Get to know Your Louisville Neighborhoods: Lexington Manor / Fairlawn

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Louisville East

St. Matthews Lexington Manor FairlawnHomes for Sale in the Lexington Manor / Fairlawn Neighborhood Louisville, KY

Why Do People Live here?

Defining a neighborhood in St. Matthews can be tricky. There aren't big, grand signs out front or lavish "gated" entrances to these neighborhoods.  In fact, I would guess most residents don't even know the actual name of their little subdivision.  So it is with Lexington Manor and Fairlawn.  What is quite obvious, however, is there are few little rectangles of real estate in Louisville that command the type of attention and activity as the real estate rectangle bounded by Lexington Road to the north, Breckinridge Lane to the east, Cannons Lane to the west, and Dayton Avenue to the south.  People gravitate toward this edgy residential section of St. Matthews that is just far enough away from "the action" but close enough for pedestrians, joggers, bikers, and riders to make a quick trip to get brunch, a beer, ice cream, reps, a rug, or even a widget.  People live in this location for its convenience to St. Matthews restaurants & nightlife, its proximity to Seneca Park, downtown Louisville, and shopping.  The housing stock is comprised of Cape Cods, Bungalows, Colonials intermixed with small apartment buildings, duplexes, and tri-plexes.  There are sidewalks, street lights, and hundred year old trees.  Many homes have been heavily renovated and modernized with great taste, and while I can't think of a much worse value measurement than price per square foot, this little section of St. Matthews commands some of the highest dollar per square foot figures in Louisville.

Looking for a home in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn?

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What's the Neighborhood Like?

The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Lexington Manor / Fairlawn Neighborhood are on average about 1,700 square feet above grade with a few homes with just over 3,000 and a few in the 1,000 square foot range. Most of the homes were built in the 1940s. As already mentioned, this is a prime area for renovation, and many of the homes have undergone extensive makeovers, expansions, and modernizations.  The charm of the old remains, however, and the tree-lined streets and detached 1-car garages reveal interesting priorities of a bygone era.  Welcoming covered front porches greet guests, tall ceilings and rich woodwork, quirky angles, and hardwood floors create a quality and uniqueness foreign to many mass-produced neighborhoods.

What's Going on Nearby the Lexington Manor / Fairlawn Neighborhood?

The number of nearby amenities and attractions is incomparable.  Let's begin with the healthy lifestyle living in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn of St. Matthews affords.  Seneca Park is located about half a mile from the neighborhood.  One of Louisville's famous Olmsted Parks, Seneca Park features a 1 + mile jogging track, basketball courts, baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, playgrounds, and tennis courts.  The opposite direction leads to "downtown St. Matthews" where you might join Derby City Crossfit and flip massive monster truck tires among other activities.  Of course, working out it not all there is to do!  Since eating is also a favorite Louisville activity, it's good to be close to many restaurant favorites!  Get pizza at Diorio's or Mellow Mushroom or Tony Boombozz Taphouse; thai food at Simply Thai; ice cream at either Graeter's or Louisville's own Homemade Ice cream & Pie Kitchen; visit the St. Matthews staple Bluegrass Brewing Company for locally brewed beer, or ruin your workout with Louisville's best chicken wings at Momma's Mustard, Pickles & Barbeque.  Within a short drive, there are many grocery options including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Kroger.  Shop local at Promenade Shops on Lextington Road.  Downtown St. Matthews features several bars and live music venues for those looking for nightlife nearby.

What Schools will the Kids Attend?

Lexington Manor / Fairlawn is in Jefferson County, so the best way to determine public schooling options is to check out the Jefferson County Public School website, and plug in any Jefferson County address you like.  The site will provide information on the cluster of schools to which an address might belong.  Interested in Private Schools nearby?  Here's a handy resource for Jefferson County private school options.  There are several private schools located within a few blocks of the neighborhood.

Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?

If you are interested in the current homes for sale in the Lexington Manor/Fairlawn section of St. Matthews click on the link. Our 'for sale' property information is a direct feed from the Greater Louisville MLS and is updated multiple times per day.


Here's your Lexington Manor / Fairlawn Neighborhood Real Estate Snapshot:

Currently Listed for Sale in Lexington Manor / Fairlawan:  3 Active Listings

Current Average List Price in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  $334,333

Current Number of PENDING Sales in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  1

Current Average List Price of PENDING Sales in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  $320,900

Average Days on Market of Current PENDING Sales in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  1

Number of Closed Sales from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016 in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  30

Low Closed Sale Price from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016:  $185,000

Average Closed Sale Price from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016:  $290,645

Average List Price of Closed Sales from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016:  $295,243

High Closed Sale Price from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016 in Lexington Manor / Fairlawn:  $375,000

Average Above Grade Square Footage of Closed Sales from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016:  1,696

Average Days on Market of Closed Sales from 1/1/2016-11/30/2016:  41 (17 of the 30 closed sales sold in 2 weeks or less)




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Nov 21, 2019 11:16 AM


Nov 21, 2019 11:16 AM