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Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I moved to Louisville a few months ago, live in the Highlands and like the area. But I just want to point something out when you are doing population comparisons. I have also lived in Rochester NY and find Rochester and Louisville are very comparable in size. But when you take a quick look at the numbers its very deceiving, take a look at these numbers...

Rochester NY
City area 37.1 sq mi
City population 210,565
Metro population 1,098,201

Louisville KY
Consolidated city-county area 399 sq mi
Consolidated city-county population 741,096
Metro population 1,266,454

I just don't know why Louisville measures this way...Its just inflating the count. As far as apartments/condos on Bardstown, no idea why most the buildings don't have a 2/3/4th floor with housing. It would only help amplify what is already happening. Also as a new comer, Highlands=Louisville otherwise this city wouldn't be worth living in, really needs at least at 2nd and 3rd Highlands to be compered to cities that really have 700,000+ people.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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I moved to Louisville a few months ago, live in the Highlands and like the area. But I just want to point something out when you are doing population comparisons. I have also lived in Rochester NY and find Rochester and Louisville are very comparable in size. But when you take a quick look at the numbers its very deceiving, take a look at these numbers...

Rochester NY
City area 37.1 sq mi
City population 210,565
Metro population 1,098,201

Louisville KY
Consolidated city-county area 399 sq mi
Consolidated city-county population 741,096
Metro population 1,266,454

I just don't know why Louisville measures this way...Its just inflating the count. As far as apartments/condos on Bardstown, no idea why most the buildings don't have a 2/3/4th floor with housing. It would only help amplify what is already happening. Also as a new comer, Highlands=Louisville otherwise this city wouldn't be worth living in, really needs at least at 2nd and 3rd Highlands to be compered to cities that really have 700,000+ people.
In same ways you make a valid point, but what you dont realize is there are other neighborhoods like the Highlands (which IMO is more urban and actove than almost any neighborhood in the south). I would rank Crescent Hill, Clifton, parts of St Matthews, Germantown, Old Louisville and downtown as pretty urban and with it, especially compared to Rochester. Rochester, to me, did not have much to offer.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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In same ways you make a valid point, but what you dont realize is there are other neighborhoods like the Highlands (which IMO is more urban and actove than almost any neighborhood in the south). I would rank Crescent Hill, Clifton, parts of St Matthews, Germantown, Old Louisville and downtown as pretty urban and with it, especially compared to Rochester. Rochester, to me, did not have much to offer.
I am not trying to turn this into a city vs city thing, just ranting about how Louisville's real population is only about 1/3 of what they now claim. But I would say I am getting pretty familiar with Louisville living here for 5 months but I am way more familiar with Rochester, I lived there for just under 5 years. Honestly besides the Kentucky derby stuff I cant really give Louisville a win in any category, not even the weather because I love snow , and its almost as gray here as it is in Rochester . Like I said though I have been enjoying my time here so far.

Also note: I guess my highlands definition is a little broader then it really must be because I consider some of the places you mentioned to basically be extensions of the Highlands. I guess I should learn all the areas names better.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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I am not trying to turn this into a city vs city thing, just ranting about how Louisville's real population is only about 1/3 of what they now claim. But I would say I am getting pretty familiar with Louisville living here for 5 months but I am way more familiar with Rochester, I lived there for just under 5 years. Honestly besides the Kentucky derby stuff I cant really give Louisville a win in any category, not even the weather because I love snow , and its almost as gray here as it is in Rochester . Like I said though I have been enjoying my time here so far.

Also note: I guess my highlands definition is a little broader then it really must be because I consider some of the places you mentioned to basically be extensions of the Highlands. I guess I should learn all the areas names better.
Hmm really? The highlands is huge enough as is:

In fact, the Highlands itself is really many neighborhoods in one, all listed in purple on this map:

The Highlands of Louisville, KY USA home page

None of the hoods I mentioned in my previous posts are included. Just trust me when I tell you there are lots of nooks and crannys in Louisville you have never see...not just in the city but also in suburban locales. It took me 2 years to find them, and I am a HUGE urban and demographic nerd.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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...and I am a HUGE urban and demographic nerd.
Isnt everyone that is on here?
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