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Old 10-28-2010, 01:20 PM
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To answer the questions asked of us:

Where you are working - my husband is a truck driver so really we don't know yet. Just looking to leave TX. Being a truck driver he can really work most anywhere. I guess being central to highways is desired.

-How much you are willing to spend on housing - we are a 1 income family so between 110,000 - 150,000

-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate - 30 min

-If you have kids: Private school or public school? We home school

-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? small town or country but within a decent drive to zoo etc

-Community amenities important to you - parks

-Pie or cake?

Also - what is the weather like in summer and winter?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I would head for somewhere between Paducah and Owensboro. Prices right on property, good people, few problems. You will find a decent zoo in Evansville and a great zoo in St. Louis.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:00 PM
Location: Clarksville, IN
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If you're looking in the Louisville area more specifically, I would shoot for somewhere like Shepherdsville, Taylorsville, or in Southern Indiana such as Clarksville, Sellersburg, maybe Memphis or Henryville. Since you don't know where he'd be located, the commute is hard to determine. Most of those places put you around 30 minutes from Louisville, feature smaller towns, and some have various parks. Henryville has the Clark County Forest, Clarksville has a lot of small parks spread around, Taylorsville has Taylorsville Lake with all of the recreational areas around it, etc. I'm sure that you could find homes in your price range in all of those areas. Oh, and the Louisville Zoo wouldn't be too far away.

You forgot to answer the most vital question though. Pie or cake?

Oh, and the weather here changes all the time. Last year we had a very mild summer, with relatively low humidity and 80 degree temperatures. This summer was brutal, with high humidity (though little rain) and was in the 90's most of the summer. The winters are generally mild, in my opinion. I've seen it be in the 60's the week of Christmas. January and February seem to be the worst months for winter, with some cold days with highs in the 20's occasionally, more often in the 30's or low 40's. We don't typically get much snow, but the drivers here act like we got 3 feet and you'll find that suddenly they lose all ability to drive in a straight line. Of course, rain can do the same thing here. Sometimes drivers here preemptively wreck just as the threat of rain. They're courteous in that fashion. Oh, and the weathermen will get on tv and tell you that the world is ending when pretty much any type of precipitation dares to fall. But hey, it gives them something to do.

I hope that helps, relative to our general area.

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Old 10-30-2010, 07:41 AM
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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Well, first things first: cake! Definately cake. Unless we're talking pie. Then definately pie.

Sorry, I simply can not be expected to actually pick one over the other. Southern foodie at her worst! hahaha

Now, in other news:

Is your husband and Owner/Operator with his own rig and trailer? Or does he drive company trucks?

Warning: Shameless Plug Ahead! (I hope that isn't against the rules.....)
If he's an Owner/Operator, and you're looking at Louisville specifically, I very highly recommend him looking at leasing to Mercer Transportation, which is located on Main Street, downtown Louisville. They have a secure rig parking lot there, and a 30 minute commute would be easy from any direction. (They also have an office in Shepherdsville, KY.) Very competitive rates and diversified commodity shipping, (commercial and military), with a great Oversize Freight division, if he's into that sort of thing. They have multiple field offices in pretty much every state, and offer loads in/out of Canada and Mexico.

Someone mentioned Memphis/Henryville. I second that--great small town to country feel but close to everything--including Louisville Zoo. I lived in Henryville a short time, and just loved it. One of my best friends lives there, and my other best friend lives in Memphis. And a State Forrest is right there in Henryville, which is just beautiful.

Since you home school, that takes that worry out of it, eh?

The weather is......eratic? Intersting? Well, at any rate, there are 4 distinct seaons, with spring being the "shortest" season (kind of goes from winter to summer with just a few weeks of spring-y weather).

Good luck with your move. Hope it all goes smoothly for you!
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