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Old 11-28-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Hello,
So my family is moving to Fort Knox in the next two months because my husband is in the army. I dont know anything about KY and was wondering what was a good place to live between Fort Knox and Louisville. A lot of military seems to go south of post like Radcliff, E-Town, and Vine Grove, but with my work I would need to be closer to the city and dont want to be adding more time to my commute. I saw Shepherdsville and Valley Station, but not too sure if those are good areas and a good middle ground for even commutes for me and my husband. Also, my husband is more country and doesnt want to be in city, but I am from Boston and dont mind it so along with an even commute I am looking for a place that isnt too overcrowded but still isnt 30 min to go food shopping. i appreciate any advice thanks!

Ashley
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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There is not a "good" place between Ft. Knox and Louisville in a direct line. That being said, although both would be driving, there is opportunity along I-65 from Elizabethtown to I-265.

It all depends on where your job is in Louisville.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Lightbulb Where to live near Ft Knox

Where to live depends on what is your highest priorities? Your work location will be where? Is it your "type of work" or do you have a job already lined up? When you say you enjoy country living, many people think that means anything besides living door-to-door, on small lots, with cookie-cutter houses in a crafted neighborhood. Some people cannot live without this fixed type of neighborhood.

I was stationed near Ft Knox many years ago and lived west of Ft Knox in those sprawling neighborhoods where everyone owned single family homes on 2-3 acres. It was only a 15-min trip to Ft Knox but a 45-50 min trip to the areas around the Louisville airport. The low house price, large yards, great neighborhood (with covenants) were all great but the nearly hour-long drive each way can wear a person out after years of driving. Ended up moving to just outside Louisville so the drive to multiple work locations (south of downtown) were less than 30-minutes. Although closer into town, it took 35 minutes to drive to Ft Knox so there are places that are more equal in each direction if that is what both workers desire. I'll PM you a good search engine.

E'town is close in proximity but the drive time is significant compared to the mileage. Maybe your employment will be in E'town? For speed and EQUAL driving distances (by time), I would choose NICE neighborhoods in the Shepherdsville area and look seriously at private schools in that area. The savings that you will save by being assigned to Ft Knox could likely cover the education costs. Low costs include a low mortgage, crazy low property taxes, tax exempt military pay, low utility costs, etc.
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