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Old 07-29-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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Hello,

I am currently in Portland going to medical school. I have lived lots of places and am orginally from the south and wanting to go back desperately. I'm looking at transfering to either ECU, UK or MUSC. I don't know much about Lexington and would like to learn more? (I have a similar post on the Greenville Board)

Is it a very pedestrian/biker friendly city?

good hiking/ outdoor activities?

active community?

cultural life?

Weather? Coming from Portland, I'm looking for someplace with LOTS of sunny days

anything eles that might help me decide between the three schools and communities

Laura
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:06 PM
 
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Hello,

I am currently in Portland going to medical school. I have lived lots of places and am orginally from the south and wanting to go back desperately. I'm looking at transfering to either ECU, UK or MUSC. I don't know much about Lexington and would like to learn more? (I have a similar post on the Greenville Board)

Is it a very pedestrian/biker friendly city?

good hiking/ outdoor activities?

active community?

cultural life?

Weather? Coming from Portland, I'm looking for someplace with LOTS of sunny days

anything eles that might help me decide between the three schools and communities

Laura

//www.city-data.com/forum/kentu...what-like.html

Read this thread first and ask a few follow up questions if you need more info. It will be sunnier than Portland but most cases it is not as sunny as rest of the south - lower.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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Thanks just did, that was really helpful, anything is sunnier than portland
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:50 PM
 
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Come on down Laura. We always welcome a new and diverse population

BTW, I am about to pick up my Trek commuter bike to take of advantage of the new lanes. It won't be as bike friendly as Portland but we are trying to make some improvements.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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How far is Lex from the mountains?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Lexington is about 2+ hours from anything that approaches true mountains in the Appalachians. However, the terrain gets pretty rugged and hilly about 1 hour or so to the south and east. About 1 hour east of Lexington is the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge. This area has lots of great hiking, interesting rock formations and scenic vistas. Red River Gorge is known for some of the best rock climbing in the eastern US.

FYI, Raven's Run Nature Sanctuary in southern Lexington-Fayette is a nice place for a day hike along the Kentucky River.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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Lexington is about 2+ hours from anything that approaches true mountains in the Appalachians. However, the terrain gets pretty rugged and hilly about 1 hour or so to the south and east. About 1 hour east of Lexington is the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge. This area has lots of great hiking, interesting rock formations and scenic vistas. Red River Gorge is known for some of the best rock climbing in the eastern US.

FYI, Raven's Run Nature Sanctuary in southern Lexington-Fayette is a nice place for a day hike along the Kentucky River.
Fantastic place to watch a sunrise!
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Hi, I'm from Michigan and my husband may be getting a job in Lexington. Where are there good schools, particularly high school for my daughter to attend. We are looking for a nice neighborhood with a lot of families and a mall not to far away. Any ideas? Probably look for a house around 250K. Thanks.

Karen
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The only good public HS in Lexington is Dunbar, which is located in the SW suburbs.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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As a native Lexingtonian I would have to disagree with censusdata. Henry Clay is also a very good high school. There are also many people that like Lafayette (as a matter of fact several families looking to move to Lexington are looking specifically in Lafayette's district, maybe I should take a look at it again). You can probably find a house in your price range in any of these districts. Most of the neighborhoods are family friendly. Look through some old posts on this board where school have been discussed in depth.
Tates Creek has a new IB program which will make it more attractive to a lot of folks.
What are your daughters interests, both academic and extra-curricular? That will help in pointing you to the best fit for her.
Fayette Mall is on the South end of town not far from New Circle Rd. Hamburg is the other large shopping complex but it is not a mall but rather strips of shops.
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