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Old 03-27-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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-Where you are working: Humana (500 Main)
-How much you are willing to spend on housing: 750/month, though I don't mind having a roommate if we can get separate rooms.
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate: I'm either walking or biking to work, or public transportation, though I would prefer the walking/biking. I'm up for up to a half hour walk/bike, but 20 minutes or less would be ideal
-If you have kids: Private school or public school?: No kids!
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight?: City feel, but doesn't matter too much
-Community amenities important to you: Night life, good restaurants, hopefully somewhere I can buy groceries not too far out of my walk to/from work
-Pie or cake? Pie! Especially blueberry pie, with vanilla ice cream.

Other priorities: Safety is a pretty big one, though I'm not super afraid of homeless people asking for change and whatnot. Also, it would be nice to either have a washer and dryer in the apartment, or the hookups for it, or at the very least decent washers and dryers on site.

Also, if there are any ladies (or, a couple who would stay in one room, while I took the other) looking for a roommate starting mid-May, I'd love to see if we'd be compatible to be apartment-mates!
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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Your options are going to be limited for apartments within walking distance. You might be able to find something in Butchertown or the northern end of Old Louisville (between Kentucky and Oak Streets). A 30-min bike ride opens up a lot more options including Clifton, Crescent Hill, Germantown, the Highlands, and the rest of Old Louisville.

Groceries are going to be a problem, though, if you don't have a car. There's a Kroger between Old Louisville and downtown, but it's not very nice. There's supposed to be a new upscale grocery store in the works for downtown proper, but if it's built it won't be for a couple more years. You might look in the Highlands, within walking distance of the Valu Market on Bardstown Road, or Clifton, within walking distance of the Kroger on lower Brownsboro Rd. The latter is referred to around town as The Dirty Kroger, but it's actually not that bad, much better than the aforementioned Old Lou Kroger, popularly known as Kroghetto.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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Also, re your concern about safety: It's very difficult to give you guidance on that because safety is largely a matter of personal perception. Some folks wouldn't have a problem living in most of Louisville's West End (the poorest area of town where crime is a little more prevalent), while others wouldn't feel safe anywhere inside the Watterson (I-264).

The best thing you can do is to look at the Louisville Crime Maps that use actual real-world police report data and make decisions for yourself about what you can tolerate. Personally, I'd feel comfortable in any of the areas I mentioned above, with the slight caveat that I might prefer the southern end of Old Louisville, near UofL, over the northern part that's closer to downtown.

Crime Maps - LouisvilleKy.gov


And, FWIW, I ride public transportation from Crescent Hill to work downtown several times a week, and have no issues whatsoever. Humana employees ride the bus for free, so that'll be a big asset for you.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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It is absolutely wrong to describe the lower Brownsboro Rd Kroger as a "Dirty Kroger." That moniker was applied to the store back in the late 1980's as it was one of the oldest stores in the Kroger network. Old stores have old equipment, old floors, old shelving, and even old check-out stands. Like old cars the work to keep any old stores looking bright and shiny is a huge job no matter how clean they might be.

With the mid-1995-2000 era remodel, the store became a modern clean store, but the moniker stayed.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Good to know!
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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I thought there was something about the free transportation, that definitely opens things up for me.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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It is absolutely wrong to describe the lower Brownsboro Rd Kroger as a "Dirty Kroger." That moniker was applied to the store back in the late 1980's as it was one of the oldest stores in the Kroger network. Old stores have old equipment, old floors, old shelving, and even old check-out stands. Like old cars the work to keep any old stores looking bright and shiny is a huge job no matter how clean they might be.

With the mid-1995-2000 era remodel, the store became a modern clean store, but the moniker stayed.
Tom, that Kroger will never lose that moniker! Everybody uses it and will continue to do so, is that that the store was ever that bad but rather it's just a way to refer to it! It's like how everyone still refers to the "Old Sears Store" in St. Matthews when giving directions even though many people don't even know where the store ever was.
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