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Old 12-29-2007, 01:55 AM
 
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Just looking for some advise from the locals. My family and I will be making a move late in 2008 and we're looking at the areas within an hour of Lexington. We'll be looking for a 3-bedroom home and acreage in a friendly town with good schools (elementary-age). We are a black family and plan on being very involved in our new community - therefore, a welcoming environment is important to us for our children's benefit. I any advise or suggestions about any towns/areas to consider will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Lexington KY
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Let me welcome you to the Bluegrass! I'm sure your family will be very welcome here. I'm a life-long resident here.

Lexington is a fast-growing and progressive town (about 280,000). With that comes diversity--and that's a good thing. I live in the McConnells Trace (broken link)neighborhood in Lexington and it's a nice, safe, diverse and affordable neighborhood here in NW Lexington. It's my suburban, diversity utopia. My wife and I like it out here--and it's across from Masterson Station Park (a soccer-mom's paradise). It's on the edge of the city (quiet enough to avoid a lot of hassle--but close enough for convenience/commerce).

Frankfort (state capital) is home to Kentucky State University, an historically African-American university. Franklin County/Frankfort is growing as well--and is about 20 miles outside of Lexington.

One thing you'll find is that the area is VERY affordable. I hope that you'll discover that it's a "gem of a find".

If there's anything I can help you with, feel free to PM me.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! We're trying to learn as much as we can before we decide which town to choose. I hadn't heard much about Frankfort before. We'll check it out.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lexington KY
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Also, did you know that Kentucky was a locale for the Underground Railroad?

http://www.ket.org/underground/

Also some more stuff for Lexington:

The Martin Luther King cultural center on campus is a nice, fairly new facility.

http://www.uky.edu/MLKCC/black-voices.html (broken link)



African-American Family resources
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/african.htm

African-American Heritage Trail Map
http://www.visitlex.com/AfAmHeritageTrail/AfricanAmericanTrailMap.html (broken link)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration info:

http://www.uky.edu/mlk/

I like being an info geek, what can I say?!!?!?.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I found this interesting:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/art..._northern.html
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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I like the Frankfort recommendation. What about Berea or Danville? I can't really comment on the "welcoming" issue from a black family perspective - I do think of them as welcoming communities, and you could find some acreage in that direction.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Hi, I seen your comment when I was trying to find info on relocation in Lexington and was wondering how your move went. My family and I will be moving out there in May and i will be out in April to get things rolling for us (hopefully). Did you have any problems finding a place and how do you like your neighborhood?
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Richmond has homes with acreage and the Richmond being a university town would be welcoming and close to Lexington.
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