Is this Your Dream Home in Lexington Ky?

dream home in Lexington Ky
dream home in Lexington Ky

This dream home in Lexington Ky has a pool, is on a lake, is in 40502, and is just minutes from downtown and the University of Kentucky campus!

If you could buy your dream home in Lexington Ky, it just might be 3540 Castlegate Wynd.

This lovely home has a quiet understated exterior that gives no hint to the amazing wow-appeal inside and on the back deck! Listed at $1,499,000 it is located in a secluded setting that is just minutes from the University of Kentucky campus, the Arboretum and downtown. It’s on a nearly half-acre waterfront lot overlooking a private spring-fed lake- and even has a spectacular in-ground pool.

The front door opens to a gorgeous two story foyer with a stunning circular staircase. The pristine marble floors lead to the formal living room with 20′ windows overlooking the lake and the pool.

dream home in Lexington Ky

Stunning two-story entrance in this dream home in Lexington Ky

dream home in Lexington Ky

Awesome 20′ wall of windows in the two-story living room!

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Custom-ceilings and high quality trim work throughout this dream home!

The 5 bedroom 5.5 bathroom home has loads of luxurious amenities including an elevator, two wet bars, two circular staircases, custom ceilings, and lots storage and even a gift wrap/hobby room. The 7526 square foot home has upscale finish work and 8-foot solid wood paneled doors throughout. The amenities don’t stop on the inside: outside there’s over 500 square feet of deck overlooking the pool and lake, an irrigation system and even a heated driveway.

What dream home wouldn’t be complete without a stunning kitchen? The amazing chef’s kitchen features walls of birds-eye maple cabinets with a six-burner Dacor gas stove. There is over 30 linear feet of black granite counter space facing the eat-in kitchen and the spacious family room- both of which overlook the upper decks with lake views.

dream home in Lexington Ky

The kitchen is a chef’s dream and opens up to the family room and eat-in area, both overlooking the lake.

dream home in Lexington Ky

Lots of birds-eye maple and black granite in this wet bar adjacent to the kitchen.

dream home in Lexington Ky

There’s an elevator to all three floors in this dream home in Lexington Ky

dream home in Lexington Ky

Spa-quality master suite including this bathroom, custom closet and lake views from the bedroom.

dream home in Lexington Ky

The understated exterior has a secret– there’s lots of wow-appeal inside this dream home in Lexington Ky!

The first floor master suite also has lake views as well as a spa-quality bathroom with his & her counters and a huge custom closet. Also on the first floor is the formal dining room, a guest bedroom with full bath, a half bath, the laundry room, and a library.

The second floor has four bedrooms with three full bathrooms, all of which are en suite. There’s also a bonus room with a skylight and a gift wrap/hobby room.

You’ll love that this home has two full service wet bars with dishwashers. One is on the main level next to the kitchen adjacent to the formal living room and one is overlooking the family room on the lower level. The lower level also features a huge room with a lake view and a walk-in closet. This could be a home office or a sixth bedroom. Additionally there is an eating/card playing area and a large rec room. There’s a full bathroom so the lower level could easily serve as private guest quarters.

In addition to the elevator, you’ll appreciate that this home has double staircases. There’s a second curving staircase from the main level to the lower level as well as standard staircases leading to all three levels, plus a carpeted one leading up to the attic. Yes, there’s lots of storage both in the attic and the lower level.

There are only eight homes sharing the private spring-fed lake and there are even fish in the lake. This dream home also has a four car garage,  three fireplaces, a central vac system, security system and more.

If this sounds like your dream home in Lexington Ky be sure to check it out at 3540 Castlegate Wynd. This home is in the Castlegate neighborhood in zip code 40502 off of Chinoe Road. About 170 people live in Castlegate, considered one of Lexington’s premier neighborhoods. Residents are minutes from downtown, UK campus, Chevy Chase shopping and the Chinoe Center plaza.

Click this link to learn more about this dream home for sale in Lexington Ky! And here’s a link to all homes for sale in Castlegate in Lexington Ky.

By the way, 3540 Castlegate Wynd is listed by Liz Violet Newell of LexHomes! Contact LexHomes to schedule a showing!

