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Old 04-08-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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I am a single woman in my 50's and I've always wanted to live in the KY area. I'm looking for help in finding a community that will feel comfortable. I need space although I do not want the isolation of living on an acreage alone. Community involvement and meeting new friends without a lot of fuss is what I'm in search of. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Ameren Lockdown
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Default Ditto!

I'm a single female, 50, interested in KY also. I've heard some good things about Paducah, but still don't have a lot of info yet. I've just started looking. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:40 PM
 
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Wondering what drew your attention to Paducah. I've heard many good things about Danville. Appreciate the information.
Brgrds
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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Single in my early 50's also looking at Ky!
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA & Butler county KY
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Danville is a nice quiet city with the perfect small town feeling IMHO. Good luck with your search ladies, I am sure that you will find the perfect place to settle. Kentucky is a beautiful state with lots of hidden treasures. I just got back from having a road put in on my retirement property on the Green river this weekend. I can't wait until the day I stop flying a desk and can sit on my porch, drink coffee, and watch the river & wildlife.

Digger~
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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I am a single woman in my 50's and I've always wanted to live in the KY area. I'm looking for help in finding a community that will feel comfortable. I need space although I do not want the isolation of living on an acreage alone. Community involvement and meeting new friends without a lot of fuss is what I'm in search of. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I live in Louisville and love it. I am in my late 30's - ok almost 40 : ) There are so many restaurants, theater, parks, community posted activities, groups, etc. The city is not overwhelming or scary either. The suburbs are very nice. Go to Louisville.com and see the events area and then ask me more : )
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:00 AM
 
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yes, and if you want a small town, louisville has some great ones surrounding it like bardstown and La Grange. If you want access to a major airport, shopping, professional arts and ethnic dining, Louisville is really your main choice, along with Lexington and Covington (which is essentially Cincinnati) on smaller scales.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:26 AM
 
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Red face Smaller towns your thing?

After reading all the other posts, I just wanted to put in my two cents.
I am almost 40 and a single parent of a 10 and a 1 yr old, so I have to be very careful and choosy about where I live and if I feel safe. I don't like "cities", which totally rule out Louisville & Lexington for me! I've lived in Lexington, and while it has a lot to offer if you are a "social butterfly" or "wanting constant entertainment". Otherwise, it is like any other big ciy with lots of pollution, traffic, a downtown "ghetto" area that is really bad for crime. It is also very expensive (by Kentucky standards) compared to 95% of all other towns in KY. I hated it. I am originally from a very small town in Northern California and re-located to Ky (Richmond, KY) in 1991. Richmond was nice back then, but unfortunately is "booming" in growth in the last decade, so is on the road to the "bad parts" of city life. Berea is a great, small artsy-town that is very quiet, but heard about the growth plans for their future. I've lived in Danville and commuted to work, and that is very quiet, cheap to live and within reasonable driving distance of anything you may want to do for the day or evening! Middlesboro seemed like it might be a great place to live (on the SE KY / TN border) It's about 50 miles North of Knoxville, TN., but I never lived there. I'm moving to the Grayson/Morehead area for my federal job soon and think that area of Kentucky is GREAT! It's within about an hour driving distance of both Lexington to the West & Huntington, WV to the East. It has very low cost of living, beautiful mountains/trees, a state university in Morehead and also offers the "traditional, slower-pace-of-life, country-folk, SAFE communities, where almost anyone can afford to buy a home" that come to most people's minds when thinking of KY. Good luck in your re-locations and I hope some of my information was insightful for any of you!
P.S. Being a Cali girl and moving to KY at 21, it only took about 5 months before I actually said "Ya"ll" with no conscious thought!
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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Default Consider Hopkinsville Area

I hope each of you will take time to consider the Hopkinsville area of Kentucky. It's located in the Western part of the state and just north of the Tennessee state line.

Hopkinsville is a town of about 30,000 so we have most features of a larger city, minus the congestion. But, if there's more you want in eating and shopping, we are less than an hour from Nashville and within 30 minutes from Clarksville, Tennessee's options.

We're close to several state parks, including Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. We have a low cost of living and there are many homes to choose from. Having spent most of life here, I can attest to a community with a sense compassion!

Check out www.movetohopkinsville.com for more information.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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I have heard good things about Danville and have decided to look there for a home next week. If you know of areas that you would suggest I look at I'd appreciate the info. I've written off Midway because of the stockyards issue. I've lived in a town which has stockyards and this in not going to end up a small problem for them. One which I want nothing to do with.
Slowly sifting through.. so many choices..
Brgrds
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