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Old 06-27-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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If you are coming on or around the Fourth of July, you might want to head to Louisville....


https://www.tripsavvy.com/july-fourt...sville-2236638

Besides the Fireworks you could check out Louisville's Waterfront park and the Pedestrian Bridge to Indiana.

From what you mentioned there are a lot of places in Kentucky that would fit your criteria.
Welcome to the Bluegrass...Have a fun and safe trip! Give a yell, if you need any other info.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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So, you're looking for farm land, something along the lines of a Hobby Farm. You also mention you want to stay to the East or North East part of the state as much as possible.

Looking at the eastern/northeastern part of the state you will probably want to look at the areas around Morehead and Mount Sterling. The problem you get into when go east in Kentucky is that it is harder and harder to find level land of the quantity you're looking for that isn't priced at an extremely high price for commercial/development purposes.

I would also go with a somewhat modified go-to recommendation of mine. The Danville Area. I would enlarge to include the area from around Danville/Harrodsburg west to Bardstown then south to about Glasgow and then east to Somerset/London. There is good farmland in that area. Most of that area is within a hour or so of a larger community for business purposes.

Northeast of Louisville, the Prospect/LaGrange area you also have the problem of development expanding out from Louisville which at some point will intersect with the development of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. You might look at counties of Henry, Carroll, Owen, Gallatin and the like.

Then there is the area around Lexington- Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Nicholasville and the like. The problem you will bump into in these communities are that a lot of them are becoming bedroom communities for Lexington so a lot of the available farmland is being turned into subdivisions for those who work in Lexington. The prices for the land and what is available reflects that.

South of Lexington you have the Richmond/Berea area. Same concerns as above, but you might have a better luck finding available farm land there.

I can't really comment about the counties west of the line of Louisville to Bowling Green. There may be others on the board who can help you out more as to them.

I am sure there are other areas that would be recommended by those on the CD forum.

I hope that helps a little. If I can be a further assistance, please let me know.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
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Thank you both Crazee Cat Lady and xxmagex. The recommendations will be very useful during our trip. We will check out the areas around Danville and London. Thank you all for being so helpful! We are really looking forward to our move next February!
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: IL/IN/FL/CA/KY/FL/KY/WA
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I work for a farm lender in KY, and can share with you that your best bet for the least expensive land option if you're trying to stay in the eastern side of the state and wanting to be near a city would likely be near Mount Sterling. The downside of Eastern KY is not only the hilly topography, but that it's also the poorest section of the state and also some of the poorest areas in the nation. Lots of drugs and crime have pervaded the area due to the lack of opportunities there. Areas east of Shelbyville are going to be the closest to a metropolitan community that still has their collective heads on straight - there are some high quality farmers in Shelby County - Cropper, Bagdad and Eminence being some of the areas where we still see good quality operations. The truly best bet for flatter land for Ag purposes though would be in the far western sections of the state, from Owensboro down to Hopkinsville and points west.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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Kentucky has a lot of really cute little towns and rural areas you might want to check out.
Midway

Georgetown

Wilmore

Paris

Oldham County

Bardstown

Danville

Mt Sterling


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puy5hgZPuks
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
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ServoMiff - thank you for your suggestions. It would definitely be worth our while to look out that way then. We don't have our heart set on a particular place, and the land is what is really important to us. I have read about the drug problems in that area - such a shame. We would certainly like to avoid being in close proximity to that if possible.
CrazeeCatLady - thank you for the small town suggestions! We have had our eye on Danville for a while.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Let us know how your trip goes.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
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Absolutely. The highly anticipated trip is this coming week. I will report back
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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I can't help you with your search because I'm in North Carolina. However I am
envious that you'll be staying in La Grange. Envious because I am a railfan and
La Grange is in the top two places I've visited to photograph and video trains.
It is an eight hour drive one way for me and I can't wait to go back there. The
people were so nice and it was a wonderful experience! I would like to share a
couple of photos and a video from my visit there. The best of luck to you both!

CSX 105 leads a work train through the intersection of First and Main Streets



I was having lunch at the Serendipity Cafe while CSX 221 leads a mainfest train down Main Street



Street running, I loved it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb4NeJ9qEZE
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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So what's the word SustainableAg how did the trip to Kentucky go?
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