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Old 02-08-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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I'm moving to Louisville in 3 weeks with the fiance. I'm familar with the good areas, Clifton, Germantown, Highlands, Beechmont, and St. Matthews. Are their any areas I've missed? Old Louisville just did not click with us for some reason.

I actually really enjoyed Beechmont, but the amenities seemed a bit lacking and out of walking distance. We did really enjoy the heart of st. matthews area. This ideally would be our area.

Here is the problem.... We've been dealing with a rental management company (broadway) and I won't say they are the worst, but they are close. They are just very hard to deal with. Showing dirty apartments, not being truthful with us. So I tried on my own, I've walked the area and I've only seen 1 to 2 rent signs. Does anyone know of private apartments in the immediate area or other management companies in that specific area?

In short.. if anyone knows of any other cool areas please let me know. If anyone knows/is renting out a place in the heart of st. matthews let me know. Any suggestions, I want to find the right place and I won't live in a corporate apartment.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm moving to Louisville in 3 weeks with the fiance. I'm familar with the good areas, Clifton, Germantown, Highlands, Beechmont, and St. Matthews. Are their any areas I've missed? Old Louisville just did not click with us for some reason.

I actually really enjoyed Beechmont, but the amenities seemed a bit lacking and out of walking distance. We did really enjoy the heart of st. matthews area. This ideally would be our area.

Here is the problem.... We've been dealing with a rental management company (broadway) and I won't say they are the worst, but they are close. They are just very hard to deal with. Showing dirty apartments, not being truthful with us. So I tried on my own, I've walked the area and I've only seen 1 to 2 rent signs. Does anyone know of private apartments in the immediate area or other management companies in that specific area?

In short.. if anyone knows of any other cool areas please let me know. If anyone knows/is renting out a place in the heart of st. matthews let me know. Any suggestions, I want to find the right place and I won't live in a corporate apartment.

You need to drive around those areas, calling the for rent signs in yards. Also, look on Craigslist. Do NOT deal with Broadway Management. They are crap. All of those areas, including Old Louisville, have many apartments for rent. Beechmomt and Old Louisville probably have the coolest properties architecturally, but again, less you can walk to. Old Louisville does have quite a bit you can walk to, you just have to know where to find it:

www.oldlouisville.com

In al these areas, you may be shown properties that look outdated or run down, but dont let that discourage you...some landlords do not upkeep like others. It seems that it takes looking at 10-20 of these properties to find one that works. Thats ok, bc its worth it over those corporate, bland suburban places. Also, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Beechmont has its charm too, and has independedt eatieries and a coffee shop if you know where to look. The heart of ST Matthews is highly overpriced, but a favorite with young professionals. You sound like a better fit for the Highlands or Clifton/Crescent Hill corridors. You need to scour craigslist as a starting point. Find a place you are interested in, and then go look at it, and drive surrounding streets loooking for for rent signs. I think you would like Cherokee Road and all the streets that cross it. I know for a fact of several for rent signs in yards, one for a nice looking one around 1038 Cherokee Rd or so.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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It's funny that all the things that you've mentioned have already happened to me. I've been planning this move for 4 months and I've seen tons of properties in the highlands. I've called some of the signs and it hasn't been pretty. Pretty much all of them were in great locations but the amenities and upkeep of the places... terrible. I also looked at 2516 Clifton which was ok, but again the interior was just nasty. I can see college student housing in the areas being on the cheap being lacking, but for $700-850 I'd think I could do a little better.

Ideally, I'd like the area of the Highlands just slight south of The Phoenix Hill Theater, where it intersects with Broadway. It's gritty and I like that, lots of potential, but I hardly see anything in the area. St. Matthews has been the most expensive, think $1 a square foot, but they've also been in the best condition.

I'm just pressed because I've been trying and I'm running short on time.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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It's funny that all the things that you've mentioned have already happened to me. I've been planning this move for 4 months and I've seen tons of properties in the highlands. I've called some of the signs and it hasn't been pretty. Pretty much all of them were in great locations but the amenities and upkeep of the places... terrible. I also looked at 2516 Clifton which was ok, but again the interior was just nasty. I can see college student housing in the areas being on the cheap being lacking, but for $700-850 I'd think I could do a little better.

Ideally, I'd like the area of the Highlands just slight south of The Phoenix Hill Theater, where it intersects with Broadway. It's gritty and I like that, lots of potential, but I hardly see anything in the area. St. Matthews has been the most expensive, think $1 a square foot, but they've also been in the best condition.

I'm just pressed because I've been trying and I'm running short on time.

Either you are not looking hard enough or have VERY bad luck. A brief look at craigslist alone finds exactly what you want:

Beechmont:
LUXURY apt Fresh and Clean all newly remodeled (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1026124243.html - broken link)
LUXURY apt, Freshly Remodeled, New Everything! (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1024882118.html - broken link)

Downtown (expensive but all inclusive, and you would not need any of your own stuff) 1 Bedroom Furnished Condo (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1025208616.html - broken link)

MASSIVE one Bedroom Condo LOCATED DOWNTOWN (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1022373273.html - broken link) (a STEAL, this building wouldnt be out of place in the Gold Coast of Chicago, and has a highrise luxury view of Waterfront Park).

Highlands/Cherokee Triangle
Cherokee Triangle Condo (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1024232247.html - broken link) (very pricey, but againc comes completely furnished and includes all utilities plus cable TV and internet and even a local gym membership. you may want to weigh this option versus purchasing all these things on your own).

FURNISHED Townhome Apartment!! Wireless, Cable, & all utils. Incl! (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1023057222.html - broken link) (this one is a STEAL for the price with all utilities including furnishings with a stellar location)

Modern Living in Highlands- Lease Option) - Low Credit OK! (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1019950335.html - broken link) (want your own home? Its nice but you'll pay for it)

Clifton:
Cresent Hill lg 3 bedrm apt for rent (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1022599016.html - broken link) (not in the luxury range but lots of bedrooms and cheap)
Huge First Floor Apartment (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1022315062.html - broken link) (dirt cheap)

Crescent Hill:
http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1024843886.html (broken link)
http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1015232307.html (broken link)

Old Louisville:
Spacious Apt in Old Louisville (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1021797496.html - broken link) (great details)
Large Apt in Old Louisville (http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1021778180.html - broken link) (cheaper and better location in this hood)

Heart of St Matthews:
http://louisville.craigslist.org/apa/1018060703.html (broken link)

In general, a luxury apartment with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood, etc is going to run you at least 800-900 a month. Very nice stuff can also be had for 600 a month too, but you have to look for it. In general, the luxury properties in Old Louisville rent for much cheaper. If you go to visit a place with no pics, ask the onwer SPECIFIC questions about how updated the place is. In general, St Matthews and the Upper Highlands are by far more expensive.

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Send your check to the stx12499 Management Company!
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Seriously, I checked some of them out and they were excellent. Nice work by stx.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Send your check to the stx12499 Management Company!
lol as you know, we arent able to promote any of our own property or any services here. I just posted links that were clear winners for the OP. Either I am extremely urban savvy when it comes to finding property, this market is difficult to figure out, or people aren't trying much
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