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Old 07-18-2006, 05:20 PM
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Kentucky is great place to live. I went to Berea College so I can tell you it is an awesome city, quiet and nice. There are churches and antique stores on every corner. Berea is less than an hour from Lexington. The college opens a lot of activities to the public. I remember when I was at Berea, the Dali Lama can. The community is even invited to sit in on some of the classes. I live in Burgin which would be my choice over Danville. I lived in Danville after college and hated it. Burgin is only 10 miles from Danville and 4 miles from Harrodsburg, also a great choice. I'm pretty active in the community with volunteer work so I would have to say where you live is what you make of it. There is a community theater in Harrodsburg (I'm on the board), festivals, and other community activities through out the year. Since both Harrodsburg and Burgin are so close to Danville and Lexington, it is easy and nice to get to the feel of "bigger city" activities when you get the itch. Louisville, also a big city is a little over an hour away. Midway is also a nice small college town. I do hope that where ever you decide, you and your wife will be happy. The Mercer county area (Harrodsburg, Burgin etc.) also has a wide variety of church to pick from. God Bless
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:12 AM
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Surprisingly Louisville and its suburbs inluding Southern IN can offer "smaller" town feel in parts while providing teh amenities of a large metro of 1.2 million.

I would not over look Louisville and areas around it, including Southern Indiana which has great small towns and similar weather.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:33 PM
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I have worked in both Danville and Berea. Danville is a beautiful community and the people who live there take great pride in that fact. It is a great place to live. Berea is nice and close to the Interstate, which is nice if you travel a lot. Both are very close to Lexington. If I had to choose from the two places, based on the people I have met I would definately move to Danville.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Location: Cumberland Gap,Tennessee
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I lived in Danville,Ky.for over 7 yrs. I had transfered there from a small town in East Tennessee to work for the Phone Co.
Personally I loved Danville,and I still miss it.
When the Phone company in Danville closed, I had to consider the amount of company time I had invested,so I felt compelled to transfer again to Nashville,Tennessee.
Ever since, I can't say,that I have ever felt satisfied with any place, as I did when I lived in Danville,Ky.
I found Danville to be a beautiful,and historical place to live. The people there were pleasant,and very accepting of me. I made many friends there. I felt as if, I'd come home living there. I found the people there to be more broader minded, than from where I'd lived previously i.e. and a perfect mixture of Northern and Southern culture.
It is located centrally and is a happening and most pleasant place to live.
One day I hope to return,and put down roots.
I read a few years ago,that Danville was voted as one of the best small towns in America to live (The article came out in Time magazine).
If it seems I can't say enough about Danville,Ky. you would be right.

I also lived briefly in Harrodsburg (Hog town), and also Burgin (Near Shakertown Village) for awhile in those 7 yrs.

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:36 PM
Location: Gallup, NM
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If you haven't been to Murray since 1977, then you really owe it to yourself to visit again before making a decision. It has really "come into its own" over the years. Although it was always a nice, pleasant community, it is truly beautiful these days. Check it out.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:52 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Default Thank you to everyone

For all the good information. We plan on a short visit to Berea next month, Murray in the spring and Danville next October. They all sound pretty much like what we are looking for and it will be interesting to actually see each of them
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