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Old 08-23-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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InLondon, thanks - that's good to know. We visited Richmond and liked the area. Berea College was beautiful. Do you know if Madison Central and Southern are good schools (in Richmond). We also visited Georgetown - liked the downtown area, but not sure of the whole area.
I'm really not sure about Madison Central or Madison Southern but Model Lab School in Richmond is really good but it's a private school.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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Not much. Richmond seemed kind'a run down to me but Berea appeared prosperous and rather more liberal and diverse than other small towns in the area. We used to drive down to Berea to visit the shops and have lunch; nice enough town but I don't have a clue how it would be living there.

LOL, Richmond seemed "run down??" It's one of the fastest growing towns in the state, with lots of new stuff everywhere. East Main Street across the railroad tracks is kind of run down, but every town has those type areas.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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You come to this board posting sweeping generalizations based on stereotypes of Kentuckians being a bunch of bible thumping, smoking, inbred rednecks and expect people to dispute your claims tit for tat? You make a few good points, but they are outnumbered and overshadowed by troll like rants. It isn't worth it, hopefully people with half a brain see through it and look to the more rational posts.

Lexington isn't perfect but it is a nice place to live if a person is looking for a small-medium sized city. I lived there for 7 years. It isn't Chicago, for all the good and bad that entails. I really like Chicago, I've been there 3 times, it is a great place to visit, however, I wouldn't want to live there. There are countless places all around the country full of perfectly nice people that simply aren't my cup of tea.
Darn it, I'm not able to rep you because I gave you a rep yesterday for another one of your posts.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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You come to this board posting sweeping generalizations based on stereotypes of Kentuckians being a bunch of bible thumping, smoking, inbred rednecks and expect people to dispute your claims tit for tat?

You exaggerate. I never talked about smoking or inbreeding.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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If Chicago is so great, why does much of it's population head to Wisconsin or Michigan every weekend?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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We've been here less than a year and are quite happy. The criticisms are on target in some ways--drivers sometimes don't seem to understand that cyclists have legal rights to roads, too. We are to stay out of traffic as much as possible, but have the right to avoid hazards. For the most part, though, I have had no more trouble here than anywhere else bike commuting.

I am busy with family and job, so criticism about Lexington being a cultural backwater mean little to me. I couldn't take advantage of all the great stuff available when I lived in a major international city. I don't think it's a backwater, but judge your needs. We did our first ArtWalk (that might not be what it's called) recently and had a great time, with kids in tow.

We've moved twice recently, so our kids are experiencing their third elementary school. Their first school was an outlier in a small university town, but their current school is quite good with completely dedicated teachers. We'll stay for at least another year, and the kids have the option of several good magnet school programs unless they want to stay put.

Maybe because I've moved so much as an adult I don't expect fulfillment from a city, but the people here are friendly and I can get what I need when I need it. I'd be happy to stay if my work becomes long term.
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