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Old 08-23-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Hi Louisvillians (sp?)--My wife and I currently live in Baltimore but are seriously considering a move w/ in the next year or so. In a few weeks, we will be flying out to your neck of the woods and visit Knoxville, Louisville and Cincinnati over the course of about a week. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and my wife was an Air Force brat (no hometown) and we are looking to settle down and start a family. I have always been a admirer of neighborhoods w/ older homes (well kept, of course) on tree lined streets that are in close proximity to the services that cities have to offer (ie parks, shopping, theaters, entertainment, restaurants, GOLF, et all). With that in mind, are there any areas or neighborhoods that meet that very general description in your seemingly beautiful town? I would say, to further aid anyone helping me, that we are middle class and would be in the 200k range for a home. Further, we aren't big fans of suburban-style, modern day master planned developements, though I can respect people who do appreciate having their space and having a certain feel to the place they call home. I just happen to prefer walkable neighborhoods w/ exposure to a lot of different things.

Kind regards and thanks in advance to anyone who can assist.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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St. Matthews (inside I-264) is a place you should look. St. Regis Park (just outside of I-264 near Browns Lane & Taylorsville Rd) might get you home too.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:16 AM
 
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A very nice neighborhood off of Poplar Level is Audubon Park. I cut through there on my way home from the zoo and it not only has beautiful homes but is a bird sanctuary as well!
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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Hi Louisvillians (sp?)--My wife and I currently live in Baltimore but are seriously considering a move w/ in the next year or so. In a few weeks, we will be flying out to your neck of the woods and visit Knoxville, Louisville and Cincinnati over the course of about a week. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and my wife was an Air Force brat (no hometown) and we are looking to settle down and start a family. I have always been a admirer of neighborhoods w/ older homes (well kept, of course) on tree lined streets that are in close proximity to the services that cities have to offer (ie parks, shopping, theaters, entertainment, restaurants, GOLF, et all). With that in mind, are there any areas or neighborhoods that meet that very general description in your seemingly beautiful town? I would say, to further aid anyone helping me, that we are middle class and would be in the 200k range for a home. Further, we aren't big fans of suburban-style, modern day master planned developements, though I can respect people who do appreciate having their space and having a certain feel to the place they call home. I just happen to prefer walkable neighborhoods w/ exposure to a lot of different things.

Kind regards and thanks in advance to anyone who can assist.
HIGHLANDS HIGHLANDS HIGHLANDS. Enough said, there isn't a neighborhood that can compare in Knoxville for sure, and the Highlands has an eclectic edge and feel not found in Cincy's historic hoods, of which there are many great hoods in that town. Center your search along Bardstown Road, perhaps beginning at the intersection of Bardstown and Trevillian Way and fanning out from there in a two mile radius. 40205 is very safe, dense, historic, and walkable, and located on a beautiful park, Cherokee Park. Explore the park and the roads that circle it, as these are the most glorious tree lined streets. Cherokee Road, Willow ave, Bonnycastle Ave, Everett Ave, Glenmary Ave, and the area around Alta Vista road are my favorites. All of these areas are within minutes of downtown (which is becoming quite active itself) and very safe and well to do.

St Matthews??? There is not much historic about that area except for the heart of St Matthews, which was built in the 1940's mostly and has some nice, well kept homes within walking distances of a myriad of shops and restaurants at the intersection of Lexington and Shelbyville Roads. From this intersection, Frankfort ave is also near. Take this avenue north into the city and you will find a wonderfully quaint neighborhood called Crescent Hill. Some streets to check out include Pennsylvania, Eastover Court, and Peterson. Along Frankforty Avenue are wonderful restaurants, locally owned, upscale and ethnic, local coffee shops, boutiques, and antique stores.


Another area to consider is Old Louisville. While not as well kept as Crescent Hill and the Highlands, it is worth checking out as the neighborhood is making a great comeback. Starting on St James Court, explore a little of the neighborhood and appreciate it is America's largest remaining district of Victorian Mansions. The crime is higher in this area, but it really is not too bad. The problem with the area is there are housing projects located west and east of the neighborhood, so it is sort of a diamond in the rough. This article sums the area very nicely:

Old Louisville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The article also links you to Cherokee Triangle, which is my absolute favorite walkable, historic urban hood in the city.

This article also is a decent brief intro to the cityscape, although not all inclusive:

Cityscape of Louisville, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Urban historic areas are my interest and expertise. PM me with any questions.

Louisville neighborhoods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Seriuosly, searching wiki is your best bet for info. I can vouch for the validity on the Louisville articles.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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If you are starting a family is the Highlands or Old Louisville really a good choice? Not to mention from what I remember $200,000 won't buy much there...
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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If you are starting a family is the Highlands or Old Louisville really a good choice? Not to mention from what I remember $200,000 won't buy much there...
The Highlands is chock full of families.... 40205, the upper Highlands, is demographically an "urban suburb" with liberal, diverse families. Look at these numbers and tell me there isn't a lot of families...

