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new girl

Louisville, KY

#1 Dec 19, 2013
My husband and I recently moved to Louisville. We currently live in an apartment in a nice, quiet, and seemingly safe neighborhood near Frankfort Avenue. Unfortunately our upstairs neighbor has been making sleep darn near impossible for 3 months. Our landlord has offered to let us first finish out our lease in another one of their properties.. since we aren't crazy about this apartment anyway. They have several properties I'm YorkTown. I was wondering what the neighbor hood was like. Safety is very important. I know some neighborhoods are worse than others.
Politically Incorrect

Riverdale, GA

#2 Dec 19, 2013
York town is aweful. They found a body behind one of the buildings a few yrs ago. My friend lived there from 2008-2010, I had to run out side and hreak up a gang fight to avoid the cops making things worse. Its a mess, go to southview for ok cheap apts, lots of Cubans but Cubans are ok IMO.
TVS

Lawrenceburg, KY

#3 Dec 19, 2013
My coworker got broke into at Yorktown in 1991 and he tried to manacle her in a sexual assault. He was a peeping tom.
Tom

Jeffersonville, IN

#4 Dec 19, 2013
Used to live in the Fairdale/National Tpk area. Don't get caught near Yorktown. Its went to being a real bad area around those apartments over the years. A lot of drugs and gang activity and the city and managers know about it but refuse to really do anything about it. Its been populated by Section 8 type people that sit around and gang bang all day and many of them don't even work or have 3 or 4 people living with them around that area. Also, note that many of these greasebags also work in all those low wage factories and warehouses around the National Turnpile area. If you're a decent person, stay away.
new girl

Louisville, KY

#5 Dec 19, 2013
You guys have talked me out of it. I appreciate your honest opinions. Frankfort Ave is a nice area... I'll just have to continue to sacrifice the sleep :) safety is worth it.

Since: Feb 12

Floyds Knobs, IN

#6 Dec 20, 2013
Buy some ear plugs.
IDK

Frankfort, KY

#7 Dec 20, 2013
new girl wrote:
You guys have talked me out of it. I appreciate your honest opinions. Frankfort Ave is a nice area... I'll just have to continue to sacrifice the sleep :) safety is worth it.
Maybe you could have louder sex than them maybe that would work?
new girl

Mayfield, KY

#8 Dec 22, 2013
My husband sleeps in earplugs, with a fan running... we still hear her.

Are there any neighborhoods West of I65 worth looking at? With the exception of our place and a few $1600/months properties.. everything my landlord owns is on the west side of town.$700-800 I can do,$1600 is a bit much.
Chuck

Jeffersonville, IN

#9 Dec 22, 2013
You would probably be better off going south of Louisville a bit or across the bridge in Indiana. Less problems overall. You don't want to live most places on the west side of I 65. I used to live inside the Watterson in the Shively and Taylor Blvd area. Nothing over there is worthwhile. Crime is at least 4 or 5 times worse anywhere west of say Bardstown Road. If you're going to stay in Louisville then try Fern Creek, Middletown, Jeffersontown east of Hurstbourne, etc. I'm sure you could rent a small house for 800 bucks in the JTown area. Anything west of I 65 is a big risk for you and your loved ones. Crime even in places like Valley Station, PRP, Shively, Beechmont, etc is 4 or 5 times what it is in the East End.

Not to mention the area of Newburg, Okolona, West Buechel and Hikes Point has been going downhill for the better part of the last decade. Newburg, West Buechel, and Okolona is either the black area of town or becoming rapidly overran by blacks, Hispanics, etc. Higher crime generally. South of Louisville is going to be your best bet as places like Hillview, Highview, Brooks, Mt. Washington are still affordable and less crime and stupidity generally.

Middletown, Anchorage, Prospect, NE Louisville are generally safe areas but tend to be quite expensive in many places. You never know what you will find for prices on rental properties.

Even in formerly really nice areas of St. Matthews, Lyndon, St. Regis Park, Northfield....etc, you will have some problems with the criminal class breaking into cars, homes, etc. But its still a lot more sane than anywhere from Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue and anywhere west. Many of those areas have been trashed or have a very high crime rate.
Chuck

Jeffersonville, IN

#10 Dec 22, 2013
If you can break your lease, that would be ideal but most places don't want you to do that or you end up paying through the nose. If you're spending 800 a month on rent now, you can probably find a similar place a little to the edge of the city or even somewhat country and you're going to have a lot more peace about it. Good luck. My sister in law lives about 20 miles from Louisville and pays about 700 for a 2 bedroom place that is very spacious for her and her kids.

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