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 Night Market in Lexington Ky

Night Market in Lexington Ky
Night Market in Lexington Ky

Night Market in Lexington Ky is a monthly block party featuring food, vendors and live music.

Have you heard about the Night Market in Lexington Ky?  Thousands of people show up for this street festival that occurs monthly from April through December.

Night Market is a block party featuring food, music and fun. It’s located in the up-and-coming No-Li district on the north side of town. No-Li is short for North Limestone and the event showcases local businesses on that street and the surrounding area. Shop local opportunities nearby or via one of the vendor booths include Wild Fig bookstore, Broomwagon Coffee Shop and Bike Repair, West Sixth Brewery, Crank and Boom Ice Cream, Kentucky for Kentucky, and Bradford BBQ. The free event is sponsored by the North Limestone Cultural Development Corp.

The pop-up market began a few years ago and happens from 6-10pm the first Friday of each month April through December. The event encompasses the 700 block of Bryan Avenue near Loudon and North Limestone Streets with parking available nearby. There’s also a stage area with live music with a different band each week.

Night Market in Lexington Ky

Night Market in Lexington Ky attracts about 5000 people each month.

Night Market in Lexington Ky

Night Market in Lexington Ky

This location is also a great place to center your home search. Residents are just five minutes from downtown and Transylvania University, and just ten from the University of Kentucky campus. New Circle road, Lexington’s beltway encircling the core of town, is 5 minutes north. On ramps to I-64 and I-75 are also about five minutes away. Other conveniences include L’Escalade climbing gym, a recently upgraded YMCA, and the Legacy biking and walking trail.

Homes in the north side of Lexington tend to be older brick or siding homes including some bungalows and lots of cape cods. There are also some large brick Victorian mansions closer to downtown. Homes for sale within a half mile of North Limestone and Loudon Avenue range from $75,000 to $599,900 and can be found in Castlewood Park, Fayette Park, Elsmere Park and downtown. Check out the current listings so that one day soon you can walk to Night Market in Lexington Ky!

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!

An update on the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky
Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky is a MAJOR new mall under construction.

We’ve written about the Summit at Fritz Farm before. This is a MAJOR shopping mall under construction on the south side of town. Here’s the latest:

This newest shopping plaza is along the retail corridor of Nicholasville Road. Beginning about two miles south of the University of Kentucky campus, this area includes the Mall at Lexington Green and Fayette Mall. Construction began on the Summit at Fritz Farm in October with the clearing of farmland at the site, located at the corner of Nicholasville Road and Man O’ War Boulevards.

Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky

The large development includes 280,000 square feet of retail space, a 306-unit condo complex, a boutique hotel, and 40,000 square feet of office space. The outdoor mall is expected to in March 2017 and will feature a Whole Foods, Pottery Barn, Shake Shack, Lily Rain, and more. A food hall will serve as the entertainment center of the development complete with a brewery and a stage for live bands. The Summit is proud to be the first major mall in the region showcasing local restaurants, not just national chains. Area talent who will be leasing space include Toa Green of Crank and Boom ice cream, Ilias Pappas of Athenian Grill and Ouita Michel of Holly Hill.

The developers of the new mall targeted this area because of the high average household income in the area. While Lexington has an average household income of nearly $50,000, the residents near the mall have an average household income of over $73,000. There are homes in a wide range of price points that are convenient to the mall, and homeowners take advantage of living in a great part of town.

In addition to being close to all that shopping, residents are just six miles from the center of town and less than five miles from the University of Kentucky campus. Man O’ War Boulevard is an east-west connector linking the airport to the west to Hamburg shopping and I-75 in the east. Just behind the Fayette Mall is the 176-acre Shillito Park with walking trails, tennis courts, baseball fields and more.

Homes for sale near the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington Ky range from $105,000 to over $300,000 and can be found in Glasford, Southpoint, Willow Bend, Blueberry Hill, Devondale, Cobblestone, Pickway, Waveland Estates, and Waterford. All of these neighborhoods are five minutes or less from the shopping corridor. Click the links to learn more then contact us to schedule a showing.

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!

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky has it all!

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky
The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky is a newer neighborhood that’s close to town.

Want to live in a newer neighborhood but still be close to downtown and have easy access to the Interstates? Here’s the scoop on The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky.

