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Old 01-18-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Thanks for all your help guys. I'm sure as I actually and physically find myself in Lex I'll have some more specific questions.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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I would recommend living near Hamburg... the commute is a little longer than the west side of town (leestown road) but your options there are better. There is much more to do, dinner, shopping, entertainment, bars, etc.

Lexington is cheap to live, you will like it here if you like peace and quiet. When I first moved here though the newspaper said it was one of the toughest places to make friends if your an outsider... I am an outsider and the only friends I have made are other outsiders.

But you have a few good shopping options, nice places to go antuiqing, inexpensive housing.

As far as traffic, don't let these people scare you. its not bad unless you decide to live in more than 1 mile from the interstate at hamburg until you reach the airport on New Circle road or Man of war. Then the traffic is only bad during rush hours. The red lights though, are discustingly laid out.. I was in a 3 lane turnonly lane today turning left and only 3 cars in each lane can make it through safely. I was the 3rd car and it turned yellow as I was about 10' into the lane. I feel that these are what create the bad traffic.

I would recommend an apt. for a year to learn where you really want to live, plus you are more likely to meet people vs. living in a bedroom community.

Good luck, it has been really good for my wife and I. both of our careers have done well.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Here is a video I made of traffic on Nicholasville Road. The total time to drive from Man 'O War Blvd to Main Street ( a ~5 miles stretch) was 25 minutes at 2 pm in the afternoon!


YouTube - Lexington Highway Tour: Nicholasville Road
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Nice footage. Finally we have video proof of how Nicholasville Road can get (and this is 2 PM)! I rest my case.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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that's what you call traffic? LOL.....

so, how long do you think it should take you to go 5 miles through a city, with lots of stop lights? I think that's pretty good !

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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It takes me 10 min. to go half that far on Richmond Rd.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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Well, those roads do suck at certain times, but you have never lived in Dallas or Denver where taking the side streets with the lights is faster than taking the freeway where you literally don't have to hit the gas... and every other person is reading the newspaper.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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A lot of Lexington's traffic is just the mathematical fact that freeways can move 10X more cars with the same amount of lanes as a regular highway.

Just look at New Circle Rd - even in rush hour you can move 4 miles from Nicholasville Rd to Richmond Rd in 5 minutes on the freeway section, while the 4 mile section from Richmond Rd to Winchester Rd, which is littered w/ traffic signals, often takes 15-20 minutes in rush hour
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I agree- I guess what I was trying to say was that even at 2 PM there was still a considerable amount of traffic going south on US 27.
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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While watching the footage on Nicholasville Road, I was thinking "he's actually doing pretty well"; however, at 5pm, it has taken me 25 minutes to get from Fayette Mall to New Circle Road. I quit going to a gym on Nicholasville Rd because of the traffic at rush hour.
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