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Old 05-09-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Hello everybody,


My family and I are looking to move into either Floyd or Clark county. We currently live in Washington County Indiana, but have only been living there to save up money for a down payment. We are a young family with a 1 1/2 year old and will probably have at least one more child. My wife currently works at Floyd Memorial Hospital, whereas my work requires me to drive around the surrounding counties with frequent work in Washington and Jackson Counties.


We have been looking at both of these counties and are trying to find a balance between accessibility of stores, restaurants, etc. and school system. Our price range for a home purchase is around $200,000. I have done some initial research and I understand that Floyd Central school systems have the highest test scores and the like. However, we are concerned a little bit about the reputation of Knobs snobs. Also, we really liked one home in Georgetown, but the town as a whole seemed a little run down. I was wondering if anyone had an opinion about this.


As far as New Albany or Sellersburg, those school systems don't appear to be as highly regarded based on numbers, but a lot of people have told me that they are excellent school systems and that their numbers are brought down solely by a larger number of lower class individuals. What are people's opinions on these schools? What experiences have people had?

I really appreciate everyone's feedback and I will be posting this in the Indiana thread as well. Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Often times, run down communities are the very best home investment opportunities. Don't throw out Georgetown out just because it's "main drag" may be lacking updates. Look at the traffic counts. If there is ample flow, then new destination businesses will notice and shops will appear. Frankfort Ave in Louisville was a squallorous area in the 1980's, to revitalize into quaint shops and cafes and business offices in the mid-1990's.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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Floyd's Knobs is a great area with a mixture of upscale developments, horse farms, and woods. Easy access to the city but great schools. I wouldn't recommend Clark County. While it is indeed "cheaper" the schools are not as well regarded with larger areas of the county being a bit more rundown. New Albany can be a bit mixed as well, but they generally have preserved a bit more of their historic architecture.
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