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Old 03-05-2007, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Hello all:

Thanks in advance for any information.

My husband and I are looking to move to Lexington in the next year and are planning on bringing our new baby and four year old son. We are looking for neighborhoods in Lexington (preferably close to downtown?) that are family focused yet have a little elbow room. We prefer older homes (including 50's ranches)..with modern amenities and would love to get to know our neighbors.

Can anyone recommend any neighborhoods or zip codes that might fit the bill? Ideally, we would love to be able to walk (or bike) to many places. The library, a park, a school, a grocery store, a video store, little restaurant, etc.

Any information or insight would be appreciated.
Maren
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:17 AM
 
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You might be interested in homes in the Henry Clay Estate go to www.realtor.com (broken link) use this address as a starting point 120 Sycamore Rd. Also look for homes off Chinoe and Tates Creek.

Paul
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Default Thanks much

Thanks much, Paul, for your suggestions. We will definitely take a look.

maren
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any information on the Masterston Station area? I am relocating to Lexington to work at Cardinal Hill on Versailles.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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Default Masterston Station

This is a huge subdivision. I believe there are over 3000 homes. They are predominatly grouses (house with garage in front) made of vinyl siding. There are definitely nicer subdivisions that are close to Cardinal Hill. Are you going to have an opportunity to visit Lex for a day or two to look at homes? If so I highly recommend finding a realtor from Lexington and have them give you a tour of neighborhoods. This will give you a feel for each area. I would look for a realty company housed in the 40502 area (older area of town, lots of native Lexingtonians).
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I'm only 23 & will be a recent graduate (M.S. from Marshall University) in May. I'm only looking to rent. There were some townhomes in Masterston Station for rent that I was interested in. I have an appointment to view them on Tuesday. My parents and I are coming to Lexington Tuesday and Wednesday to hunt for apartments.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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In that case that area might be fine. I would avoid the Versailles Rd area (which is where Cardinal Hill is). It is a rough area. Harrodsburg Rd is close by and has some apartments. There are some nice condo's close to Samaritan Hospital. Failry new and covered parking.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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Default Short-term rentals--best neighborhoods???

While we visit in May we will be doing a short-term rental and have many requests for information out from many "luxury" apartment complexes.

What are the best neighborhoods or zip codes? What areas should we avoid?

Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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40502 is the most "desired" zip code. Avoid Versailles Rd and some of the north end of town. Another thing to keep in mind is that the closer you get to UK's campus the rowdier it will be. If you don't want a lot of late night parties avoid anything close to campus.
Richmond Rd, Nicholasville Rd should be good starting points.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:05 AM
 
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40502 is the most "desired" zip code. Avoid Versailles Rd and some of the north end of town. Another thing to keep in mind is that the closer you get to UK's campus the rowdier it will be. If you don't want a lot of late night parties avoid anything close to campus.
Richmond Rd, Nicholasville Rd should be good starting points.
Thank you so much!
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