Check out the Bel Mar Neighborhood in Lexington Ky

This home is for sale in the Bel Mar neighborhood.
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Thinking of moving to Lexington Ky?

If you are thinking of moving to Lexington Ky, you might be interested in one of our equestrian neighborhoods. Most of these subdivisions feature homes with large lots that can be divided into pastures for horses while some offer a central stable for all residents to use. If you want to live near your horses, check out the Bel Mar neighborhood in Lexington Ky.

Bel Mar has about a dozen homes on lots of 10+ acres, most with horse barns. Residents have the advantage of living in a community of horse lovers while enjoying gorgeous views of rolling hills and farm land. The homes in this peaceful neighborhood were built in the late 1990s to early 2000’s and are all on one gently winding street, Bel Mar Lane. Since the road ends at the last house, there is very little traffic, adding to the quiet setting.

This home is for sale in the Bel Mar neighborhood.

This home is for sale in the Bel Mar neighborhood.

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And yet this neighborhood is only 12 miles from the center of town. In fact, Bel Mar Lane is accessed from Tates Creek Road, a major spoke in Lexington’s wheel and spoke configuration. Residents who live in Bel Mar enjoy the best of both worlds as they can easily connect to downtown via Tates Creek Road and are very close to shopping, dining, and markets. They can enjoy all the benefits of country living while still having all the city conveniences nearby.

There’s currently one home for sale in the Bel Mar Neighborhood in Lexington Ky. This 7500+ square foot country estate is on 11 acres that includes a pond and dock. The 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom floorplan features a first floor master suite, a professional kitchen, and a full walkout basement.

Other equestrian communities in Lexington Ky include Hidden Lake, Sahalee, and Walnut Grove Estates. Or search homes for sale in Lexington by neighborhood. Click the links to learn more and see current properties for sale.

If you are dreaming of something bigger, perhaps a horse farm, be sure to check out Lexington Ky Horse Farms for sale. Contact me for more information about Central Kentucky horse farms and lots.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

American Pharoah gets fed by Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky
Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky

Did you know that horses need more to eat in addition to our famous Kentucky Bluegrass? They need grain in their diets as well. Equine nutrition is at the forefront of the operations at Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky. This locally-owned business supplies high quality custom feed blends to Thoroughbred race horses in the area- and around the world. In fact, their special blend of grains were fed to 11 Kentucky Derby winners, including American Pharoah.

The mill manufacturers over 24 different kinds of feed, with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals part of the mix. Various ingredients include corn, oats, sunflower seeds, with various supplements mixed in. Each one is scientifically balanced to meet the needs of the horse, taking into account their age and lifestyle. There are also specific feeds designed to calm temperament, boost energy, and increase athletic performance. Other feeds are intended to condition the horse prior to entering an auction or show ring.  The mill has also formulated a mix to bring relief to horses suffering from disorders such as laminitis and Cushing’s syndrome. And of course, there is a specific formula especially for race horses.

Hallway Feeds partners with universities to research and develop the latest innovations in equine nutrition.Lexington Ky horse farms for sale The staff is very aware of the many aspects of a horse’s life that can affect their nutritional needs. For example, how stalling a young horse may affect bone growth, how lactation impact’s a mare’s dietary needs, and the challenges cold weather brings to equine diets.

The company is has a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in north Lexington on Loudon Avenue. Hallway Feeds in Lexington Ky supplies horse farms large and small…and perhaps even yours someday.

If you are thinking of raising your own championship horses, or just owning a horse farm in Central Kentucky for personal enjoyment, click the link to view Horse Farms for sale in Lexington and the Central Kentucky area.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Dreaming of owning a Horse Farm in Central Kentucky?

horse farm in Central Kentucky

When Lexington was in the international spotlight last week with the Breeders Cup, it was an opportunity for many more people to discover the beauty of the Bluegrass area. I may be biased, but I think we live in a pretty charming location. We have a population of 300,000 surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and scenic countryside. Yet, we are easily accessible- with Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville, Indianapolis, and Knoxville from one to four hours away. If you have been dreaming of owning a horse farm in Central Kentucky, here’s a look at what’s available:

There are currently about 150 horse farms and properties for sale in Lexington and the surrounding area. Prices range from $75,000 for a small tract of vacant land to $13 million for hundreds of acres with barns, fencing and housing. Here’s a look at a few:

 

horse farm in Central Kentucky

A 262-acre horse farm for sale in Versailles Ky for $12,500,000.

