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Old 06-10-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Would like to obtain informaiton and lifestyle experience in Lexington TN...
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Paul
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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Where is Lexington? Is that near Memphis?

You might want to post this on the general TN forum to get some more responses.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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Lexington is in Henderson County, which is just east of Madison County (where Jackson is). My sister lives on the edge of Lexington.

Like most small towns in West Tennessee, Lexington is mostly redneck and a little hood. There's not much in-between. It's a very poor town. Wal-Mart is the place to be on weekends.

I always suggest looking at the Census website for info about a town.
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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Ah okay. I know what area that is. I would suggest posting this question on the regular TN forum, ptasa, as that is a pretty far drive from Memphis. Not something most Memphians would be making on any regular basis at least.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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Default Lexington Rednecks and Hoods...?

Are you speaking from experience or just from what you've heard?

I've been in contact with a local pastor there and he believes that it is a nice quiet community.

My wife and I are looking for a quiet place where we can slow down, relax abd enjoy life. Lexington seems like the kind of town where we could do just that. The outdoor activities; like horseback riding, hunting, fishing, hiking, are very appealing to us.

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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I am speaking only from past experience and present connections. I lived there for a couple of years when I was a kid. When I was in college, I worked for a nonprofit in Lexington. And as I wrote in my earlier post, my sister lives there now. I visit there three or four times per year, so I am in no way intimately familiar with modern-day Lexington.

'Nice quiet community' is in the eyes of the beholder. You may find it to be the best place on earth. I don't. Perhaps you should visit there and find out for yourself whether it's your cup of tea.
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Based on your interests, Lexington would probably be a fine place to settle. There is a ton of good fishing there.

I can't recall the exact name of the lake there, but it's something like Brown's Creek Lake. Regardless, it has the name "Brown's" in it. There is some really good catfishing there.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Thank you again for your input about Lexington. We may visit the community in AUG. so we can see for ourselves what it is about.

We live in a mid sized AZ community (Casa Grande) and have our share of problems with the population, including gangs and I'm sure red-necks. But since we live outside the city limits, in a rural area, it hasn't been a problem for us. It's more about what we read in the news than a reality.

We love the outdoors and have horses and want to be in a community where there are others who share the same interests. I've looked at the trails and lakes and love the idea of spending hours doing nothing but fishing, riding and taking it all in. But I don't want to live in a community where I have to worry about gangs...
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks Mike,

From what I've seen, I really do like the area and am looking into employment opportunities. There are several properties that have our attention, but until I can find suitable employment, our plans are limited. My daughter and her family are moving from AZ to Elizabethton in AUG. He is a teacher so he they have to get settled ASAP. I know Lexington is still 6+ hours way, but that's not all bad. The most difficult thing will be not seeing our grandkids as often as we do now.

Have you been fishing lately?
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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Thanks Mike,

From what I've seen, I really do like the area and am looking into employment opportunities. There are several properties that have our attention, but until I can find suitable employment, our plans are limited. My daughter and her family are moving from AZ to Elizabethton in AUG. He is a teacher so he they have to get settled ASAP. I know Lexington is still 6+ hours way, but that's not all bad. The most difficult thing will be not seeing our grandkids as often as we do now.

Have you been fishing lately?
Have you considered moving closer to Elizabethton? I know 6 hours doesn't seem long right now, but it will. You will also have to drive through two large cities with lots of traffic: Nashville and Knoxville.

Lexington is indeed a quaint little town with good people surrounded by beautiful countryside, but Tennessee is full of quaint little towns with good people surrounded by beautiful countryside. Maybe somewhere on the Cumberland Plateau like Jamestown or Livingston? Or somewhere between Knoxville and the Tri Cities such as Rogersville or Greeneville?
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