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Old 03-05-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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Stay there if you can!!! There is nothing to do here! Yes, your friends can come down for the Kentucky Derby (which they start talking about in January...i.e. nothing better to do), yes you can visit the Louisville Slugger museum, but besides that......you can drive up for more in Cincinnati or Indianapolis! Oh, and the people here love to talk about where they went to high school too.....HELLO....get a life! People will wear U of L and UK attire even if they did not go to school there (or anyone in their family....i.e. there's no other sports here!!) Lastly, the education system here does not even COMPARE to up north! Stay and enjoy Chicago, a much more culturally diverse. WHY would you want to live here?????

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Old 03-17-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Lexington is much easier to navigate than Louisville and much safer (recently voted one of the top 65 cities in the world to live). Rated much higher than Louisville in safety. Just voted one of the top 10 cities for gays to live in. (a lot of diversity due to the university). I find that people that say it is a college town just aren't familiar with all Lexington has to offer. visitlex.com and lexarts.org are good places to look to get a feel. Lexington has a wonderful downtown and it is undergoing a major revitilization. Lots of lofts, great restaurants, and art galleries.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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Hopkinsville is often referred to as "Little Chicago."
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Hopkinsville is often referred to as "Little Chicago."
Only because of the corruption, crime and the high number of dependent people.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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I grew up in Chicago and am now in Lexington. The one thing I miss as a Chicago native is the food. You can't get anything like Chicago food here in Lexington. Luckily my wife from Louisville told me about several places that have Vienna beef and I cant attest taste just like Chicago Hot dogs, Italian beef and such. I have yet to find a deep dish place that can stay on the same level as some of the one like Giordano's, Gino's or Lou's which ever you prefer.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am sure it is hard when you find things you are used to somewhere new, but isn't that what's nice about somewhere being new? You get to try all new things!
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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Hopkinsville is often referred to as "Little Chicago."
LOL!!!! That is hilarious.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Cecilia, Ky
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I am seriously thinking about relocating to either Lexington or Louisville Kentucky, but can anyone tell me if either of those cities are in any way similar to Chicago (big city feeling)? I might have a job prospect or two and would just like to feel more at home if I do move (if possible). I assume that the weather is milder than Chicago (less snow) but please tell me if I'm wrong about that!
Thanks!

-itchick
My first job out of law school was in Chicago. I lived there for three years before returning to my native Kentucky (Elizabethtown). Although my impressions are "old" in that it has been years since I lived there, I thought that Chicago and Louisville were similar feeling, except obviously for the size factor, of the cities. By "feeling" I meant the atmosphere and attitudes of the people I met and worked with. The people of Chicago were, to me, very similar to folks in Louisville, and I had a genuine comfort level living in Chicago that I never expected prior to moving there. Things may have changed since then, but IMHO there is a reasonable expectation that Louisville might feel "comfortable" to someone moving from Chicago.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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My first job out of law school was in Chicago. I lived there for three years before returning to my native Kentucky (Elizabethtown). Although my impressions are "old" in that it has been years since I lived there, I thought that Chicago and Louisville were similar feeling, except obviously for the size factor, of the cities. By "feeling" I meant the atmosphere and attitudes of the people I met and worked with. The people of Chicago were, to me, very similar to folks in Louisville, and I had a genuine comfort level living in Chicago that I never expected prior to moving there. Things may have changed since then, but IMHO there is a reasonable expectation that Louisville might feel "comfortable" to someone moving from Chicago.
This Chicago native in Louisville agrees.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I just saw this now. I come into the KY forum every so often. I cant believe this question was even asked. I have never seen any town in Kentucky that is even in a remote way similar to Chicago at all. I am not saying it is good or is it bad. It is just how it is. Every area has its ways. If I wanted to live in a place like Chicago I would live in Chicago. If I wanted to live in a place like Lexington or Louisville I would live in either of those. These type of questions befuddle me.

Don't get me wrong,I like Kentucky and have lived and spent a lot of time there over the years.

As someone said in a previous post comparing Chicago to Lexington or Louisville is like comparing an apple to oranges.

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