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Old 05-24-2010, 07:06 PM
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I currently go to Indiana University for law school, I'm a transplant from across the country and really like it in this area. I'm looking to find a job and settle somewhere in this general vicinity once I graduate. Louisville is a legal market that's known for liking IU grads, and it has piqued my curiosity when I've driven through it because it looks like a really nice city, but I haven't spent any real time there. Since it's just a couple of hours away and my weekends are a lot more free during the summer, I was hoping to head south and spend a day there sometime soon to get more of a feel for it and see how much I might want to pursue finding work there in the future.

What would people suggest that I check out when I visit? And what general things would you say are best and worst about Louisville for someone not from the area (I'm from the west coast), but who likes southern Indiana and expects he would like Louisville?
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:11 AM
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Well, you are going to find bigger experts than me because I live in Indianapolis. But I've been traveling to Louisville for 7 years for recreation and have determined it is where I want to retire.

My reasons:
1) I love the landscape of the area. Ohio River and Big Hills. Its very pretty compared to flat, corn-field Indianapolis.
2) Bardstown Road offers up alot of trendy restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Its kinda fun.
3) Its cheap to live there
4) I like the casino accross the river.
5) I like going to Churchill Downs to see the pretty horses
6) I like wandering around 4th Street Live! at night
7) I like going accross the river to the Radisson. Nice set of restaurants and boardwalk along the river. Some beautiful architecture there too...Clarksville on the river.
8) It makes a good pace to do day trips from. Lexington, Cincinatti, Bowling Green-Nashville are easy to hit up for weekend getaways.
9)And I like the caverns in the area. They make for some fun hiking.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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I grew up in Louisville and returned after several years afield. I find it very comfortable, a great place to live, sometimes a little backwards, stimulating, and fun. Like any city we have layers of culture. Come check out 4th Street Live. It's a focal point of the city geographically and as a political pet project. It has been redeveloped several times over the past few decades to achieve it's present incarnation which is quite enjoyable. I recommend a stop at Captain's Quarters which is to the east on River Rd. Preferably go on a Sunday night to get the full impact. You'll meet many future clients there. Try the trolley hop too- First Friday Trolley Hop It's a great overview of some of our shops and bars. I recommend starting the hop at Actors Theatre. They often have ice sculptures or some other interesting display that helps set the tone for the night. Last, have a beer or a whisky for me. My wife and I had three children in 25 months so we don't get out much anymore and when we do we are too tired for much more than dinner. Cheers.
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