're into the outdoors.

Whether or not you look specifically at Murray, I think it's difficult to go wrong with a college town. You really do get the best of both worlds - small town feel with access to cultural and sports offerings as well as folks from all over the world. Yet you can drive five minutes outside of Murray and be in an extremely rural area. Also, coming from another part of the country, I think it's easier to assimilate quickly in a place that is used to outsiders coming in. Not to say that you would not be happy in any other small town environment, but I think it would be easier at first somewhere like Murray.

A couple of other great small college towns in Kentucky that are in the central part of the state would be Danville (Centre College) and Berea (Berea College). Both of those are very well-thought of private schools, and the towns are wonderful from what I have seen of them. Berea is right on the edge of the Bluegrass plateau (rolling pastures and farmland) and the Appalachian foothills, so the landscape is great around there.
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