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Tmomma, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC

where is the best place buy in and around louisville kentucky?

Asked by Tmomma, Raleigh, NC Sun Jan 27, 2008

we are flexible and relocating from north carolina with two small kids... school will be an issue in two years or so. we grew up there but have no direct ties to a specific area. my husband has to be decently close to the airport and to a route to cincinnati- but as for price, square footage is more important

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It's not even a close call. There is absolutely 100% no doubt about it if your major concern is schools - head east to Oldham County. Some areas there are less than 25 minutes from the airport. If that is not your major issue then Louisville offers an eclectic smorgasbord of funky to fabulous neighborhoods, reasonably priced, all close to the airport.




Note that the red dots indicate pre-foreclosure or foreclosed homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 30, 2012
The south and southwest is where you'll find the best cost of living, and friendly communities. And you'll be very close to Louisville International Airport. There's even some new construction going on in various spots.

The east end is great if you want something overpriced, and like being in crazy debt. Louisville's east end is oversold. One nuance to this is the inner east end, like in the Cherokee Park area -- yes, still overpriced, but the people are much friendlier than in the deep east end.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 10, 2012
You could star by looking at homes east of I-64. Another location would be Oldham County. That is just to the east of Jefferson county where Louisville is located. Please let me help you search for what you want near where you want and need to be.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 21, 2008
We are selling our home in LaGrange KY, which is located in Oldham County. Oldham County Schools are by far the best in the State. And LaGrange is the city that you'll definitely get the most "bang for your buck" within the county (that's why we chose this area, after much research.) My husband's job is transferring him back to TN, so we are motivated. Our home is listed at $168,500, which is below market value, and it is a newer 4 bedroom 2.5 bath in a great family-friendly neighborhood. Please check out our website, and give us a call if you have any questions. Good luck! You'll love Louisville -- it's a great place to live!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2008
There are lots of great places to live in Louisville. I move here from Chicago in 1992. I guess the best answer I have for you would be to start by asking yourself some questions.

1 Were will you work here? 2 How far of a drive do you want from home? 3 Do you have friends or coworkers you want to live next to or close by you?

Once you have the answers to these question I can find you a great home here in Louisville.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
Hello North Carolina family,
Raleigh is a beautiful area. My grandmother lives there. And I just helped a family move to Louisville from Charlotte NC. Anyway... to answer your question, take a look at Oldham County. Homes in Crestwood, Buckner and La Grange would be about 35-45 minutes from the Louisville airport, and only an hour to 75 minutes from the Cincinnati airport. You will also find award winning schools. I have an Oldham County information page on my website http://www.heidifore.com Best wishes in your home search! - Heidi Fore, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East 502-777-3578
Web Reference: http://www.heidifore.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 11, 2008
There are lots of good areas in Louisville. The areas that are the furthist from the airport are only 30-40 minutes away, most are ten to fifteen minutes to the airport.

The most popular areas with the best resale values are east of I65. You can choose from Victorian homes to bungaloos to new construction. Most of the new construction is on the perimeter of the city.

We also have areas that are 60's ranched in some of the more established neighborhoods. You should be able to find just ablut any style you prefer. The prices per square foot range from about $90 to $130 per square foot.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2008
Louisville is a Great city! You can live anywhere in the Metro area and be within minutes to the airport. I would be happy to mail you a relocation guide if you would like to contact me. My email is Kathy@LindaGuthery.com and cell is 502-905-2057. I work with buyers in all price ranges in the Louisville and surrounding areas. Please visit LindaGuthery.com for your search. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Web Reference: http://www.LindaGuthery.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2008
I lived in Durham when I was young, I remember it as being beautiful! There are many places around here just as beautiful! If you would consider Frankfort, Lawrenceburg or Georgetown, please let me know! All are 30 minutes or less from Lexington (great airport!) and close to interstate for easy access to Cincinnati. Frankfort, Lawrenceburg and Georgetown all have great schools and enough of a "small town" atmosphere that you don't feel like you're in a big city. It is a buyers market here with a wide range of prices. Around $80/sq ft for a modest 1500 sq ft home to $100/sq ft and up for newer, bigger homes. Please let me know if I can help and good luck to you! My email: jj859@fewpb.net
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