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Old 06-20-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Nice post...jcm, we know you do not like KY, but you do make pretty insightful, accurate posts.
Ummm, I think not.
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in Hamburg and the people live here are some of the snootest I have ever met. Maybe because my wife and I are young but our neighbors act like we dont exist, or are just rude to us. When we first moved in we had a neighbor ask we not turn our house into a "dorm". Our cat got out and was in the neighbors backyard and he said next time he is just going to call the pound. You can have this area, the people have their noses so far up in the air is makes me sick. I can only wait til the Army gives me new orders. My wife who has lived in lexington for the past 6 years feels the same. Atleast in a military community you get respect. Andover Forest is only accepting of rich older people.
Lexington is much different now than when I lived there, I lived there in the 1980's. You run into problems like that with neighbors when you live in apts, condos and townhouses, that's why I like a house outside the city so I can have some space. Bad neighbors are a pain in the butt.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I live in Hamburg and the people live here are some of the snootest I have ever met. Maybe because my wife and I are young but our neighbors act like we dont exist, or are just rude to us. When we first moved in we had a neighbor ask we not turn our house into a "dorm". Our cat got out and was in the neighbors backyard and he said next time he is just going to call the pound. You can have this area, the people have their noses so far up in the air is makes me sick. I can only wait til the Army gives me new orders. My wife who has lived in lexington for the past 6 years feels the same. Atleast in a military community you get respect. Andover Forest is only accepting of rich older people.
Noses up in the air? LOL, that's a good one.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I live in Hamburg and the people live here are some of the snootest I have ever met. Maybe because my wife and I are young but our neighbors act like we dont exist, or are just rude to us. When we first moved in we had a neighbor ask we not turn our house into a "dorm". Our cat got out and was in the neighbors backyard and he said next time he is just going to call the pound. You can have this area, the people have their noses so far up in the air is makes me sick. I can only wait til the Army gives me new orders. My wife who has lived in lexington for the past 6 years feels the same. Atleast in a military community you get respect. Andover Forest is only accepting of rich older people.
This story DOES NOT surprise me in the very least. It really doesn't. I guess "Southern hospitality" hasn't fared well for you here in the bluegrass. If I may ask, where are you from originally?

Once again, considering the city is full of middle-class transplants mostly from southwestern Ohio and Appalachia, there really is no excuse for a number Lexingtonians to possess such a standoffish (nose-in-the-air style, in this case) attitude. Notice, I haven't said all, I've also met a fair share of decent folks from there.

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Old 06-20-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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Im from Chicago, and I thought I knew what snooty was but when I moved here I was surprised. We lived in an apartment by Pimlico Parkway and shopped at te Kroger in Chinoe and loved it. The people were nice and we all got along. We moved to Andover and have HATED living here. Not all of Lexington is like this I know, however when your surrounded with it 24/7 I guess it sticks with you.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Im from Chicago, and I thought I knew what snooty was but when I moved here I was surprised. We lived in an apartment by Pimlico Parkway and shopped at te Kroger in Chinoe and loved it. The people were nice and we all got along. We moved to Andover and have HATED living here. Not all of Lexington is like this I know, however when your surrounded with it 24/7 I guess it sticks with you.
I'm sorry to hear of your experience. When I lived in Louisville, I met many east-enders w/ the same standoffish attitude. Yet, over time, I've met many east-enders who turned out to be very nice and generous people. Maybe things will pan out for you in the long term, or maybe you just need to move back to Chinoe.

What's funny is that Chinoe and Andover are only three miles apart!
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Nice post...jcm, we know you do not like KY, but you do make pretty insightful, accurate posts.
Thank you, I appreciate that!
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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What's funny is that Chinoe and Andover are only three miles apart!
But worlds apart in culture.
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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But worlds apart in culture.
'Tis true.
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Its OK, but there isn't really much to do here unless you have a family. Guess I'm spoiled as I moved here from Denver, CO because of a company transfer. I've been here a year and a half and I find I don't like it as much as Colorado. The climate, gray skies and summer heat with humidity isn't very comfortable. People accuse me of being a Yankee, and in general while some are friendly, many are a bit reserved. I'm not a UK fan and I'm not religious which are the two main things here. I'm starting to look for a job in Denver as I want to get back there. Lexington has some bright spots, but not enough to make me want to spend the rest of my life here.
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