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Old 12-11-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Hello. I may be taking a job at Univ Louisville and will be arriving from out of state. From reading these forums, I see a lot of people suggesting the St Matthews, Highlands, Audobon, Crescent, Cherokee... etc areas/streets as good places. I'm a single woman, 30's.

I'm moving with my grand piano. I ideally want to stay away from 4-plexes and apartment complexes/towers so that I don't drive my neighbors nuts with my practicing.

My plan is to try and find a nice little single family home to rent in a safe neighborhood. If not, I see on craigslist and various rental websites that there are a lot of townhouse communities on the Indiana side. I'm willing to do a townhouse (preferrably a corner unit) only if I can't find a house.

I've read that the commute over the bridge can be a pain, but I don't want to rule out that area. Could you guys recommend to me some of the nicer townhouse communities either in Louisville or Jeffersonville as a starting place until I can travel to Louisville to see them in person?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Hello. I may be taking a job at Univ Louisville and will be arriving from out of state. From reading these forums, I see a lot of people suggesting the St Matthews, Highlands, Audobon, Crescent, Cherokee... etc areas/streets as good places. I'm a single woman, 30's.

I'm moving with my grand piano. I ideally want to stay away from 4-plexes and apartment complexes/towers so that I don't drive my neighbors nuts with my practicing.

My plan is to try and find a nice little single family home to rent in a safe neighborhood. If not, I see on craigslist and various rental websites that there are a lot of townhouse communities on the Indiana side. I'm willing to do a townhouse (preferrably a corner unit) only if I can't find a house.

I've read that the commute over the bridge can be a pain, but I don't want to rule out that area. Could you guys recommend to me some of the nicer townhouse communities either in Louisville or Jeffersonville as a starting place until I can travel to Louisville to see them in person?

Thanks in advance
DaShast, the University of Louisville is located about 1/2 way between the airport and downtown. Finding a rental in the Highlands is possible but at what price? Louisville is an automobile town. You will need a car unless you are either in one of the new (remodeled) downtown lofts, condo's or apartments. The bus service is most regular there.

If you are not bound to a 5 mile radius of UofL, you will find many more rental and other living occupancies in St. Matthews, Lyndon, Plainview, or similar. Most people hate fighting the Ohio River bridges if you are rush hour constrained.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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DaShast, the University of Louisville is located about 1/2 way between the airport and downtown. Finding a rental in the Highlands is possible but at what price? Louisville is an automobile town. You will need a car unless you are either in one of the new (remodeled) downtown lofts, condo's or apartments. The bus service is most regular there.

If you are not bound to a 5 mile radius of UofL, you will find many more rental and other living occupancies in St. Matthews, Lyndon, Plainview, or similar. Most people hate fighting the Ohio River bridges if you are rush hour constrained.

Thanks for your post. I have a car and will be driving to work. I don't feel the need to live close to my job. I'm aiming for a $700-$1000/month rent range for the next couple of years until I decide if I want to stay permanently. Ideally I want to stay away from traditional apartments due to my piano's likelyhood of driving neighbors bonkers.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Hello. I may be taking a job at Univ Louisville and will be arriving from out of state. From reading these forums, I see a lot of people suggesting the St Matthews, Highlands, Audobon, Crescent, Cherokee... etc areas/streets as good places. I'm a single woman, 30's.

I'm moving with my grand piano. I ideally want to stay away from 4-plexes and apartment complexes/towers so that I don't drive my neighbors nuts with my practicing.

My plan is to try and find a nice little single family home to rent in a safe neighborhood. If not, I see on craigslist and various rental websites that there are a lot of townhouse communities on the Indiana side. I'm willing to do a townhouse (preferrably a corner unit) only if I can't find a house.

I've read that the commute over the bridge can be a pain, but I don't want to rule out that area. Could you guys recommend to me some of the nicer townhouse communities either in Louisville or Jeffersonville as a starting place until I can travel to Louisville to see them in person?

Thanks in advance

RiverPark Louisville Kentucky, Lofts and Luxury Condos. The first phase of taditional apartments looks good.

Otherwise, if you want single family, you are on the right track looking where you are looking. For your needs, may I suggest something as close as possible to the intersection of Lexington Rd, where it meets Shelbyville Rd. That area, known as the heart of St Matthews, is a very nice, walkable area with lots of single women in their 30's. I really believe living near one of Louisville's walkable corridors makes things much more pleasant.

You may also enjoy the Highlands. You will really have to scour craigslist to find a nice single family rental in that price range. While 1000 can get you a very luxury apt or condo in Louisville, sometime the single family rentals can start at 1200 and go up.

Also, get on this website to explore the city and meet new locals:

New2Lou
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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Hey thanks for your input and those links.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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You may also want to check out Germantown. Very close to U of L, not as nice as the Highlands. Lots of shotgun and camel-back houses, and usual lots of rentals in the area within your price range. Good luck!

louisville apts/housing for rent classifieds "germantown" - craigslist
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You may also want to check out Germantown. Very close to U of L, not as nice as the Highlands. Lots of shotgun and camel-back houses, and usual lots of rentals in the area within your price range. Good luck!

louisville apts/housing for rent classifieds "germantown" - craigslist
Cap, you are exactly right. There is no way, except for Devine intervention that a house is going to rent for $750-1000 anywhere else outside of the war zone.

If it does, better check the cost of utilities and 2011-12 doesn't count as mild as it was.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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There is a nice single home owned by nice people for rent next to me in the Highlands.
Close to the airport, downtown and Bardstown Road.
I'd love to hear your piano for as long as you want to play. There are some college kids, but they arent bad, would never complain about a piano, either.
PM if you are interested.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Check the CL rentals every day- you can get lucky. I found my house on there 3 years ago. A small 2 BR w/garage in J-Town for $690/month. I don't know why my landlord is charging so much below the average rate, but I'm not complaining!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:35 AM
 
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Check the CL rentals every day- you can get lucky. I found my house on there 3 years ago. A small 2 BR w/garage in J-Town for $690/month. I don't know why my landlord is charging so much below the average rate, but I'm not complaining!
Key is check CL daily. Also drive streets in the Highlands/St Matthews and call for rent signs. The best places go FAST, and some rent so easily, only a "for rent" sign need be placed in the yard.
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