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Old 12-04-2007, 08:41 AM
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I passed through Kentucky on my route from Minnesota to NE Alabama the 2nd week of Nov. The entire trip down I 75 was beautifull . We got fuel in Berea and ate in London.
My question is would this be a good area for a person looking for a "simple," lower cost retirement and milder winters who enjoys scenery and the oudoors?
How much snow does this area get and how long does it stay on the ground? ( the sooner it leaves,the better for me)
Also, according to the atlas, London and Corbin have about the same population. Are there major differences?
A person looking for a "simple" retirement has a different perspectibe than a couple who have children and need schools and employment opportunities.

Any info or perspective would be appreciated.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:25 AM
Location: Nashville, TN
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I have a very good friend who lives in London- I live in Lexington. As far as snow goes, most of KY doesn't get a lot of snow in the winter- maybe two or three 1 inch storms every year. Summers are what gets to most people (90% humidity with 95 degree temperatures). I can tell you quite a bit about London, but not as much about Corbin:

London is more of the residential community. It has a very nice little downtown area with two or three good restaurants and a few shops. The airport is located in London, but it has no commercial service. You have to drive to Lexington or Knoxville for that. London has some very nice neighborhoods located southeast and to the west of the city. Quite a bit goes on there for a town for its size. I think you should check it out.

Corbin is the more commercial of the two- it has a small mall area (it may just be a large strip mall, but it has a Belk). And yes Corbin is home to the world's first KFC (wahoo).

It's about a 15- 20 minute drive between the two towns. I think you just need to come back and take a look. I go to London about every three or four months and have always enjoyed it. It's a nice change from Lexington.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:51 PM
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One good way to join the London community is to join a church! We have all of them!...except, maybe a Jewish facility...

First Baptist Church in London is an excellent place to worship. Terry Lester is such a good pastor, and everyone loves him. First Baptist has all that a church can offer: Early Service, Gym, Fitness courses, youth opportunities, Cleft Rock (look it up) and more.

Corinth Baptist Church has many of the same offerings. The atmosphere is a little less formal. The sermons are maybe a little more passionate.

St. Williams Catholic Church is so respected in our community. I've never been there, but I see their enthusiasm! One month of the year, they put up crosses on the lawn for all the aborted children. I choke up every time I pass it!

Faith Assembly Church is family oriented. They all seem so close! Each year
at Christmas, they put on this elaborate "Live Nativity" that draws thousands of people! It's families working together to create the backgrounds of each scene.

We have so many other little churches who are passionate about what they do. All of them will make you feel welcome.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:05 PM
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thank you--------teebird and whermat.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:29 PM
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You would love Corbin. IT has a somewhat warmerWinter low temperatures and the Friendly people are a plus. Lots of restaurants, Cumberland Falls is nearby. Nive views of the Mountains form many properties.
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