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Old 05-05-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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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.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I'd avoid public schools in Hardin, Bullitt, and Southern Jefferson County due to very low test scores. Meade County has by far the best schools near Ft Knox

courier-journal.com»Kentucky CATS scores»Louisville, KY
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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From looking around it sounds like the east side or Oldham County is where we would want to be. Could someone give me an estimate of how long it would take to get to Ft. Knox from there is rush hour traffic?
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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From looking around it sounds like the east side or Oldham County is where we would want to be. Could someone give me an estimate of how long it would take to get to Ft. Knox from there is rush hour traffic?
I would guess at least an hour and a half. It takes me about 40 minutes to get there without traffic from the SW part of the county.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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Well that knocks out that idea. The Southwest suburbs sound like the easiest commute between Ft. Knox and Louisville. Any recommendations on neighborhoods?
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Well that knocks out that idea. The Southwest suburbs sound like the easiest commute between Ft. Knox and Louisville. Any recommendations on neighborhoods?
The wealthiest areas of SouthWest Louisville are from just south of Iroquois Park extending to Valley Station Rd - this includes the Arnoldstown Rd, St Anthony Church Rd, and Stonestreet Road areas. There is a decent amount of shopping off Dixie Highway in the Valley Station area, including Meijer's, Applebee's, Fazoli's etc.

BTW... I didn't mean to leave the impression that all schools in this area are bad, they just aren't consistently as good as the NE suburbs.

Here is a good map/ aerial imagery to view areas you are considering.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Thanks! Valley Station seems like somewhere to check out.

I've been looking at the Highlands and Germantown which are pretty neat. Anyone know how bad that commute would be to Ft. Knox?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Census gave you some great areas to look at. Some of them you can even get acerage. Try the 40258 and 40272 area codes
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm having a hard time finding a realty site that lists by zip code. Can you recommend one?
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here's one, stay away from Sylvania by the way

40258, Real Estate Listings and 40258 Single Family Home for Sale - Realtor.com

and another

40272, Real Estate Listings and 40272 Single Family Home for Sale - Realtor.com
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