Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Ky 40517

Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Ky 40517

Large trees are common in Gainesway Subdivision

Large pin oak trees shade this  remodeled split level home in Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Ky 40517

Why do people live in Gainesway Subdivision?

Location, Location, Location

 A map of Gainesway Subdivision, Lexiington Ky 40517

A map of Gainesway Subdivision, Lexiington Ky 40517.  Click on the map to go to a Google map to zoom in and out.


  • A quick commute of less than three miles to most of the action in Lexington.  Three miles to downtown and less to The University of Kentucky.  I know a professor at UK who lives in Gainesway and commutes to work on his bicycle.
  • Just south of New Circle Road which allows residents to quickly access the interstates to Louisville, Cincinnati, Tennessee and West Virginia.
  • Great sidewalk access for safe walking to public parks, shopping and schools.


Some of the best home values per square foot  in Lexington are in this well established neighborhood.

A large variety of beautiful trees adorn Gainesway Subdivision in Lexington Ky 40517

A large variety of deciduous and evergreen trees are enjoyed by home owners in Gainesway Subdivision.

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Homes the Jubilee team has sold in Gainesway

This large rambler with a finished basement in Gainesway Subdivision was sold by the Jubilee Team.

Updated homes in Gainesway Subdivision sell quickly because of the location and price.

This two story with a full basement in Gainesway sold by the Jubilee Team in two days.

What is the Gainesway neighborhood like?

Most of the homes are between 35 and 60 years old.

The majority are three bedroom with one and a half baths.  Many of the homes have been remodeled or added onto so that there are two or three full baths.  The three bedroom homes are usually about eleven hundred square feet finished on the main floor.  Many of these smaller homes have unfinished or partially finished basements. There are some larger homes in Gainesway between 2400 and 3600 square feet.  Most of those were built after 1975 or they had a major addition to the original construction.

Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40517 is a very good place for home owners who like to garden.  Because it is an older neighborhood most of the yards are good sized and the topsoil was not removed during construction.  There is still considerable Kentucky clay but it is easily managed with compost added yearly.

Most Gainesway homes have brick veneer but a few are wood and many of the remodeled or updated homes have vinyl in the new construction.  Almost  all of the older homes have hardwood floors that tend to be much tighter and firmer than newer homes with hardwood.

Gaineway Subdivision has a variety of old trees that provide the neighborhood with stunning spring blossoms and radiant fall colors.  The east side of Greentree Road, a major  connector road, is adjacent to Tates Creek.  The homes on this creek have very large yards and flocks of ducks visit the neighborhood with their ducklings in the spring.

Beautiful fall colors are mixed with the evergreens to bring much visual joy in Gainesway Subdivision

Fall colors are prominently displayed on all the streets in Gainesway Subdvision

The terrain is mostly level near Tates Creek but most of the rest of Gainesway Subdivision is hilly.  Many homes have steps to the streets and inclined driveways.

What is going on nearby the Gainesway Subdivision?


Kirklevington Park is about a mile from most of Gainesway but does not have safe walking access to it.  This is a large park with ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, an exercise walking/running course and a large children’s playground.

Lansdowne-Merrick Park is also about a mile from much of Gainesway and it has safe sidewalk access.  This is also a large park with playground, ball fields, and good walking trails.  Large cypress and sycamore trees grace this park as well as a wetland with huge cattails and many other native Kentucky plants.

The Tates Creek Pool is part of the Lexington Parks and Recreation system.    Click here for contact info, hours open and prices.

Tates Creek Golf Course  I am not a golfer so can’t comment on it.  There are some reviews at this web site.

Shopping Venues

Two of Lexington’s best small boutique malls are only a mile from the Gainesway Subdivision.  The Lansdowne Shoppes is very close but needs to be driven to because of the lack of sufficient sidewalks.

The Lansdowne Shoppes

Lansdowne Shoppes are a mile from Gainesway Subdvision

Fresh Market is a great grocery that carries excellent produce and has a large deli.

Fresh Market has some of the finest fresh flowers in Lexington and almost always has beautiful roses for less than $10.00 a dozen.  Fresh Market also has a delicious selection of prepared meat dishes, salads and gourmet appetizers in their large deli.  The selection of organic fruits and vegetables is some of the best in Lexington.  Fresh Market is a smaller version of Whole Foods with more competitive prices.

Lansdowne Shoppes also has a number of boutiques that specialize in high end shoes, women’s clothing and jewelry. Some of the Lansdowne Shoppes are listed below with links to their contact information.

Lansdowne Diamond Gallery

The Peppermint Palm

Old Kentucky Chocolates

Cotton Patch



The Mad Potter, a special place unlike quite like any other in the Lansdowne Shoppes.  One of their most popular classes this time of year is “The Three Glass Ornament  Class.”  There are still two opportunities in December to participate in this class.  Check out their web site and learn about classes and other opportunities at this special crafts shoppe.

Restaurants within a mile of Gainesway.

The Merrick Inn, A cozy atmosphere with great food at a little higher price.

Sals, Malone’s, Drake’s and Harry’s four very popular restaurants at numerous locations in Lexington are also located in Lansdowne Shoppes.  These are all sister eateries that are owned by The Bluegrass Hospitality Group.

Cheddars, a casual restaurant that is always packed at lunch time.  Prices are very reasonable and the staff is super friendly.

The Waffle House, 3601 Walden Drive – Just off of Tates Creek Road and Armstrong Mill

Chinoe Center

This small shopping center is within walking distance of much of Gainesway.  It is less than a mile for many residents and at most a couple of miles for others.  My favorite shop here is “Sweet Magnolia Bakery.”  The Kroger grocery here is smaller but it is our favorite Kroger in Lexington.  Chinoe Center is closer to the Lansdowne-Merrick Subdivision so for more info go to that specific blog by clicking on this sentence.

Tates Creek Centre –  This is a larger shopping center which is located at the corner of Man of War and Tates Creek.  It is not as easy to access as Lansdowne or Chinoe.  I will provide information about Tates Creek Centre when I write about subdivisions that are located much nearer than Gainesway.

What schools are located in Gainesway?

The three schools nearest Gainesway are all on the same campus.  Tates Creek Middle School has just been completly rebuilt and looks fantastic.  I think there are plans to rebuild the elementary school also.  You can click on each of the schools below to learn all about them at their web sites.

Tates Creek Elementary

Tates Creek  Middle School

Tates Creek High School

Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Ky 40517 – Churches 

Three churches that are within easy walking distance for most residents of Gainesway

Lexington Baptist Temple

Trinity Hill United Methodist Church

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church

Four Churches that are within a five minute drive of Gainesway

Immanuel Baptist Church

Tates Creek Christian Church

Centenary United Methodist Church

Tates Creek Presbyterian (TCP)

Gainesway Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40517 – Find a home to buy or schedule a free market analysis.

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Paul’s choice for value in Gainesway

Updated 3 bed, 2 bath home with hardwood floors and a newer two car detached garage.

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