Residents of this convenient subdivision are leas than four miles from downtown,  less than two miles to I-75 and I-64, and close to a golf course. And the Legacy Trail borders the neighborhood!

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

New homes are still being built at The Reserve at Newtown Springs .

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

This home is for sale at The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

Townhomes at The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

The Reserve at Newtown Springs in Lexington Ky

Residents of the The Reserve at Newtown Springs can walk to the Legacy Trail!

Development of The Reserve at Newtown Springs began about ten years ago and there are now over 40 homes and townhouses, with more under construction. The neighborhood entrance is at Citation Boulevard and Newtown Pike, just north of New Circle Road. Newtown Pike provides easy access downtown, and outbound quickly leads to the Interstates. New Circle Road is Lexington’s beltway encircling the core of town, while Citation Boulevard is a westbound alternative.

The Legacy Trail is a biking, walking, and jogging trail that opened in 2010. The route goes from the North End YMCA to the Kentucky Horse Park, crossing bridges and cutting through farmland along the way. The 12-mile trail is wide and well-marked with plans to eventually extend the path to Georgetown.

There’s a public golf course practically next door:  The Griffin Gate Golf Club is a 250-acre semi private course that just completed an extensive renovation.

Homes in this neighborhood are either ranches or two stories ranging from 2000 to 3000 square feet. Click this link to see homes for sale at The Reserve at Newtown Springs. Then contact us to schedule a showing.

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!

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky is a unique business

broomwagon lexington ky
broomwagon lexington ky

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky

I am continually amazed by the diversity of local businesses in town. Now there’s a store that combines bike repair with food and drink! Here’s the scoop on Broomwagon in Lexington Ky:

Broomwagon is not your typical bicycle shop by any means. They sell new bicycles and offer repair service with a twist. They know that many cyclists are commuters and need their bikes right away. In offering “service while you wait” they created a combination bike shop/cafe/beer garden. The store opened last year and has a bar at the repair station so customers can enjoy a brew while watching the mechanic at work. There is a courtyard as well where patrons can enjoy soups, salads, wraps, and tamales from an ever-changing menu. Brunch is served on weekends and features a waffle-omelette combo! Regular breakfast is served daily and features wraps, cinnamon rolls and croissants. Milkshakes are also on the menu.

broomwagon in lexington ky

Customers can enjoy a brew at the repair bar while watching the mechanic work.

broomwagon in lexington ky

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky is a combination bike shop, beer garden, and community hang out.

broomwagon in lexington ky

The shop has a coffee shop vibe and the community is welcome to hang out. There are weekly open mic nights and group events. Recent happenings include a tweed-themed bike ride, a country music concert, a heavy metal show, and even bike roller racing. Another weekly event is the Monday night jam sessions where participants are invited to bring their instrument and make some music.

The retail side of the business sells new bikes including commuter models, accessories, tee shirts and much more. By the way, “broomwagon”  is the name of the vehicle that picks up stragglers who are unable to finish a bicycle race. The store is located on North Limestone Street on the northeast corner of Loudon Avenue. This is a hip, happening area of town with new businesses opening and even a regular night market event. Currently the area includes a couple restaurants, an independent bookstore, a vintage arcade, donut shop, hair salon, and a local bar. More stuff is happening in the near future!

Residents who live near Broomwagon in Lexington Ky can walk to local shops, a drug store, a park and even a pretty spectacular climbing and fitness gym. Homes for sale in the area are at every price point up to $625,000. Neighborhoods within a half mile of the bicycle shop include Fayette Park, downtown, Arlington, and Meadows. Many of these homes would be ideal for real estate investors or first time home buyers.

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!

All about the Stonewall Subdivision in Lexington Ky

Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky
Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky

A home in the Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky

Homes are selling quickly in the Stonewall subdivision in Lexington Ky. Fifteen homes sold in the neighborhood in the last six months- spending an average of just 16 days on the market! Here’s why this neighborhood is so hot:

About 2500 people live in Stonewall, which is located southwest of downtown outside of New Circle Road between Clays Mill and Harrodsburg Roads. Residents in Stonewall are a vibrant mix of retirees and families. This walkable neighborhood has a small shopping center at the corner of Wellington and Clays Mill and a nearby park. The median household income is $85,000.

