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Cardinal Valley Homes & Real Estate
With the charming bungalows and cottages of Cardinal Valley in Lexington, Kentucky, you can step back into the suburbia of America’s exciting post-war boom.
With a mix of single story homes and some with quaint lofts, Cardinal Valley is a neighborhood with homes typically ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet in size.
White arches and classical pediments over the doors, dark exterior shutters, and sash windows are just some of the Federalist design elements that give these homes a traditional feel. Most are finished in red brick, with some variation, and are surrounded by well-manicured lawns with double sidewalks.
Driveways and garages are typically located in the rear of the property, keeping the frontages inviting and uncluttered. On-street and side parking is also available and widely used.
The eastern portion of the neighborhood features larger plots, fewer sidewalks, and many mature trees. This section of Cardinal Valley is perfect for those looking for a bit more space and a touch of country charm.
Homes here display white siding rather than brick, along with a number of other farmhouse-inspired designs, like a greater frequency of chimneys, lofts with dormers and gable windows, and tall pitched roofs.
Cardinal Valley Amenities & Attractions
Cardinal Valley is a well-established community dating back to the 1950s. In addition to its many charming homes, Cardinal Valley real estate boasts a variety of amenities and attractions, making it a great place for families to live.
For families with children, Cardinal Valley is home to Cardinal Valley Elementary School, a well-regarded school that offers an excellent education for young students.
For residents who enjoy outdoor recreation, Cardinal Valley is near a number of parks and greenspaces. These include:
- McConnell Springs - A forested space with natural springs and a historic settlement
- Preston Spring Park - Another forested park leading up to Wolf Run River
- Valley Park - The area’s main family park and recreation space
Valley Park in Cardinal Valley is known for its many amenities, including basketball and tennis courts, a ball diamond, soccer pitches, playground, and community space. Valley Park is a popular gathering place for residents and its area extends over Wolf Run River via a footbridge.
Finally, Cardinal Valley is also near the prestigious Cardinal Hill Rehab Hospital, located just beyond the southwest corner of the neighborhood.
Cardinal Valley Location & Area Information
Cardinal Valley is a neighborhood located in the northwestern portion of Lexington, Kentucky. It is bounded by Versailles Road to the south; the Norfolk Southern rail line beyond Dunkirk Drive to the north; a small section of South Forbes Road to the east; and Cambridge Drive, part of Oxford Circle, and the Wolf Run river to the west.
The main access to Cardinal Valley is via Versailles Road (U.S. Highway 60), which also connects the area to various commercial centers to the east and west. The downtown area of Lexington is just a 5-minute drive to the east.
Cardinal Valley is surrounded by communities such as Pine Meadow, Cardinal Hill and The Lane to the south, Calumet and Holiday Hills to the west, and Speigle Heights to the east.
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