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Old 07-20-2006, 09:00 AM
 
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My family will be relocating next year - thinking about the Lexington area or Raleigh, N.C.! We have visited Raleigh and liked the suburb of Cary. We are planning to visit Lexington later this summer and wondered if anyone could recommend some nice suburbs! I've looked at REALTOR.COM and found Nicholasville, Georgetown, Versailles, Paris, Winchester, etc. We would like a newer subdivision - 20 years or under, nice shopping malls, restaurants, low crime, etc.!! Our teenager will be wanting to attend the Community College and later the U. of KY. - how bad are the commutes into Lexington itself?? And how is the crime situation in the downtown area?? Any info would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! THANKS!!
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:24 PM
 
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The areas you listed are towns outside of Lexington. There are lots of newer subdivisions in Lexington, many right off of Man O War Blvd. I like the area between Tates Creek to Harrodsburg Road. It's a nice town and still growing.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:12 PM
 
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Hi,
Lexington is overall a very safe city. There are lots of nice neighborhoods to choose from, most within the city boundaries. A few years ago the city and the county merged into one administrative unit, so most of the metropolitan area is located within Lexington itself. My advice to you is to contact a realtor and spend a day driving around looking at neighborhoods. Only live in one of the neighboring towns (Versailles, Paris, Nicholasville, etc.) if you want a smaller town feel.
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:28 AM
 
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Default ATTENTION PAMELLA and TESSERKY!!!

To Pamella and tesserky - Thanks for your replies!! If possible, could you give me some of the ZIP CODES within the city limits that have the neighborhoods you are recommending?? I would like to be able to look up houses on REALTOR.COM before our visit. If you don't know the zips, maybe you could point me in the right direction within the city!! North? South? East? West? THANKS!!! P.S. Is Nicholasville very "small-town"??
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Old 07-22-2006, 01:48 PM
 
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Default ATTENTION PAMELLA and TESSERKEY - P.S.!!

Pamella - I think I figured out the zip codes for the area you mentioned between Tates Creek and Harrodsburg - 40503, 40514, 40515, and 40517!! If I missed any, would appreciate you letting me know! Tesserkey - are these the neighborhoods you were thinking of as well?? Again, thanks to you both!!
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:50 AM
 
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We just moved to the Lexington area too. Check out removed to view homes for sale.

We are building in Versailles since it has less traffic than Nicholsville road. You might like Adena Trace or Adena Woods on the south side of Versailles.

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:45 AM
 
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To poppop - thanks for the info!! I'll check those out. Does it take you long to get into Lexington? From what other posters said, it appeared that most of the shopping, etc. is in Lexington itself. Are there "strip malls" in Versailles? Just one more question! You mentioned Nicholasville Road being congested - is it a "freeway-type" with ramps - or a road with a lot of stop-lights?? Thanks in advance for any further info!!
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:57 PM
 
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I work on Nicholasville Rd. and it is very congested at rush hour. It is also a variable lane situation where the number of lanes for inbound and outbound traffic changes depending on the time of day. All in all though, Lexington traffic is some of the least congested in the US. Georgetown is a very nice growing area with a lot of shopping and restuarants without nearly as much traffic.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:42 PM
 
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To fnjsmom - thanks for the post about the traffic - and Georgetown! Just wondered if Nicholasville Rd is the "stop-light" type road or the "freeway" type with ramps, etc. From looking at a map, I've noticed that Man O' War Rd looks big too - is traffic heavy on it as well - and is it a "stop-light" type? Thanks so much!!
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:31 PM
 
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If restaurants, shopping, malls, etc are important to you, you may want to look at staying in the Lexington proper. All the towns you mention are small and have few of those things. Cary/Raleigh vs Lexington. Wow. That's comparing apples and oranges. (I lived in Raleigh...loved it.)

City crime really isn't a problem in Lexington. Not like in most towns that size. It's petty stuff for the most part. In fact, I feel safer in downtown Lexington than I do in the more rural area I live in.
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