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Old 03-26-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering a possible job opportunity in Lexington, KY at UK. We are both native Los Angeles. We are in our mid 30's with 2 children. We are specifically looking for a simpler life with cheaper cost of living to raise our young family. Would appreciate any feed back on anyone who lives or has lived in Lexington and is from California.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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I've only had one client who has moved here from Cali. They seem to really like it. Their first winter here was one of the worst ones we have had in a long time, so that was a little rough on them.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I had friends in high school who's families moved to Lexington from California. It's definitely a much smaller place, when compared to the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Cost of living here is exponentially cheaper as well. All of the transplants I've encountered seem to like Lexington. It's a great little city. Schools are good, traffic isn't bad. The surrounding countryside is very scenic.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the positive feedback. My wife has seasonal allergy issues and I keep reading about how bad Kentucky is for allergy sufferers. Is it just in the spring or year round?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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I moved here from San Diego, CA 6 years ago. Lexington is a great place to live! Cost of living was a major reason I was motovated me to move to this area. There are certian things I miss like great Greek restaurants (there are none in Lexington) and the beach. But I also don't miss the traffic congestion, high cost of living and lack of greenery.

Lexington has improved greatly in the short time I have been here with more music/entertainment venues, better ethnic restaurants, larger variety of stores.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Seasonal allergies? Buy stock in Mucinex. Not gonna lie... Seasonal allergies are absolutely TERRIBLE in Lexington. You'll spend about a month sneezing your face off.

But the rest of the year is great! Lexington has four very distinct seasons. Spring, you stay indoors sneezing. Summer is green, highs in the 80's, brushing the 90's (some summers are hotter, though). Fall, everything goes every shade of red, yellow, orange, and brown you can imagine. Winters are greyscale, usually overcast. Some winters we actually get snow to stick around for a bit! (I actually enjoy winter... Some do, some don't).
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Bump. We are getting closer to a final decision.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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There was a thread from a San Jose-based poster in February regarding a move to Lexington. These were my responses to her on that thread, also FYI:

The entire thread: //www.city-data.com/forum/lexin...lif-maybe.html

My responses:

//www.city-data.com/forum/22851713-post2.html

//www.city-data.com/forum/22856579-post5.html

//www.city-data.com/forum/22871126-post16.html
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Lexington Kentucky
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"There are certian things I miss like great Greek restaurants (there are none in Lexington)"

Miles have you tried 'Sahara Mediterranean' off Harrodsburg rd? Maybe not strictly greek but very good when I went there while in town.
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