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Old 06-19-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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I know everyone is talking about Oldham County, which I think is a great place, but like someone said, it's Rural Suburban...the only thing they'll have there is a Kroger on 42 in Prospect, that's about it. Someone talked about drugs...etc...it doesn't matter, that can be anywhere. If you are going to live in a "suburb" of Louisville, it'd be Prospect, it's the most presigious...but you drive to EVERYTHING because there is nothing.
Someone said Indiana, and honestly, I wouldn't think about living over there, plus trying to get into Louisville on that Kennedy Bridge in the morning, I hear horror stories of that from people at work. Floyd Knobs is the only "prestigious" town, but I wouldn't even waste my time over there. Clarksville, New Albany, and Jeffersonville aren't that great. No offense to those who live there.
The actual city of Louisville has "A LOT" of really nice "sections"/"towns". All of Jefferson County is Louisville. The Highlands is probably one of the most prestigious areas in town. It's a little younger of an area, has some hip places, coffee Shops (Heine Brothers), great restaurants and bars, and mostly in walking distance and Cherokee Park. The houses there are 80+ years old at least, but they are "oh so nice". It's close to downtown and a 10 minute drive to the two malls...Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor. The only downfall to The Highlands is that traffic can be a mess and parking, so make sure you have a garage.
The St. Matthews area similar is to the Highlands, but I'd say the housing is a little more affordable and it's not as crazy. Just don't live by the train track.
The far East side of town, like Middletown and Polo Fields, Lake Forest...basically, Shelbyville Road East of 265 is a great area. You get a lot of house and land to go with it. The houses are NEW.
Brownsboro Road near the Summit is a great area too.
Jefferson County Public Schools is one of the down falls of living in Louisville-Jefferson County. Ballard or Eastern High School are probably about the best. Atherton is in the Highlands. The Catholic Schools are probably the best way to go. Sacred Heart in St. Matthews or Assumption is in The Highlands. They're all Girl Schools. Trinity and St. Xavier (AKA St. X) are the boys.
There's always good parts of town and not so good, everyone here is pretty much steering you in the right direction.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Some parts of Oldham County are close enough to Shopping/Restaurants/Bars in Louisville, but I wouldn't look farther out than Crestwood or Goshen, if you are in these two areas, you are in a semi-rural to suburban area, once you get further out it tends to be very rural for the most part.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I know everyone is talking about Oldham County, which I think is a great place, but like someone said, it's Rural Suburban...the only thing they'll have there is a Kroger on 42 in Prospect, that's about it. Someone talked about drugs...etc...it doesn't matter, that can be anywhere. If you are going to live in a "suburb" of Louisville, it'd be Prospect, it's the most presigious...but you drive to EVERYTHING because there is nothing.
You really don't know what you are talking about! First of all Prospect is in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

You really need to actually drive out to Prospect one of these days and see what you have been missing. We live in Hunting Creek - within 6 minutes of our front door is Kroeger, several good bakeries, several pharmacies, many doctors (quite a few specialists), dentists (Ideal Dentistry is probably the nicest, poshest dentist in all of Louisville), many restaurants - from Blackstone Grill, Bristol Bar & Grill,Subway, Papa John's, Barbecue, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese restaurants to Dairy Queen, Starbucks and the very nice Java Brewing Company, & McDonalds, nail and hair salons, paint store, sttornies, general contractors, gas stations, hardware store, garden center, pre-schools, farmer's markets, a very nice butcher store, an animal clinic, numerous churches, Prospect Jewelers, computer store, copy & business center, framing store, party store, tanning salons, interior decor stores, car washes, country club, golf course, insurance companies, fitness centers, pilates, several banks, florists, physical therapists, cleaners, tailors, stables with riding lessons, tennis and swim club, .....and the Summit is 12 minutes from my front door.

Not exactly "a Kroeger and that's about it" is it??

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Old 06-21-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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On my way back to Ohio I drove US 42 rather than the interstate. Passed through Prospect.

There is quite a bit of shopping in Prospect in some strip centers on the north side of US 42. And since this is close to the county line it would make Goshen, in Oldham, a good choice if you wanted to be in Oldham and still somewhat close to everyday shopping.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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You really don't know what you are talking about! First of all Prospect is in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

You really need to actually drive out to Prospect one of these days and see what you have been missing. We live in Hunting Creek - within 6 minutes of our front door is Kroeger, several good bakeries, several pharmacies, many doctors (quite a few specialists), dentists (Ideal Dentistry is probably the nicest, poshest dentist in all of Louisville), many restaurants - from Blackstone Grill, Bristol Bar & Grill,Subway, Papa John's, Barbecue, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese restaurants to Dairy Queen, Starbucks and the very nice Java Brewing Company, & McDonalds, nail and hair salons, paint store, sttornies, general contractors, gas stations, hardware store, garden center, pre-schools, farmer's markets, a very nice butcher store, an animal clinic, numerous churches, Prospect Jewelers, computer store, copy & business center, framing store, party store, tanning salons, interior decor stores, car washes, country club, golf course, insurance companies, fitness centers, pilates, several banks, florists, physical therapists, cleaners, tailors, stables with riding lessons, tennis and swim club, .....and the Summit is 12 minutes from my front door.

Not exactly "a Kroeger and that's about it" is it??
I gave you a rep but without better explanation, your note could be misunderstood. The stores and businesses you mentioned are all in Jefferson County and the English spelling of the grocery is Kroger. It's the point you were trying to make that got the rep. The Estates of Hunting Creek are in Oldham County, as are most of the really good places to live. Be careful to note I said most, not all.

