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Old 04-24-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Looking to buy in East Louisville, hubby works nearby Ormsby Station and Hurstbourne. Would love to be close by, no more than 20 minutes for a commute. Any suggestions for a nice. Safe neighborhood ( City as they are called here)? We are in our late 50's, and love eating our and enjoy festivals, music, SHOPPING close by. Would love to be under 250K??
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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You can definitely get an older house, like 1960s to 1980s, in that price range in that area.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:41 AM
 
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Looking to buy in East Louisville, hubby works nearby Ormsby Station and Hurstbourne. Would love to be close by, no more than 20 minutes for a commute. Any suggestions for a nice. Safe neighborhood ( City as they are called here)? We are in our late 50's, and love eating our and enjoy festivals, music, SHOPPING close by. Would love to be under 250K??
I would look into Middletown, along the Gene Snyder, into Pewee Valley or the 22 exit off Gene Snyder (265)

The only unsafe areas in the entire metro area are in the west end, west of 9th street.

The suburb known as Newburg, off Indian Trail and Preston, also has some rough parts.

There is a small square neighborhood east of I65, near downtown, which is still pretty rough, but it is also rapidly gentrifying. This area, mainly known as Smoketown and Shelby park, is bounded by Broadway on the north, Logan on the East, Burnett/Hill on the south, and Floyd st on the west.

Outside that box, there are some gorgeous historic homes, and plenty of yuppies as well.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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There really is no bad part of the East End. Generally everything east of the 65 is safe except for the few neighborhoods right around downtown and the area around Bardstown Road south of the 264.

Anywhere north/northeast of the 64 is safe.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:34 AM
 
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Thanks for the help, y'all...we moved from SC and also hope it warms up, it's been a cool spring here!! Haha! I guess I got spoiled further down south.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Thanks for the help, y'all...we moved from SC and also hope it warms up, it's been a cool spring here!! Haha! I guess I got spoiled further down south.
Last year it was well into the 80s already so this isn't every year
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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I'd second Peter's recommendation. If I were you, I'd start with a corridor that runs roughly along I-265, north from I-64 and possibly as far as Brownsboro Road. Middleton, maybe as far north as PeeWee Valley, but probably not much farther up than that for starters. You can get some very nice properties - some with comfortable acreage - for that price range.

But are you looking more for an urban, suburban, or semi-rural setting?
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Not too sure about this recommendation for the sake of your commute, but I personally love the Fern Creek area. In my research, it's fair priced for being considered East End. Great spots to eat, literally all the basic necessities and more all bunched together on the south end of Bardstown Rd, close to the Snyder, and a fairly even distance to most parts of town. I love it out there. If I stay in Louisville, that's probably where I'll buy.

Nonetheless, if you want East End, it's pretty much all good out there other than (As Peter said) Newburg. I work in Newburg and I can tell you firsthand it's not a very safe place to be. It's very choppy and I've seen plenty go on there simply driving home from work that definitely doesn't make it feel like a great place to live. Although I've personally never feared my safety within the 40+ hours a week I spend there, it would be one of my last choices. Going north of the Watterson on Newburg Rd towards Bellarmine University is a really nice area and definitely upscale, as your headed towards the Highlands, but I'd (personally) highly recommend staying clear of anything south of the Watterson on or near Newburg Rd.
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