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Old 12-27-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Ok me and my friend are looking for a place to live by ourselves and since we both go to UL we are fine with downtown.
We found a place on "S Clay ST" (between E St Catherine Street and E Ormsby Ave)
My friend is really worried that its a bad spot, so thats what Im here to ask.
How is that area?
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:44 AM
 
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No.

I think that area is called Shelby Park, and it seems pretty rough (from driving through).

You want to move to the area south and east of the railroad track on that map (which is Germantown proper), or to Old Louisville (west of I-65)
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Have to say I'm not a fan, either. Really old and crime is an issue. I'd go a little further south and look in old Louisville nearer to UL.

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Old 12-28-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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Please do not move anywhere near Shelby Park. You will regret it. Stay east of the railroad tracks. We live in Cincy now, but we own a rental on Ellison Ave, and it is not far from Shelby Park, but might as well be a world away. I was a UofL student when we lived there and the commute is only a 5-10 minutes by way of Eastern Parkway.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I was a UofL student when we lived there and the commute is only a 5-10 minutes by way of Eastern Parkway.
The Eastern Parkway area is awesome and perfect for students.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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This is simply an excellent question. Smoketown/Shelby Park has become somewhat violent in the last 30 years. There are many urbanites in that area trying to gentrify it in parts, but in general, it is very poor section 8 people. There are many African refugees and also long standing African Americans living in that area. Most of these people are very good people, although poor (I used to volunterr at a neighborhood shelter). Historically, the area has gone downhill with the continuing demise of the Shephard Square housing projects, just to the north of your map. These are planned for demolition, but until then, that is the bad apple bringing drugs and crime to the area. The area to the east and south of the railroad tracks is the much safer areas. That area is colloquially known as "Germantown" but is in reality a collection of at least a half dozen separate hoods, all of which are nice, safe, and full of more single family homeowners and UofL students.

The general area to avoid in your map is east of Brook street, North and west of the pictured railroad tracks, and south of Broadway. The above mentioned district is quite frankly the ONLY actually dangerous area in the entire metro area outside a small swath of suburban Newburg, and of course, much (but not all) of West Louisville west of 9th street.
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