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Old 07-26-2020, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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We are hoping to move to the Lexington area and found a house online in Lansdowne. Any opinions on the area? Yay or nay?
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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It's kind of a big area.

When my son was going to College he had a friend that lived there, that he rode back and forth to school with. Most of the neighborhood is really nice.

His friend had a nice home.


There are some Apartments on one part of it, that look a little rundown.
It is near everything.

Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Krogers, Walmart, Macy's, The Malls, Target, Aldi's, etc.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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It is on Redding Road if that helps any.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Ive also heard to avoid buying inside New Circle. Is that true?
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:34 AM
 
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Well, inside the circle is very urban, with nice areas as well as not-so-nice areas. Do you need a RE person? PM me for mine!
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Our Post Office for my neighborhood use to be over in that area until they moved it to Beaumont.


When my Husband worked for the Toyota Plant in Georgetown, he gave a ride back and forth to a coworker who lived in the Lansdown area
(He was some sort of relationship to the late Colonel Sanders) My husband said he had a beautiful place.)


I had a coworker who transferred by our company to Lexington from Michigan and they put him in one of the Apartments that I think look run down, but he said that they were gorgeous on the inside and that he loved it. Very low crime, close to everything...another coworker Valerie had a condo in that neighborhood, her parents doted on her - she was their only child, they were wealthy, owned a real estate company,
they bought her a condo in the lansdown area, which I doubt they would have done, if they thought it was unsafe...being real estate agents they were likely to have some grasp on that.


A lot depends on where you are coming from...if you are coming from near Chicago or Cincinnati or Louisville, etc,....pretty much all of Lexington will probably seem relatively safe to you....if you are coming from a very small town it might seem dangerous in several places.
You can consult the Lexington Police Dept Crime map, if you are trying to pinpoint crime in a certain area.
https://www.lexingtonky.gov/crime-map




Pony is right, you should definitely consult a real estate agent. I know they are expensive, but when you buy something as a big of a investment as a home, they can be invaluable.
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Thanks everyone!
We are coming from a VERY safe town about 40 miles from Chicago.
I am in touch with two different agents.
A little too early to do any serious hunting yet considering how quickly houses sell down there!!
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Good Luck! Give a yell if you need any more help or info.
(My late Great Aunt Elizabeth and My Great Grandmother Mina lived directly in Chicago, and they loved it there.)
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:11 PM
 
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Inside New Circle Road is where most of the older, established neighborhoods are located. Those in the south and east of town include some of the priciest areas in town, and remain in high demand due to proximity to good schools, churches, shopping centers, UK, and downtown: check out Ashland Park and Chevy Chase for good examples of well-maintained older neighborhoods with mature trees and nice houses. Crime rates tend to be lower here as well.

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Old 07-28-2020, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Just as an FYI...
We are looking for a 3-4 bedroom, on less than an acre, around 2,000 square feet, for $250K give or take. Found some nice ones in Richmond and Winchester.
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