My first new car was a 1996 Geo Prizm. Green. Because green was a hot color for everything in the mid 90s. We bought it because it was mechanically the same thing as a Toyota Corolla. General Motors and Toyota had a joint plant back then in California where they produced the Geo Prizm and U.S. market Toyota Corollas.
They were the same car, only the Prizm was cheaper. Few people knew that you were essentially getting a Toyota Corolla for less that what a Toyota Corolla cost.
Neighborhoods can be like that too.
If you are the type to have picked the Geo Prizm over the Toyota Corolla, then you should check out Old Paris Place.
This is a Ball Homes neighborhood. It has the same model houses as any other Ball Homes neighborhood, only they are cheaper than you will find in other neighborhoods like Masterson Station.
If you are looking in the $125-160k range, this neighborhood should be on your radar. The same houses will cost you $140-175k in other similar neighborhoods.
Here is what I like about it:
- You are close to the interstate if you need it. Close to Hamburg too. Close to all the cool things on the north end of downtown. And not a terrible drive to the south end of town either. My kid’s school is very close to Old Paris Place. I remember rushing to pick them up from a house I was renovating waaaaay out Harrodsburg Road. It mentally felt like I was super far away, but I would hop on New Circle at Harrodsburg Rd and before you knew it, I was turning left on Old Paris Pike.
- You are closer to restaurants, banks, gas stations and grocery stores than you would be if you lived in Masterson Station and paid more for your house. You’re 10-15 minutes away from Hamburg too.
- Several of the lots back to a wooded area owned by the HOA. Many back to two farms.
- I have had a couple of clients live in this neighborhood and have met several other residents. All say it is a friendly place to live.
Right now, this neighborhood is a little undervalued. Most people wanting a 10-15 year old home in this price range default to Masterson Station for their search, just like most car shoppers knew about the Toyota Corolla but not the Geo Prizm.