If you are looking for housing in Lexington, you may be interested in knowing what are the best neighborhoods in the Lexington-Fayette area. These five neighborhoods offer a wide variety of amenities and attractions.

Historic Downtown

If you're looking for a hip neighborhood with lots of history, you'll love the historic downtown area in Lexington. This 200-year-old area has been recently renovated, and the neighborhood is just teaming with great restaurants, art galleries, cultural events, and a lively nightlife. 

Beaumont Area

If you're looking for a more relaxing suburban atmosphere, you should consider the Beaumont area. This is a great place to live if you enjoy green areas and being outdoors. There are also lots of excellent luxury houses, condos, and townhouses in the neighborhood with many built in recent decades. 

Chevy Chase/Ashland Park

This Lexington neighborhood combines the historic appeal of downtown with the greenery of Beaumont. Because of this, the area is one of the desirable in the city right now. Especially in demand are developments designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers company. 

Southland Corridor

Southland Corridor is a neighborhood that's known for its eclectic but inclusive vibe, which is welcoming to many types of people, including families, singles, and seniors. If you're looking for a decidedly middle-class neighborhood, this may be it. 

Bell Court/Kenwick

This neighborhood in Lexington near the historic downtown area is known for mixing elements of old and new. Houses in the area have found themselves increasingly in demand, especially the historic homes there. These include Queen Annes, Victorians, and Arts and Craft-style houses. 

Market Overview

According to Zillow, the market for real estate in the Lexington-Fayette area is hot right now. The median home value is a little more than $177,000 with home values having risen nearly 6% in the last year. The median listing price there is currently a little under $240,000, which works out to $129 per square foot. This is a little higher than the average price per square foot throughout Kentucky, which is just under $115. Less than 12% of current listings have had a price cut. 

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