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Old 07-20-2006, 07:22 AM
Location: Long Island, New York
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...........I will be retiring within 12 months & my wife & I are considering moving to a small town in Kentucky ....such as Versailles which , I understand is called the " Horse Capitol of the World " + the " Land of the Lakes " ?.......Horses & fishing lakes/ponds appeal to my wife & I and we would like to know something about the pros & cons of living in Versailles ?? Is Housing Affordable ?? What is the cost of living ?? Are there Hospital(s) in Town ?? Is there shopping in Town ??? What is the crime rate like ?? I have heard about ' dry', ' wet ' , etc. .....all types of restrictions ( can't buy alcohol anywhere, can only buy wine, can only serve alcohol in restaurants, etc. )---What can you drink & where can you drink in Versailles ??...Lastly...is this a good town to retire to ? What is good or bad about Versailles ??....Is this a College Town ?? I guess it's not a Mountain Town ?
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:19 PM
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I don't live in Versailles, but a few miles down the road in Lexington. I don't know what lakes you're talking about; Versailles is not known for lakes. However, the Kentucky River is nearby, and Lake Cumberland is a couple of hours to the south of here. The countryside in Versailles is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have friends who live there and love it. In terms of health care, most people come to Lexington where there are several large hospitals, including the Univ of Ky Medical Center. There is very little shopping available in Versailles (besides Kroger, etc.). Again, Lexington is right down the road. Versailles is not a college town or a mountain town. It's more of a horse town, with lots of very expensive horse farms in the county. If you've seen the movie "Elizabethtown," much of it was filmed in Versailles. Versailles has a nice small town feel, but is close to Lexington where you can go to concerts, sporting events, shopping, etc. Lexington has just under 300k people.
Hope this helps!
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:13 PM
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Versailles is a sleepy little town. There aren't any restuarants other than a couple of locally owned cafe'/diner type. Lexington is only 10 miles away though. So it is very easy to get to a nice restuarant. Lexington (Fayette County) is a wet county. Restuarants here will serve beer, wine and alcohol 7 days a week. Package liquor sales are prohibitted on Sundays.
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Old 10-21-2006, 01:38 AM
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I lived in Versailles from elementary until 11th grade. My dad still lives in Versailles and is a farmer - started the Farmers Market in Versailles and has recently been appointed to the Zoning and Planning Commission - trying to save farm land. It's a beautiful area of Kentucky - growing but not too fast. Homes are reasonable - you can buy acreage on the outskirts of town and be only 15 minutes from downtown Versailles. It's a wet county but I'm not sure how many restaurants serve alcohol. There is not a good selection of restaurants - you would want to drive to Lexington for that - 20 minutes from anywhere in Versailles. VERY little crime. You would go into most stores 2 - 3 times and they will know your name. Recently built a large Kroger, probably won't know your name in that store. Good luck.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:35 PM
Location: Kentucky
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[quote=MRDOOWOP;40854]..........." Land of the Lakes "

Maybe you are thinking of Land Between the Lakes, which is in way, way Western Kentucky, near Benton and Murray. It's the national recreation area located between the Kentucky Lake (carved out of the Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (carved out of the Cumberland River).

It's a hot retirement area, for sure.
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