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Old 03-25-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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Hi all, I'm sure this question has been posted many times, but I'm hoping that you'll still help!

I'll be moving to Louisville from Ohio sometime in June to being my residency training at Kosair. I'm looking for a nice place to live with a reasonable rent. The idea of living downtown is appealing, especially in a loft. My budget is 700-1000.

I'd love any suggestions for downtown living or any other areas that you guys think a young professional like myself would enjoy.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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If you are single and like trees, the Highlands should have your abode!
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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If you are single and like trees, the Highlands should have your abode!
The man wants a downtown loft.
The Highalnds is an awesome, urban, walkable area, and the bar strip at the intersection of Baxter and Bardstown is a fun area to live, especially as a single. I lived there in my single days. Sadly, the Highlands has very few true loft like spaces with an industrial warehouse feel or community amenties. There are however some sweet homes, condos, and historic rehabs in taht area, and parts of the Highlands are as close to the medical center as the west side of downtown.

I recommend the Henry Clay or Glassworks. Both are gorgeous. Really try to get into the Henry Clay if you can. Avoid Lofts of Broadway. They are nice, but there is a sketchy area south of them, and the property managers are not the best. From the Henry Clay, you could walk to work in five minutes or bike. Also, with your UofL ID, you ride city buses for free, and there is a bus line there with several busses servicing the medical district, including the medical center circulator, the chestnut street bus, and the muhammad ali bus. There is also good nightlife at Fourth Street nearby, and some staples for food and a small urban grocer plus a nearby CVS for staples. You'd have to leave downtown for a larger, mega grocery.

I also think you would like the Mercantile Gallery Lofts. They are mostly for sale, but some are for rent. Call them to find out. PM me with more questions.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I'm the only one it seems that doesn't like the Highlands area of Louisville. I don't like the hippie vibe thing.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:35 AM
 
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I'm the only one it seems that doesn't like the Highlands area of Louisville. I don't like the hippie vibe thing.
huh? "hippie vibe thing?" When is the last time you have honestly been? And what parts did you explore?
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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huh? "hippie vibe thing?" When is the last time you have honestly been? And what parts did you explore?
What's that place? The Heine Brothers Coffee? Total hippie joint....

Also, other places in that general area, just not my thing.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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What's that place? The Heine Brothers Coffee? Total hippie joint....

Also, other places in that general area, just not my thing.
A lot of the shops and places like Cafe 360 attract a lot of hipster/skater kids, but that doesn't drive me away. It just adds to the uniqueness, and I don't really see anything wrong with the hipster culture. Last time I was at Heine Bro's on Bardstown and Eastern Pkwy, the girl working there was very hipster, but very friendly and we talked for a good 5-10 minutes, without having really anything in common. Theres nothing wrong with venturing out and exposing yourself to other cultures or lifestyles.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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What's that place? The Heine Brothers Coffee? Total hippie joint....

Also, other places in that general area, just not my thing.
I totally disagree and the fact that you cannot remember many names proves you have only a hazy idea of the neighborhood and its vibe. Probobably you know little of the million dollar mansions on the parks in the Highlands and the historic(and new) highrises and midrises where many wealthy and old money professionals live. Heine Brothers has about 7 metro locations now (4 in the Highlands alone) and most are more yuppie than hippie. Maybe you are thinking of places like Highland Coffee, Quill's etc? Even still, I'd call these hipster, not "hippie." Perhaps you do not like this vibe because it is so un-Kentucky. In fact, this type of district cannot be found anywhere else in the state, not even near UofK.

Urban Dictionary: hipster

Hippie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not the most scientific definitions but yes, that is more the idea.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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The Reynolds Lofts is a newly remodeled warehouse type loft right by U of L. You can rent a loft for $900/mo. Very cool place. They are for sale too. Very high ceilings & open floor plans with a roof-top deck.
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Old 03-31-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I totally disagree and the fact that you cannot remember many names proves you have only a hazy idea of the neighborhood and its vibe. Probobably you know little of the million dollar mansions on the parks in the Highlands and the historic(and new) highrises and midrises where many wealthy and old money professionals live. Heine Brothers has about 7 metro locations now (4 in the Highlands alone) and most are more yuppie than hippie. Maybe you are thinking of places like Highland Coffee, Quill's etc? Even still, I'd call these hipster, not "hippie." Perhaps you do not like this vibe because it is so un-Kentucky. In fact, this type of district cannot be found anywhere else in the state, not even near UofK.

Urban Dictionary: hipster

Hippie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not the most scientific definitions but yes, that is more the idea.
Ok, maybe I only have a "hazy" idea of it. I haven't ventured off Bardstown Road very much. Sorry to interrupt this thread.
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