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Old 02-26-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Hello!!

I'm moving to Louisville in June to work as an engineer at Appliance Park. I'm originally from the north, and I don't know much about Kentucky other than the Derby. I'm so excited to check out Louisville and look for housing, but I'm not sure which area is right for me. What would you suggest?

-Where you are working: Appliance Park, KY 40225

-How much you are willing to spend on housing: ~$500/mo including utilities - I'd be willing to go as high as $800 for a truly amazing place.

-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: 30 minutes or less

-If you have kids: Private school or public school?: n/a thank God

-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight?: urban and lively - lots of bars, restaurants, young people (20 and 30 somethings), skyscrapers (are there skyscrapers in Louisville?)

-Community amenities important to you: bars, gym, nail salon, Whole Foods/Wegmans, decent shopping (Nordstrom Rack, Ann Taylor Loft, Target, DSW, etc.)

-Pie or cake?: cupcakes, please

I really would like to be in a neighborhood with a nice social scene, and a lot of young, urban professionals. I'm young and single, and I just want to meet other fun outgoing people who like to go out and spend money. I don't know much about Kentucky. Is it all barefoot, toothless, uneducated hillbillies? I know I'm stereotyping here, but please tell me this isn't the case. Is there a yuppie scene? Are the bars all line dancing? Do they only play country music? What is the social scene like in Louisville?

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hello!!

I'm moving to Louisville in June to work as an engineer at Appliance Park. I'm originally from the north, and I don't know much about Kentucky other than the Derby. I'm so excited to check out Louisville and look for housing, but I'm not sure which area is right for me. What would you suggest?

-Where you are working: Appliance Park, KY 40225

-How much you are willing to spend on housing: ~$500/mo including utilities - I'd be willing to go as high as $800 for a truly amazing place.

-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: 30 minutes or less

-If you have kids: Private school or public school?: n/a thank God

-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight?: urban and lively - lots of bars, restaurants, young people (20 and 30 somethings), skyscrapers (are there skyscrapers in Louisville?)

-Community amenities important to you: bars, gym, nail salon, Whole Foods/Wegmans, decent shopping (Nordstrom Rack, Ann Taylor Loft, Target, DSW, etc.)

-Pie or cake?: cupcakes, please

I really would like to be in a neighborhood with a nice social scene, and a lot of young, urban professionals. I'm young and single, and I just want to meet other fun outgoing people who like to go out and spend money. I don't know much about Kentucky. Is it all barefoot, toothless, uneducated hillbillies? I know I'm stereotyping here, but please tell me this isn't the case. Is there a yuppie scene? Are the bars all line dancing? Do they only play country music? What is the social scene like in Louisville?

Hello. I'm 22 myself and currently live in the exurbs of Louisville (think Ft. Knox area) and hope to move into Louisville by the end of the year.

I'm a transplant to Kentucky from Virginia (DC area and Virginia Beach area) and I can safely say the Louisville is not just hillbillies and country music. Louisville is pretty much like any big city albeit more blue-collar and healthcare oriented. I've heard Louisville's social scene can be a challenge if you are a transplant like I am due to cliques. There are meetup groups specifically designed for newbies to Louisville.

As far as housing. Personally I'm looking at the Old Louisville neighborhood because my price range is lower ($400-450). The neighborhood is very walkable and visually appealing. The housing is older and you will be at the mercy of street parking for the most part but I think it is a bargain since it is very close to my job and to Downtown.

Here is a guide with rentals and other things.

Old Louisville Guide

Also definitely check out Downtown (particularily close to 4th St live), the Highlands, Clifton, and Cresent Hill since those are the more urban and lively neighborhoods Louisville has to offer.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Im planning on a move to Louisville and my friends and I are going to check it out for the Derby this year? How do you like it so far? Are you going to the derby?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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yup, don't bring a toothbrush as they are illegal here.
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