HELP Louisville, KY Good place to move?

Calhounshd

Senior Member
Has London/Laurel County area held up well?
I have read you are better off in the western parts of KY.
They have held up. Nestled up next to the Appalachian Mountains beautiful place to live.
The western parts of Ky are more tillable than the eastern and therefore, an easier place to live.
I am a little shaky on living in western Ky because of the New Madrid fault.
 

Blue 5

Veteran Member
I live in Elizabethtown, and was up in Louisville today with friends. If you're thinking about moving to the city I'd recommend sticking to the far eastern side or northeast up into Oldham County.

Elizabethtown is a growing area, and has been a decent place to raise my kids, but crime is starting to increase here commensurate with that growth. If you have specific questions feel free to message me.
 

workhorse

Senior Member
Last year when BLM was out protesting they scared my daughter and granddaughter to pieces they made caravans and drove to all areas of the city. ( not the rural areas outside) surrounded her mini van beating on the windows screaming for justice terrified my granddaughter and daughter. Off duty deputy and two pickups full of red necks and they left them alone they were just off of dixie highway. They are looking to move out of the city to a more rural area. SIL just got a new job that will allow them to do that soon.
 

Big Bob

Senior Member
Some weekends groups of people block the waterson freeway and have donut and burnout contests with drag racing and twerking on traffic dividers. No media coverage but lots of Facebook videos.
 

zeker

Veteran Member
I lived just south of Louisville since I was about 10 years old and as most on here have said living outside the city can be very rewarding for one to get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors. Elizabethtown is south of the city on the 31w highway and is large enough to have some good amenities without all the drama of Louisville.
wife just bot a house near hillsboro

she moved from tampa area and so far

is loving it.

I told her I would ask after the winter.
 

naegling62

Veteran Member
Huntsville Alabama.... there's so many people and companies moving there I wouldn't doubt some congressmen might think its gonna change the flow of the Tennessee River.
 

Ravekid

Veteran Member
Louisville is an OK larger sized lower Midwestern metro area. One will find the same concerns in a lot of older, established metro areas of 500K people or more. It seems that most established metro areas follow this blueprint: Downtown and specific neighborhoods have been revitalized in the last 10-20 years. A lot of younger folks have moved in to these areas. Lower income areas have thus spread out further from their old locations. A lot of older apartment complexes end up taking low income vouchers with some complexes getting into trouble for "slum lord" type management. Crime is highly associated with poverty, so crime rates in these areas usually see an uptick. Suburbs are still popular for public schools and standard retail, food, and entertainment amenities. The suburbs are usually broken up into a couple of wealthy enclaves, followed by some more upper income areas, and then some mix of upper and middle income areas. Some suburban areas may have some cheaper housing as well as some low income apartment complexes and thus see crime and poverty issues they never had to deal with until recently.

The region overall is nice. I like large river cities. Both Louisville and Cincinnati have done some great things with their river front areas. Louisville has a winter, but it is more moderate than the winter weather we get up here in the Indianapolis / Central Indiana area.

The only downside of Louisville might be that it is a smaller larger city. The metro area only has around 1.6M people. Cincinnati, Columbus, St. Louis, and Indianapolis all have over 2M. City size is now really affecting airport flight offerings, business decisions, specialized medical availability, etc..
 
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