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Old 10-04-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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My husband has been offered a promotion so we are relocating to Louisville area. They are wanting us to move fairly soon. We are from a small town (only about 6,000). We would prefer not to throw our two kids into a massive school system. The one they attend now is VERY small (the graduating class has 79 students). I know we probably can't find any school quite that small close to Louisville, however does anyone have any recommendations for a town that would be safe, nice small town feeling, not too far from husband's new job?

Here are some details we do know...

- His company is located near 264 off Exit 15
- I own my own business so can start up anywhere we move
- we do not want to live in an apartment, want a 3-4 bedroom home (not sure if renting or buying).
- we do not have a preference for Indiana or Kentucky, safety is more important
- we are a middle-income (maybe slightly above) family
- husband would prefer not to have more than a 1 hr commute if possible


Any advice or help would be MUCH appreciated!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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My husband has been offered a promotion so we are relocating to Louisville area. They are wanting us to move fairly soon. We are from a small town (only about 6,000). We would prefer not to throw our two kids into a massive school system. The one they attend now is VERY small (the graduating class has 79 students). I know we probably can't find any school quite that small close to Louisville, however does anyone have any recommendations for a town that would be safe, nice small town feeling, not too far from husband's new job?

Here are some details we do know...

- His company is located near 264 off Exit 15
- I own my own business so can start up anywhere we move
- we do not want to live in an apartment, want a 3-4 bedroom home (not sure if renting or buying).
- we do not have a preference for Indiana or Kentucky, safety is more important
- we are a middle-income (maybe slightly above) family
- husband would prefer not to have more than a 1 hr commute if possible


Any advice or help would be MUCH appreciated!
Oldham County fits the bill. You will love it there. Prospect, Pewee Valley, La Grange, or Crestwood.

If you consider yourself a "southern person", then I would also look at Mt Washington and Shepherdsville. Not quite as good of schools as Oldham, but would only be a 20 min commute for your husband's work from there.

I think the city proper of Louisville is "too big" of a city for you to deal with based on what you are used to.

You can also look at Floyd's Knobs or Sellersburg, IN. Both are within 30 minutes of your husband's job, and once the bridges are done by 2017, any traffic should be much less.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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Thank you for taking the time to answer! We are going down to look around on Tuesday for a visit to the area. You've given us some starting points!!!
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:13 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Kentucky tends to favor larger public schools, many counties have only 1 high school. Enrollment in Louisville or Lexington for high schools tends to range in the 1500 to 2000 range. Oldham Co high schools are currently in the 1000 range and growing rapidly. Smallest high schools in the area would be Spencer Co KY, Borden IN, Charlestown IN, and Lanesville IN (highly rated).
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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Area is so beautiful (from what I'm seeing in photos). Would love nothing more than a home with a little bit of a view!
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Bardstown is still a cute little town, and really close to Louisville....if you don't mind a bit of a commute.

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Kentucky
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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There are some great little towns right across the river, over in Indiana also, that are so close they are almost a Louisville suburb (but yet with their own identity and flavor!)
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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There are some great little towns right across the river, over in Indiana also, that are so close they are almost a Louisville suburb (but yet with their own identity and flavor!)
Well they are very much Louisville suburbs in Indiana. Louisville's Indiana suburbs are the size of Lexington/fayette county alone. That said, I do agree some of them look and feel like their own small town. And that is good for those that like it.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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Within Jefferson county you might look at Anchorage, I think it has its own school system. Other than that, the towns mentioned above all seem to be what you're looking for.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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I disagree with the Oldham County and Floyd Central recommendations thrown out there by Peter. Floyd Central is a massive school system. The Sellersburg area and Silver Creek schools are also pretty popular and will be growing even more once the east end bridge gets done and gives that area easier access to the east end of Louisville.

Lanesville would be a better option to consider. It's a smaller community with smaller schools. Easy access to I-64 and probably 30-45 minutes commute depending on rush hour and where off the exits you would live/work. Your husband could easily go around 264 and avoid downtown.

Borden is slightly farther out and I feel the drug problem is a little worse out that way.
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