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Somerset and London: work relocation, small children, social activities, amazing traffic, town pride

 
 
Old 02-17-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me some information about Somerset and London communities? I am considering a work relocation to Burnside. I am married w/ 2 small children, so schools are important as well as social activity.

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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A family friend of mine lives in London and her son attends Bush Elementary School where apparently they are very satisfied with. Overall, Laurel County Schools are a step above most other school districts in SE Kentucky. London/ Corbin is a nice community to live in- little traffic, nice towns, and less crime than other SE KY communities. I hope some locals can give you more detailed information.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me some information about Somerset and London communities? I am considering a work relocation to Burnside. I am married w/ 2 small children, so schools are important as well as social activity.

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Anybody else out there with information on Somerset, London or Corbin?

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Old 02-18-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me some information about Somerset and London communities? I am considering a work relocation to Burnside. I am married w/ 2 small children, so schools are important as well as social activity.

OPSMAN
Somerset and Pulaski County I'm no fan of at all. Most of the people I've met from there have been less than pleasant. I find Somerset to be dirty, choked with an amazing amount of traffic considering there are fewer than 65,000 people in all of Pulaski County, poorly planned, and the drivers are rude for a small town. There's not a lot of historic character or town pride, either. Don't move to Somerset. At least the vast splendor of Lake Cumberland is nearby should any water recreational hunch arise.

Corbin...eehhhh. Yeah it has the first KFC and a decent hospital. It has most everything Somerset and London has. But try stepping backwards 20 years in a race relations time warp. 'Nuff said.

London and Laurel County, on the other hand, is a nice place. In fact, it's probably the only place I'd live in southeastern Kentucky. It's better planned, clean, and still has many of the same stores and eateries Somerset has. There is a cinema, Office Depot, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Kroger, White Castle, and Ruby Tuesday's all in London. Traffic is not nearly as bad; of course, Laurel is a smaller county, but still the fastest-growing in SEKY. To my knowledge, it's the only county in SEKY with job GROWTH! Not to mention, it has the best public schools in the region aside from Corbin Ind. (not saying much for either, because Kentucky's public schools are less than impressive.) If you get sick, Saint Joseph's London and Baptist Regional Med. Center in Corbin are within easy reach.

London sits at the intersection of I-75 and the Louie Nunn/Cumberland and Hal Rogers Parkways. Take I-75 north to go to Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati. Take I-75 south to Knoxville and Atlanta. Take the LN/Cumberland west to Somerset, Lake Cumberland, Bowling Green and Nashville. Take the Hal Rogers east to Pikeville and the ATV-friendly terrain of the mountains.

Don't get me wrong, London is still a boring small town in my mind. But then again, I'm much more of a city guy. But, for a small town, London doesn't do bad at all.

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