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Old 04-09-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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I grew up in Louisville but moved away as a child. I have several relatives there and a cousin that wants me to visit. I'm reluctant to visit where she lives now because I've heard that the Bardstown Rd/Goldsmith Lane area is now ghetto. Can someone tell me what the area is like now because I haven't visited in well over 20 yrs. Thank You
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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sadly, the Newburg area has been the refuge of many that are very poor. I'd not recommend late night walks but its not as bad as the word ghetto would lead one to believe. The peoples in that area are not violent in the extreme way; just lots of drug activity and petty $ crime.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Uhm bardstown road and goldsmith lane aren't newburg, and they're def not ghetto.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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It's certainly not a ritzy section, but certainly not "ghetto." Go bowling in that area several nights a week, and never ran into any troubles.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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No, it's not ghetto. The Newburg area isn't either.
The area has changed a bit in 20 years, I wouldn't say it's any better or any worse. Bashford Manor Mall has been demolished and replaced by a Super Walmart, Lowes, Target and some other retail. The Showcase Cinemas were just demolished, but they were closed for about 5-10 years.
Like the previous posters said, you might want to avoid night-time strolls but it's relatively safe during the day.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Bardstown/ Goldsmith area reminds me a lot of the Kirvlevington area of Lexington: it is a little dicey in some areas (especially near public housing) but is still much safer overall than the "hood".

Based on the CJ crime maps that area averages 5 murders per year while West Broadway average a murder every other block!
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Bardstown/Goldsmith area is running down but is definitely not a ghetto.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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Default RU Joking

I patrolled this area and I can tell you there are alot of criminals living in the area, Yes it is a mixed bag but don't make it sound like it is free from criminal activity, no it is not Newburg but close enough, like most citiies anywhere there is a high population of lower income rentals this is what you get it is just the facts.
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