There are active communities in the area and near surrounding towns (see our Kentucky DIrectory of Active Communities under "Find a Community"). There are also many nice neighborhoods and subdivisions. The median sales price of a home was about $149,300 in the second quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors. Lexington is an easy city to traverse with 2 major routes to move around the city. The city offers a large variety of communities to choose from with its large mixture of urban residences and the more rual neighorhoods where one might find horses as their neighbors. If shopping and restaurants are important to your lifestyle you won't be far away from your favorite places. An ative lifestyle is important to this population of the "Bluegrass State" and so the city's neighborhoods have been designed with this in mind.
Lexington, offers a great quality of life and many single family home and townhome options which should appeal to a variety of differing lifestyles. While most developments are not “age restricted”, many have been designed to stress independent living and focus on secure, convenient, maintenance-free environments for their residents.
Also, the Bluegrass State was recently named the number one state for early retirement. Here is the link: Best States for Early Retirement. Heck, Central Kentucky is the “early retirement home” for Triple Crown winner and Breeder’s Cup champion, American Pharoah, so you know it must be special!
There are several neighborhoods that lend themselves to comfortable and easy living:
The Gardens of Hartland offers single family homes with first floor master suites, where landscaping and security is handled by the association. It also offers a pool and clubhouse option as well.
Heritage Place, is located near Keeneland and has some beautiful horse farms nearby, and provides a walking trail and easy access to the airport. Heritage Place is convenient to shopping and many restaurants but still just minutes from downtown Lexington. The low maintenance brick exteriors and affordable HOA make it easy for you to come and go.
The Villages of Rabbit Run offer the pool and clubhouse option and were built by the same developers who created The Tradition, which is adjacent to Jacobson Park and Lakeside Golf Course.
Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg, is a newer development just east of Lexington and offers a luxury townhome community designed for a maintenance-free, amenity-rich lifestyle. The Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg is located in the spacious countryside of Lexington, and is just minutes from area attractions including the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland, Hamburg Pavilion, the University of Kentucky, Downtown Lexington and much, much more. The Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg joins country charm with large city amenities allowing for a wonderful community spirit of residential living.
Whether you seek quiet living, neighborhood activities, the ability to travel without worry, walking trails, convenience to urban activities, Lexington has it covered! One of the best comprehensive guides to activities available can be found at Visit Lex:
If you are considering a Bluegrass retirement, come for a visit, tour the horse farms, check out the vineyards and the Bourbon Trail, and visit Keeneland (its open all year long, so don’t just wait for the races). Lexington has a lot to offer in a convenient and comfortable setting, but perhaps the best part are the people. Lexingtonians are friendly, kind and welcoming – an just a little enthusiastic about their Kentucky Wildcats!