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Old 08-17-2010, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Flint, Mi
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My Uncle runs a buisness that I might be entering into and Louisville is one of his territories that he is most interested in me taking over. That being said I have looked on the internet at crime rates, prices of homes and apartments and possible job markets for my boyfriend/soon to be fiance. Here are my questions.

1. Coming from Flint, Mi (yes I know we are the capitol of crime next to Detroit) I would like an area that is relatively calm yet still the city. Is that possible? And if so, where would I find it?

2. My boyfriend is Fillipino, and PLEASE, I'm not saying there will be any racial issues but it is a concern of his. This is a valid question. Is there any specific area to be avoided when looking for a home?

3. Job wise, he works as a aluminum fence post manufacturer, is there anyplace like that around Louisville, or close by?

Thank you for any and all help. We would prefer city living or mild suburbia. We mostly want to stay away from crime in the likes of possible drive-bys like the one we had the other night, 2 doors down. We are so happy to be moving from Flint.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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My Uncle runs a buisness that I might be entering into and Louisville is one of his territories that he is most interested in me taking over. That being said I have looked on the internet at crime rates, prices of homes and apartments and possible job markets for my boyfriend/soon to be fiance. Here are my questions.

1. Coming from Flint, Mi (yes I know we are the capitol of crime next to Detroit) I would like an area that is relatively calm yet still the city. Is that possible? And if so, where would I find it?

2. My boyfriend is Fillipino, and PLEASE, I'm not saying there will be any racial issues but it is a concern of his. This is a valid question. Is there any specific area to be avoided when looking for a home?

3. Job wise, he works as a aluminum fence post manufacturer, is there anyplace like that around Louisville, or close by?

Thank you for any and all help. We would prefer city living or mild suburbia. We mostly want to stay away from crime in the likes of possible drive-bys like the one we had the other night, 2 doors down. We are so happy to be moving from Flint.
Congrats on the job offer/possibility in Louisville. I am glad you are getting out of Flint, MI (though my only exposure to the area is a M. Moore).

Louisville is a great city to live in! If you want to be close to the city...meaning downtown area...then you can live downtown/old louisville/highlands/frankfort ave. area

I live in the highlands and I love it! It has a diverse mix of people (though predominantly white), low crime, beautiful park, good access to basic shopping (grocery/dollar store/gourmet foods/wine/etc). The area is home to a big portion of Louisville's nightlife if you are into that.

I have also lived downtown and have never felt unsafe. I lived close to 4th st. live and even when walking downtown around that area at night, I have not felt unsafe, though I am a male. Just using common sense and walking with a friend is nice...don't need to worry about drive by shootings.

You can search the forum for details on these area or post again if you can't find anything.

Here is some advice on finding a job in the industrial sector/Bluegrass Industrial Parkway: //www.city-data.com/forum/louis...rial-park.html

Your bfs race should not be of too much concern. I am not white and I have not met a lot of racism in Louisville, though it might be the circle I hang out with. The highlands again is very liberal if you are at all worried about racism.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Flint, Mi
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Thanks so much for the feedback. I appreciate it a lot. The more I look at the area the more I really want to move there. I have been looking at apartments and the like now I just have to pinpoint them on a map to know where they are to get a better idea of the area.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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I have lived in the Louisville area my whole life, and I think you will love it here!

I second MDCB- the Highlands is a great area. I lived in both the Highlands and Old Louisville during my college years, and I loved both areas. Old Louisville and the Highlands are pretty near the University of Louisville, so there are a lot of young people and diversity. I loved the fact that when I lived in the Highlands I could walk a lot of places, like coffee houses, restaurants, bookstores, etc. I also love the arts, and the Highlands is the center of the Louisville art community.

I live over the county line into Oldham County now, which is on the east end of Louisville, and it is more suburban living with lots of shopping, restaurants, etc. Things are more spread out in the suburbs- there are a lot of things to do, but you have to drive everywhere you go, and there are less small businesses compared to the Highlands. The up side is that the east end is extremely safe, it is very convenient, and it is still close to interstates and downtown. Both areas are great places to live- just different from each other.

As far as the racism is concerned, I have never seen much racist behavior in the Louisville area. Like the last poster, that may have to do with my circle of friends, but I don't see you having any issues....
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