Moving to Kentucky
CAnderson

Anchorage, AK

#1 Feb 11, 2013
We are relocating to the Lexington area in June. We have two kids, middle school and high school. Wondering if I could get some advice on areas to live. I'd like it to be a safe, family type neighborhood with good schools. Definitely do not want to be in the downtown area. Any advice?
yes

Henderson, KY

#2 Feb 12, 2013
CAnderson wrote:
We are relocating to the Lexington area in June. We have two kids, middle school and high school. Wondering if I could get some advice on areas to live. I'd like it to be a safe, family type neighborhood with good schools. Definitely do not want to be in the downtown area. Any advice?
We have way too many outsiders already.

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#3 Feb 12, 2013
move to another town like georgetown or paris which is only 20 minutes away. lexington is expensive, has too much traffic and not worth the hassle or the money. Schools are not the best. If you must live in Lexington, Masterson, Spicewood/Westwood, McConnell's Trace are good neighborhoods and good schools.
The Truth

Lockport, IL

#4 Feb 12, 2013
Woodford co.
Georgetown
The downtown area.
Milton

Henderson, KY

#5 Feb 12, 2013
kjones80 wrote:
move to another town like georgetown or paris which is only 20 minutes away. lexington is expensive, has too much traffic and not worth the hassle or the money. Schools are not the best. If you must live in Lexington, Masterson, Spicewood/Westwood, McConnell's Trace are good neighborhoods and good schools.
Those are low rent "gubmint" areas.
Harry

Lawrenceburg, KY

#6 Feb 12, 2013
Lawrenceburg Ky. Small town great schools, short drive to Lex, much more house for the $. Look up the school scores.
jhonny

Louisville, KY

#7 Feb 12, 2013
It really depends on what your budget is
jhonny

Louisville, KY

#8 Feb 12, 2013
And don't listen to these people that say move to a neighboring town, Lexington is a very nice town and in the right area has some very good schools. Only way I would say to move to a smaller town is if your budget is under 150k, buy typically people that are relocating have more to spend than that.
my experience

Montréal, Canada

#9 Feb 12, 2013
It has been my experience the best buys are always a little outside of any big city limits. That doesn't mean you need to move to another county just outside of the city limits. But in the case of lexington, louisvill ect...Moving a little further out even if it is in another county is usually better. You get more bang for your buck. The schools are just as good if not better. Like someone said, check the score out of the schools. Check the crime rate out as well.
Yoo

Tucker, GA

#10 Feb 12, 2013
High schools - Dunbar (best), Tates Creek, and Lafayette

Depending on what you can afford. South side of town is the nicest. Stay away from centre parkway, cardinal valley, Georgetown ST, and numbered streets like 7th. Oh and the northside.
CAnderson

Anchorage, AK

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Thank you for your comments...we have actually decided we are going to rent as we aren't sure if we will be there more than one year and would like to rent a house not an apartment. Coming from a fairly rural area so really do want to be outside of the city but not too long of a commute (30 min or so) to Lexington for work....places that would fit this bill?
outsider

Lexington, KY

#12 Mar 1, 2013
CAnderson wrote:
Thank you for your comments...we have actually decided we are going to rent as we aren't sure if we will be there more than one year and would like to rent a house not an apartment. Coming from a fairly rural area so really do want to be outside of the city but not too long of a commute (30 min or so) to Lexington for work....places that would fit this bill?
If your looking to be within 1/2 hr of Lex I have a great place for sale with 8ac you might be interested in.
the_lurkington_p ost

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Well if you plan on buying be prepaired to pay 200+k for anything remotely nice. If you are renting go to another town. Rent is over inflated due to the horse industry and U.K's campus. I'm talking 800+ for a decent 2 bed 2 bath or 1000-1400 for a 3 bed 2 bath in the nice areas. That's just the rent and most ppl want the same amount for a deposit,not to mention most land lords either charge 150-300 pet deposits with per month pet rent or don't allow them.
Harry

Lawrenceburg, KY

#14 Mar 2, 2013
CAnderson wrote:
Thank you for your comments...we have actually decided we are going to rent as we aren't sure if we will be there more than one year and would like to rent a house not an apartment. Coming from a fairly rural area so really do want to be outside of the city but not too long of a commute (30 min or so) to Lexington for work....places that would fit this bill?
From someone who worked in Lex and now live in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg is a munch better place to live. Much more house for the $, even if u are renting. The schools are better, no traffic, people are friendly, i can go on and on.

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