This fine historic town, once known as Lebanon, was renamed in 1790 to honor President George Washington. As a growing community, thanks in no small part to the presence of Toyota's first US assembly plant, Georgetown homes offer a mixture of good value family houses, impressive equestrian farms and stately heritage properties. Close to Interstate 75, Georgetown is conveniently located, providing easy access to Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati, while retaining all of its rural charm.
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Georgetown Real Estate
As the county seat of Scott County, this Kentucky town offers the potential home buyer all the attractions of a rural lifestyle, just 10 miles away from the city of Lexington. Consequently, the Georgetown, KY real estate market is buoyant and the wide range of houses and distinct neighborhoods will appeal to anyone considering a home in this community.
Georgetown real estate is wealthy in farmland. For buyers wanting to start a farm, there are plenty of undeveloped lots waiting for agricultural pursuits. Georgetown farmland is some of the best in the region because of its highly fertile soil.
This region is considered the land of milk and honey because the earth is nourished by limestone, which gives off beneficial nutrients and minerals, perfect for farming. Georgetown soil is made for producing a large variety of crops, including alfalfa, hay, and rye.
Some properties for sale are hundreds of acres, allowing for diverse farms that accommodates agriculture, livestock, and horses. Because this region is known for its equestrian enthusiasts, many of these larger farms are equipped with upgraded barns with dozens of stalls. You can also expect to find rings and outdoor arenas, made for training world-class competition horses. On hundred-acre farms, you may also find separate barns for equipment storage.
Mid-range farms in Georgetown typically have bungalows or two-story homes, perfect for growing families. Some of the most luxurious properties have huge homes characterized by their southern charm. These estates have amazing facilities like media rooms and gourmet kitchens.
If you’re not in the market for farmland, Georgetown real estate also has a broad selection of single-family, residential homes closer to the downtown core. These ranch-style homes are situated on low-maintenance properties and often have great benefits like kitchens with upgraded stainless steel appliances and modern designs.
No matter what type of property you’re in search of, Georgetown neighborhoods will charm you with their gorgeous, tree-lined streets and slow country roads.
Georgetown, Kentucky Community Living
Although proud of its outstanding heritage, the community is equally passionate about its vibrant present and future, and the city's residents have a great deal to be enthusiastic about. With a wealth of schools available within the Scott County District, parents can be assured of a solid education for their children. In addition, Georgetown houses the highly regarded, private liberal arts institution Georgetown College.
As well as being a center of architectural and historic significance, the Georgetown area also offers a great deal in the way of recreation. Along with the fascinating Georgetown-Scott County Museum, the downtown Arts and Cultural Center and the Toyota Motor plant tour, there are outdoor facilities aplenty, including the Yuko-En on the Elkhorn community garden.
Elkhorn Creek offers boating, fishing and canoeing opportunities plus the popular Great Crossing Park Nature Trail. And of course, this being Kentucky, horses are never too far away. Just 5 miles away from homes in Georgetown, one can find the world-famous Kentucky Horse Park, which includes the International Museum of the Horse, and offers visitors a whole range of exciting and educational attractions.
For those interested in learning more about horses, visit Three Hill Farm where visitors are welcome to work and ride the farm’s horses. This comprehensive farm offers clinics and training sessions for visitors to gain a better understanding of horses, so they can build quality horsemanship skills.
Georgetown is also home to Whispering Woods Riding Stables--a 250-acre community horse riding facility. These stables offer trails for beginners and experienced riders along wooded hills, creek crossings, and countryside roads. This is one of the best ways to experience Georgetown's natural beauty--on horseback.
Although Goergetown is one of the epicenters of equestrian activities, there are activities to try beyond this. There are scenic bicycle trails that wind around Georgetown’s countryside and famous horse farms. There are beautiful bike routes around Georgetown and adjacent cities, making for long rides, perfect for weekend adventures.
Downtown Georgetown is a great place to go out for dinner. Dine at one of the many authentic southern restaurants, where they make homemade barbecues, hamburgers, and pub food. They’ll give you the best southern hospitality that will bring you back time and again. Try these fresh-from-the-farm restaurants right in downtown Georgetown:
- Babe's BBQ
- Cattleman's Roadhouse
- Country Boy Brewing
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