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Old 03-07-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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my husband got a job in louisville we are moving from rural ohio we are looking for safe middle class areas with good grade schools and quiet neighborhoods, what areas should we avoid, we are coming from a small town of about 12,000 people and dont wanna get much bigger but my husband doesnt wanna commute to far to work only 30 mins or so, where should we look... any help would be appreciated!
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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my husband got a job in louisville we are moving from rural ohio we are looking for safe middle class areas with good grade schools and quiet neighborhoods, what areas should we avoid, we are coming from a small town of about 12,000 people and dont wanna get much bigger but my husband doesnt wanna commute to far to work only 30 mins or so, where should we look... any help would be appreciated!
In order to give you a better recommendation, can you tell us what part of Louisville your husband's work will be? The Louisville Metropolitan Statisical Area requires about 1.5 hours to cross from side to side in any direction.

If drive-time fits, southern Indiana or Oldham County will offer you best education opportunities.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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Default Moving To Louisville....

Hi Tomocox....My husband has accepted a job in Louisville and we will be relocating there in the summer. From all the research I have done, it looks like Oldham County is more than likely where we will end up. We have middle school children. Any thoughts to the various Oldham County middle schools and high schools? Thanks for your help
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Louisville metro area
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I have heard good things about Oldham Cnty Schools, horrible things about Jefferson Cnty Schools, and decent things about S. IN public schools. Southern IN is much cheaper than Oldham Cnty as far as the cost of real estate overall. Parts of S. IN are only 20 minutes to the center of the city and areas are just as safe. Just start going to Yahoo real estate and searching for homes in different areas.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Hi Tomocox....My husband has accepted a job in Louisville and we will be relocating there in the summer. From all the research I have done, it looks like Oldham County is more than likely where we will end up. We have middle school children. Any thoughts to the various Oldham County middle schools and high schools? Thanks for your help

By Louisville, do you mean downtown? You don't have to be specific, as in the company he will be working for. But to get you a drive time of 30 min or less, it would be easier to help you if you could give the general area.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:14 PM
 
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The business is located off of Newburg Rd. Is that considered downtown? I haven't been there yet to look around. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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The business is located off of Newburg Rd. Is that considered downtown? I haven't been there yet to look around. Thanks for your reply.
No, Newburg Rd is not downtown, but the good news is that it is one of the most convenient locations in Louisville, if a few minutes away from most anywhere your living criteria would focus towards. That's the good news, now the less than...

My wife and I live in Briar Hill. She works near I-64 & Hurstbourne Ln. We attend church just off I-64 & Cannons Ln. Both of which are 25 minute rides.

I would put a 30-45 minute commute (depending on traffic volume) from any home 5 minutes from either I-71 exit 14, 17, 18. Lots of great homes available in Oldham County's southwest quadrant.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Thank you for the information. My husband is currently used to a commute of that time, so that will be fine for him. We are coming from a situation where our church & shopping (grocery & retail) are 5 minutes away.
I am anxious to visit so that I can get a feel of the layout.
But really, to us, the most important factors are the schools. I can make adjustments to my "norm" to insure my kids are happy & in good schools.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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my husband got a job in louisville we are moving from rural ohio we are looking for safe middle class areas with good grade schools and quiet neighborhoods, what areas should we avoid, we are coming from a small town of about 12,000 people and dont wanna get much bigger but my husband doesnt wanna commute to far to work only 30 mins or so, where should we look... any help would be appreciated!
Spencer County may be the place for you. The county was the last area surrounding Jefferson County to grow. In 1982 Taylorsville Lake was opened and with that new roads and better access into Jefferson County / Louisville. Since then the area has been the fastest growing in the state nearly every year. The area has a nice mix of residential developments and farmland. Not much to speak of on the commercial front, but to many that's not a bad thing.

If a semi country life style, land and home prices that are low relative to surrrounding areas, and good people interest you then you owe it to your self to take a look. Another tidbit for you. The county has a relatively large population of ex-buckeyes, many that have migrate south because of Ford.

I am an area Real Estate agent and born and raised in the county. I would be more that happy to give you a quick tour if you are interested.

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Brad Smith
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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Spencer County may be the place for you. The county was the last area surrounding Jefferson County to grow. In 1982 Taylorsville Lake was opened and with that new roads and better access into Jefferson County / Louisville. Since then the area has been the fastest growing in the state nearly every year. The area has a nice mix of residential developments and farmland. Not much to speak of on the commercial front, but to many that's not a bad thing.

If a semi country life style, land and home prices that are low relative to surrrounding areas, and good people interest you then you owe it to your self to take a look. Another tidbit for you. The county has a relatively large population of ex-buckeyes, many that have migrate south because of Ford.

I am an area Real Estate agent and born and raised in the county. I would be more that happy to give you a quick tour if you are interested.

Cordially

Brad Smith
Nice post and welcome. Remember, no private soliciting for business, though. I think the OP should consider all areas equally if she doesnt know where Newburg road is. I would rent for a few months in an area I had visited, then buy after she has explored the entire MSA.
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