Yet, the point is, a home buyer can live in Oldham, send their child to an excellent school, and still be within moments of work, shopping, and even entertainment. No matter where along the Jefferson / Oldham County line a home might be sited.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I'm not quite sure what misspelling Kroger has to do with anything. Tom - you are not completely correct - the Estates of Hunting Creek ae not all in Oldham County. My best friend lives in the estates and her house is in Oldham County yet the house across the street from hers and one of the homes next to hers (both in the estates) are in Jefferson County.

No, not all the shops I mentioned are in Jefferson - the paint store, some of the gas stations, one of the car washes and a few restaurants and services are in Oldham but still just a few minutes from Hunting Creek. The point I wished to make in my post is that Prospect and areas immediately next to Prospect comprise decent shopping for those of us who live in Prospect.

I completely disagree with your statement that "The Estates....are in Oldham County, as are most of the really good places to live" - come on Tom - that is a ridiculous statement and simply not true. You lose credibility when you make statements like that.

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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Thanks for all of the information. I will keep you guys posted after our first visit in a few weeks!
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I'm not quite sure what misspelling Kroger has to do with anything. Tom - you are not completely correct - the Estates of Hunting Creek ae not all in Oldham County. My best friend lives in the estates and her house is in Oldham County yet the house across the street from hers and one of the homes next to hers (both in the estates) are in Jefferson County.

No, not all the shops I mentioned are in Jefferson - the paint store, some of the gas stations, one of the car washes and a few restaurants and services are in Oldham but still just a few minutes from Hunting Creek. The point I wished to make in my post is that Prospect and areas immediately next to Prospect comprise decent shopping for those of us who live in Prospect.

I completely disagree with your statement that "The Estates....are in Oldham County, as are most of the really good places to live" - come on Tom - that is a ridiculous statement and simply not true. You lose credibility when you make statements like that.
Cat, In no way did I intend to impune your thoughts or descriptions, as my intent was simply to fine tune your very good post for the benefit of those who don't live here. If I offended you in any manner, please accept my apology.

We are not at loggerheads here. My words were not absolutely specific with intention; however, when you take the time to point out that I loose credibility while wondering why it is important to spell a business name properly, I worry.

As far as best places to live. I was clear to state the difference between "most" and "all." When I look back on the OP, there was indication of need for education of children. In my personal opinion, backed up by many facts, Oldham County is the best place for this particular forum member's family.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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You really don't know what you are talking about! First of all Prospect is in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.

You really need to actually drive out to Prospect one of these days and see what you have been missing. We live in Hunting Creek - within 6 minutes of our front door is Kroeger, several good bakeries, several pharmacies, many doctors (quite a few specialists), dentists (Ideal Dentistry is probably the nicest, poshest dentist in all of Louisville), many restaurants - from Blackstone Grill, Bristol Bar & Grill,Subway, Papa John's, Barbecue, Japanese, Mexican and Chinese restaurants to Dairy Queen, Starbucks and the very nice Java Brewing Company, & McDonalds, nail and hair salons, paint store, sttornies, general contractors, gas stations, hardware store, garden center, pre-schools, farmer's markets, a very nice butcher store, an animal clinic, numerous churches, Prospect Jewelers, computer store, copy & business center, framing store, party store, tanning salons, interior decor stores, car washes, country club, golf course, insurance companies, fitness centers, pilates, several banks, florists, physical therapists, cleaners, tailors, stables with riding lessons, tennis and swim club, .....and the Summit is 12 minutes from my front door.

Not exactly "a Kroeger and that's about it" is it??
OK Catt!! You've made your point. Just want to let you know I have nothing against Prospect...Honestly, I haven't been out there in probably a year and it's a nice area, I admit that. Yes, there are plenty of things out there. And I do apologize that, yes, it is bi-county...I've lived in other suburban areas outside of just the Louisville Metro Area and for someone coming from Overland Park, KS, they need to be prepared that it's more "rural suburban" than where there from and used to, especially if they want to be close to Targets, etc...Yes, Prospect is 12 minutes or less even from the Summit, but what if they move to the County seat of Oldham County, LaGrange, which I'd say that's "rural", even though it's 23 miles from Downtown. P.S. just watch out for those accidents on 71, which for some weird reason happen more often than they should, because you'll be in a 7 mile backup, which is the other thing I hear all the time too. Just my two cents because Louisville Metro and the surrounding area is more unique than other areas in the country.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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I'm not quite sure what misspelling Kroger has to do with anything. Tom - you are not completely correct - the Estates of Hunting Creek ae not all in Oldham County. My best friend lives in the estates and her house is in Oldham County yet the house across the street from hers and one of the homes next to hers (both in the estates) are in Jefferson County.

No, not all the shops I mentioned are in Jefferson - the paint store, some of the gas stations, one of the car washes and a few restaurants and services are in Oldham but still just a few minutes from Hunting Creek. The point I wished to make in my post is that Prospect and areas immediately next to Prospect comprise decent shopping for those of us who live in Prospect.

I completely disagree with your statement that "The Estates....are in Oldham County, as are most of the really good places to live" - come on Tom - that is a ridiculous statement and simply not true. You lose credibility when you make statements like that.

Tom is a valued poster, however it does seem he is constantly pushing people with children towards Oldham. Many realtors do this, and they push people to edge counties all over the country. When I moved to FL, I had two realtors trying to convince me of edge countie stating the urban counties in Fl are too ghetto. The same happened to me in IL, IN, GA, and WA. I have moved too much

There CAN be an excellent education had in Jefferson County, especially at Anchorage and the catholic/private schools which are infinitely better than Oldham.

Also, as I have stated time again, the top rated JCPS schools are better than those in Oldham, however they are difficult to get into, and busing is an issue for some but NOT all families. It is worth looking at however, and it is important to know every coin has a tail and a heads. Buyers should view all areas and form educated opinions for themselves, not blindly choose heads.
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