(though it looks like your a KY boy, already, so you know about that).
No I'm actually making a long distance move. I want to live within walking distance to campus and would rather live in a standard apartment.
Speaking of apartments, my wife and I have found some pretty awesome apartments about 4 miles away from campus. They are called The Village Apartments, and really seem very nice for the price. Not exactly within walking distance, but they are worth checking out.
Out of curiosity, is there really a "bohemian" part of town?I'm interested in living someplace close to a coffee shop, maybe downtown. It can be in an older building but the neighborhood has to be safe. Any ideas?
Believe it or not, Lexington, Kentucky does have a "bohemian" part of town (or two). The best such place, in my opinion, is the "Ashland" district, which roughly consists of the area located within a half-mile of the intersection of Ashland and Euclid. This includes Ashland, Clay, Old Vine, Woodland, and parts of Rose streets. Transylvania Park (not Trans. University) is sometimes lumped into that, though I disagree. It has lots of downtown charm, there are loads of apartments, it's fairly close to the university, has shops you can walk or bike to, has at least two coffee shops (I recommend Common Grounds on East High), and has lots of students, professors, and artists living there. Several of my friends have lived in that area, and it's fairly safe. I'm not a bohemian by any stretch, but I think it's a charming part of town.In general, the east side of town (Richmond Road/Main, Tates Creek, and the east side of Man O' War) is much cheaper to live in, not to mention much easier to get around. The traffic on Nicholasville Road and Harrodsburg Road are AWFUL; there's a reason Nicholasville Road has eight lanes or something at one stretch. The north side of town tends to be more older areas, located near heavy industry.
Sorry sbout that, I said " standard apt" out of a lack of better words. Are their any apartments that you would recommend that are within 1 mile from the campus. When I read the reviews on apartmentratings.com, they all seem like dumps.