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Old 10-08-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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My husband is being transferred from Michigan to Louisville. Could use some help on where to live. We are early fifties, active, love lots of activities- water, restaurants, music, etc. Would love to live somewhere where we could walk to eat, play, etc. Would love an "active, friendly neighborhood, expecially since we do not know anyone in Louisville- Thinking about renting to start- to check out the area before buying- any suggestions- also three soon to be graduating college sons may relocate or visit frequently would love an area that could make us all happy.

I am a teacher and also could use some help on possible opportunities for teaching- Master's in Learning Disabilities, years of experience with Autism, Bilingual, Spanish and Elementary- any hope for a teaching job for the rest of the year or possibly next school year?

Thanks! Judy
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:30 PM
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Hawthorne Elementary in the Highlands is supposed to be a great elementary school and it is a bilingual school.

Also, the Highlands neighborhood sounds like it would have everything that you're looking for (40205/40204).

We're moving to Louisville from Charlotte (but are originally from the midwest and lived in Chicago for 11 years before moving here 4 years ago) and are planning to live in the Highlands.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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My husband is being transferred from Michigan to Louisville. Could use some help on where to live. We are early fifties, active, love lots of activities- water, restaurants, music, etc. Would love to live somewhere where we could walk to eat, play, etc. Would love an "active, friendly neighborhood, expecially since we do not know anyone in Louisville- Thinking about renting to start- to check out the area before buying- any suggestions- also three soon to be graduating college sons may relocate or visit frequently would love an area that could make us all happy.

I am a teacher and also could use some help on possible opportunities for teaching- Master's in Learning Disabilities, years of experience with Autism, Bilingual, Spanish and Elementary- any hope for a teaching job for the rest of the year or possibly next school year?

Thanks! Judy
Judy,
I would say you can either live in Downtown Louisville (some parts of downtown is nice and expensive). Lot of activities and you will be near the waterfront. If downtown is not an option for you then, North East suburb of Louisville is nice. Any place near Norton Commons is ideal.

Good Luck
Ray
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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Ah, your description fits perfectly the empty nester baby boomer that is currently buying all the condos downtown. Downtown is still 3-4 years away from being super legit, but by that time, there will be a new 62 story skyscraper with one of the only strictly contemporary art museums in the country on the 22nd floor, a new basketball arena for UL sports, a new six block shopping district, and about 2 new hotels and dozens of new restaurants and shops in developments like Iron Quarter | Louisville, KY And this doesn't even count the array of midrises, office renovations, and smaller condo develoments. To give you an idea, here is one of my favorite historic rehabs that is well located to 4th street live, an open air entertainment mall downtown:

Bycks Lofts

I would look at this development close to downtown for sure:

RiverPark Louisville Kentucky, Lofts and Luxury Condos


You also need to look strongly at the Highlands. Start out around Bardstown and Bonnycastle and look at homes around Cherokee Road. This area is vibrant virtually all day every day, and there is a good pedestrian corridor lined with outstanding restaurants....there is no need to live in newer suburbs Louisville! Another great area for your demographic is Crescent Hill. Start your search around Frankfort Ave and Paterson Ave and fan out in a 2 mile radius from there. There is nice infill condos and new home construction as well as historic rehabs. I have many many more options for you, but you may want to start there. I also know of many great rental options you may want to consider to get a feel for the city. By the way, I think it is wise to rent while you search for a home/condo. I also offer tours, so just send me a message if interested. Welcome to Louisville!

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:04 AM
 
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Norton Commons is a new urbanist community that is located 10 minutes from downtown. It's a place you can live work and play. Their website is Norton Commons. They do have rentals available.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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stx as usual has excellent information. One tiny correction on a URL:

RiverPark Louisville Kentucky, Lofts and Luxury Condos
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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Norton Commons is a new urbanist community that is located 10 minutes from downtown. It's a place you can live work and play. Their website is Norton Commons. They do have rentals available.
It's more like 15 minutes from the heart of downtown, and is easily 30 minutes during rush hour. One should consider that. 10 minutes? No way. It takes 5 minutes just to get from Norton Commons to the freeway entrance. Norton Commons is only an option for someone who wants to pay more money for replicas of historic homes just to be in a less diverse environment. It is a better concept than most isolated suburbs, though.
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