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Old 03-03-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Hi All:

Looking for some advice for an almost 30 year old female relocating from Chicago.

-Where you are working: UofL Children's Hospital
-How much you are willing to spend on housing: somewhere in the $800-1200 is preferable, but my frame of reference is Chicago
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: Will be driving for the first time in several years, so the shorter the better
-If you have kids: Private school or public school? N/A
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? Somewhere with amenities within in walking distance is always a plus
-Community amenities important to you: Coffee shops, bars, restaurants close by
-Pie or cake? Both

I have heard good things about the Highlands, but am feeling a bit lost on my Craigslist searches and am open to other areas. Also, if I hope to move sometime in June (for a July 1 work start date), when is the optimal time to really start looking/when should I expect to be able to sign a lease?

Thank you in advance for any assistance and any general tips about the relocation!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:38 AM
 
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Well, I love Craigslist, but you might also want to try

Hotpads - Louisville

Placebee - Louisivlle

Every Apartment Mapped

If you are looking for a complex, that has all the amenities, bells and whistles you might want to check out:

Apartments.com - Louisville


Apartment Guide - Louisville

If you are looking for a house to rent, then you can also check out Trulia or Ziillow (Just type in Louisville, Ky) in the search bar at either website).
I can't speak highly enough of the Highlands, but there are other nice areas of Louisville. Generally, the East part of Louisville is a little nicer, in most cases. St. Matthews area is very nice also.

Welcome to Louisville!
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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Hi All:

Looking for some advice for an almost 30 year old female relocating from Chicago.

-Where you are working: UofL Children's Hospital
-How much you are willing to spend on housing: somewhere in the $800-1200 is preferable, but my frame of reference is Chicago
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: Will be driving for the first time in several years, so the shorter the better
-If you have kids: Private school or public school? N/A
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? Somewhere with amenities within in walking distance is always a plus
-Community amenities important to you: Coffee shops, bars, restaurants close by
-Pie or cake? Both

I have heard good things about the Highlands, but am feeling a bit lost on my Craigslist searches and am open to other areas. Also, if I hope to move sometime in June (for a July 1 work start date), when is the optimal time to really start looking/when should I expect to be able to sign a lease?

Thank you in advance for any assistance and any general tips about the relocation!
Search my posts. You will find your answers. This site is good to peruse:

New2Lou
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Welcome to Louisville! The information others have listed is a great place to start. Depending on which part of the Highlands you end up in you could possibly even ride a bicycle to work. The Highlands are certainly a great part of town for most people, the only drawback is that rents and home prices are a little inflated because everybody wants to be there. Another area you could possibly look in is old Louisville, it's got a lot of the feel of the Highlands but rents are lower in many cases. The only drawback to get is that many students from the UofL live in the area which does promote a little more of a party atmosphere at sometimes.

You may also want to consider looking in the St. Matthews area. It's a little farther from where you will be working but not much and it's quite easy to get downtime from St. Matthews.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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The rent aint too much lower than the highlands. In fact it rivals it- because old louisville. I bet it has more holes to rent though, paying for nostalga, like orginal wiring.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for their help! Searching other threads has been helpful to find out about the neighborhoods and options.

However, I am still wondering what the timeline usually is for rentals. If I want to move mid-June, would I be able to sign a lease in mid-April? Or do people not start listing places until the month (30 days) before?

Thanks again
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:16 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for their help! Searching other threads has been helpful to find out about the neighborhoods and options.

However, I am still wondering what the timeline usually is for rentals. If I want to move mid-June, would I be able to sign a lease in mid-April? Or do people not start listing places until the month (30 days) before?

Thanks again
You can, but it is tough. In the Highlands especially, the best places literally lease the same day the for rent sign goes in the yard. Many are not even advertised! Seeing that a lot of newcomer young professionals find this frustrating, there are literally around 2000 luxury apartment units under construction or planned to open by 2017 in Louisville's downtown and nearby urban neighborhoods.
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