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How to Buy the Lifestyle

Whether you’re making the move to Lexington for the first time or you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade to a community like Chevy Chase, the quality of life you desire should be a major influence in the location and type of real estate you buy. In this article we’ll share why moving to Lexington doesn’t just mean buying a house or a piece of property, but also the chance to buy the lifestyle you’ve been seeking.

How to Buy the Lifestyle

Small Town Charm with Big City Amenities

Although Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky, the city retains the ‘small town’ feel throughout most of the area. That isn’t to say that we’re not loaded with big city amenities, however, as you’ll find the state’s largest shopping mall here. The city is also bursting with quality restaurants, and some reports indicate that Lexington is among the highest for restaurants-per-capita in the country. Spend some time considering the amenities that you’ll require to make life easier. Purchasing a new home is a chance to drastically improve your quality of life, so make the most of the opportunity.

Check in with the Family

If you have or are planning to have children, they’re going to be a major consideration. The good news is that Lexington is one of the best cities in the country for families, with Parenting Magazine recently having rated us #5 overall. If your children are young, an obvious choice might be to choose a home with a school within walking distance so that you’re not driving back and forth each day. If your children want to make the switch from public to private education, let us know and we can suggest Lexington real estate opportunities closer to some of the area’s private schools.

If You Like the Outdoors, You’ll Love Lexington

If you prefer cycling to sitting in a car, Lexington has you covered. The area is covered in trails, parks and other green spaces, and with long trails like the eight-mile Legacy Trail winding through northern Lexington and around the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus, bike commuting is a real possibility. Go for a jog or bike around a couple of communities to see which fits best with your active lifestyle.

Think Ahead to the Distant Future

A final note is that you’ll want to spend some time pondering what you think the future holds. Even the best laid plans are amenable to change, but having some idea of how you envision life in Lexington playing out will help you make the right purchase. Are you retiring soon? If so, you might be spending more time on horseback than in a car commuting back and forth and would be better served with a larger rural home.

Are you ready to learn more about the Lexington lifestyle? The Nick Ratliff Realty Team is here to help you find the home that suits your needs perfectly. Contact us today at (859) 351-9796 or by email through our quick contact form – we look forward to meeting you!

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Nick Ratliff

Former electrical engineer & MBA Graduate turned Realtor in 2004

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