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Old 09-27-2009, 01:49 AM
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Hello Everybody!

Just to get things started, I will moving to Kentucky here soon and would greatly appreciate input on where to reside. Here are some things to consider...

- I'm a single Army Officer w/ no kids and make roughly 60K a year. I've bounced around all over the world, but I grew up in Los Angeles. Thus, I prefer to live in a non-rural community with a somewhat educated population of professionals. Outdoor and rural aspects are fine in moderation, but I much prefer things such as coffee shops, fitness clubs, and volunteer opportunities (Big Brothers).

- I am looking to rent a house or apartment, but would prefer to keep rent at under 1k a month.

- I prefer a commute time of under 35 minutes... I am not sure how bad traffic is at the gate so this is something to consider.

- I have perused other posts on this forum and noticed that many people recommended Louisville, but not any particular neighborhoods. I know there are good and bad parts of Louisville so any more details on the neighborhoods would be very helpful.

- Any communities between Louisville and Knox worth considering. I was also looking at Sheperdsville, but noticed some disparaging remarks regarding racism and whatnot... I am not white and have never lived in the south so I don't know what to expect. I'm assuming this won't be a problem, but if you've ever had any experiences on the contrary, please let me know.

Thanks for reading this... any input from Kentuckians would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-27-2009, 06:52 AM
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I will attempt to reply in summary to the OP. First let's hit the racism and get rid of it now. You will find Kentucky to be a surprise for most people's stereotypical expectations. If you come to KY and do your job, maintain your property, allow yourself to join rather than barging in to change things, then 99% of Kentuckians wont give a hoot about your heritage. You will have more problems living in the minority-majority areas than anywhere.

Secondly, unless you live in 40202, you won't find any big city urbanization. I would hesitate to tell you of a best place to search simply because of that fact. So, what to do? What to do? I would take a look at 40214 or 40258. You'll like the transformation from your urban background to the suburban opportunities 40214 and 40258 offer if you allow the people to come to you. Give them a reason to want to like you, and I guarantee you'll be happy.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:17 AM
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Most people would agree with Tom's post but you'll have to accept that the drive will exceed your 35 min limit. One of those things (location vs. drive time) will have to be stretched. The route going from Louisville to Ft Knox is about as quick and stoplight free as possible but the distance makes it exceed 35 minutes. As for the gate times, that's really up to how many guards they put on the gates. There are many lanes coming in but you rarely see more than a couple open. When the crowds arrive, I think they will have to open more lanes to get traffic moving quicker.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:13 PM
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It is all rural out here, angelino!
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