Look what $225,000 buys in Lexington Ky

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

There are plenty of buying choices when looking for real estate in Lexington Ky. It’s interesting to look at different properties that all have the same price. Here’s a look at what you can get right now for $225,000.

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

A $225,000 townhouse for sale in Lexington Ky

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A two bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse with 2600+ sq ft. in Griffin Gate. This unit has a garage and a deck overlooking the golf course. Amenities include a fireplace in the living room and a whirlpool tub in the master. Residents get maintenance free living as well as the enjoyment of 24-hour gated security and use of the clubhouse with pool, tennis, and fitness center.

 

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

A $225,000 home for sale in Lexington Ky.

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A five bedroom 3.5 bath home in Masterson Station. In addition to all those bedrooms this 2800+ sq ft home also has an office. The two story brick home features a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a great room with fireplace, and a large master suite.

 

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

A $225,000 home for sale in Lexington Ky.

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A three bedroom 2 bath house with 1940+ sq ft in Gainesway. Built in 1960, this brick ranch has been remodeled and updated. The kitchen has new countertops and faucets, as do the bathrooms. The electrical and plumbing has been upgraded as well. The home features mature trees, brick walkways, and a sunroom.

 

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

A $225,000 duplex for sale in Lexington Ky.

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A duplex close to Tates Creek and UK campus. The property features two identical units, each with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths totaling 2800 sq ft. Each unit has an eat-in kitchen and a large master suite. The side-by-side layout includes a separate driveway and garage for each tenant.

 

$225,000 real estate for sale in Lexington Ky

A $225,000 lot for sale in Lexington Ky.

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A 10-acre homesite in outer Lexington. Canebrake is a new subdivision 4.5 miles from Man O’ War Boulevard via Richmond Road. Both cleared and wooded lots are available ranging from 10 to 22 acres.

 

Click the links to learn more about each listing. Also go to our neighborhoods page to view homes for sale by neighborhood. Contact us for more information about finding a home for sale 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!

Look at what’s coming to Lexington Ky: L’Escalade Fitness

L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky
L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky

L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky is under construction.

Check out this huge structure being built on North Broadway in Lexington Ky! It will become a major indoor rock climbing and fitness center that is scheduled to open later this year called L’Escalade Fitness.

The 25,000 square foot gym is in the design process and is expected to include several climbing zones including steep with boulders, a ropes section, and a space targeting kids. The owners plan community-based activities that include goal-setting and confidence-building.

View from L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from Broadway of L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from L'Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

View from Broadway of L’Escalade Fitness in Lexington Ky.

L’Escalade is located at 916 North Broadway near Legends Stadium, inside New Circle Road, and convenient to both downtown and I-64 & I-75. This area which includes North Limestone has been attracting new businesses, while nearby neighborhoods are seeing interest from real estate investors and first time home buyers. Contact me to learn more.

By the way, the owners of the new climbing center are a married couple  who chose Lexington to build their dream gym- even though they were living in California. According to an interview in Climbing Business Journal, they chose Lexington because:

  • Red River Gorge, a climbing mecca, is just one hour away.
  • The city is large enough and active enough to support a gym of this kind.
  • Land and labor prices are reasonable.
  • Lexington “is a place where we’d be happy to raise a family [and] it has access to the lifestyle we want to lead.”

Their reasons just make me that much more excited to help people who are moving to Lexington KY. In fact this should probably be added to my Top Ten Reasons for moving to Lexington KY!  If you live here or are planning to move here and need help finding your next home, contact me, and we’ll make it both an educational and Fun adventure!

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!

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky

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stellas deli in lexington ky

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky is a local favorite. You’ll find good quality food that is fresh and local at this cute little downtown eatery. Officially named Stella’s Kentucky Deli, it’s a great casual place to meet friends or grab a quick bite. Diners can sit at the counter, in the informal dining room, or at one of several tables set up in a small room to the side. Located in what was once a Victorian home, the building stands out with its brightly painted colors.

