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Old 04-09-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Thanks for the info - very useful. I am really looking forward to getting out of a heavily urban area - I currently teach in Detroit - and getting to a nicer, quieter area. May not find a full time teaching job there, but then I am not sure I want to do that any longer. With my husband's new job and the lower cost of living, we're really looking forward to my being a "part-timer."

I don't mind one wee bit having to take a drive to get to Costco if the trade-off is living a little less packed in, that's for sure.

I hope the area is welcoming to a northerner!
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I hope the area is welcoming to a northerner!
As long as you are decent and don't tell the locals how much better it was where you come from, you should do just fine A friend of mine just got her teaching license and she is having a hard time finding work in Bullitt County just so you know.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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I'm retiring so finding full time work isn't an issue, but I am certified in all of the sciences (high school level) with a Masters and also teach computers, do robotics, do Yearbook, etc. so if I really wanted to work, I'm betting I could find something somewhere not too far off. I'd really prefer a change of pace and am definitely not looking for full time high school teaching again at this point. I'm kind of burnt out.

Believe me - I'm not moving there because I think MI is better than KY. I want out of MI so badly it makes my teeth grind. I'm looking forward to it more than I can say - it looks so darned beautiful there!
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Burlington, KY
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i think a map of the neighborhoods might be beneficial to many readers. as a new resident in the area, i can say that i had no idea what nieghborhoods were where when i was looking for a new home. some of them are well labeled on maps, but some aren't. to me, it's similar to chicago. chicago has so many neighborhoods...only some of which are labeled truly on a map.

i think this would be beneficial to many possible new residents if anyone has one or can put one together.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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From LaGrange or Crestwood, there is an express TARC (urban bus) route to Downtown. My daughter-in-law loves it

That's good to know. What does she pay per month to ride the bus, do you know?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the info - very useful. I am really looking forward to getting out of a heavily urban area - I currently teach in Detroit - and getting to a nicer, quieter area. May not find a full time teaching job there, but then I am not sure I want to do that any longer. With my husband's new job and the lower cost of living, we're really looking forward to my being a "part-timer."

I don't mind one wee bit having to take a drive to get to Costco if the trade-off is living a little less packed in, that's for sure.

I hope the area is welcoming to a northerner!
Good luck to you, Enli! I am planning on moving there from Michigan myself. I have begun applying for jobs in Louisville.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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i think a map of the neighborhoods might be beneficial to many readers. as a new resident in the area, i can say that i had no idea what nieghborhoods were where when i was looking for a new home. some of them are well labeled on maps, but some aren't. to me, it's similar to chicago. chicago has so many neighborhoods...only some of which are labeled truly on a map.

i think this would be beneficial to many possible new residents if anyone has one or can put one together.
In the original city ALONE, there are at least 68 neighborhoods. When you include all of Jefferson county, there are hundreds of neighborhoods, suburbs, and unicorporated places. This list is good, and when you click the name of the hood, it should often have a link to a map of the hood at the bottom of the article (the maps are linked from Lojic where you can also find maps):


Louisville neighborhoods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This list only includes the historic neighborhoods, and no suburbs or unicorporated areas:

http://www.ecentral.com/louisvillemaps/
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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That's good to know. What does she pay per month to ride the bus, do you know?
I am sorry that I don't know here exact cost to ride TARC. Please check: TARC: Fares & Passes. I believe standard rates apply.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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I am sorry that I don't know here exact cost to ride TARC. Please check: TARC: Fares & Passes. I believe standard rates apply.
Thanks, Tom, I'll do that.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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I am moving to Louisville in June. I have 4 children, 3 are in school. Elementary, middle and High School. Can you guys tell me what the best schools are there? I want to make sure they get a good education, but I also want to make sure that there is not a high rate of violence in the schools. Any ideas?
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