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Old 12-26-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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I am an artist living in downtown Indianapolis (Fountain Square). I have been here almost 8 years and it seems to me the "art scene"is over-rated. I find Indy very dull and corporatized, with the loss of Bart Peterson as mayor, it maybe getting even duller. I'm also tired of having to avoid downtown when the "blue smurf-people" invade.

I have visited Louisville only a few times and it always seemed interesting in an old funky way. It seemed like a "real" city and I hope it remains that way. I liked it and am thinking of checking it out for a move. I have read the posts about its art scene being better, its eclectic nature, etc. and have learned a lot. Thank you!

So here is my SPECIFIC question: I am a mixture of urban artist-type and gardener/counryside lover. What are your thoughts about a nice, reasonably priced area where one can live on a few acres with garden, space, animals, etc ....AND.... be within comfortable driving distance to be a part of Louisville artist life? I think no more than 50 miles drive.

I drew a "50 mile circle" around Louisville on my map, but would love some real advice from people down there. I plan to make some trips down this spring and will appreciate specific place names. I love to explore new places. Thank you for any tips
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I think you might get even closer than 50 miles with no trouble. Oldham County and Shelby County seem ideal for you.

If you want more urban, old Louisville (site of St. James Art Festival) or the Bardstown Road area would also be perfect.
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Also, once you get outside of the Gene Snyder loop, there are still plenty of 5 acre lots within eastern Jefferson County. The Eastwood and Fisherville areas.

Let's put it this way. You will have no trouble finding something here and you'll find a lot of compatible company!
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Off Topic,

Thank you very much! I will explore those places ... and less than 50 miles would be great.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I am an artist living in downtown Indianapolis (Fountain Square). I have been here almost 8 years and it seems to me the "art scene"is over-rated. I find Indy very dull and corporatized, with the loss of Bart Peterson as mayor, it maybe getting even duller. I'm also tired of having to avoid downtown when the "blue smurf-people" invade...

So here is my SPECIFIC question: I am a mixture of urban artist-type and gardener/counryside lover. What are your thoughts about a nice, reasonably priced area where one can live on a few acres with garden, space, animals, etc ....AND.... be within comfortable driving distance to be a part of Louisville artist life? I think no more than 50 miles drive. ....
You may want to specify the type of animals you mean as it may have a bearing on the locations people suggest -- just in case you're referring to farm animals and not dogs and cats. Good luck on your search.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Well, definitely dogs and cats. I would love some white doves and maybe even some hens....possibly a goat or two, but I'll need to learn. So no large animals, like horses.
Good point, Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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Well, definitely dogs and cats. I would love some white doves and maybe even some hens....possibly a goat or two, but I'll need to learn. So no large animals, like horses.
Good point, Thanks.
Try La Grange and specifically, Oldham County if you want land. If you want urban, Louisville has some awfully cool areas, much more unique than anything I have seen out of Indy. At least check out Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue and their cross streets when you come to the city. Also check the area around St James Court. PM me for more details or questions! Louisville is a great urban city for artists and creative types.
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