Dear Old Louisville,
When everyone warned us not to live in your neighborhood, we didn't listen. I think St. James Court is by far the prettiest area I've seen in Louisville. I thought with all the beautiful homes and the accessibility to downtown, we couldn't go wrong. Old Louisville , I wanted to be the cool new girl who lived in the up-and-coming neighborhood. I didn't want to live in the Highlands like everyone said to. I really wanted to give you a chance, but then you mistreated us.
My husband's car cover was stolen, I found a heroine needle on my front lawn, I witnessed my first live drug deal at the corner store, and worst of all there was a deadly shooting 2 blocks away about a month ago. That was the last straw. We are abandoning you for the Highlands.
I didn't want your feelings to be hurt, but when I was too scared to take my dogs for a walk in broad daylight, it's just not a good fit. I wish you the best and I hope that others will love you and treat you well, but I'm done. I don't want to wait for you to get your act together. I'm sorry. Good luck.
All the best,
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Maggie moved to Louisville from Buffalo, NY in Dec. 2009. She has also lived in London, Chicago, and Louisiana. Find out more about her business Weekend Wedding Warrior, LLC  and her private counseling practice.