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Old 10-01-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Looking at houses on the Internet and wondering if the following subdivision are considered safe areas to the local natives?
Forest Hill,Sunshine Acres,Bittersweet,Bittersweet Villa and Treasure Island????

By safe I mean, would a short middle age women be able to walk around the block by herself and not be afraid of the neighbors?? or would I need to take my husband and a walking stick?

I would also like to know if these areas have flooding issues or a history of tornados??

Any help would be great!! Our price range for houses is 100,000 to 150,000s,
We would like a ranch with a basement

Thanks
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Looking at houses on the Internet and wondering if the following subdivision are considered safe areas to the local natives?
Forest Hill,Sunshine Acres,Bittersweet,Bittersweet Villa and Treasure Island????

By safe I mean, would a short middle age women be able to walk around the block by herself and not be afraid of the neighbors?? or would I need to take my husband and a walking stick?

I would also like to know if these areas have flooding issues or a history of tornados??

Any help would be great!! Our price range for houses is 100,000 to 150,000s,
We would like a ranch with a basement

Thanks
Not certain you are looking in Louisville considering the areas listed.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Sunshine Acres - Shepherdsville Rd and Fern Valley Rd area across from Whispering Hills Apts and subdivision

Bittersweet and BS Villa - across from Southern High School in Okolona

Treasure Island - next to Blue Lick Elementary and Knight Middle Schools

there are 3 Forest Hill(s) in the area
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Sunshine Acres - Shepherdsville Rd and Fern Valley Rd area across from Whispering Hills Apts and subdivision

Bittersweet and BS Villa - across from Southern High School in Okolona

Treasure Island - next to Blue Lick Elementary and Knight Middle Schools

there are 3 Forest Hill(s) in the area
I stand corrected. I was thinking neighborhoods instead of subdivisions.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Buffalo
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So what can you tell me about these subdivisions?????
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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All three are in a more lower middle class, blue-collar area of the county that I personally (and with admitted bias) think are going down and not up.

There are a lot of deals on nice, ranch houses for around $150,000 in the nicer and more upwardly mobile east end of the county. I'd far rather be off Westport Road, for example, than in Okolona.

Just my opinion, and keep in mind that I'm a snob!
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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All three are in a more lower middle class, blue-collar area of the county that I personally (and with admitted bias) think are going down and not up.

There are a lot of deals on nice, ranch houses for around $150,000 in the nicer and more upwardly mobile east end of the county. I'd far rather be off Westport Road, for example, than in Okolona.

Just my opinion, and keep in mind that I'm a snob!
I agree that Okolona is going downhill and has been for sometime, and I can't wait to get out of here. I live off Blue Lick closer to Outer Loop, and we lucked out because everyone on our street is 50+ years old, quiet, and very watchful of each other's properties. There are some pretty rough patches just streets over from me, and I wouldn't dare walk the neighborhoods by myself after dark. In another 10-15 years I think Okolona will be a pretty scary place, not to mention Southern High School is pathetic.

Trainman, I would stay away from Treasure Island. The rest of the neighborhoods mentioned are just going to be luck. This area is in a flood zone, you are required to pay for flood insurance. Termites are also an issue. I have never had problems with a tornado touching down (usually happens further towards Bullitt County) but we do get plenty of warnings during the tornado months.

Ferncreek (40291) is a little better overall than Okolona. Prices of homes are going to be just a tad bit higher, but I feel that Ferncreek has a lot more time left before becoming like Okolona. You should also look into Mt. Washington (40047) you can get a nice house for a very good price.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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I agree that Okolona is going downhill and has been for sometime, and I can't wait to get out of here. I live off Blue Lick closer to Outer Loop, and we lucked out because everyone on our street is 50+ years old, quiet, and very watchful of each other's properties. There are some pretty rough patches just streets over from me, and I wouldn't dare walk the neighborhoods by myself after dark. In another 10-15 years I think Okolona will be a pretty scary place, not to mention Southern High School is pathetic.

Trainman, I would stay away from Treasure Island. The rest of the neighborhoods mentioned are just going to be luck. This area is in a flood zone, you are required to pay for flood insurance. Termites are also an issue. I have never had problems with a tornado touching down (usually happens further towards Bullitt County) but we do get plenty of warnings during the tornado months.

Ferncreek (40291) is a little better overall than Okolona. Prices of homes are going to be just a tad bit higher, but I feel that Ferncreek has a lot more time left before becoming like Okolona. You should also look into Mt. Washington (40047) you can get a nice house for a very good price.
i live off of bonaventure and this place is horrible. is it safe? i never really hear about any violent crime. is it a place i would tell anyone to live? absolutely not. okolona is a rapidly declining area full of sixth-generation white trash okolonians. never have i encountered such rude, ignorant people on a daily basis. nothing but sub-woofers and harleys at all hours of the night. home break ins and meth lab busts seem to be the crimes of choice. the day i put this white-trash, jerry springer breeding ground in my rear-view mirror i will feel like i have won the lottery.

btw, i call it neckolona
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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i live off of bonaventure and this place is horrible. is it safe? i never really hear about any violent crime. is it a place i would tell anyone to live? absolutely not. okolona is a rapidly declining area full of sixth-generation white trash okolonians. never have i encountered such rude, ignorant people on a daily basis. nothing but sub-woofers and harleys at all hours of the night. home break ins and meth lab busts seem to be the crimes of choice. the day i put this white-trash, jerry springer breeding ground in my rear-view mirror i will feel like i have won the lottery.

btw, i call it neckolona
Are you still interested in moving out to Arizona? At least I thought you were.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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Are you still interested in moving out to Arizona? At least I thought you were.
absolutely. just have to sell my upside-down home in a declining nabe first, lol. but yes, when we sell we will be zona bound.

btw, where do you live now? i think you used to live here in louisville but i've also seen you on the phoenix forums. just curious. i have friends in benecia and my wife and i are huge raider fans.
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