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Old 03-29-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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Hi. Does anyone here have experience with both cities and can compare the two? We may need to choose between them in the near future.
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50's couple. Professional. Empty-nesters. Conservative. Like urban settings, but not urban hassles.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Hi. Does anyone here have experience with both cities and can compare the two? We may need to choose between them in the near future.
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50's couple. Professional. Empty-nesters. Conservative. Like urban settings, but not urban hassles.
Louisville by a landslide. The cities are not in the same league. Louisville is at least 3 times larger but doesnt have anymore "hassle." The city has lots more culture and things to offer and is all very accessible with cheap prices, low traffic, safe areas, etc. Sounds like you would enjoy Louisville's Highlands neighborhood.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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On the other hand, Chattanooga has undergone a huge urban renaissance in recent years. It's a very attractive small city, with loads of historic and scenic attractions: Chickamauga National Historic Park, Lookout Mountain, with its famous Rock City, and iconic Ruby Falls Caverns, the new aquarium and adjoining Imax theater, art museums and more. The areas along both sides of the Tennessee River waterfront have been renovated and are booming.

I cannot comment on living in Chattanooga, but it's a remarkable place to visit. Easy proximity to Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Asheville is another huge plus for Chattanoogans.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Hi. Does anyone here have experience with both cities and can compare the two? We may need to choose between them in the near future.
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50's couple. Professional. Empty-nesters. Conservative. Like urban settings, but not urban hassles.
Personally, I think Louisville is a city where you can have big-city amenities at a very affordable COL without many of the headaches of big cities. I moved from Washington DC Metro which has many things people hate about big cities like high crime and crazy traffic to the Louisville area and am impressed with what Louisville has to offer even while miserably stuck in the suburbs. I plan on moving into town over the summer and while I probably aint gonna be here long term Louisville aint gonna be a bad stop.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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I think you could like either place. All of my husband's family lives in Chattanooga...his little sister loves Louisville -- thinks that it seems cleaner and has a lot going on. I personally think Chattanooga is beautiful, but if urban is what you're looking for, Louisville might be a good choice. It doesn't feel like a big city to me, but I don't have to jump on the highways much to get around.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville has a great sports and arts scene. It's a great combination of rural and urban.

The best thing Chattanooga has going for it is it's close proximity to the Smokey Mountains, which are wonderful.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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Chattanooga......esp. if you are more conservative. Louisville is very liberal.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Chattanooga......esp. if you are more conservative. Louisville is very liberal.
LOL! Compared to what? The rest of Kentucky? I guess you mean that as an insult, but trust me, considering how backwards the rest of this state is, I'm fine with that distinction!
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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LOL! Compared to what? The rest of Kentucky? I guess you mean that as an insult, but trust me, considering how backwards the rest of this state is, I'm fine with that distinction!
lmao.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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LOL! Compared to what? The rest of Kentucky? I guess you mean that as an insult, but trust me, considering how backwards the rest of this state is, I'm fine with that distinction!
Ummm............compared to Chattanooga. OP said he / she was "conservative."
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