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Old 05-12-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I'm interviewing for a job at Ft. Knox this week. If we were to move to KY my husband would most likely work in downtown Louisville.

Any suggestions on where to live? We're looking for good schools, low crime and homes in the $300,000 range. 30 minute commute each way is our limit.

We like planned communities (if possible) but definitely an area with restaurants and shopping nearby.
Stew >> I haven't heard you mention straying from that 30 minute commute and Midtown, Highlands, st Mathews, etc are all going to be well over 30 minutes.

I drove the opposite from Knox area to Louisville for years and for planning purposes, the Dixie/I-265 intersection is 20 minutes to the Brandenburg gate.

Here is a similiar thread on nice neighborhoods on the SW side of louisville.
//www.city-data.com/forum/louis...ouisville.html

Censusdata put out the nice areas on the SW side and those areas are listed separately (with maps) in the other thread.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Another SW County area to look at are the subdivisions along Pages Lane, like Stoneridge and the newer houses at the end of High View. There is also a subdivision just off Old Third Street, north side, across from Prairie Village, that extends back into the hills that‘s really nice. I think it might connect up with the High View stuff. There’s also a new subdivision off Pages behind the old Waverly Hills Sanitarium

Basically that entire hill country from, say Stonestreet Road northeast to Iroqouis Park + the Kenwood Hill area is pretty nice for subdivision housing…this would be Arnoldtown Road, Cardinal Hill, St Anthony Church Road, and so forth.

It used to be Windsor Forest was the higher end subdivision in the area (still has the best site planning, with belts of forests and walking trails on the hillsides, and an nice pond, and old pay lake, I think), but now Hardwood Forest is probably the place, though not as nicely platted. There are some pretty nice houses off St Anthony Church Road, too.

For mini-farms/acreage, I’d say the following roads are cool, esp. if you like hill country scenery. Some of this is over in Bullet County, just across the county line.

1. Blevins Gap
2. Scotts Gap
3. Pauleys Gap
4. Bearcamp
5. Pendleton
6. Weavers Run

All of these can be reached from Dixie Hwy and the Stonestreet exit on the Gene Snyder, so convenient if you live work in Knox & downtown. Some of the property here backs up on the Jefferson County Forest, so the ridges and high points won’t be developed as it’s a forest presserve.

I should also say Dixie Hwy is a bad first impression as it’s pretty honky-tonk/low rent, esp south of Valley Station as you get closer to Kosmosdale. Once you get off it, to the east into the hills, the scenery improves.

Closer to Knox, Doe Valley (which has been mentioned) in Mead County is pretty nice..it’s sort of gated community built around a lake (with a beach) and golf course.

Traditionally SW County was a popular place for active duty and retired military as an alternative to post town living in Radcliffe. We had a few neighbors who were military, and one ex-military who worked at Knox, but the wife worked downtown, & I was on base quite a bit as my high school buddies dads’ were military so took us there for base rec stuff.

One last thing...SW County does have middle class and upper middle class folk, including proffessionals and small business people, but since it doesn't have the snob appeal of the East End it tends to be pretty unpretentious...so you wont find fancy stores and stuff. You would have to travel east for upscale and trendy shopping stuff.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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You could try the other way into Knox and Louisville, Bardstown for instance is pretty close to knox (I think I can drive it in alittle over 30 minutes and DT louisville is less then 40 minutes from the far side of Bardstown (closer on the I65 side). It's also a growing little community that's getting alittle bit of everything anyone would ever want...
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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You could try the other way into Knox and Louisville, Bardstown for instance is pretty close to knox (I think I can drive it in alittle over 30 minutes and DT louisville is less then 40 minutes from the far side of Bardstown (closer on the I65 side). It's also a growing little community that's getting alittle bit of everything anyone would ever want...
Bardstown is pretty nice.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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yes, Bardstown and esp. Southern Bullit county would be cool. Thats scenic country out that way. It would be a straight shot down I-65 to downtown and then the back road to Knox..
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