Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503

Southland Subdivision, Lexington, Kentucky 40503

Southland Subdivision in Lexington Ky

Southland Subdivision, Lexington KY, 40503


Good Foods in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky.  This is Lexington's public owned cooperative food store.

Good Foods in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky, 40503


The Southland Subdivison, Lexington, Kentucky is about a mile south of the University of Kentucky campus, two miles from downtown and very near Central Baptist General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital.  It is inside the New Circle and within a short walking distance to many very popular restaurants and small businesses.

Find homes for sale in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503


Why do people live in Southland Subdivision?
Location – Arguably the best location for a family to live in all of Lexington
  • Every type of service business necessary for the family is super close.  Some of the best walk scores in all of Lexington.  Within a short drive or walking distance to grocery stores, parks,  medical clinics, the veterinarian, banks, boutique shops and restaurants.
  • A short walk to Good Foods, Lexington’s cooperative market.
  • Inside New Circle Road but quickly connects to the interstate highways.
  • Less than a mile from The University of Kentucky and two miles from downtown.
  • Some of the best walk scores in all of Lexington

Quality  and size of homes. 

An all brick home in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky, 40503

An all brick home in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky, 40503

Most of the homes in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503 are more than 40 years old.  That means many of them have all brick construction and most have hardwood floors.

Do you want a garden? Southland subdivision has some of the best soil in all of Lexington.  The soil is not as clay filled as most Central Kentucky soils.  These older subdivisions, like Gainesway,  tend to have been constructed without dozing off the good topsoil.

Do you want trees?  Almost all the homes have large oak or maple trees in the front and the back yards.

These homes tend to be between a thousand square feet and 1800 square feet.  The large homes almost always have additions that have been added to the original construction.

Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503 – Usual construction features.

Brick veneer construction with hardwood floors.

First floor master bedrooms with an additional bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms upstairs in the larger homes.  The smaller homes of less than twelve hundred square feet usually have only one bathroom.  Most of the larger homes will have at least a bath and a half and many have two bathrooms.

The kitchens will usually have a formal dining room adjacent but unless there has been a remodel none of these older homes will have the kitchen open to the dining or living rooms.

Recreational opportunities in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503.

Hill-n- Dale Park is within easy walking distance for most of this popular neighborhood.

Southland Aquatic Center, 625 Hill-n-Dale Road
This facility’s features include a double looped slide, extensive water play apparatuses, state of the art playground and sand play area. My grandchildren could play here all day.

Schools near Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503

Clays Mill Elementary, Picadome Elementary, Jessie Clark Middle School, Layfayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School

Churches near Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503

Rosemont Baptist Church,  Southland Subdivision Lexington Kentucky 40503

Rosemont Baptist Church is within walking distance of most of the Southland Subdivision in Lexington Kentucky 40503


Rosemont Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, First Assembly, Fayette Church of Christ, First Alliance Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Southside Church of Christ

Businesses in Southland Subdivision, Lexington Kentucky 40503

Here are just a few of the many businesses and restaurants –  to learn about the businesses and restaurants in detail please click on the links below.

Businesses and Restuarants

Good Foods  is my favorite place for groceries – literally “good food!”- in all of Lexington.  It is owned  by the public and has a great selection of locally grown produce, a bulk food section unlike any other store in Lexington and a great selection of gluten free items.  Good Foods also has a great restaurant, service is buffet style,  with a selection of dishes to delight any healthy eaters palate.

Habitat for Humanity RESTORE–  This is located right next to Good Foods on Southland Avenue.  It is  a terrific place to get recycled building materials and furniture.  I recently bought two large book cases and a recliner at The Restore.






Sellers Beware: Buyers are often unaware of credit problems and sometimes these are revealed just before closing.

This is a second post that is written to inform sellers so that they will be prepared when difficulties come while selling their homes.

I recently had a seller that had to wait almost three additional weeks to get their home to close.  The buyer had gone through bankruptcy a few years prior.  He had cleared all the hurdles to buy a home and yet just before closing a lien was discovered that had to be cleared.

Somehow the lawyer who had helped him with the bankruptcy had failed to notice that a bank had secured a lien on any future property that he may purchase.  The buyer had to go through the legal press necessary to clear this lien. 

This was a new experience for me and for the buyer’s agent.  Combined we have over thirty years of experience selling real estate.  The point I want  sellers to  understand is that there are so many different things that can make it difficult to sell your home.  Getting an acceptable contract is exciting but just the beginning of the process to close the deal.

To read the previous post to help sellers just click on this link.




Celebrating Freedom Can be So Much More than a Holiday

Celebration of Freedom – Is it more than a holiday?

US Flags

The United States Flag


July 4th is a monumental date for the United States of America.   Happy Birthday America — 236 years old!   


 Growing up in North Idaho I can remember the The 4th of July as one day (other than Sundays) that was always sacredly guarded for family and fun.  


Though it was paramount to our little farm to harvest hay in early July,  my dad and mom always planned some kind of activity that involved our greater community.  We took a day away from putting up the season’s hay.


Usually our little farm was the center of activity and celebration for the day. Occasionally we would plan an all day outing to Lake Coeur d’Alene or Lake Pend Oreille.  Fishing for land locked salmon, water skiing and eating lots of home made food potluck style was the usual celebratory way.  Whether we stayed on the farm or traveled to a lake we always celebrated with family and friends.  


We sometimes ended the day with a few fireworks and occasionally traveled to Coeur d’Alene for the city firework display,  but neither a holiday outing nor  fireworks were the focus of our celebration.   I remember my dad talking about the concept of liberty and how important freedom was.  His generation was the one that experienced the years of World War II.   It was only after my own years of growing,  and learning about how our nation differed from other nations that I began to appreciate all that my dad was trying to explain.   


I just finished reading Bonhoeffer  by Eric Metaxas.  It too is a story that springs from the soil of World War II.  The hero of the tale is German,  and he too fought for freedom.  This compelling biography about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life is a wonderful read on so many different levels.   Bonhoeffer celebrated his freedom daily and he never viewed defending freedom as a chore or a labor.  His dedication to preserving freedom while the vast majority of his fellow countrymen were cowering behind possibly the world’s greatest bigot and madman is a testament to the greater power that is available to men when they are willing to humble themselves.  (My dad would have loved the book and would have understood it.)   


I believe in sharing books.  So if you want to borrow my copy of Bonhoeffer it is available as soon as my wife finishes it.   


Sherman Williams on Regency Road in Lexington Ky is an AWESOME Paint Store

Dear Friends,

The big community service project for The Jubilee Teamis ready to go.

The Sherman Williams Logo

 We start moving furniture and getting ready to paint tomorrow morning at 7:30.   

Thanks so much to all the 2551 Regency Road  Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 277-2570, thanks to the Nicholasville Road Chick Fil A, thanks to Sherman Williams on Regency Road for donating almost $300.00 worth of paint.

Carson Campbell, (no relation to me) the manager of Sherman Williamshas been a joy to work with.

Sherman Williams Store Front

 Thanks Carson for not only donating almost half the paint but for giving us a contractors discount on all the supplies and the rest of the paint.

The Sherman Williams Address

2551 Regency Road  Lexington, KY 40503

(859) 277-2570

A Great Big Thanks to All our Clients who let us help them sell and buy their homes in 2012.  Without you we would not have had the money to paint this house for a very dear family.