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Old 07-10-2014, 11:11 PM
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You can go to Land and farm and type in Pulaski county on a search. We just bought property in McCreary county. Its south of Pulaski. There you have Daniel Boone National Forest and all the trails you ever want to hike. Ticks are bad. You also have the Cumberland River which is awesome for fishing. Somerset has Sonnys BBQ and the THEE best sweet tea. You can buy it by the gallon! We were so impressed by the relaxed nature of the area and people are so friendly. The ticks are bad. People will just start talking to you like they have known you forever. I can't say enough about how nice the people are. I have checked out the local vets too because we have a couple dogs. They are so helpful. We have been warned about the crime in our area. Mostly metal thieves. Nothing violent. The area is poor and some are just trying to get by. So if your building a home, stay with till it's finished and have a good alarm system. If it is of any value it may get stolen. We currently live in Utah. If there is anything you can write on it will get "tagged" by gangs. It's scary to go out after dark or even daylight alone in some areas. We have been through Pulaski, McCreary and Whitly Counties and we didn't see any tagging. It was refreshing. Did I mention that the ticks were bad??
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:28 PM
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My husband and I are considering moving to Somerset from Los Angeles next year when we retire and I'm wondering about Dr's offices and hospitals...are they close or are there any in Somerset? How is the weather there? After living is Los Angeles all my life and that's all I know, I really don't know how to handle weather changes, any suggestions?
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:29 PM
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What are the bad areas?
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:13 AM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Somerset has one of the largest hospitals in that part of rural Kentucky, Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center. For more serious surgeries people go mostly to Lexington or Louisville or Knoxville. But LCRM would suffice for minor surgeries and check ups. Weather compared to LA is more humid (though better than the Deep South) with quite a few thunderstorms in the warm part of the year. Down there they get a couple small snows (a couple inches or less) several times per year, now and then a bigger snow storm. In general it seems like the west part of town towards the lake is best. Are you considering lake view property?
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:30 PM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Originally Posted by gfriar View Post
What are the bad areas?
The concept of "bad areas" in small to medium size Kentucky towns is radically different than in a large city like LA. In places like Somerset one of the largest homes in the area can be right next door to a shack. There can can be neighborhoods that are more affluent than other neighborhoods, but that doesn't make the less affluent neighborhood bad or crime ridden like you would see in a metro area. Also, since school options are more limited that is less of a driving force than in more suburban or urban areas. In Somerset you would be choosing between the Pulaski County or Somerset City schools, which are both well rated overall, although Pulaski County is slightly higher.

What type of property are you looking for? Are you seeking a fair amount of land or looking for a regular neighborhood to live in?
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