Post # 1
I’m a born and raised Minnesota girl. We are relocating to Kentucky end of June because of my FI work.
Here’s our requirements:
We would like to stay within 1-1.5 hours of Louisville.
I will be a SAHM to 2 kids a newborn and an 18 month old, and my fiancé will often be gone for work. So I’d like to be 15-20 minutes from the big shopping stores.
Preferably near Target and Kroger. Which I’ve found on the east side of Louisville, I’ve heard the eastern outskirts like JeffersonTOWN and St Mathews are good areas.
The cost of living compared to where we are in small town central MN, to Louisville, is very similar. We currently pay about 1000-1050 between rent (farm house no trash or water bill), electric, and propane.
We are looking for a 3 bedroom, and need to stay close to that price range. Granted we spend a lot more on gas and groceries here because we are in a tiny town of 550 and have to travel at least 25 miles one way to the nearest Walmart.
Post # 3
Are you wanting to stay in the suburbs or wanting to live in a small town like you do now?
I’m from KY so maybe I can help a little. Also, the number one complaint I hear from people moving to KY is the humidity. And you’re moving in June, make sure you get a place with AC!!!
Post # 4
I just moved to Louisville and live in the east end of town. Love it because I’m within 10 minutes of Target, 5 minutes from Kroger. Anything else I’d want is within 20 minutes or so.
Metro Louisville is not super cheap, but if you look right outside of it the costs are much more reasonable. Like within 30 minutes-1 hour from downtown.
Post # 5
I live in Lexington and like it much, much better than Louisville. I’d check out the school systems. If I lived in Louisville, I would probably go private. I think the Jefferson county public schools have a lot of issues and you end up having to get your kid into a magnet school. I think Oldham County is a good area of you are looking to live in the Louisville area. I believe it has very good schools and is a nice size (about 60,000)….
Post # 6
ceemarie7: haha I know!! Ugh!! AC for sure.
I want to be in the suburbs. Not the heart of re city like downtown but also not in the country. I need to be 15/20 minutes from a Kroger and Target preferably! I’m a couponer so I make frequent trips. But a safe environment for my two kiddos will be first priority!
Post # 7
adoreprep: this is exactly it!!!! Jeffersontown I believe has a target and kroger. Or def kroger. Im dying to shop there LOL!
we would like to stay around 1k for a 3 bedroom idk how plausible that is. We pay about that now for a house and utilities. So we would really like to stay close to that budget but again safety is important. We also spend a lot more on gas driving 25 miles to the nearest walamart right now.
milk is crazy expensive here! And beef! Like lacEd with gold!
Post # 8
NavyBee: does lexington have a Kroger and target!? I think I looked and they did. Im obsessed. But that is really good to know about the schools. Our son will be 20months when we move and our second will be new. So if we move and have to move again for schools I would be ok with that. It’s hard to plan for everything cause I want to see and feel it out myself too!
Post # 9
gpsp2B: Lexington has 250,000 people. We have 2 targets and a ton of Krogers, including 2 or 3 super Krogers in Lexington alone. We also have at least 2 Meijers, 2 Ann Taylor Lofts, 3 Chicos, 2 White House/Black Markets, a Trader Joe’s, a Whole Foods, an Anthropologie….pretty much everything. Lexington is home of the University of Kentucky as well as Transylvania, so the population is pretty educated. It is also gorgeous and surrounded by horse farms. It is less urban feeling than Louisville.