This prime location makes it super easy for residents to get to the malls along the retail corridor of Nicholasville Road, as well as connect to Hamburg shopping and the airport via Man O’ War Boulevard. Nicholasville and Harrodsburg Roads provide north-south routes allowing commuters to reach downtown and the University of Kentucky campus in under 20 minutes.

Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky

Homes in the Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky have large 1/2 acre lots.

Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky

A home in the Stonewall neighborhood in Lexington Ky

In addition to convenience, Stonewall offers home styles that are very much in demand. The typical home is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath brick or stone ranch on half an acre. Most homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s and many have been updated. In fact, with little new construction in the immediate area, there has been a renovation boom.

Buyers find the combination of first floor living, large lots and the great location to be irresistible. Most homes that have been selling recently have been fully updated with granite kitchens and new bathrooms. There are also some homes currently on the market that are ready to be renovated and are priced accordingly.

Click the link to see current homes for sale in the Stonewall subdivision in Lexington Ky. Then contact us for more information about this or any other Lexington Ky 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!

Get ready for Cabela’s in Lexington Ky

cabela's in lexington ky
cabela's in lexington ky

Cabela’s in Lexington Ky is located near Man O’ War Bouldevard & I-75. (Photo courtesy of Cabela’s)

The new Cabela’s in Lexington Ky is expected to open next month. The 70,000 square foot store will offer all the gear and accessories needed for hunting, fishing, boating, camping and other outdoor activities. They will also sell outdoor apparel including outerwear, base layers, and specialized clothing such as ski bibs, fishing vests, and hiking pants- as well as a wide selection of shoes, boots and waders.

Cabela’s is using an updated store layout for the Lexington location designed to get customers into the outdoor spirit! You’ll see lots of wood and stonework as well as taxidermy mounts and wildlife displays scattered throughout the 70,000 square foot building. There’s even an aquarium and an indoor archery range on-site. Shoppers can also take a break at the cafe. The Lexington store opens on March 16.

The outdoor store is just the latest addition to the huge Hamburg shopping complex that now has well over 2,000,000 square feet of retail space. Hamburg features all of the popular big box names including Costco, Lowes, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Kohls, Ann Taylor Loft, White House | Black Market, Aeropostale, Best Buy, Regal Cinemas, and much more. Hamburg also has plenty of dining options along with a Meijers grocery.

The Hamburg shopping mecca is on the east and west sides of I-75 between Winchester and Man O’ War Boulevard. Located just five miles east of downtown, this area is also a very convenient area to live. In addition to having easy access to the interstate and the city center, nearby residents are also close to New Circle Road, our beltway encircling the core of Lexington. Also, a new high school is being built nearby which is exciting for many people in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Homes for sale near Cabela’s in Lexington Ky range from $150,000 to just under $600,000. Neighborhoods within a mile of the outdoor store include Tuscany, Ashford Oaks, Gleneagles, West Wind, Blackford Oak Place, and Hamburg. Click the links to learn more then contact me to schedule a showing.

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!

Check out Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky
Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky opened last week. The organic grocery store is near the southern edge of downtown close to the University of Kentucky campus. The company spent over $800,000 renovating an old Winn Dixie store that had been vacant for years. Revitalizing old buildings is in keeping with Lucky’s mission of giving back to each location’s community.

The store boasts high quality locally sourced produce, fresh meats, and great selection in all the other departments including dairy, bakery, deli and liquor departments. With an emphasis on fresh, the mozzarella cheese for the pizzas in the deli is made in-house, and they even make their own bacon. There’s also a big focus on having fun while shopping at Lucky’s Market. There’s lot of hoopla and giveaways- which may or may not die down in time. If you were there at the actual grand opening you saw that instead of a ribbon cutting they had a bacon cutting! In another novel twist, customers can stop by the cafe and grab a beer to enjoy while cruising the aisles- something they refer to as “sip and stroll.”

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market is known for keeping their shelf inventory as attractive as possible.

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky is committed to giving back to the community.

Employees at the market are expected to have some cooking expertise so they can offer preparation ideas and helpful tips to customers. They are generally courteous, helpful and engaging. Everything at the market is designed to be a feast for the eyes with attractive shelf displays everywhere you look.

