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Old 10-03-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: fort lau
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In light of recent hardships and slow progress of advancement in life,work & money. i wish to move my family to a place where they can progress and truly enjoy life.we want to work,not have to deal with racism or sexual predators. It seems wonderful, but not having friends nor family there, is scary.we have always lived in Florida.(never really finding the right neighborhood) We are a friendly,loving family who love pets,bbqs,music,noise and everything natural is very pleasing. Not looking for perfection but a safe place to grow old,work and rasise our kids maybe even have more...not too woodsy but would like less city than here.and of course schools i would guess are better than here, right?
we might have to make a decision in 2weekswe havealso looked at chicago, indiana,virgina seems high priced. oh and our occupations are assistant manager for me & superintendent of construction from the hubby, but hes will to change(between bodybuilding and costruction)his body hurts wellthanks ahead oftime for ur info
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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If you are looking into Kentucky, consider Danville, Owensboro, Henderson, Murray, Cadiz, Elizabethtown, or maybe London or Bowling Green.

Lexington is, quite frankly, very boring for a city of 300,000. Northern Kentucky has some amazing advantages being close to Cincinnati and you'll love the local food and skyline views, but the people can take a while to get to know. Louisville is one of the least friendly and most rude cities I've been to anywhere in the United States and for all of the great arts, cultural and local park offerings, it was, for me, enough to override any real enjoyment of the city b/c the locals bluntly did not accept me.

Given your choices, I'd cough up the higher price and live in Virginia. The most well-balanced climate of the four states/cities you've mentioned, their mountains are cleaner and not as impoverished, they have beaches, they are close to DC and its robust job market, and it's just an all-around more modern and educated state.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC (Ballantyne/Charlotte in Sep)
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If you are looking into Kentucky, consider Danville, Owensboro, Henderson, Murray, Cadiz, Elizabethtown, or maybe London or Bowling Green.

Lexington is, quite frankly, very boring for a city of 300,000. Northern Kentucky has some amazing advantages being close to Cincinnati and you'll love the local food and skyline views, but the people can take a while to get to know. Louisville is one of the least friendly and most rude cities I've been to anywhere in the United States and for all of the great arts, cultural and local park offerings, it was, for me, enough to override any real enjoyment of the city b/c the locals bluntly did not accept me.

Given your choices, I'd cough up the higher price and live in Virginia. The most well-balanced climate of the four states/cities you've mentioned, their mountains are cleaner and not as impoverished, they have beaches, they are close to DC and its robust job market, and it's just an all-around more modern and educated state.
It will depend on the area of Virginia that you are looking at to see how much it is. SE Virginia is slightly above average pricing but has a low wage scale. Anything near DC will be expensive. I'd look in the Richmond area (Chesterfield County preferably) since it is pretty median for prices and has a decent amount of jobs.

If you still want to live in KY, I'd look into Elizabethtown since the school system is one of very few in KY which I would say is respectable.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Oldham County is one of the finest places to raise a kid in the world in my opinion. Excellent schools (a kid can be as good as they want to be), good eats, good shopping, great fishing, boating, hunting, museums, and more.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: fort lau
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Well, thank everyone, i willbe looking in these areas. And another area of concern was sex offenders! oh my lord, has that limited the nice priced homes.....soo sad.FamilyWatchdog.com
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: fort lau
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u know ur stuff dude,thanks electicears
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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You're talking about progress... Stay the hell out of the upper-south if that's what you want. If you hate education, love Jesus, hate gays, love guns, then Kentucky is the place for you. Even Lexington is up to its eyeballs in white trash hicks and old-money "traditional" southerners.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC (Ballantyne/Charlotte in Sep)
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Just saw your profile pics. You and your kids are gorgeous. Another plug for Elizabethtown and Hardin County, with Ft. Knox there are a lot of mixed-race families and it is widely accepted. Just moved from there and there were at least 6 or 7 mixed race couples on my street. Won't say that for a lot of Kentucky.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: fort lau
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Talking Allen

Your sweet, thank you
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Louisville / Oldham county border
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Indiana. You can afford to have more land for the BBQs and pets. More distance from your neighbors so you can play that music. And land there is more flat and open, not woodsy.
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