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Old 10-10-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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hello, i've been searching threads but can't seem to find a consensus...

my family (we're a couple with a toddler) is moving to louisville and we'd appreciate some house-hunting suggestions. we're headed out there for a house-hunting trip and want it to be productive.

what are some great neighborhoods in which to look for homes? here are our deets:

-Where you are working western-most side of city, near the water, just a couple miles south of Shawnee Park (where 264 Shawnee Pkwy meets Algonquin Pkwy)
-How much you are willing to spend on housing we want to purchase a home around $250-300K, 3-4BR, ~2000 sq ft
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate just 20 minutes
-If you have kids: Private school or public school? doesn't matter
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? we'd prefer restaurants/grocery/shopping close by and it's important to be able to walk to either a park or shopping with a kid in a stroller
-Community amenities important to you a pool would be nice but i'd rather have restaurants/grocery/shopping close by
-Pie or cake? how about a granola bar?

ideally we'd like to be where there are other young families, but also an easy walk/drive to a park. i've looked online at the highlands, but is that too far from work? do families live downtown? what about iroquois park--is that area good?

thank you so much for your suggestions, we really appreciate it!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Really, I would take a long hard look at Floyds Knobs/Georgetown IN. If you must stay in Kentucky, I would look in Pleasure Ridge Park, the Kenwood Hill area, or possibly Fairdale.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Since you mentioned granola, I'd say Highlands seems like a natural fit! It's not too long a drive in exchange for the access to parks, shopping, restaurants, schools, etc. You'd also be able to take public transportation to work if you wanted. Property values are steady in that area too. More young families are beginning to move Downtown, but it's not nearly as family friendly as the Highlands.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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hello, i've been searching threads but can't seem to find a consensus...

my family (we're a couple with a toddler) is moving to louisville and we'd appreciate some house-hunting suggestions. we're headed out there for a house-hunting trip and want it to be productive.

what are some great neighborhoods in which to look for homes? here are our deets:

-Where you are working western-most side of city, near the water, just a couple miles south of Shawnee Park (where 264 Shawnee Pkwy meets Algonquin Pkwy)
-How much you are willing to spend on housing we want to purchase a home around $250-300K, 3-4BR, ~2000 sq ft
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate just 20 minutes
-If you have kids: Private school or public school? doesn't matter
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? we'd prefer restaurants/grocery/shopping close by and it's important to be able to walk to either a park or shopping with a kid in a stroller
-Community amenities important to you a pool would be nice but i'd rather have restaurants/grocery/shopping close by
-Pie or cake? how about a granola bar?

ideally we'd like to be where there are other young families, but also an easy walk/drive to a park. i've looked online at the highlands, but is that too far from work? do families live downtown? what about iroquois park--is that area good?

thank you so much for your suggestions, we really appreciate it!


Highlands. Most definitely. You will like the area near Cherokee Park. Specifically, any road that transects Cherokee Rd is great. Bardstown Rd/Baxter Ave have everything in walking distance--parks, grocery, movie, coffee, bars, music, shopping, and great eats.

Also, look in Germantown, Butchertown, Old Louisville, and East Market/Nulu.

Here is a new development that looks cool. There are many more where this came from:

The EDGE
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Cherokee Park area is really nice. You might like the Highlands or St. Matthews.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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Cherokee Park area is really nice. You might like the Highlands or St. Matthews.
Hey, we are the Krazy Kat Lady's of the Highlands. Gimme my title back !

Really though, I cannot see anyone not being able to find something that suits them in the Highlands.

If you move here, prepare to adopt some strays, tee hee
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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^Lol, it's okay, I am the Crazy Cat Lady of Lexington nowadays.
I grew up in Louisville though (mostly anyways - except for brief stints in Miami and Connecticut),
but through my husbands work we ended up in Lexington (since the late 1980's)
But, that was one of my favorite parts of Louisville when I lived there.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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generally, the areas of town west of 65 and south of the watterson are a little, eh, trashy? there are good pockets of course, but not much in the way of dining or shopping (texas roadhouse and wal-mart). the highlands sounds like the exact area you are looking for. restaraunts, shopping, cool people, walkability and cherokee park all make the highlands one of the coolest neighborhoods i've seen in any city.

another thing about louisville is that you can generally drive to most places in jefferson county in twenty minutes or less. i live on the far south edge of town and my commute to downtown at eight am is 14-17 minutes. the highlands to the west end would be cake as he would be going against the main flow of traffic into downtown. prp and fairdale are as redneck as it gets, please dis-regard those suggestions (sorry tom).
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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MIDDLETOWN area of Louisville
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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middletowwn is nice, but would be about as bad a commute to the west end as you could have.
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