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popular architectural home styles in lexington, kentucky

The city of Lexington and the surrounding communities owe a lot to the colonial past of the region.

This heritage is literally in the DNA of the landscape and imprinted in the architectural styles of the buildings themselves. Without a doubt the architectural styles best represented and found most common throughout the region pay a huge debt to early America and colonialism.

Of course, Central Kentucky is well known for its wonderfully preserved historic sites, iconic estates and civil war memorials but beautiful design features can be found in the character homes that enter the market each day!

Join us as we explore a collection of the most iconic and quintessentially Kentuckian architectural and home styles in and around Lexington, KY.

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historic building in downtown lexington, ky

North Limestone in downtown Lexington is a dynamic neighborhood that is as varied as it is historic.

Once the industrial hub that powered the city, here you can find historic homes, art studios, restaurants and more. North Limestone also houses city hall and a wide range of housing from modern condos, to character houses. Residents here enjoy some of the city's coolest hang outs and meeting places.

We list our top 4 below.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts

When you combine coffee and donuts, something magical happens.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts pairs the best of both, with hand crafted gourmet donuts and locally roasted coffee. All the donuts are baked fresh everyday, and come in a number of tasty offerings from savory Maple Bacon, to the

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the ultimate checklist for moving to kentucky

Kentucky has a lot going for it.

The Bluegrass state is renowned for rolling green fields, black wooden fences and champion thoroughbred horses, but there is so much more to the state than that. Despite its moniker, Kentucky is home to wildly diverse climates that can be categorized into 5 distinct areas.

As long as you do your research, you’ll be alright. Local Kentuckians are friendly and welcoming to a fault, so they’d be more than happy to help you get acclimatized.

And we're also here to answer any questions you may have.

Just remember, it’s bourbon out here, not whiskey. Fully 95 per cent of the world’s bourbon is made here, and we’re proud of that fact.

Are you ready to make the move? Here’s your ultimate checklist for moving to

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The city of Lexington is renowned as the center of Kentucky’s infamous Bluegrass region. It’s well known for its Thoroughbred horses and best-in-the-world equestrian facilities.

While Lexington may be among the best-known cities in Kentucky (aside from possibly Louisville), it’s certainly not the only horse in the race.

The Bluegrass region and the area around Lexington is populated with numerous small towns that exude an invigorating and unmistakable charm.

Let’s take a moment to give these 4 quaint small towns near Lexington their moment in the sun.

Danville

Danville is consistently ranked among the 100 best small towns across America - and its easy to see why.

Established in 1787, Danville is conveniently situated at the

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Founded back in 1774, a glance around Harrodsburg is to glimpse America’s colonial past.

Not only does Harrodsburg hold the distinction of being Kentucky’s oldest European settlement, it’s also the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.

This rich heritage is apparent everywhere you look, from the historic downtown core, on the National Registrar of Historic Place, to the beautiful character of its oldest architecture.

The city is found deep in the infamous Bluegrass region of Kentucky. The gentle rolling hills are extenuated by the sprawling farmland and charming white, wood fences. The countryside is this corner of the state is absolutely stunning and the people are just as friendly.

Choosing a life in the charming

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Who was St. Patrick?

Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland. He is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland. Hence the Christian celebration of his life and name.

St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17th each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17th is that it’s said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century.

Why is the Shamrock associated with St. Patrick’s Day?

Legend says St. Patrick used its three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity in his teachings. However, there is no direct record that Saint Patrick actually used the shamrock as a teaching tool.

 

The Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 14th.

This is a

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Lexington, KY Open House

When selling your home, one of the best ways to market it is to host an open house.

Open houses attract all kinds of potential buyers to your home so they can see it in person. By seeing a home in real life, buyers have a better sense of the size and feel of the space, making it more likely that they’ll put in an offer.

With so many advantages of hosting an open house, there’s really no reason not to!

Get the most out of your Lexington open house by following these essential steps:

Tidy the Outdoors

The first way to prepare for your upcoming open house is to tidy up the outdoors.

The outside of your home is the first thing that potential homebuyers see when they pull up, so you’ll want to make a good first impression.

Trim back

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Crave Taco Week - March 2-8, 2020

 

I crave tacos. I could very well live on these delish delights.

Who doesn't love tacos? They are fun to eat, the fillings are limitless, and tacos are available almost everywhere. 

The Origin of the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.

Did you know - Over 4.5 billion tacos are sold each year in the United States? That's proof as to how much we crave tacos. 

Taco Tia was opened by Glen Bell in 1954, He also sold hot dogs and burgers. In 1962, Glen Bell made Taco Tia the first Mexican fast food franchise and changed the

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Mardi Gras! 

Where Do you like to Eat & Celebrate Mardi Gras? Lexington has so many wonderful bars and restaurants. Let's Explore...

 

Stop in Alfalfa on Fat Tuesday, February 25 and try their classic Red Beans and Rice at a special price of $5 from 10 am until 2 pm.

Bayou Bluegrass Catering will be holding their annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Copper Roux with a fresh Cajun style menu on Fat Tuesday, February 25 with multiple lunch and dinner seating times starting at 11 am until 7:30 pm.

Blue Door Smokehouse will feature a Smoked Etouffee with, you guessed it, smoked sausage and smoked chicken and served with rice for $8 bowl, $4 cup on Fat Tuesday, February 25.

Blue Stallion Brewing is bringing a little New Orleans to the heart

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Lexington vs. Louisville Kentucky

If you’re relocating to Kentucky, deciding on where to live can be quite the challenge.

Although there are so many fantastic cities in the state, it’s common that homebuyers are tossed between Louisville and Lexington.

The cities are only 78 miles away from one another, but they both have differentiating qualities that make them completely unique.

So what’s the difference between Lexington and Louisville?

Kentucky Community Vibe

Community vibe is possibly one of the biggest differentiating factors between Lexington and Louisville. Each city offers a completely different lifestyle from the other.

First of all, Louisville is an urban center. With more than 600,000 people, the city is bustling with people.

It has a large downtown

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