The University of Kentucky Wildcats are having a terrific basketball season. They won again Thursday and play tonight for a trip to the final four.
Another terrific thing about the University of Kentucky is they will actually give you $15,000 to buy a home if you work at the University.
In order to receive this forgivable loan you need to buy a home near the University of Kentucky. The facts of the program and eligibility requirements are clearly defined at UK's Employer Assisted work program. Please do not keep this program a secret and do not assume people know about it.
Today I want to write about one of these neighborhoods that make living in Lexington really a special delight.
I recently listed a home near the University that sold in less than three weeks. The seller got top dollar for the home. Why? Because an employee of the University of Kentucky bought the house because he wants to live where he works and he wants to save $15,000. I was fortunate to meet the president of the Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association, Charles Smith, while selling this home.
Tuesday night I was invited to attend The Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. I was very impressed with the dedication of this group of home owners.. The mission of Columbia Heights is to "preserve the neighborhood's intrinsic values, to connect residents, business and property owners with each other, and to provide a forum for discussion of neighborhood matters in order to further the good of the community, its activities and interests.
Today's blog will feature the Columbia Heights Neighborhood. Here are seven reasons to consider buying a home near the Universtiy of Kentucky in Columbia Heights.
Prestigious Location. Columbia Heights is located near downtown and surrounded by some of the oldest and finest neighborhoods in Lexington which include Aylesford, Hollywood, Chevy Chase, Ashland Park, Mount Vernon and Montclair.
Walk to work. Buying a home near the University of Kentucky will allow you to walk to your workplace. Imagine all of the money and time you will save!
Know your neighbors. Living in Columbia Heights will provide the opportunity to get involved immediately in a fantastic Neighborhood Association. No need to worry about how to get acquainted with your neighbors.
Healthy Living Habits. There is a community garden right in the center of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Meet your neighbors, get your excercise and eat healthily as you invest yourself in this truly wonderful project.
Walk to shop and dine. Columbia Heights is adjacent to Chevy Chase Plaza and the Saratoga Shops which include: an old fashioned hardware store, clothing and shoe stores, barber shops, florists, vets, coffee houses, Krogers and a number of excellent restaurants. My favorite pizza place, Puccini's is just a five minute walk.
The public schools are top notch. Cassidy and Ashland Elementaries, Morton Middle and Henry Clay High School are all highly regarded.
There are several hospitals within walking distance or a short drive including Central Baptist and the UK medical Center
The facts of the program and eligibility requirements are clearly defined at UK's Employer Assisted work program. Please do not keep this program a secret and do not assume people know about it.