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One of the most expensive horse farms for sale in Central Kentucky is a 262-acre property with a 6500 sq ft mansion for over $12 million! It has eight barns and top of the line everything! Click this link to see the $12.5 million horse farm for sale in Versailles Ky.

 

horse farm in Central Kentucky

Five acres of land available with this $102,000 horse farm for sale in Georgetown Ky.

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You can buy five acres of vacant land just 20 minutes from Lexington in Georgetown Kentucky. The listing promises gently rolling hills ready for horses. Click the link to see this $102,000 horse farm for sale in Georgetown Ky.

 

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A $250,000 10-acre lot for sale in the Hidden Lake neighborhood in Lexington Ky

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I’ve blogged about Hidden Lake Estates before. Residents enjoy living in the country yet are only ten minutes away from Kroger grocery and suburban shopping- and just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington. This ten-acre homesite has views of the lake. Click the link to view this $250,000 property for sale in Hidden Lake Estates in Lexington Ky.

 

horse farm in Central Kentucky

A 20-acre horse farm for sale in Paris Ky,  just minutes from Lexington Ky.

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Get a 20 acre horse farm with a 4 bedroom home. The property includes a 6 stall horse barn and is just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington. Click the link to see this $538,000 horse farm for sale in Paris, Ky. It is actually on the Lexington-Fayette County line, very close to Windy Corner restaurant.

Click this link to see all the Lexington Ky horse farms and land for sale…then contact us to learn more.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Get Ready for Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Keeneland in Lexington Ky
Keeneland in Lexington Ky

The paddock at Keeneland in Lexington Ky

This is an exciting time for horse racing fans- and for anyone who loves the equine traditions of the Bluegrass. The Fall Meet begins at the end of next week at Keeneland in Lexington Ky. And at the end of next month the world will be watching as we host the Breeders Cup. Here’s a look at what’s happening at Keeneland in the coming weeks:

This week:

Breeders Cup Tour

The racetrack is offering special tours of the track promising an insider’s look at Keeneland’s connection to the Breeders Cup. The tours are just $8 but are nearly sold out. Tours are tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday of this week and Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Click this link for more information on the Breeders Cup Tour.

 

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Fall Racing Meet

World class horse racing kicks off on October 2nd and the season runs through October 24th. Race days are Wednesdays through Sundays with no racing on Monday and Tuesdays. Gates open at 11am and the first race of the day is 1:05. General admission is $5.

This meet will be your only chance to splurge on some luxury seating by getting tickets for the Club House Chalet. This premium viewing area promises great views from the clubhouse turn. Tickets are $80 per person and include admission, and are sold in tables of six. After this season the structure will be dismantled. Go here to learn more about the Club House Chalet.

On Saturday mornings during the meet, you can have breakfast at the track while watching horses perform their morning workout. Children’s activities, tours, and jockey Q & A sessions are part of this activity. Here are the details about Sunrise Trackside.

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

The Keene Barn on the grounds of Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Breeder’s Cup October 30 & 31

This is the first time ever that Keeneland has hosted this iconic race. Two days of exciting racing include over $26 million in purses and awards!

There are still General Admission tickets available for Friday. These allow race fans access to the first floor of Keeneland with no reserved seating. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in blocks of six. Click here for details about Breeders Cup General Admission Tickets for Friday.

Saturday is the big race day for the Breeders Cup and -as you might imagine- all trackside tickets are sold out. However, you can celebrate at the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center on the track property, either one or both days of the race. Tickets are selling fast so if you want to be at Keeneland for Breeders Cup, click here.

Enjoy the races and perhaps I’ll see you at the track!

