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Old 06-20-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Hi, my husband and I are seriously thinking of relocating to the Louisville area. We are going to be coming to town next weekend for 5 days. We are staying downtown. What recommendations do you have regarding where we should go, what we should see. We want to get a real 'taste' for what the city/area is about. We won't be moving downtown. Most likely Oldham county area. I have horses. We just thought it would be fun to stay downtown and walk to restaurants/bars. We can't do that where we live now.

I appreciate everyones input and ideas about what to do and see. However, I do not appreciate comments from people who think we should NOT relocate here. Please keep this positive. I have read most of the posts on the forums re: cons and pros. Everyone has their own ideas and likes, dislikes. We want to make up our mind by spending some time there. We, of course have taken all the information we have read into consideration.

Thank you kindly for your assistance!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The nicest areas of Downtown are the East Main/ Market Street area near Slugger Field, West Main's Museum Row, and 4th Street. River Road (east of Witherspoon Street) is awesome.

There are some nice restaurants downtown, but the best concentration is still by far along Frankfort Ave and Bardstown Road. I'd also recomend taking a drive down LaGrange Road (KY 146)- it is the most beautiful road I have ever seen in an urban area
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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If you want a virtual tour the East End, I have two road videos of US 60 from Downtown to Middletown. Both videos have a 'view in High Quality' option


YouTube - Louisville Urban Streets Tour:

YouTube - Louisville Highway Tour: Shelbyville Road
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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i'd for sure take a drive along River Road from downtown to Prospect. It is the only State Senic Road in Jefferson County (Correct me if im wrong) and you really get a feel for the architecture and scenery around the Louisville area, all while being next to the River for a lot of the drive.

If you do take a drive on LaGrange Road, it does go all the way into Oldham County to LaGrange (Weird huh?) so you can get a feel for what Oldham County has to offer. If you have horses, you might be better off looking in Shelby County, just because land is cheaper there and it is less developed, Oldham County is becoming Louisville's next suburbia.

Deffinately check out 4th Street Live, Waterfront Park, and the Bardstown Rd. area.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hi, my husband and I are seriously thinking of relocating to the Louisville area. We are going to be coming to town next weekend for 5 days. We are staying downtown. What recommendations do you have regarding where we should go, what we should see. We want to get a real 'taste' for what the city/area is about. We won't be moving downtown. Most likely Oldham county area. I have horses. We just thought it would be fun to stay downtown and walk to restaurants/bars. We can't do that where we live now.
Hmmmmm...Well we're about to move to L'ville (Oldham Co.) and personally I can't wait to take in Yew Dell Gardens Yew Dell Gardens Home I'm also looking forward to a little "ride on the riverboat", which I understand leaves from downtown. The "River Road" (as someone suggested) is really beautiful and I would highly recommend the "Captain's Quarter" restaurant (just off the River Rd). The food is pretty darn good (try the Kentucky Hot Brown), the ambiance is very relaxed and it is right on the river. For a nice Saturday afternoon thing the area around Cheokee Park is wonderful. Lot's of neat old houses and nature galore. A bit out of town, another thing I'm looking forward to is a tour of one of the Bourbon distillaries. How can one come to KY and NOT want to check that out Fact of the matter is you probably won't need to plan anything. Just do what we did, roll into town and start looking around. You'll find plenty to do and lots of wonderful people.

StevieP
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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louisville is so ****ed up nobody should be allowed to live here THX
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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louisville is so ****ed up nobody should be allowed to live here THX
Hmmmmmmm...sounds like someone had a bad day. Doctor Steve says "take a couple of chill-pills and call us all back when you have something positive to add to the conversation".

Speaking as a soon to be residents of L'ville (Oldham County) my wife and I were in the unique position that we could relocate anywhere we wanted to. After spending copious amounts of money traveling the country looking for our "place in the sun", we took the advice of Tom Cox and visited the area...The rest as they say is history. My point here is NOT to say that L'ville is for everyone but it does have something for everyone (which is more than can be said for many places in the U.S. "heartland"). If someone hates L'ville (or anywhere else for that matter) that much, then one should strongly consider relocating. Relocation out of the question ?...Then make the most of what you have and start looking at the glass as "half full" as opposed to "half empty"....and now a word from our sponsors.

Steve P
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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For breakfast I would recommend Toast on Market ([URL="http://www.toastonmarket.com/"]Toast On Market[/URL]) which also has a few nice little unique shops across the street. I would also recommend North End Cafe on Frankfort Ave. My out of town guest really seem to like both places. Hope you have a great visit.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone who has offered suggestions. We just can't wait for our visit!

SteviePee2...where are you moving from? Where did you decide to settle. Please pm if you prefer.

Please keep the ideas coming.

Have an extraordinary day!
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Attractions? 4th St. Live has Dress Like A Stripper Night on Sundays, Sexy Schoolgirl Night on Mondays, Sexy Nurse Night on Tuesdays, Show Us Your Tan Night on Wednesdays, Sexy Lunch Lady Night on Thursdays, Sexy Dental Hygenist Night on Fridays, and then Saturdays goes beyond that with Ladies Night in which women get in free and Larry Birkhead chases them all around the room on the hour. It's like a Barnstable Brown party, but with a better beat. Well, the best beat is by a dj who lives way out in J-town, but the next best dj lives in Gnaw Bone, Indiana, so you take what you can get.

What else? The sideshow downtown is fun. Look for the big Owsley Brown statue but be careful it doesn't make you sit on its lap. If you can trick the Ann Northup robot into smiling, you get a prize.

The scavenger hunt in Old Ham County is fun, but no one ever can solve the "find a shirt that is not a knit golf shirt with a corporate logo" or "bring back a book" searches.
I know you find yourself amusing, but I do not. Please no more comments like this.
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