As the second largest city in the Bluegrass region, it's no wonder that Richmond, KY homes are among the most sought-after in Madison County. This historic Kentucky community has seen significant growth in recent years, and the highly regarded Eastern Kentucky University is a continuing influence on the flavor of Richmond's vibrant lifestyle. This attractive city, founded in 1798, is the county seat of Madison County and the 6th largest city in the state.
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Buying Richmond Property
With its magnificent picturesque location, just south of the city of Lexington and close to Interstate 75, it's no surprise that the local real estate market is so varied. Those interested in buying Richmond property will find everything from magnificent historic properties on sizable acreage, to executive homes and houses to suit first time buyers. And with a median house price in the region of $220,000 there should be something to suite all tastes and budgets.
Given the status of Richmond as a large urban center in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, real estate here offers up an excellent selection of luxury, single-family homes. These stylish estates are typically rendered in red brick, with white voussoir accents. The cascading rooflines suggest European influences, along with the Classical columns and covered entryways. Exterior quoins, shutters, and stone details complete the look for an added sense of old-world charm.
These homes tend to be quite large, with many reaching 4000 square feet in size. Interiors are similarly stylish, with large mantled fireplaces, elegant baseboard or crown molding trim, vaulted or tray ceilings, and ample light thanks to the large sash windows.
Other interior features common throughout Richmond are the authentic wood floors, ceiling fans, semi-enclosed kitchens, basement or loft flex-spaces, and large pantries.
Across Richmond's older homes, and the range of minimal-traditional cottages, homes are very affordable, with a few fixer-uppers at an absolute steal.
Another highlight in Richmond's real estate landscape are the large tracts of farmland, or undeveloped lots available to aspiring home-builders. You can build your ideal home, or start that working farm you've always dreamed of here in Richmond, KY.
Richmond Houses' Great Location
Richmond houses' great location sees residents of the community living in close proximity to an excellent selection of highly regarded Madison County schools. For higher education, Berea College is found nearby, while the Eastern Kentucky University serves to provide a wide range of graduate courses to some 13,000 students.
Those buying into the Richmond real estate market will find a wealth of recreational activities and facilities on the doorstep. The popular 600-acre Lake Reba Park can be found in the city, while historic Battlefield Park is the site of an annual re-enactment of the civil war Battle of Richmond. Lovers of history and the outdoors can explore the many nearby attractions provided by Kentucky State Parks including Fort Boonesborough, White Hall State Historic Site, Buckhorn Lake and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park.
Richmond is located in the Madison County, and was named after Richmond, Virginia. This was due to the town's founder Colonel John Miller, who came from Virginia, and named the town in 1798.
Richmond was eventually incorporated in 1809, and is now the 3rd largest city in Kentucky's Bluegrass region after Louisville and Lexington. A number of routes run through Richmond, including the I-75, and US Highways 25 and 421. These convenient routes put central Lexington less than 30 minutes away by car.
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