I always joke that I am a bad combination of OCD and ADD. A lot goes through my mind, especially as I drive around Lexington.
Here are some things that have popped in my mind lately:
1. Masterson Station is no longer the “Affordable” side of town. I don’t know if you have noticed, but a lot of the new homes in Masterson and the various new neighborhoods that have their own name but in 15 years will be called Masterson are not cheap. I am seeing more and more houses for over $300k.
2. The giant dice looking metal things by Local’s are really cool. I enjoy seeing the murals, art and other well designed structures around town.
3. There are more and more small condo/townhouse projects all over town. I still think they are a little risky. Lexington has always been mostly a single family home type of town. Condos or townhouses were always a niche market with most of them being geared towards first time buyers or empty nesters. I’ll wait to see how well they sell in a soft market and if they appreciate before I give them a Thumb’s Up. I guess the issue is nobody plans on staying in one forever. You’re going to need the next generation to want to live in them too for there to be a future market. Also, way to many of the 10-15 year old condos downtown are rentals now.
4. I’m turning into a curmudgeon Gen Xer I guess because I miss the old days when you dropped some quarters in a meter to park downtown. Now you have to enter your license plate number, hit a bunch of buttons on a keypad and then drop in your quarters. What was wrong with the old way??