Your questions are innocent. They are well-intentioned. In fact, they are normal.
What are the schools like?
Are there children in the neighborhood?
What is the crime rate?
My response may seem anything but normal. In fact, it may seem a little idiotic.
I can't answer that, but here's a website you can go to and find out.
If you are reading this, my response may be acceptable. In fact, it might be welcome. You can get all of your questions answered at your convenience. You might even learn a few things you hadn't thought to ask. On the other hand, the response is a bit dissatisfying when you are sitting beside me in the car.
Before you write me off as a complete moron, please understand my reply is not due to lack of area expertise. Instead, it is due to knowledge of the law. Specifically, Fair Housing Law. These well-intentioned edicts were put forth to prevent discrimination against the protected classes (race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, and the disabled). Intended or not, the consequence of the statutes is I am forbidden to answer even the most innocent of questions related to people not property.
If your questions about Louisville homes for sale involve market data, house values, community info, or directions to the nearest Lowe's, I can most certainly help. But the only info you are getting out of me with respect to the human side of neighborhoods is this...
Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville)
Bullitt County Public Schools (Shepherdsville / Mt Washington)
Oldham County Public Schools (PeWee Valley / Crestwood)
Note: When using ZipSkinny, the default zip code for Louisville is 40243 (Middletown). You can enter a different zip in the upper right hand corner.
Note: The mapping function on the SpotCrime site is easier to use than the LMPD site.
**Declaration of Indepence photo courtesy of Caveman 92233 on flickr.
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