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Old 04-11-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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Hello everyone!

My partner and I may be relocating to KY from NYC. She is interviewing for a position in Danville and I will be pursuing a masters degree in Epidemiology, probably at UK??. We are in our mid to late 30's, enjoy art, restaurants, cultural activities, gardening and nature. She is originally from rural Ohio and has lived in big cities for the last 20 years. I am from the North East (Philly, Jersey, NYC). We are wondering what to expect, and where to live between Lexington and Danville. I will have school and she will commute to work in Danville. A big concern is feeling welcome and safe as we are a lesbian couple. We would like to have a yard and space around us to garden. We will rent at first, then buy. Our prices/needs are flexible other than feeling safe and welcome! Any suggestions for towns? Thanks so much! We're looking forward to Kentucky!
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I'm thinking Nicholasville would be a good town to start your search. It's between Danville and Lex. Also you might try Versailles(pronounced VER-sales), north of Danville and just west of Lex. Each have there own "feel", but both can offer you a good selection of home options.
I'd also suggest a visit to the area! You can learn so much abut a town/area just by spending a day or two there!
Best of luck and enjoy the journey!
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Welcome to the Lexington forum here at city data!

If you are both use to cities you might want to pick Lexington. Although there are tons of cute little towns around the area.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j48sj2pluWs&t=22s

Most of the area in this region are pretty friendly. I agree totally with Ponypulr though - I would highly suggest a visit here first also....that way you can see what towns or areas fit your needs and personality the best.
And whether you live in Lexington or one of the surrounding areas, you will be just minutes away from Great farmers markets, Whole foods, Trader Joe's, Costco and lots of local and original eateries.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rShZ5MngoYM&t=16s
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:21 PM
 
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I think we're a pretty gay friendly town (Lexington), considering we're smack in the Bible Belt. I would definitely visit the area first to get a taste of the communities. Mayor Gray was elected without that being an issue. I would think the the urban areas of the state would be more welcoming, but I really don't know. Nicholasville is probably the biggest town between Danville and Lexington, but it's not exactly in between. Danville is a great little college town (Centre College). US 27 south in Lexington (Nicholasville Road is 4 lane to Nicholasville. Harrodsburg Road (US 68) south takes you through the Kentucky River Palisades and on to Harrodsburg and then Danville. That's probably closer than going through Nicholasville, but it's a 2 lane snake of a road in the section leading down to the Kentucky River. My daughter works at Shakertown (Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill) north of Harrodsburg on US 68 and chose to live in a apartment in the Man O' War-Nicholasville Rd area of Lexington, rather on moving to Danville, Harrodsburg or Nicholasville, and it takes her about 30 minutes to commute daily to work, so it would take probably 45-50 minutes to commute from south Lex to Danville on that route. To get to U.K., either 27 or 68 will get you close to U.K., by just heading north rather than south. Nicholasville Road gets you to the UK Med Center, as well as Central Baptist Hospital.

One other thought. US 127 is a 4 lane limited access road that connects from south to north, Danville, Harrodsburg and Frankfort. I commuted for nearly 30 years as a state employee daily from Lexington to Frankfort. I lived on SE side of Lexington, rather than the SW, and my commute was still less than an hour using Versailles Road (US 60). a 4 lane road between Frankfort and Lexington.

I'm not sure that I've been any help at all, but I hope you find an area that you like when you visit.

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Old 04-11-2017, 08:42 PM
 
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LOL @ Versailles. The word is pronounced "ver-sy." But if you are from KY you pronounce it "ver-sales" or even "ver-salies." Danville is a nice little town. I was also fond of Midway.
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the feedback! Loved the videos BTW!
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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LOL @ Versailles. The word is pronounced "ver-sy." But if you are from KY you pronounce it "ver-sales" or even "ver-salies." Danville is a nice little town. I was also fond of Midway.
A friend of mine who is from Versailles claims "We pronounce every letter in it".

Well, not quite, but it's pronounced "VerSAILS" locally. Accent definitely on the last syllable, not the first.

Not "Ver-sy".

Not "Ver-SIGH".

And certainly not "Versalies".

Of all the towns mentioned, I expect you'd find Lexington to be the most comfortable fit. The commute to Danville is four-lane most of the way, and if you look on the south side of Lexington near Nicholasville Road, it would be shortened somewhat.

Good luck finding your place in the Bluegrass!

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Old 04-12-2017, 07:48 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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It's Ver-sy. (How is Ver-sigh any different than Ver-sy? Or Ver-Sails any different than Ver-sales?) Versailles is French and has a lot of history behind it. The word is pronounced Ver-sy but not if you are from Kentucky.


Anyways, OP, I also suggest you check out Louisville and compare that city with Lexington.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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It's Ver-sy. (How is Ver-sigh any different than Ver-sy? Or Ver-Sails any different than Ver-sales?) Versailles is French and has a lot of history behind it. The word is pronounced Ver-sy but not if you are from Kentucky.


Anyways, OP, I also suggest you check out Louisville and compare that city with Lexington.
Totally agree. Maybe best is Shelbyville, that way you get the best of both worlds? Lexington is also pretty gay friendly, but mainly closer to downtown. The gay capital of KY is by far Louisville (Louisville is one of the gayest cities in the USA, in fact). KY gets a bad rap but it is very accepting. Danville is also a cute but very small town. Lexington is a very picturesque town and better if you want more of a genteel southern college town vibe. It is also well educated.
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