Year 2000 Demographics of
ZIP Code 40205
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
Map of ZIP Code
TOTAL POPULATION [1] P001
Universe: Total population P001
Total 24,170
URBAN AND RURAL [6] P002
Universe: Total population P002
Total: 24,170
Urban: 24,170
Inside urbanized areas 24,170
Inside urban clusters 0
Rural 0
Not defined for this file 0
RACE [8] P007
Universe: Total population P007
Total: 24,170
White alone 23,180
Black or African American alone 464
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 30
Asian alone 208
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 14
Some other race alone 61
Two or more races 213
HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE [17] P008
Universe: Total population P008
Total: 24,170
Not Hispanic or Latino: 23,962
White alone 23,039
Black or African American alone 463
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 30
Asian alone 207
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 14
Some other race alone 15
Two or more races 194
Hispanic or Latino: 208
White alone 141
Black or African American alone 1
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0
Asian alone 1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0
Some other race alone 46
Two or more races 19
SEX BY AGE [49] P012
Universe: Total population P012
Total: 24,170
Male: 11,220
Under 5 years 565
5 to 9 years 583
10 to 14 years 716
15 to 17 years 456
18 and 19 years 275
20 years 180
21 years 118
22 to 24 years 419
25 to 29 years 826
30 to 34 years 872
35 to 39 years 880
40 to 44 years 902
45 to 49 years 1,076
50 to 54 years 886
55 to 59 years 566
60 and 61 years 163
62 to 64 years 241
65 and 66 years 129
67 to 69 years 222
70 to 74 years 397
75 to 79 years 327
80 to 84 years 253
85 years and over 168
Female: 12,950
Under 5 years 554
5 to 9 years 554
10 to 14 years 617
15 to 17 years 470
18 and 19 years 406
20 years 171
21 years 140
22 to 24 years 422
25 to 29 years 790
30 to 34 years 836
35 to 39 years 904
40 to 44 years 1,022
45 to 49 years 1,209
50 to 54 years 972
55 to 59 years 644
60 and 61 years 197
62 to 64 years 299
65 and 66 years 186
67 to 69 years 326
70 to 74 years 591
75 to 79 years 576
80 to 84 years 499
85 years and over 565
MEDIAN AGE BY SEX [3] P013
Universe: Total population P013
Median age-- P013
Both sexes 40.9
Male 38.4
Female 43.1
HOUSEHOLDS [1] P015
Universe: Households P015
Total 10,795
POPULATION IN HOUSEHOLDS [1] P016
Universe: Population in households P016
Total 22,914
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE [1] P017
Universe: Households P017
Average household size 2.12
FAMILIES [1] P031
Universe: Families P031
Total 5,992
POPULATION IN FAMILIES [1] P032
Universe: Population in families P032
Total 16,931
AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE [1] P033
Universe: Families P033
Average family size 2.83


Home Sales for ZIP Code 40205

LOUISVILLE, KY
Month-Year Sale Published Number of Sales for Month Average Purchase Price Check box to order list
08-2007 30 $236,000.00
07-2007 49 $206,000.00
06-2007 35 $247,000.00
05-2007 39 $213,000.00
04-2007 39 $234,000.00
03-2007 10 $243,000.00
02-2007 24 $245,000.00
01-2007 44 $210,000.00
12-2006 33 $221,000.00
11-2006 45 $250,000.00



My opinions are based on facts.......

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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more data on the Highlands 40205. Old Lousiville is more diffuclt to do "zip code data since it straddles two zips and part of its zip area includes outlying areas, like park hill.

Income Tax Data for ZIP Code 40205
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
Tax Year -> 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Average Adjust Gross Income (AGI) $61,163 $58,880 $57,978 $59,173 $65,037
National Ranking of AGI (100% is highest) 89% 89% 89% 88% 89%
Total Number of Returns filed in ZIP Code 12,597 12,328 11,997 11,893 11,837
Filed on Paper 9,575 8,836 8,052 7,294 6,831
Electronic Filed 2,410 2,932 3,424 4,088 4,546
Number of Filing Status Single 7,137 6,940 6,716 6,643 6,525
Number of Filing Status Married or Joint 4,513 4,478 4,386 4,382 4,387
Number of Filing Status Head of Household 775 747 749 743 769
Number with Schedule C (Business) 2,060 2,067 2,087 2,174 2,171
Number with Schedule F (Farming) 63 58 67 70 65
Primary Taxpayer's age under 30 3,417 3,181 3,023 2,642 2,588
Primary Taxpayer's Age 30 to 44 3,216 3,141 3,001 2,861 2,801
Primary Taxpayer's Age 45 to 60 3,318 3,398 3,450 3,578 3,647
Primary Taxpayer's Age greater than 60 2,646 2,608 2,523 2,790 2,779
Number of Returns with Earned Income Tax Credit 546 552 601 703 715
Number of Returns Done by a Preparer 6,660 6,626 6,503 6,509 6,502
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:00 AM
 
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I guess it depends on what type of neighborhood you want.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:59 AM
 
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If you are starting a family is the Highlands or Old Louisville really a good choice? Not to mention from what I remember $200,000 won't buy much there...
Keep in mind that I am moving from Baltimore City, which leads the nation in per capita murders and has a terrible drug crisis. Between it and the D.C. area, which is only about 35 miles away, there were somewheres in the neighborhood of 500 murders last year in a 50 mile radius. Thets the perspective of where I am coming from. W/ that being said, my wife and I have been safely able to navigate this city and enjoy all the great many things it has to offer that are in close proximity for more than five years. Our hope is to find a place where we can reduce the amount of crime that our family is exposed to and not sacrifice too much the conveniences of city life.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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OMGoodness 500!!!! WOW!
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