Based in Colorado, Lucky’s Market was founded in 2003 and is now in eleven states. Their community-based philosophy means that they are committed to at least 10% of their produce being locally sourced. And employees are paid for up to 32 hours of volunteer work per year. The store is located at 1030 South Broadway.

If you’d like to walk to this grocery store, you can! Neighborhoods within a half mile of Lucky’s Market include Gardenside, Gibson Park, Campus View, and Lynn Grove, many of these are ideal for first time homebuyers. Click the links to see current homes for sale then contact me to schedule a showing.

To learn about other Lexington Ky neighborhoods that will allow you to walk to the grocery store, read this earlier blog post.

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!

It’s time for some hot broth at Caldo in Lexington Ky

caldo in lexington ky
caldo in lexington ky

Have you been to Caldo in Lexington Ky?

Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup after being out in the cold all day. There are some great places to get soup in town including Caldo in Lexington Ky. This new business that opened last year is part of a big nutrition craze that’s all about bone broth. People in LA and New York are drinking it for better health and there are even broth stands in Central Park. Regular consumption of broth is claimed to help your joints, strengthen your bones, improve your complexion, and build better immunity.

I think it’s cool that Lexington is in on this hot new trend! Caldo serves their broth in a cup so you can drink it as you would coffee or other hot beverage. Flavors include chicken, beef, miso, and ginger with the option to add extras such as chili oil, lemon, fish sauce or tomato paste. You can get your broth cold or even in a smoothie. You’ll also find salads, granola and coffee on the menu with everything centered around the intention of harnessing the healing powers of whole foods. Caldo is locally owned by a well-known chef and caterer who also owns Wild Thyme, a popular gourmet cooking shop.

The broth shop is located in the booming Warehouse Block shopping district just east of downtown. This recently renovated area is full of small locally owned businesses including National Provisions French bakery, market and beer hall (formally National Boulangerie), Designs Unlimited Jewelry, a trumpet maker, Breakout Games, Locals bar, and many more. Click these links to read previous blog articles about these businesses.

If you lived in any of the nearby neighborhoods you could walk to the gym, bakery, as well as the other shops. Neighborhoods within a half mile of Caldo in Lexington Ky include Kenwick, Mentelle Park, Bell Court, and Ashland Park. Most homes in the area are bungalows and brick houses about 100 years old. There are also some new townhouse condominiums being built near Warehouse Block. Click the links to see current homes for sale then contact me 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!

Do you know about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

urban chicken keepers in lexington ky
Do you urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky

Have you heard about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

Did you know you don’t have to live in the country to have chickens? There are some urban neighborhoods in Lexington that allow hen houses- and there’s even a website and Facebook page celebrating our backyard farmers. Hen houses don’t take up much room- and nothing beats fresh eggs!

Raising chickens and collecting eggs are a fun, easy way to get into farming. Chickens can stay outside year round and require minimal care when compared with other farm animals. The whole family can get involved with feeding the chickens- and collecting the eggs. Chickens are cheap to buy and cheap to raise. After all, when something is inexpensive we often say it was only chicken feed!

When setting up a place for your chickens, make sure they are protected from predators such as raccoons. The hen house should provide shelter and be raised so they can gather under it as well. Also make sure that they will not run off into your neighbor’s yards.

To learn more about raising chickens go to CluckLex.org. You can also connect with other backyard chicken farmers on their Facebook page. CluckLex usually has an annual tour of local chicken coops as well.

Keeping chickens in Lexington is legal, but you will need to check with your neighborhood association before getting your own coop. I know of several neighborhoods that allow hen houses, both downtown and in the suburbs. Some Lexington urban chicken keepers can be found downtown, in Aylesford, Kenwick, Bell Court and other areas. Other neighborhoods include Glendover, Pickway, Carriage Lane, Joyland (Kingston), and Shadeland. Click the links to see current homes for sale and then contact me to schedule a showing.

Remember, just because your neighbor has chickens does not mean the home owners association allows them. Be sure to check the restrictions first.

And if backyard farming leaves you wanting more, consider buying a home in the country with acreage or even a horse farm. Here’s my link to Kentucky Horse Farms, Land, and Properties for Sale.

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!