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Old 01-20-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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Sounds like a fun place to live, old timer. Let me guess....you're not allowed to own a weapon or, you're not allowed to defend yourself...right?


You can have a select few certain kinds of hunting rifles but its very hard to find them, purchase them and alot of bureaucracy involved. However only very certain kinds of guns, very few, and you can't carry them thats for sure.
Here everyone lives behind bars while the criminals roam the streets. We are the ones turning our homes into jailcells living behind bars while they go free....it's true.....such irony isn't it? Very sad, didn't used to be this way but in the early 90's it started changing according to my wife.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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You can have a select few certain kinds of hunting rifles but its very hard to find them, purchase them and alot of bureaucracy involved. However only very certain kinds of guns, very few, and you can't carry them thats for sure.
Here everyone lives behind bars while the criminals roam the streets. We are the ones turning our homes into jailcells living behind bars while they go free....it's true.....such irony isn't it? Very sad, didn't used to be this way but in the early 90's it started changing according to my wife.
Just as I thought...pay attention kids...


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Old 01-21-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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That sounds worse than even the West End of Louisville. Even there a vast majority of murders are drug dealers killing other drug dealers during attempted robberies or arguments. I'd guess the main issues in ARG are a combination of a corrupt police that don't make criminals pay and that folks are forbidden from protecting themselves.

America has problems but nothing like what most of the rest of the world has. That's why everyone complains but no one leaves.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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That address you gave isn't too far from me. I'm near Southern Parkway and Woodlawn. I'd say it's a mix of working class and middle class. Definitely a higher percentage of immigrants from all over the world than many other parts of Louisville. I regularly see Latinos, Asians, Africans, and Arabs driving and walking around. I've never felt unsafe here. I don't feel AS SAFE as I do compared to The Highlands or St Matts or other parts of the East End, but definitely not UNSAFE. Be prepared, though, because it is very suburban. I'm not used to this coming from Los Angeles. The only restaurants around are chain and fast food establishments on Taylor Blvd and Dixie Hwy and Vietnam Kitchen (which makes up for everything...it's that good!). But it's this weird area surrounded by areas you don't wanna end up in. Go a few blocks east and it's bad. Accidentally went to the Kroger on 7th at midnight. I was VERY uncomfortable. The Kroger on 3rd (not at Central Station) is pretty trashy and rundown.

So, the neighborhood does have its downfalls, but if your budget can't get you into the nicer parts of the East End, there's DEFINITELY nothing wrong with this neighborhood. Safety is fine. There a few restaurants and stores, though for a city boy like me, they're limited.

Quick comment about Argentina, I can't believe the crime is that bad! I had a friend study abroad there for a year and she never had any problems. I want to live and work abroad, hopefully for the rest of my life, and Buenos Aires has long been an option. I will obviously visit first, but I always hear of how similar BA and Madrid are. Having lived in Madrid and that being my favorite city on earth, BA seemed like a good option. But if the crime is like you say it is, I'll have to reconsider.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:39 AM
 
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That address you gave isn't too far from me. I'm near Southern Parkway and Woodlawn. I'd say it's a mix of working class and middle class. Definitely a higher percentage of immigrants from all over the world than many other parts of Louisville. I regularly see Latinos, Asians, Africans, and Arabs driving and walking around. I've never felt unsafe here. I don't feel AS SAFE as I do compared to The Highlands or St Matts or other parts of the East End, but definitely not UNSAFE. Be prepared, though, because it is very suburban. I'm not used to this coming from Los Angeles. The only restaurants around are chain and fast food establishments on Taylor Blvd and Dixie Hwy and Vietnam Kitchen (which makes up for everything...it's that good!). But it's this weird area surrounded by areas you don't wanna end up in. Go a few blocks east and it's bad. Accidentally went to the Kroger on 7th at midnight. I was VERY uncomfortable. The Kroger on 3rd (not at Central Station) is pretty trashy and rundown.

So, the neighborhood does have its downfalls, but if your budget can't get you into the nicer parts of the East End, there's DEFINITELY nothing wrong with this neighborhood. Safety is fine. There a few restaurants and stores, though for a city boy like me, they're limited.

Quick comment about Argentina, I can't believe the crime is that bad! I had a friend study abroad there for a year and she never had any problems. I want to live and work abroad, hopefully for the rest of my life, and Buenos Aires has long been an option. I will obviously visit first, but I always hear of how similar BA and Madrid are. Having lived in Madrid and that being my favorite city on earth, BA seemed like a good option. But if the crime is like you say it is, I'll have to reconsider.
A somewhat fair, but slightly inaccurate statement. There are plenty of local eats and shops in that area...you just have to know how to find them...there are great cuban, asian, african, vietnamese (and not just VK but at least a half dozen others) and many many other places in south Louisville that make it unique.
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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I've got my wife convinced to consider living further out from Louisville. She's warming up to the idea of possibly Bullit, Shelby or even Oldham, as long as it's safe, not TOO far from Louisville work etc.
We've been warming up a bit to east Bullit like Mt Washington and also Bullit along I-65 just inside Bullit from Jeff county. Shes realky excited about the new mall thats opened up in Simpsonville lol.

Anyways as long as its safe and we have reliable transportation to get to work reasonably even in bad weather, shes open. We are getting ready for her visa interview so wish us luck. All goes well we will be in the US by this August for good and then saving money, looking for work maybe by spring 2016 we can transition to Louisville. My mom is retiring next year so shes open to coming to Louisville also. She misses Ky and wants to be close to her family but be in a place where she can still find part time work as well.

Regarding Buenos Aires - The city of Buenos Aires has the best police force in the country. Well paid and trained they coordinate with the Argentine military. Crime is high here, astronomical compared to Louisville for sure, it can strike anywhere at anytime. In buenos aires proper the police respond fairly quickly and most buildings have security, you wont most likely have any issues other than pickpocketing. Now as you get on the fringes of BA and nearer the outlying burbs of the metro its a diff story. You always have to be very vigilant here, always have to be aware. If you rent a first or second floor apartment or house make sure windows have iron security bars, doors as well, a good alarm and outside lighting. Dont anounce your conings and goings to anybody except closes friends, vary your schedules, keep a low profile, learn the language you'll most likely be ok!

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