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Old 01-15-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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So I just got a structural engineering job in Louisville, KY. My new office is going to be located on the East side of the city near St. Matthews. Can I get some recommendations on some good parts of the town to live in for a young married couple? I'm not married yet, but come June she'll come live in Louisville with me after we get married. Along with a good location for us, are there any recommendations on particular apartment complexes?

Thanks so much!
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Depending upon your budget, there are many excellent apartment communities in the area you mentioned. If you are looking for an apartment, I would check out: Louisville Apartments for Rent - Louisville, KY on ApartmentGuide.com

Word of advice, do not rent more than you absolutely need. Rent is not tax deductible. Save as much money as you can to be able to purchase a home/townhome/condo. My S-N-L bought a townhome prior to his marriage to my daughter. He lived there for two years, then sold the unit for exactly what he paid for it. With his real estate fees, you would have thought he lost money, but in fact, with his tax deductions he made money.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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So I just got a structural engineering job in Louisville, KY. My new office is going to be located on the East side of the city near St. Matthews. Can I get some recommendations on some good parts of the town to live in for a young married couple? I'm not married yet, but come June she'll come live in Louisville with me after we get married. Along with a good location for us, are there any recommendations on particular apartment complexes?

Thanks so much!
If your young is under 30, you'd love Clifton and Cresent Hill and possibly Germantown. If your young is under 25, you may want to look at Old Louisville and Downtown.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Well I'm 25, she's 23. Kinda want the best experience of Louisville in our first few years of renting while we save up towards a house maybe. The cap for us is at $800, but I would be more comfortable in between $600-$700. Looking for 2 bedrooms. From what I have been looking at, the rent in Louisville is verrrrry reasonable! Can't complain haha.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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The Bardstown Road area has a lot going for younger couples. Anywhere near the park.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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So I just got a structural engineering job in Louisville, KY. My new office is going to be located on the East side of the city near St. Matthews. Can I get some recommendations on some good parts of the town to live in for a young married couple? I'm not married yet, but come June she'll come live in Louisville with me after we get married. Along with a good location for us, are there any recommendations on particular apartment complexes?

Thanks so much!
St Matthews is a great place to live and a very desirable location.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here are some complexes in that area that we looked at. These were the nicest ones, but I can't speak for what it's like to live there. Also, we were mainly looking for a townhouse so there are likely other nice complexes in the area that we didn't even consider.

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Well I'm 25, she's 23. Kinda want the best experience of Louisville in our first few years of renting while we save up towards a house maybe. The cap for us is at $800, but I would be more comfortable in between $600-$700. Looking for 2 bedrooms. From what I have been looking at, the rent in Louisville is verrrrry reasonable! Can't complain haha.
Your approach is what I was sharing. I recommend a short term rental, even with a degree of being uncomfortable. Six months to a year with a joint goal of owning a home can make it almost tolerable to be in a tiny box apartment.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the input. Someone recommended to me the New Albany area on the Indiana side. Can anyone add any input to the New Albany area? It's a little further from my job than I think I'd like. Is driving through spaghetti junction, where all the Interstates meet as bad as most people say it is?
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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My Fiance and I are narrowing down our search and are zeroing in on a place in the Langdon Place area of Eastern Louisville. Can anyone give me any input on that area of the city? Thanks!
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