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Old 06-16-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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I just accepted a job offer to move to Louisville and I start July 16. Gross income is 4600 a month. Will I be able to afford a nice 3-4 bedroom/2 bath home in a safe area?

If so, what areas should I look? I will be working downtown by Broadway St. and don't want to deal with a lot of traffic. In housing searches, I see East, West, North and South.....which to choose. Is Indiana a better option?

We would like to be near a variety of things to do like dinner, movies, gym, library.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
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East side is the most expensive and safest
South side is working class and fairly safe
West side is the bad part of town

I'd try along Bardstown Road, Frankfort Ave, or St Matthews
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Most parts of SW Jefferson county is safe. I would avoid Sylvania and 7th, taylor/berry areas. Otherwise, it's nice out here!
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Thanks for the information so far. If anyone could give some more detailed information, I would appreciate it.

How is Jeffersonville IN compared to living in the city and how far is the commute. Zip codes of homes we have liked so far are 40218, 40229, 40241, 40228 and Jeffersonville 47130.
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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My sister lives in Jeffersonvile and you have to pay for your school books and there is no whole day kindergarten. I don't think there is pre-school either. Other than that I am not sure about taxes and so on.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I would prefer that you not tell the world the answers to some questions I have, but to just throw $ 4600 out and describe your home needs without knowing your family size, ages, etc, even in knowing the general area of where you will be working does not allow fair answers to your question of where to live.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:24 AM
 
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We do not have any children even though this is useful information. We are looking to start a family very soon.

How is Indiana compared to Louisville?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
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The areas further out are fairly nice, but inner areas of New Albany and Jeffersonville are pretty run down. I think most of the new suburban growth over there is along Charleston Road from NA to Sellersburg.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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What is downtown Louisville like? Are there nice apartments or homes near downtown? Is it safe and do they have movie theaters, gyms and shopping?
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I hate to play devil's advocate, but that was pretty brave of you to accept a job before deciding whether you like Louisville or not. The city has some lovely neighborhoods and parks, but how do you know whether you will fall in love with it or not? When we visited, I liked the areas around Cherokee Park and Seneca Park, but everyone has their favorite places. I'm sure there are tons of theaters and gyms, but you have to go there to experience the vibe. I found the east side very livable, but I would not consider anywhere on the west side, personally. Best of luck.
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