And if just thinking about Keeneland and horse racing makes you want to move to Lexington Ky, check out the following helpful links:

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Lexington Ky

Lexington Neighborhoods Page– search homes for sale by neighborhood

Lexington’s Latest Listings

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Visit Windy Corner in Lexington Ky

Windy Corner Lexington Ky
Windy Corner Lexington Ky

Windy Corner Market in Lexington Ky

Now is the perfect time to visit Windy Corner in Lexington Ky. This adorable little country restaurant is set amongst the horse farms north of town. A popular sandwich shop at lunch, the eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. It is owned by the renowned Ouita Michel, who is also executive chef at Holly Hill Inn, Wallace Station, and Smithtown Seafood. Diners line up to order -while gazing at mouthwatering desserts in the bakery case. Like everything else, the desserts are made locally, many in-house. The rotating lunch and dinner menu features soups, sandwiches, po-boys, burgers and salads. All the bread is baked fresh daily. Country offerings abound in selections such as cornbread served with baked beans, fried catfish, and pulled pork. But there are also many trendy dishes such as a super food salad, wild ginger salmon salad, steamed vegetables, and even tofu! Dinner specials change nightly and feature chicken pot pie, meatloaf, etouffee, shrimp and grits, and more.  The breakfast menu has Belgian waffles, biscuits and burritos.

windy corner lexington ky

Visitors stand next to this bakery case while waiting to place their order.

windy corner lexington ky

Windy Corner Market is about 20 minutes from downtown via Broadway. As you drive north, Broadway turns into gorgeous Paris Pike which will lead you into horse country. Turn right on Muir Station Road and look for the restaurant at the intersection of Bryan Station Road. The building looks like an old country store and does have a few gift items for sale such as sauces, jams and cook books.

Be sure to give yourself time while you are in the area to drive around the rolling hills of Kentucky horse farms. These are the Bluegrass hills that make Kentucky famous. People fly in from all around the world to see our magnificent scenery- and to drive along the amazing Paris Pike. If you would like to own some of this gorgeousness, I can help. While the most expensive horse farms are over $13,000,000 there are many others in a more accessible price range. A look at Kentucky Horse Farms for Sale reveals a few tracts of land ranging from 10 to 24 acres for under $200,000 as well as several farms with homes for $600,000 to $1 million. Most are in Lexington or within a short drive.

Contact me for help in finding a horse farm in the Central Kentucky area.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Horsin’ around at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

If you’ve ever visited the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky, you may have noticed the huge mosaic on the floor of the main entrance on the way to the security line. The floor tile traces the lineage of North America’s most prominent Thoroughbred horses, honoring many Central Kentucky racehorses.  Thoroughbreds are known for racing and were originally developed in the late 1600s in England with the first ones arriving in the U.S. in 1730. The famous race horse Lexington was born here in 1850 and was known for being a very successful stud horse after his racing retirement. He is, in fact, a big reason why Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World“. He continues to be remembered with the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and the Belmont Lexington Stakes at the Belmont Racetrack in New York. The mosaic has the names of all the major players in horse racing including Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Unbridled, Mr. Prospector, and Seattle Slew. Bluegrass Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation and serves over one million travelers a year. It is 1000 acres surrounded by horse farms and yet just 15 minutes from downtown

bluegrass airport lexington ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

The floor mosaic at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky matches the design of this poster.

Across from the airport is the Keeneland Racetrack where you can watch today’s up and coming Thoroughbreds race in the lead up to the 2014 Breeder’s Cup. The Keeneland Fall Meet continues now through October 25th. Incidentally, the 2015 Breeder’s Cup will be held right at here at Keeneland- the first time the Lexington track has hosted the event.

If you are thinking of moving to Lexington Ky, you could not have picked a better time of year to be house hunting. Enjoy the track, the rolling hills of horse farms, visit a winery or apple orchard, and then call me to help you find your dream home. My cell is 859.321.7202.

Here are some helpful links:

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Lexington Ky

Lexington’s Latest Listings

Search homes for sale in Lexington Ky by Neighborhood

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!