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Old 07-04-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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Hi. My husband and I are thinking of relocating to Lexington with our three small children. We were just there this past week, looking at the city and housing options, etc. I love the city, the natural beauty, the cleanliness, the friendliness of the people....everything was very impressive. However, i'm very concerned because we are not a conservative family. We place ourselves on the left side of the Christian spectrum, and we have some conservative values, but they're not necessarily tied to our religious beliefs. I viewed the Ashland Park area, and it's just perfect for us. However, we don't want to spend quite as much money as it would require for us to buy a house there. Is there any other place that isn't quite so conservative, has an active neighborhood/community feeling, and is within easy walking distance to small businesses? What about Chevy Chase? I've heard it's very "catholic" - which I suppose meant more conservative than Ashland Park. I would appreciate any suggestions.
thanks!
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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Chevy Chase may be considered Catholic because Christ the King Church/School is there. Not only do you have to belong to the parish to go to the school but you must live in the district as well.
I think Chevy Chase may be a little more conservative than Ashland Park but not strikingly so. It is within walking distance of many of the same things as AP. The price per square foot is similar in these two areas but there are many smaller homes available in Chevy Chase compared to AP.
Kenwick (across Richmond Rd from AP) has some nice homes in the 1st blocks but is not in as good a school district. However, Ashland Elementary is an up an coming elementary school and has a very dynamic principal. DM me if you have any specific questions about the school as my son attends a magnet program there so I have first hand experience. Other than elementary school you are in the same middle and high school district as AP and CC.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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What about Chevy Chase? I've heard it's very "catholic" - which I suppose meant more conservative than Ashland Park. I would appreciate any suggestions.
thanks!
When used with a small C catholic means universal.

Roman Catholics tend towards economic liberalism and social conservatism; anti-abortion bolsheviks.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:13 AM
 
Location: central Kentucky
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Thank God, that we never see any orange-hatted, Unionist, anti-Republican, toadies posting here, as they are such a bore, don't you agree?
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thank God, that we never see any orange-hatted, Unionist, anti-Republican, toadies posting here, as they are such a bore, don't you agree?

There's probably about two other people know what you're talking about.

My family is from Down and Armagh with a little bit of Mayo.
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Thank you, lexingtongal, for the thoughtful reply. I've moved all over the country, lived in a wide range of communities, but for some reason i'm particularly iffy about this move; although I do think in the end, no matter what neighborhood we end up in, we will find our niche and be very happy there. Heck - it can't be worse than where we are now! We live in a community of 200, 1/2 of whom are all part of the same family that belongs to one religious denomination that excludes the use of computers, televisions, cell phones, etc., and makes a point of NOT interacting with anyone outside of their religious group. and the other half didn't figure out until this summer that they had "new" neighbors! So I think it's only UP...UP...UP from here. i would like to know more about the Ashland elementary.
thanks so much for your warm reply!
Carachokh
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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We live in a community of 200, 1/2 of whom are all part of the same family that belongs to one religious denomination that excludes the use of computers, televisions, cell phones, etc., and makes a point of NOT interacting with anyone outside of their religious group.
That would be a cult.
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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Thank you, lexingtongal, for the thoughtful reply. I've moved all over the country, lived in a wide range of communities, but for some reason i'm particularly iffy about this move; although I do think in the end, no matter what neighborhood we end up in, we will find our niche and be very happy there. Heck - it can't be worse than where we are now! We live in a community of 200, 1/2 of whom are all part of the same family that belongs to one religious denomination that excludes the use of computers, televisions, cell phones, etc., and makes a point of NOT interacting with anyone outside of their religious group. and the other half didn't figure out until this summer that they had "new" neighbors! So I think it's only UP...UP...UP from here. i would like to know more about the Ashland elementary.
thanks so much for your warm reply!
Carachokh
Are you moving to Lexington for a job? based on what you say, your favorite area in KY will most likely be the Highlands of Louisville.
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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yes, we are moving there for a job.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:17 PM
 
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Anywhere around that area of town will be fine for you. Ashland, Chevy Chase, the area around Woodland Park, etc. You really will do fine and fit in fine, as near as I can tell from what you have written so far. If you want to spend a little less money, go a little bit towards UK's campus. Or try one of the neighborhoods off North Broadway (2nd, 3rd streets). Someone had a similar question recently - maybe if you use the search tool looking for Kenwick, the suggestions given to that poster will help you as well.
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