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Old 03-17-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any information about the Paris community? We have been searching for the past 6 months for a smaller town that is easily accessible to Lexington with a comparable cost of living to where we currently live in Arkansas. We will be heading that way next week to house hunt. Are there areas in Paris that are RV friendlier than others? What about the school system? We have one child in middle school and one in high school.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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parts of Paris are gorgeous (some of the most prestigious horse farms are in Bourbon County), and there are a few areas that are rather poor and run down...typical of small town, rural living. The downtown area is going through a resurgence and new businesses and restaurants are moving in, so things are looking up there. There's a Walmart super center, a good sized hospital, a couple smaller grocery stores, a Starbucks, several chain fast food places, a couple good restaurants, a Tractor Supply and numerous small businesses.
Don't know much about the schools, though I think the county high school is probably recommended over the city one (for location, if nothing else). Have no idea about RV friendly, but unless you're in a subdivision with an HOA I can't imagine anyone caring what you park in your driveway.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any information about the Paris community? We have been searching for the past 6 months for a smaller town that is easily accessible to Lexington with a comparable cost of living to where we currently live in Arkansas. We will be heading that way next week to house hunt. Are there areas in Paris that are RV friendlier than others? What about the school system? We have one child in middle school and one in high school.
My wife is from paris, I know the area well. Give me a little more info. on what you are looking for and I will try to help you out best I can.

Will you be renting or buying?

Looking to live in the city or out in the county (rural)?

If buying what price range? The reason I ask this is, you may get a better house for the same money in nearby Winchester which has very easy access to Lexington on I-64.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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My wife is from paris, I know the area well. Give me a little more info. on what you are looking for and I will try to help you out best I can.

Will you be renting or buying?

Looking to live in the city or out in the county (rural)?

If buying what price range? The reason I ask this is, you may get a better house for the same money in nearby Winchester which has very easy access to Lexington on I-64.
we will be buying a home, in the country with between 5 and 10 acres. Price range up the $375,000. We know we don't want in a subdivision....especially with the travel trailer my husband needs for his job.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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we will be buying a home, in the country with between 5 and 10 acres. Price range up the $375,000. We know we don't want in a subdivision....especially with the travel trailer my husband needs for his job.
Here are two links that you can compare real estate in both Paris and nearby Winchester if you haven't already done so.

Paris, KY, Real Estate Listings and Paris, KY Homes for Sale - Realtor.com



Winchester, KY, Real Estate Listings and Winchester, KY Homes for Sale - Realtor.com

IMO, you get more for your money in the Winchester area as far as property in the country. May be something to check out while you are there, winchester is only 17 miles from Paris...both towns are a easy commute to Lexington. I sent you a Direct Message with some info I can't post here.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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There are some really nice 5 acre lots 1/2 between paris and georgetown on 460 ( I think its 460) where you can build your own house. I think those lots are going for 85k and they are nice and rural but with access to G-town, Lexingon and Paris.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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i live in paris and just about have all of my life. there are some beautiful horse farms here but the jobs are scare unless you have an education. and then u will have to go to lexington to get a good job. the rent is high and so is the land. they have a variety of churches here and a lot of grocery and liquor store. seems like that is all people do around here. expect small town politics and nepotism. not much to do. will have to go to other counties to really do anything. the red river gorge is beautiful. i go hiking there a lot.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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I don't do much in Paris, but I know who I'd turn to if I was buying out there. A guy named Charlie Nichols. He knows Paris!! I had a listing in Paris that was a short sale. He could have saved a lot of time and effort by selling his client another house since short sales are a nightmare! He didn't. That impressed me a lot.

Here is a link to his web page: My HomePage (http://charlesnichols.rhr.com/ - broken link)

I'd offer you advice, but I don't know the Paris market like I do Lexington, Nicholasville, Georgetown or Winchester. Good Luck!!
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