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!

Lexington Ky Voted Top Five Best Small City to Retire

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Lexington Ky was recently named a top city to retire.

Lexington Ky sure has been getting a lot of good publicity lately. We’ve been rated as one of the best cities to start a new life, one of the cleanest in the world, and one of the most educated cities in the U.S. The latest buzz is that Money Magazine ranks Lexington Ky one of the top five best small cities to retire.

Here’s why:

1. Lexington is the perfect size. At a population of 308,000 we are not too big nor too small. We offer all the conveniences of big city living without the traffic—  or the high prices. We have a vibrant downtown which, as the article states, is “packed with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques.”

2. Lexington is surrounded by horse farms and the rolling hills of the Kentucky Bluegrass area. Drive 15 minutes in any direction from downtown and find yourself surrounded by rural countryside.

3. Lexington has relatively low taxes including low sales tax, property tax, and income tax. Lexington is a very affordable city- and my out of town home buyers tell me this all the time!

4. Retirees go to college for free by taking advantage of the renowned Lifelong Learning program at the University of Kentucky. This nationally acclaimed program allows seniors to sit in on college classes at no charge.

5. Lexington is home to one of the nation’s best hospitals, UK Chandler Healthcare.

What Money Magazine does not talk about are the many FUN things to do in Lexington KY! These range from watching the horse races at Keeneland to visiting the local wineries, bourbon distilleries, and craft breweries. There’s fabulous biking and motorcycle touring in the area, plus hiking and canoeing…not to mention our thriving arts scene!

The article recommends retirees live in downtown Lexington. While downtown has many modern condos, I would advise seniors to not limit themselves to the center of town. There are many areas that may be even more suitable. I have been selling real estate here for 14 years so if you are planning on moving to Lexington Ky call me to learn more about particular neighborhoods.

If taking free college classes is high on your list in your retired life, take a look at these neighborhoods that are convenient to UK. Click the link to see homes for sale near the University of Kentucky.

And here are my Top Ten Reasons for Moving to Lexington Ky – whatever age you may be!

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!

Lakewood Neighborhood in Lexington Ky

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A home for sale in the Lakewood Subdivision listed at $875,000

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Are you looking for homes for sale in the Lakewood Neighborhood in Lexington Ky?

About 350 people live in the Lakewood Neighborhood about 3 miles southeast of downtown in the coveted 40502 zip code. The 141 homes that make up this neighborhood are more estabished with construction starting in the 1940s and continuing through the 1990s. Most homes were built in the 1970s. But don’t let that fool you. Lakewood is one of the finest neighborhoods in town. Residents have a median household income of $123,000 compared with a state average of $41,000.  Lakewood has an exclusive enclave called Eastwood where homes for sale top $2 million. In fact Eastwood is one of the top ten most expensive neighborhoods in Lexington.

The Lakewood Neighborhood is inside New Circle Road between Tates Creek Road and Richmond Road. The University of Kentucky campus is less than two miles away. New Circle Road is a ring road which circles Lexington providing easy access to all areas, while downtown can be reached in just a few minutes via Richmond Road. Streets in the neighborhood include all or parts of Lakewood Drive, Lakewood Court, Lakewood Lane, Moreland Drive, Fielden Drive, Glenhill Drive, Lake Forest Drive,  and Lakewood View Court.

Be sure to check out the homes for sale in the Lakewood Neighborhood Lexington Ky. These listings include exclusive Eastwood.

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!

Ashland Park Neighborhood in Lexington Ky

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Are you looking for homes for sale in the Ashland Park Neighborhood in Lexington Ky?

Ashland Park is one of Lexington’s best-known neighborhoods. It is located about 1.5 miles from the city center and is one of the top ten most expensive neighborhoods in Lexington Ky.

Ashland Park is a 600-acre neighborhood designed in the early 1900s by the Olmstead Brothers, who also designed many famous parks and roadways. Much emphasis was given to landscaping, curving roads, and shade trees. A cornerstone of the park is Henry Clay’s estate of the same name, which sits in the northeast corner of the neighborhood. The Henry Clay Estate consists of an 18-room mansion built in 1857 on 20-acres of parkland. The grounds, which include a walled garden, are open to the public and are the site of events such as croquet and classic card shows. The mansion is open for tours and has a cafe open for lunch in the warmer months.

The entire neighborhood of Ashland Park which includes apartments, condos, as well as fine homes is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood is roughly bound by Ashland Avenue, East Main Street, Richmond Road, and Fontaine Road and is in zip code 40502. Ashland Park is well-known and considered the home of “old money” residents. However, new money residents of Ashland Park have included University of Kentucky coaches and star players. Ashland Park is just south of downtown Lexington and is also convenient to the University of Kentucky. Richmond Road going south soon leads to New Circle Road, allowing for easy access to the rest of Lexington.

Homes for sale in Ashland Park start at $250,000 and top out over $1 million.

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!