Let’s say you want to be in that sweet spot of the Tates Creek area where you’re equidistant to Hamburg, Fayette Mall and downtown. You want a traditional house. Southern Living. Nice yard with big trees. I’ve got three more neighborhoods for you at three different price points…..Here we go:
I remember when Hartland was brand new. It was way the heck out there. (It hasn’t moved closer-I mean that it seemed way out at the time.) Man O War was a two lane road. There was no Tates Creek Shopping Center. Who knew back then that this neighborhood would age so wonderfully. The design is like nothing Lexington has seen since Chevy Chase. The main roads have a tree lined median. All the cul-de-sacs have landscaped islands. It just feels wonderful out there. The price range for Hartland and all the derivative sub-neighborhoods is about $250k through close to $2,000,000. Most are in the $300-500k range. For that, you get a nice big house from the time when J.R. Ewing was shot on Dallas. Big yards are the norm. Most I’ve seen are 1/4-1/3 acre. There is a neighborhood pool/clubhouse.
Here is what you can expect:
Built about the same time as Hartland, just on the other side of Tates Creek Road. Cumberland has a more casual, less pretentious vibe to it than Hartland. Its the neighborhood for somebody who can afford a Mercedes but drives a Volvo instead. Being on the other side of Tates Creek turned out to be a good thing, because it gets the very desirable Veteran’s Park Elementary school. Most of the houses range from the low $200s to the low $300s. For around or just over $300k, you should expect a nice basement. One of the coolest things about this neighborhood is that it backs up to Veteran’s Park (The park-not the school.) At the end of Rockbridge, there is a small parking lot with an entrance to the park. There is a walking trail and a creek through the wooded areas. There are a couple of bridges across the creek. It is very cool. A pool/clubhouse are at the corner of Tates Creek and Rockbridge.
Here is what to expect:
Contemporary homes were still a little popular in the 80s, so you see a few like this.
This neighborhood is just south of Cumberland and is also across Tates Creek Road from Hartland. You get the same close proximity to Veteran’s Park and it is in Veteran’s Park Elementary district. Ashmoor has always seemed like a lite version of Hartland to me. The houses are similar, just smaller. My favorite thing about this neighborhood are the huge Pin Oak trees than line most of the streets. You’ll be around $200k to maybe $250k out here.
Here is what you will see:
It was the late 80s and early 90s, so you do get some houses that are like a mash up of Traditional and Contemporary.
There you have it. From $200k to $2,000,000, there is a house for you in this area!