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Old 09-17-2012, 05:15 AM
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We've been here in Louisville for almost 5 months now. We have learned a lot and are really happy that we went the apartment route to really take the time to learn the area before purchasing a home.

We originally narrowed our search to Oldham and East Bullitt County (Mt. Washington), but Oldham has been narrowed ever further due to the drive to my office (Hillview area, Preston and Gene Snyder). Many of the homes we have looked at in Oldham put my commute over 45 mins. We would love to find a home in Briar Hill, but those are few and far between and typically out of our price range.

We found two homes in Mt Washington that are definite possibilities, but they are still lacking some of the things on our "wish list".

Last week, just for chits and giggles, we decided to look at a few houses in Spencer County. Spencer County was never really an option for us due to the schools. We have two girls (5 & 8).

Problem is, we found a house that has 99% of the items on our "wish list" and is within our budget. If we took the kids out of the equation, we would have already put an offer in.

So I know Spencer County is the fastest growing county in the state, but is there any hope in the public schools? The kids would go to Spencer Elementary, not Taylorsville Elementary and that school appears to be decent. The middle and high schools are the ones we are worried about.

I'd love to hear some feedback from current or previous residents of Spencer County. Apart from the state ratings, how are the schools?

Shopping is going to be a little more inconvenient than we are used to, but it appears that there are plans to do a lot of work around Taylorsville Rd and Gene Snyder in the near future. Where can I find more information about what is coming?

All and any constructive input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:24 AM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Shawn, I will share that the major reason for Oldham County success is parental involvement. From the actual active involvment of parents in schools to the involvment of parents in the political processes of education, Oldham County parents have grabbed the rope and pulled hard.

Spencer County, with it's recent influx of higher educated residents (a huge majority of OC schools have college educated voters), SC schools will continue to improve.

I had a daughter in JCPS who achieved because she was always in the advanced programs; therefore, I am certain that your children will see a quality education in SC if you are dynamically involved in their education and the schools administration.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:53 AM
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Might do you good to read this thread in the rural forum


Not making any judgement - just wanting you to see both sides of rural life.

(a 20 year Spencer County resident)
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