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Old 12-12-2006, 03:06 AM
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Seems that KY, and TN are affordable still.......I was considering ID, CO, and OR but it looks like I could still afford a house in KY and TN. I wonder what is up with that? They are certainly just as beautiful as ID, CO, and OR are they not? Is it the weather? the terrain? hhhhmmm, I don't get it.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:04 PM
Location: Central Kentucky
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I wish I could give you an exact answer to that question. The land is beautiful, we have all four seasons, there is thriving city life, along with comfortable contry life.

It all depends on what area you are in. Having lived here all my life, I have found that Kentucky seems to be a little behind most other areas in some ways. Like the fashion industry - things begin in California or New York and slowly trickle in to Kentucky. By the time we are experiencing the re-birth of toe socks - the world has moved onto something else! Crazy!

I think part of the issue is the job market right now. It is very tough, there are a lot of lay-offs from major employers, and many employers have positions which go unfilled due to ???? It is tough. Many people in my generation (40's) are finding themselves starting over again due to downsizing, etc. BUT...I can tell you that as the lay offs come, more and more industrial parks are springing up all over the state, especially in what used to be considered rural areas.

I wish I truly had an explanation for you. I never thought with my career choice - Medical office management - I would be in a position searching for a job with no luck since July. I have even applied for receptionist jobs - but with my experience, they assume I will move on or be unaffordable.

I do encourage you to truly do some research and come spend time in the area before you make a decision. Begin to view the Courier Journal on-line to see local issues in the Louisville area. There are so many good things about this state, and I believe they do out-weigh the bad. It all depends on what you are looking for, the profession you are in, and what you look forward to in the future. Oh - watch the school districts. They vary greatly in curriculum, even from one end of a county to another. If you have children, approach the schools in your district directly and examine private/traditional options. A good education can be found here, but I found out with my children too late how different it was since I graduated. They did well, but could have done better - been exposed to more.

Kentucky has a little of everything - and I am thankful it is still affordable!
Come visit - this is the perfect time of year!

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