Depending on the day of the week, Stella’s serves brunch, lunch and dinner, or some combination thereof. It’s no accident that “Kentucky” is their middle name as many dishes and drinks honor the Bluegrass state. Grits are milled locally, bourbon is a key ingredient in French toast and coffee, and there is a Kentucky Hot Brown (which can also be ordered vegetarian).

The lunch menu is full of creative twists on classic dishes. For example, the Griff Burger is topped with apple slices, blue cheese, and bacon –all of it locally-sourced. Besides offering a selection of soups and salads, there are intriguing items such as a Candy Bar Sandwich (peanut butter and Nutella) and a Fried Green Tomato BLT. Be sure to save room for the homemade desserts!

The dinner menu features Kentucky Cassoulet and Beef Bourguignon. Stella’s also serves beer, wine and cocktails.

Stella’s Deli in Lexington Ky is part of the thriving Jefferson Street restaurant district, a newly revitalized area. Just west of downtown, this is a great part of town to buy a house. Homes for sale in this up and coming area range from $20,000 to nearly $2 million –all within 1/2 mile of the restaurant. See all downtown Lexington Ky homes for sale and contact me to learn more about the Jefferson Street 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!

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Downtown Lexington Ky!

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Lately I’ve met several folks who live in the city center and they all just rave about their experience and then list many positives. If you are considering moving here from out of town or just in from the suburbs you may be interested in learning more about life in our metro area. Here are the top ten reasons to move to downtown Lexington Ky:

There’s a certain (1) energy and vibrancy when living in the center of town. It’s like living in the heartbeat of the city. Here, you can feel the excitement of so much going on and feel a part of the action. Downtown is sandwiched between Transylvania University to the north and the University of Kentucky college campus to the south. The thousands of students and employees of both schools contribute to the steady thrum of activity  in the area. Concerts, events, theater and live performances are all nearby as well as many bars and clubs offering live music and dancing. Between the university related productions and events such as Downtown Lexington Corporation’s Thursday Night Live Series, there is a steady stream of entertainment choices.

Being in the heart of all this activity means that you’ll have a (2) better social life, as more friends will drop by and visit before a show. Your centrally-located home can be the meeting spot when gathering groups for a night on the town!

The fact that (3) you can walk everywhere to just about everything you need is a huge plus and is the first thing most downtown residents mention. In a one-mile radius of downtown (15 minutes on foot) city dwellers can attend shows and events at  Kentucky Theater, Rupp Arena, the Opera House, ballet, symphony, concerts, live theater, and a select from a full menu of restaurants from casual to fine dining. Daily living is easy with banks, the post office, library, FedEx and a UPS store, the Morris Book Shop, the courthouse and government offices all just a short stroll from your door. Shorty’s Market provides a wide variety of fresh foods to pick up a quick meal or last minute items for the pantry. When the construction of a remodeled Kroger grocery is finished, all of your errands can be completed without ever even getting in your car! If you want still more exercise, there is a YMCA branch on High Street, LA Fitness on Main, several boutique gyms around, and even aerial yoga at The Mix.

Did you know that (4) people who live downtown are healthier than those who live in the suburbs? There’s a recent study that shows the fact they get out and walk more than others is a big plus for their health.

I would think that mental well-being is also a factor. People who live in urban areas (5) feel more connected to their community. Residents of downtown are more likely to know their neighbors than those that live in the suburbs. Isolation is more common when suburbanites arrive at home and glide into their attached garages without any interaction with those that live nearby. Downtown you’ll meet your neighbors walking your dog, at the farmers market, or at quaint places like The Juicery.

Those that live far from downtown are more likely to visit shopping malls, chains, and big box stores rather than locally-owned businesses. As an urbanite, you can feel good about supporting our economy when you (6) shop local at unique places like the Bella Rose Boutique, Stuart Mercer’s Gentleman’s Shoppe  and The Square (formerly Victorian Square). Dine at one of the dozens of locally-owned Lexington Ky restaurants located in the city center including  Common Grounds Coffee HouseVillage Host, Portofino, Wines on Vine and Joe Bologna’s.

