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Old 07-11-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Hello,

I love this forum and have seen so much good information here that I thought I'd solicit some help.

I have a job offer on the table for Atlanta, GA and a good prospect in Fort Knox. After a looooot of research on Atlanta I'm okay with moving there, but would like to know more about Fort Knox so I can weigh all my options.

I have a DH who has about a year left in the Army until he hits his sweet, sweet retirement (lol), and since I want a bit of upward mobility myself I have begun applying for other jobs--in the hopes I can move early, set up shop elsewhere, and wait for Papa to come home .

My main questions about Fort Knox are:

1) Our decision on where to live will be based--hands down--on school districts. We have an upcoming Junior in high school who is definitively college-bound, so a good high school is a must. No "hood", no rotten test scores, etc. Our decision on where to live will be based on that criterion first.

2) What are the closest towns to Fort Knox? In what area do most of the soldiers live? Not asking because I want to live near soldiers, but as a military family it doesn't hurt to follow Uncle Sam's dollars.

3) How is the crime in the Fort Knox area? I'm originally from Baltimore, MD and refuse to live in "the hood".

4) How is the cost of living? The taxes? Median home prices? How much does a SFH in a nice neighborhood normally go?

I know these questions have probably been asked a million times, but the searches I did didn't satisfy all my specifics so I thank you in advance for your time.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC (Ballantyne/Charlotte in Sep)
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Hello,

I love this forum and have seen so much good information here that I thought I'd solicit some help.

I have a job offer on the table for Atlanta, GA and a good prospect in Fort Knox. After a looooot of research on Atlanta I'm okay with moving there, but would like to know more about Fort Knox so I can weigh all my options.

I have a DH who has about a year left in the Army until he hits his sweet, sweet retirement (lol), and since I want a bit of upward mobility myself I have begun applying for other jobs--in the hopes I can move early, set up shop elsewhere, and wait for Papa to come home .

My main questions about Fort Knox are:

1) Our decision on where to live will be based--hands down--on school districts. We have an upcoming Junior in high school who is definitively college-bound, so a good high school is a must. No "hood", no rotten test scores, etc. Our decision on where to live will be based on that criterion first.

2) What are the closest towns to Fort Knox? In what area do most of the soldiers live? Not asking because I want to live near soldiers, but as a military family it doesn't hurt to follow Uncle Sam's dollars.

3) How is the crime in the Fort Knox area? I'm originally from Baltimore, MD and refuse to live in "the hood".

4) How is the cost of living? The taxes? Median home prices? How much does a SFH in a nice neighborhood normally go?

I know these questions have probably been asked a million times, but the searches I did didn't satisfy all my specifics so I thank you in advance for your time.
1. Best HSs near Ft. Knox; Elizabethtown HS, John Hardin HS.
2. Closest towns; Muldraugh, Radcliff, Vine Grove, Elizabethtown. Most soliders live in either one of these towns with Radcliff being the leader.
3. Rest easy. It's nothing even remotely resembling Baltimore. I wouldn't worry anywhere in Hardin or Meade County. The biggest threat to your life here is boredom.
4. COL is lower than Atlanta. A decent SFH can be had easy for $200k.

Elizabethtown would be a great choice for a family. While I hope to kiss Hardin County goodbye in a couple of weeks, I think it is a good place for families. Young upwardly 23 year old guy like me no way.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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Alanboy395, you rock! Thank you so much for your concise, helpful answers. I really appreciate it.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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If you would like to view New Construction Homes in the Louisville area with highway access to FT. Knox please give me a call I work with a home builder in Louisville that has communities all over, including the desired school districts of Oldham County, and Shelby County. My name is Paige and I work with Dominion Homes 502-773-9793, always happy to help you with your relocation needs.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I expect that I'm showing up late to the party being that this forum began in July, however, I'd like to add my two cents. I currently live about 15 mi outside of Fort Knox in the town of Brandenburg. I moved here from Chesapeake, VA and have loved my new small town home. My husband is about to be transferred again with work and I am sad to go. For military folk, we live about 20 mins from Knox. Brandenburg is a small town with great schools and friendly people. The landscape here is beautiful as well. We live in a gated community with a pool, golf course and lake. Our street is a dead end cul de sac and we in our mid 30's are the youngest on the street. Our neighbors are mostly retired Army. Our neighborhood is full of fellow soldiers, their children, and makes for a nice blend of "transplants" from all over. We don't lock our doors and find that the quiet life we live here is well worth the tradeoff of a 15 min drive to Walmart. Best of luck in your search!!
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