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Old 11-26-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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thanks again MissingIndiana, and thanks censusdata. Very helpful information. All the folks on here are helpful! Much appreciated.
old louisville keeps getting nicer and nicer .

1000 more apartment units have been announced recently including a couple 5-7 story midrise buildings. they will be targeted to students

one very nice building which is super cheap is social and park. google it. it is very nice and the developer is a young urban professional who is president of Toonerville, a neighborhood in Old Louisville.

the op seems like a good fit to find a rental flat on an upper floor of a mansion on st james or belgravia court. look on craigslist for these.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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I suggest the Highlands, tons of coffee shops, retail, restaurants, etc...to walk to! Plus it's usually buzzing with people, festivals, fairly safe etc!

Pockets of Old Louisville are bad, be careful. Some parts are beautiful and well kept up. BUT you are very limited on amenities in walking distance.

EVERYTHING in Louisville is under a 20 minute commute . A grand is a great rental budget.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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Thanks, Michi, for this helfpful reply!
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Okay, so the Highlands are great if a) you're a trust fund kid, b) you just make a lot of money, or c) you're willing to live in a small apartment for $900/month.

I love shopping in the Highlands, and people watching, but after living in Louisville for a year I was unable to find us a home in our price range (my husband and I are both young working professionals) that wasn't teeny tiny or required lots of money to repair.

If you're budget is limited, I'd say try the middletown/jtown area. Not as glamourous, but still lots to do and only about 15 minutes away from the fun of the Highlands! : ) Good luck!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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That is the most idiotic statement I've ever heard. Have you ever lived anywhere else?! Louisville is one of the cheapest cities in the nation.

Don't let to this person who has not a clue.

Live in Middletown if you plan to have kids, and/or a hermit...sure.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The parts of the Highlands that back up to Cherokee Park are pricey but other areas aren't very bad at all. In 2004 I rented a studio for $380 a month with all utilities included. Other studios usually went for under $500. There are quite a few older 4 plexs from Barrett Ave and then down Eastern Pky to U of L. Very safe area and should be affordable as well.

Whether it takes 15 minutes to get from Jtown etc to the Highlands depends on the traffic. Weekends yes, rush hour could take much longer
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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The parts of the Highlands that back up to Cherokee Park are pricey but other areas aren't very bad at all. In 2004 I rented a studio for $380 a month with all utilities included. Other studios usually went for under $500. There are quite a few older 4 plexs from Barrett Ave and then down Eastern Pky to U of L. Very safe area and should be affordable as well.

Whether it takes 15 minutes to get from Jtown etc to the Highlands depends on the traffic. Weekends yes, rush hour could take much longer
You cant rent in the projects for that price anymore. You will not find a rental in the Highlands in any tolerable living condition for less than 600 per month today. Good Highlands rentals can be found for around 800, and over 1000 is considered "luxury."

By national standards, this is still dirt cheap. I am not sure why more people, especially young professionals and artists who work from the internet have not discovered Louisville.
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