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Old 01-21-2008, 10:01 PM
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Okay- So we're narrowing down our search on where to buy horse property with a nice home...hopefully under 300K. I've been hearing some really nice things about these county's, but the question still lies...which is the most desirable area? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:16 AM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Desirable? Certainly a personal and very subjective definition. Let's say it this way, Oldham is much more suburban than truly rural anymore. Henry is 50/50 while Trimble is 25/75. Spencer was the fastest growing population in Kentucky if not still # 1 or close to the top.

I can speak with some authority about Henry, Oldham, & Trimble (HOT). Oldham does have a few horse properties available, but the quality of the house does come into play. House for house, $ 300k will buy more land in Henry & Trimble vs Oldham.

Now, what is so good? Depending on your needs, Oldham has so much to offer educationally, medically, shopping, & household services. Henry & Trimble still have a very rural attitude. HOT is friendly, has room to breathe, and all will have good reason to make property investments there solid.

I recommend that you complete a golf type scorecard. List all the things you feel important to your purchase decision. Then assign a five point value ranking for each. 1 "can't live without" to 5 "nice but not necessary" etc. Do that for your general area, then once you have decided the area, do it for the property/home you desire.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:12 AM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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All the counties East or Northeast of Downtown have high median incomes, college educated populations, and low poverty. Henry County is growing much slower than Oldham or Spencer. If you don't want to be surrounded with subdivisions in 5 years it would be the only choice.

------2006 pop-2000 pop-%chn
Oldham 55,285; 46,178; 18.6%
Spencer 16,475; 11,766; 40.0%
Henry 16,025; 15,060; 6.4%
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:13 AM
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I'm right at the Oldham, Jefferson, Spencer border. There still seems to be a rural feel out by me, and I'm closer in to downtown and other amenities. So if that's what you want, don't be afraid to look closer in, towards eastern Jefferson County or Oldham County. Especially if you will be commuting to downtown Louisville to work.

As pointed out, you'll have to look harder and pay more, but it may be worth it, depending on what you are looking for.
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