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Old 01-24-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Absolutely no disadvantage to living outside Man O'War vs inside Man O'War. I live in the Boston Rd area and lived on the outside for many years (in the 40514). The homes are very similar to the other side of the rd (in the 40503) to where I live now. I simply made the move across Man O'War because my kids were in Stonewall and the area was being redistricted to Picadome. I had nothing against Picadome - it just wasn't "our" school where my kids knew folks and I knew folks, etc. Plus, I needed to move to a larger house anyway, so headed on across the road.

I think you're wise to consider many options. If Clays Mill is an option for you, I think there's some beautiful and well kept older homes off of Clays Mill Rd near the school. Some with quite a bit of charm and character.

I believe Middle Schools are the most lacking of all of the levels of schools in Fayette County. There a tremendous number of wonderful elementary schools. I also feel that each high school has some unique and distinct to offer. Middle school is a time of flux in general for youth - and more difficult to have in the structured environment of school - if that makes any sense. Out of the three levels my kids attended, Jessie Clark was my least favorite. With that said, I'm not sure there's one I would have liked better. Lafayette gets kids from Jessie Clark, Beaumont, and Morton - as well as magnet middles of course.
Thanks for sharing your experience--it's so helpful!

I imagine we're pretty close neighbors!
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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My take on the advantages of living closer in to downtown is, the closer in-the better the walk ability.
You can walk to more places when you are near the old style suburbs. there are small shopping centers and corner stores. As one moves farther out, the neighborhoods become more auto-centric, the shopping centers become larger and you have to drive to get there. Then you get to Man o' War(it's spelled with a small o--Sorry, this a pet peeve of mine) and everything is "you have to drive to get anywhere", walking around the block is a two mile trek, all the streets are cul-de-sacs. I hate that.

Now, what do you call a dis-advantage?
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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My take on the advantages of living closer in to downtown is, the closer in-the better the walk ability.
You can walk to more places when you are near the old style suburbs. there are small shopping centers and corner stores. As one moves farther out, the neighborhoods become more auto-centric, the shopping centers become larger and you have to drive to get there. Then you get to Man o' War(it's spelled with a small o--Sorry, this a pet peeve of mine) and everything is "you have to drive to get anywhere", walking around the block is a two mile trek, all the streets are cul-de-sacs. I hate that.

Now, what do you call a dis-advantage?
Thanks for correcting me on Man o' War. I know that it literally means "of" but I am used to Irish last names--O'Donohue, O'Leary, etc., and was led astray. I hate to misspell names.

I have always wished to live in a more walkable part of any city, but unfortunately that seems more difficult with a family. As a college student I walked from one end of Manhattan to the other, but my rent was a fortune. As a married mom with kids, a modest budget and a desire for good schools, I think I'm priced out of the really cool downtown Lexington areas.

Our life is definitely auto-centric, and that is a shame.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Wow, I just search the 40503 zip code after reading bluegrassgirl's post and hit the jackpot. Wow. There is a 1926 house in Glendover (Cassidy et al.) - hard to tell about that one, but interesting. Then Rabbit Run for $199K? And Stonewall Estates.

Forgive my focus on zip codes - it just is the easiest way for me to do searches.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Glendover is a great neighborhood. Lots of families. Generally a lot of house for the money.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Wow, I just search the 40503 zip code after reading bluegrassgirl's post and hit the jackpot. Wow. There is a 1926 house in Glendover (Cassidy et al.) - hard to tell about that one, but interesting. Then Rabbit Run for $199K? And Stonewall Estates.

Forgive my focus on zip codes - it just is the easiest way for me to do searches.
You must be searching 3 BR? There are always fewer things when searching for 4 BR.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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That must be within one block of Nicholasville Rd near the hospital to be that old
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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I didn't enter a number of bedrooms; I tend to search on remax which is not giving me bedroom #s, just bathroom #s, but the text on the Glendover house said 6 bedrooms - yes, on Waller near the hospital - not sure what is going on with that one. I would have loved to find something in Glendover - ideal.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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Waller Ave is actually not part of the Glendover neighborhood (I'm fairly certain), but it could still be in Glendover Elementary's district. Maybe they mislabeled the neighborhood info.

My guess, given the location and large number of bedrooms, would be that the house serves as rental property for UK students.

There are some more affordable houses that have the Glendover/Morton/Lafayette or Henry Clay districts - they're mostly off of Nicholasville Rd. Some of the neighborhoods are nice, but there are parts that get dicey. And, of course, you have the closer proximity of campus and the extra congestion it brings.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Yes, I looked it up again and it's currently zoned as rental but could be converted to sfh ... but just was flagging it, assume Micah Girl wouldn't want the complications. Right ... it is Glendover Elementary and the subdivision is noted as UK Campus.

I would also definitely look at the 2 in Rabbit Run. One is 199K, the other is 204K. When I was looking, I was told that was a very prestigious neighborhood (and I drive through there a lot, very pretty).

My searching with zip codes is not bringing up more Glendover E. homes; I guess this is why I'm not a realtor
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