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Regional Market Snapshot for 1/23/11

The Elizabethtown, Kentucky area is home to the General George Patton Museum, Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and boyhood home, several distilleries and Fort Knox.  The Elizabethtown, Kentucky area is also the star of today’s Regional Market Snapshot.  Here are some current real estate statistics for Etown/Ft. Knox area real estate:

Active Residential Listings Currently on the Market: 1,616

Average List Price: $167,162

Months of Inventory: 21.0

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, take a bow!  But be sure to share the spotlight with areas in and around Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  They, too, are on the weekly Regional Market Snapshot.  Click on the image at the top to read all about real estate market activity. 

Also, click here to visit www.Semonin.com , where you can find an agent, find a home, and find answers to some of your real estate questions.

Remember that the MLS data changes all the time, so the numbers will be 99.9% accurate as of the end of the day Sunday.  The data on the snapshot comes directly from the MLS websites.  We are not doing any special programming to produce these numbers.

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Concrete to Sandstone, Cityscapes to Landscapes

Heavenly Hills Lodge
“A farm in the middle of the city,” is how I once answered a profile question on a meetup site when someone gave me a free membership as a gift.  I am sure I don’t remember the exact wording of the question, but it was something like, “Where would you rather live?  a. city,   b. country,   c. suburbs,   d. other:  please specify.”  

Hey, I wasn’t trying to be silly, it was the honest truth.  (I just have one of those personalities that sees an adventure awaiting in every choice!)    Think about it, how cool would that be? A farmhouse with a penthouse suite, great views of a rolling meadow on the one hand and a glistening night skyline on the other!

Perhaps that is a silly idea, but one of the great things about the Louisville area is that you have all of the benefits of a city, but the country is just around the corner. My friends Jim and Sam(antha) are getting married today, in an outdoor wedding at a wonderful lodge on the edge of a lake in the Clark State Forest in Indiana (see the picture above, taken today). From the lodge, nothing of civilization can be seen, yet it is an easy drive on well-maintained roads–mostly interstate–just 35 minutes across the river from downtown Louisville.

That site is just one of many within easy driving distance of Louisville in almost any direction. Last Sunday, a local church singles group drove to Natural Bridge State Resort Park in the edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest at Red River Gorge National Geological Area, just a little over an hour’s drive south in Kentucky.  At the beginning of the foothills of the Appalachians, this park boasts incredible scenic views, hiking trails with an amazing variety of terrain, caves and some of the most unusual rock formations due to the sedimentary sandstone that time, wind, and water have carved. From short, well-marked trails with handrails and steps, to primitive areas where backpacking is allowed, and from campsites to a lodge with a home-cooked buffet, this Kentucky State Park offers much to those who live many states away or just around the corner.  Just think, the singles group left church at 12:30, drove to the park, hiked, shopped in two gift shops, walked across a swinging bridge, looked for interesting insects in a cave, ate a great dinner buffet with a view of the forest, and were back home by 8:30 pm. Where else but Louisville could you do something like that?

P.S.  There are a lot of websites about Natural Bridge, each with its own value.  Some are linked above.  You may also find this one helpful:  http://www.redrivergorge.com/naturalbridge.html.  Let me know if you have a better one!

Barbara Asher

Barbara Anne Asher

Louisville? Underrated?? Oh, we have GOT to be changing that!

Picked up a magazine from the mail box last night and immediately it fell open to a tidbit about Louisville being ranked as a top underrated city.   Just under that, it then incorrectly said “overrated.”  My smile turned to a defensive grimace.  In the next sentence, however, it reverted to “underrated.”  It was clear this was just a hasty proofreading or editing error, but, you know how it is when your emotions become invested.  I couldn’t waste any time checking it out, and neither should you.

ShermansTravel ranked Louisville as their fifth most underrated city in their list of “some less-talked-about places with great art scenes, friendly locals, delectable cuisine, and/or rich history.”  Specifically noted for Louisville were its “cosmopolitan riverfront district,” “diverse art scene,” and “growing foodie market with its own Restaurant Row.”  (Hey, I told you it was Louie-ville Foodie-ville, or aren’t you reading all of my posts? )

Here’s to ShermansTravel for sharing the love of Louisville!

Barbara Asher

Barbara Anne Asher