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Old 02-24-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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We are thinking about renting a property on Meadow Park in Lexington, KY. We are moving from northern Indiana. What kind of area is this in? We have 2 children. The school is Yates Elementary. We are looking for inexpensive rent but not if the area is extremely bad. This house is renting for 500 a month.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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It's not the worst area of town, but it's not the best area either. The north side of town in general tends to run cheaper than the south side for numerous reasons (ammenities in the vicinity, schools, etc.) There is just more going on on the south side. I don't know what you're used to in terms of safety, but local standards I wouldn't say it's the best area of town, but then again, there are areas that are quite a bit worse.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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That is close to where I grew up. It is a little seedy. If you have any other options I would advise looking into them>
Also Yates is not a great school. Probably in the lower 1/2 of the elementary schools here.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Ky.
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The residents here are just working class joes, trying to house, feed, clothe and raise their family on as little as possible just like you. They work hard when the work is there and play hard on their off hours. They are a little rough around the edges and show it. That being said, I would not rent a place sight unseen. Drive around the area, check it out, if you think you can fit in then give it a try. If not look somewhere else.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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That area is hit or miss. You may have some neighbors that are working class families that will be great, and some that will act in ways that will make you miserable. I have known several people that have lived over there. In my humble opinion, for $500 a month, I think you could end up in much much worse places in town. If that is your budget, and you like the house, I would go for it. Check the crime statistics on lfucg.com and hit the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry. I don't know that website, but just google it. If you have 2 kids, I am sure that is important to you! Good Luck!!
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Lexington KY
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Where in Northern Indiana are you from? If you're from Gary or Hammond--then that part of Lex probably won't phase you at all.
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