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Old 05-16-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hello again,

I'm looking to move into Louisville mainly b/c getting closer to my job. I've had Old Louisville, Jefferson Mall area, and Clifton/Crescent Hill on my radar for awhile. However I've been recently looking at a few places that are near the Bardstown Rd and Breckenridge Ln exits off of the Watterson that are affordable and a straight shot and short drive to my job at Preston Hwy and I-264. I'm just wondering if I do end up moving to one of these places will I be the only person under 30 there. Reason for that question is that one time I was killing time between job interviews in that area and I went inside a Kroger off of Breckenridge and I could swear I was the only person under 30 (let alone 25) there, mostly old folks. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but I want to know what I'm getting myself into.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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bardstown rd. south of the watterson has become somewhat of a high crime area. there are hundreds of cheap apartments there, but don't get sucked in. they are cheap for a reason. if you go on out to breckinridge it's much nicer and you're much less likely to get robbed. breckinridge lane heads into st. matthews which is full of people your age. good luck!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Are you talking about the Hikes Point area? That's a good observation, now that you mention it, that the Kroger is full of old people. hehe Well I guess it depends on what time you go, but I do recall seeing a lot more grey hairs than usual on my frequent trips in there. I've noticed that the apartment complexes across the street have a lot of older folks--I don't recall if one or all of them are meant for older folks, but...I didn't live in the neighborhood but I went to the Curves gym on Breckenridge for two years so I was in the area regularly. Another thing I noticed is the rush hour traffic build up around Taylorsville Rd. and Hikes Ln. intersections on Breckenridge...It's kind of hard to avoid and there are many business entrances along that route towards I-264.

I agree with kytoaz that slightly east of the Hikes Point area is better; that part of Bardstown Rd. near Bashford Mall (or whatever they call it now) I wouldn't touch, and the apartments off of Hikes Ln. closer to Breckenridge don't seem much better...I mean the El Patio and El Conquistador look OK but I don't know them well and like I said they might be geared more towards older people. In any case if you want that area you're better off heading towards the hospitals or St. Matthews.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Are you talking about the Hikes Point area? That's a good observation, now that you mention it, that the Kroger is full of old people. hehe Well I guess it depends on what time you go, but I do recall seeing a lot more grey hairs than usual on my frequent trips in there. I've noticed that the apartment complexes across the street have a lot of older folks--I don't recall if one or all of them are meant for older folks, but...I didn't live in the neighborhood but I went to the Curves gym on Breckenridge for two years so I was in the area regularly. Another thing I noticed is the rush hour traffic build up around Taylorsville Rd. and Hikes Ln. intersections on Breckenridge...It's kind of hard to avoid and there are many business entrances along that route towards I-264.

I agree with kytoaz that slightly east of the Hikes Point area is better; that part of Bardstown Rd. near Bashford Mall (or whatever they call it now) I wouldn't touch, and the apartments off of Hikes Ln. closer to Breckenridge don't seem much better...I mean the El Patio and El Conquistador look OK but I don't know them well and like I said they might be geared more towards older people. In any case if you want that area you're better off heading towards the hospitals or St. Matthews.
I think that is the area. I'm glad at least someone else saw that. The rush hour traffic wouldn't bother me that much since I work off-peak hours anyway. To be honest most of the places in that area I'm looking at have 1 year leases and I'm hoping for a 9 month or a 6 and 3 month lease since I plan to move out of Louisville in early 2012.

I'll probably stay focused on Old Louisville or Okolona and hope to get lucky in Clifton/Crescent Hill or the Highlands.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Honestly I would pick the Clifton area because it gives you the best combination of safety, affordability, and lots to do (as far as restaurants and local businesses). I liked Old Louisville, but my car insurance rates were insane from the high rate of car break ins. I knew people at U of L who said their car insurance was 66% lower off Frankfort Ave compared to Old Louisville. Clifton is also more racially diverse than The Highlands or Crescent Hill. If Black Flight continues from Old Louisville it may be more diverse than there in a couple decades.

Watterson @ Bardstown Rd isn't horrible, but there are nicer (and safer) areas that would cost the same.
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