And of course using less gas is (7)  good for the environment and (8) saves you money as well!

Think there’s not enough green space downtown? Well, think again! (9) Enjoy the public parks including Thoroughbred Park, Gratz Park, and Woodland Park. Visit other public spaces such as the 20-acre grounds and gardens of the Henry Clay Estate and the amazing Lexington National Cemetery.

An 800-acre setting that is very park-like is the (10) University of Kentucky campus. Just one-third of a mile from Main Street, the UK campus is convenient for many residents. Locals can walk or bike to classes (with a wide range of free courses, forums, lectures, and events offered to the public) as well as to all sorts of athletic events, the Fine Arts Museum, and the Singletary Center for the Arts. Singletary is known for its high quality performances, and often noted for its lack of adequate parking. If you live downtown you won’t have to deal with that! Remember, that Lexington also has a good bus and trolley public transit system, too!

Homes and condos for sale in downtown Lexington including the UK area currently range from $80,000 to over a million. Homes on the lower range of the scale are good for first time homebuyers as well as rental property investors. Neighborhoods to check out include Downtown, Equestrian View, Fayette Park, Gratz ParkAyelsford, Uk Campus and more.

 

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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 Patterson Office Tower in Lexington Ky

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homes for sale near the university of kentucky

The Patterson Office Tower on the University of Kentucky campus

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The Patterson Office Tower looms over the horizon when approaching Lexington from Winchester Road/ S. R. 60.

Approach Lexington from just about any direction and you’ll see the Patterson Office Tower just south of downtown. Not part of the Lexington city skyline, this white 20-story rectangular structure peaks over South Hill just beyond downtown. While the more famous Lexington Financial Center is the tallest building in town, the Patterson Office Tower is in a respectable fifth place.

Built in 1968 the skyscraper is located on the University of Kentucky campus and provides faculty office space, meeting and conference rooms, and many other administrative services primarily for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The building is named after James Patterson who was the president of the university from 1869 to 1910. Although the 249-foot tower appears to tower over the area, it is not the tallest building on campus. It only seems that way because it is perched on a high hill.

If you lived within sight of the Patterson Office Tower in Lexington Ky, you would be within walking distance to all of what UK has to offer. In addition to classes, which senior citizens may audit for free, the university offers a fine art museum and an acclaimed center for the arts. When you visit the Patterson Office Tower, don’t forget to stop by the Intermezzo Cafe on the mezzanine level…and be sure to check out the unbelievable view from the 18th floor!

Most homes for sale near the University of Kentucky are historic homes, investment rental property, and modern condos.  Click on the link to view available properties and then contact me for more information.

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!

Look what $250,000 buys in Lexington Ky!

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Ever wonder how much real estate you can get for $250,000? Here’s a comparison of three properties currently on the market in Lexington Ky, each for $250,000:

1. A 1920’s bungalow in the Kenwick neighborhood (reduced to $245,000 just prior to publication).This two-bedroom one-bathroom home has nearly 1500 square feet, a detached two-car garage and a fenced-in backyard. Kenwick is one of my favorite neighborhoods and is so convenient to downtown and University of Kentucky. Residents of Kenwick walk to trendy new shops and restaurants, and enjoy the park-like setting of the nearby Henry Clay Estate. Learn more about Kenwick here.

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2. A four-plex investment property in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood. This 3600 two-story 1950s home has been divided into four apartment units. All units have hardwood floors and there is a basement for storage. Meadowthorpe is off of Leestown Road, inside New Circle Road. Residents are minutes from downtown and can connect with the airport, Keeneland and the Beaumont area within ten minutes via New Circle.

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3. A 10-acre lot in Hidden Lake subdivision. This lot has lake views and is ready for you to begin building your dream home. Hidden Lakes offers rural living just minutes from town. I recently blogged about Hidden Lake so click the link for more information about this fabulous equestrian neighborhood.

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So just look at what $250,000 buys in Lexington Ky! What a variety, right? If you want to shop for a home, investment property, or vacant land, contact me for help with your search.

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!