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Old 01-23-2024, 12:33 AM
 
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I recently moved to indy for work. Without going into the details I feel that it was a mistake and I want to leave. I just find it too boring and feel like living here is a waste of time for a young transplant.
There just aren't any areas of the city that are actually vibrant or exciting to me. Parts of downtown and broad ripple are ok but nothing to write home about.

Anyway, I am trying looking onto solutions to the problem instead of just allowing the regret of the decision to eat away at me.

One option I am considering is to live in Louisville and commute to Indy. I have explored Louisville some, and think the highlands is much better than anything in indy. Right now I am required to be in office twice a week (tues and thurs). However a number of people on my team only go in once a week, so I'm wondering of that could be an option eventually-or at least Tuesday and Wednesday instead of Tuesday Thursday.

How feasible do you think it would be to live in Louisville and commute to indy?

I have tried the drive a couple times, and have determined that going there and back twice a week is not realistic. However, if I only had to go in on 2 days consecutively, I could stay in a motel one night, go in the next, and head back to Louisville.

Do you think this is a realistic idea?
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Old 01-23-2024, 05:28 AM
 
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Technically I suppose one could do it, but who would want to?
It is approx. 114 miles away in distance (228 miles round trip).
I think that would get pretty old pretty quick.
We were living in Louisville when my husband was hired to work at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, he tried to commute, to Georgetown every day from Louisville and it made it absolutely miserable. But people are different maybe it wouldn't bother you.
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Old 01-23-2024, 10:54 AM
 
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Technically I suppose one could do it, but who would want to?
It is approx. 114 miles away in distance (228 miles round trip).
I think that would get pretty old pretty quick.
We were living in Louisville when my husband was hired to work at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, he tried to commute, to Georgetown every day from Louisville and it made it absolutely miserable. But people are different maybe it wouldn't bother you.
Right I am saying if I stayed in a motel one night it could be doable.

It wouldn't be every day it would be twice a week if I commuted there and back.

The other option would be to just start looking for a job again in a few months in a better location.
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Old 02-07-2024, 06:07 AM
 
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Right I am saying if I stayed in a motel one night it could be doable.

It wouldn't be every day it would be twice a week if I commuted there and back.

The other option would be to just start looking for a job again in a few months in a better location.
why not just move to louisville? it is a cheaper more interesting city
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Old 02-07-2024, 09:42 AM
 
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why not just move to louisville? it is a cheaper more interesting city
So you agree it is more interesting? People in the Indy forum seem convinced that Indy is better because it attracts more corporation and there are more events there.
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Old 02-12-2024, 10:35 PM
 
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Visited Louisville. Stayed in a motel called Galt house downtown. I thought it was cool-overlooking the Ohio river and could see cars zip by over the bridge. Lots of people of all different types visiting the motel-so packed that I couldn’t even parking spot in the garage for 20 mins. Definitely seems like it will become more popular
and expensive in the coming years as people catch on.

First impression when I got there was how faster paced it was me it just felt like a bigger city. Like the new hotels and buildings downtown mixed with some southern architecture. Cool lights/colors, like the bourbon/Nashville lite aesthetic. Interesting to see the gritty rust belt architecture contrast with the southern feel. I would say downtown Louisville is definitely underrated. It kind of reminds me of Saint Louis in some ways but isn’t as sketchy.
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Old 02-13-2024, 11:49 AM
 
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Visited Louisville. Stayed in a motel called Galt house downtown. I thought it was cool-overlooking the Ohio river and could see cars zip by over the bridge. Lots of people of all different types visiting the motel-so packed that I couldn’t even parking spot in the garage for 20 mins. Definitely seems like it will become more popular
and expensive in the coming years as people catch on.

First impression when I got there was how faster paced it was me it just felt like a bigger city. Like the new hotels and buildings downtown mixed with some southern architecture. Cool lights/colors, like the bourbon/Nashville lite aesthetic. Interesting to see the gritty rust belt architecture contrast with the southern feel. I would say downtown Louisville is definitely underrated. It kind of reminds me of Saint Louis in some ways but isn’t as sketchy.
Thanks and welcome. I am probably the biggest Louisville champion you will ever find. Downtown Louisville more INTERESTING than dt Indy but I cannot say it offers more. That said, Louisville's neighborhoods CRUSH that in Indy. Like, there is no comparison. Culturally, festival wise, weather, wise, history wise, Louisville bests Indy in every metric.

Indy only really beats us in pro sports.

Thanks
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Old 02-20-2024, 11:46 PM
 
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I’m not sure why Louisville isn’t more popular as a place to move to. I’m guessing that it doesn’t have a great job market(not the largest city) and remote workers are generally more inclined to live closer to the coasts in more name-brand cities and would avoid the Midwest in general outside of Chicago.
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Old 02-21-2024, 11:37 AM
 
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I’m not sure why Louisville isn’t more popular as a place to move to. I’m guessing that it doesn’t have a great job market(not the largest city) and remote workers are generally more inclined to live closer to the coasts in more name-brand cities and would avoid the Midwest in general outside of Chicago.
Lots of reasons to avoid Louisville. Poor wages in the local economy and very mediocre job market compared to more dynamic metro areas. Terrible infrastructure with stoplights all over Louisville that have terrible timing- meaning it takes much longer than it should to travel across surface streets in much of the city. Above average crime that hasn’t improved that much since hitting a peak recently. Awful weather most of the year, lots of extremes in terms of rainfall and awful heat and humidity if you’re in the city limits due to the urban heat island, not enough tree cover.

I prefer rural Floyd County, IN. Much better climate, more tree cover, and close enough to the city to be convenient while avoiding most of its issues…
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Old 02-21-2024, 11:43 AM
 
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I agree with Peter1948, the neighborhoods outside "downtown" Louisville offer a variety of amenities and are amazing to live in. The Highlands and neighborhoods around Bardstown Rd are all nice and growing with local vintage stores and restaurants (that aren't posh yet). It'd probably be hard to find work within walking or biking distance of those neighborhoods (if you're thinking about working here), but lots of Louisville companies like Humana, Baptist Health, and Norton Health offer opportunities for remote work or a hybrid schedule. I know a lot of people who do this who aren't medical specialists, such as physician recruiters or insurance sales. As a warning though, some neighborhoods have high rates of crime in Louisville, and violent crime seems to be growing throughout the city and its neighborhoods. The new mayor was even shot at during his campaign. I haven't heard of any of this out in the Highlands, but it's definitely something to keep in mind if you're planning on leaving your home vacant for 1-2 days a week to commute to Indy.
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