Okay. You want a 4 bedroom house in Lexington. Nothing too old. Maybe you have kids. Maybe you don’t. Either way you realize a house in this price range and size should be in a good performing school district to keep the resale potential up.
Here are a few neighborhoods I always suggest and why:
Andover Hills-I know, I know. I am always talking about Andover Hills. I lived there for several years and it has been my absolute favorite place I’ve ever lived. You are close to Hamburg, but since you are on the southeast side of it, you do not have to pass through Hamburg EVERY time you go any place else in town. Since I now live on the northeast side of Hamburg and must get past Hamburg to get anywhere, I am always aware of this. Andover Hills has a nice vibe. Upscale without being pretentious. $250k is the low end for this neighborhood. An added plus is having Andover Golf and Country Club so close for golfing and the pool if you wanted to join. There are a lot of businesses that you use regularly that are very close too.
Chilesburg-This neighborhood would not have been on my list many years ago. It has always been nice, but the school district change finally put all of Chilesburg in the elementary school that sits in the middle of it. It is just a few minutes past Andover Hills, so it shares many of the same perks. One cool thing Chilesburg has is a bunch of walking trails through the neighborhood.
Willow Oak-This is one neighborhood few people know exists. It is tucked away behind Millpond Shopping Center on Boston Road. If you’ve been out there and seen a park with a pool and a big pond, that belongs to this neighborhood. There is only one way in and out, and it is across a picturesque bridge. Anything you want in South Lexington is close, and you could walk to Starbucks. The streets are lined with huge pin oaks. This neighborhood has one of my highest “Good vibes per dollar” ratings ever. You could spend twice as much elsewhere and not get as much neighborhood character.
Copperfield-This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in this price range. It is upscale in a classic sense like Andover Hills and has all the character that you find in Willow Oak. It is also on the edge of the Dunbar High School district, which is one reason it is so popular. The neighborhood has it’s own pool and clubhouse too.