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Old 03-31-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Whats a good area in east/northeast louisville that is NOT near schools. I don't have kids and would like to purchase a home away from schools. So far I've been looking in 40222, 40223, 40299, 40241, 40243, 40245, 40207 and 40205. Prefer older homes, mature trees. I do like being near stuff though (book stores, shopping, starbucks, gyms etc). I'm not from the area. Are there any 'pocket' areas that don't have a lot of kids?
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Try around Brownsboro Rd. and Barbour Ln. or Glenview Hills. Areas around there have established neighborhoods with a lot of retirees and baby boomers. What is your price range? That will narrow it down a lot.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:09 PM
 
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Whats a good area in east/northeast louisville that is NOT near schools. I don't have kids and would like to purchase a home away from schools. So far I've been looking in 40222, 40223, 40299, 40241, 40243, 40245, 40207 and 40205. Prefer older homes, mature trees. I do like being near stuff though (book stores, shopping, starbucks, gyms etc). I'm not from the area. Are there any 'pocket' areas that don't have a lot of kids?
What is your age group? There is hadly a neighborhood in the metro that is not near a school. Louisville was a city built with churches and schools in pretty much every neighborhood.

You may want to consider living closer to downtown, especially if you are single.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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No kids, no schools, no worries... How about a turn of the century mansion with 1+ foot thick sold brick walls, custom architecture, soaring ceilings, and at least 3,000 Sq.Ft.? Old Louisville has the largest preservation district of Victorian architecture in the U.S. You can have a very nice property for around $350,000. Shells, meaning something that needs complete rehab, start at about $150k to $175k. A +/-4,000 Sq.Ft. mansion that is rocked out (i.e. well appointed with recent updates) can be had for $400k to $500k. When your friends from the northeast or west come to visit their jaws will drop.

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Old 04-03-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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Whoops, shells start at about $75,000. A really delapidated one can be had cheaper. The rest of my post is accurate. Here's the photo link to a 3,300 Sq.Ft. property listed for $310,000-

http://glarmls.com/ListitLouisville/..._acct=11187721

If you click on the photo it should open a new window with more pictures (turn off your pop-up blocker). I hope this works. I'm still learning how this forum works.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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150,000 to 270,000 is my price range. I don't want to live downtown, I like neighborhoods, trees and don't like a lot of concrete at all. I don't think I want really super old homes (>60 yrs) either. Looking for ranch style home with a basement. There doesn't seem to be very many of those in my price range. The bigger ones are closer to 300,000 and up. I don't want a place with small bedrooms. I guess I need at least 2500 square ft. Seems like a lot for a single person I know, but I just don't want to feel cramped. I did see a lot of homes in the prospect area that I liked, but that's just super far from Knox. And yes I made up my mind that I'm living in the city so please no horror stories about how far Knox is from Louisville east end. LOL.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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By the way, what are the boundaries/zip code of Old Louisville? I'm not from the area, but I can look it up on a map.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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It's not easily defined by zip. 40208 & 40203 are Old Lou. zips but they spill out into less desirable areas too. 40203 has an irregular shape and includes some lousy areas.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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Sounds risky. LOL
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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Sounds risky. LOL
Not really. Any manjor city is like that. Don't write things off until you see them in person. Pre WWII neighborhoods are the only things that make cities unique from each other. It won't cost you a dime to check them out, but if you go in with a negative impression or seek to find negative things, then you will.

I definitely would not be inclined to live in Prospect if I was working at Knox.

In fact, given your criteria, I would point you to Southwest Louisville for affordable, large ranch homes with big yards. Look into some of the hill country around PRP and Valley Station.
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