Come 2 Kentucky for Creeks and Tree Tunnels

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

Every creek in Kentucky has a road beside it. Well not all but most of them do.

Kentucky is second behind Alaska for the state with the most waterways. How did the roads develop? I have to wonder if they first had Indians and settlers walking along them to get to the next settlement. The paths became wider over time with wagons and carriages. Later were paved in asphalt to become our modern day roads.

One of my favorite ones is Tates Creek Road between Richmond and Lexington. The trees are a green tunnel that has a leafy ceiling in the spring and summer. Later in the fall turns into a multi-color petals that swirl around your car as you drive through. What is wonderful about this road is that it stops at the Kentucky River at a little place called Valley View. To get across the river you will need to drive your car aboard a ferry that holds 3 cars. The Valley View Ferry was established in 1792 and now owned by the state. It is the oldest continuest business in Kentucky. It's free of charge to use. 

Last Christmas, I surprised the captain with a pretty wrapped box of chocolate truffles. I'm sure he will remember me the next time I drive across. He probably thinks I was the only paying customer last year!

I'm always amazed how beautiful it is here. I feel a sense of pride in showing out-of-towners around before they purchase property. Just sharing a bit of paradise is fun!

 

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Michael Delp
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Sounds like a nice place to live.
Mar 15, 2007 11:36 AM #1
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Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
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Hey, I am an out of towner, would love to see this one, maybe we will make it back to your area sometime.  Such a beautiful place to live.  Thanks for sharing.
Mar 16, 2007 12:50 AM #2
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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You would love it here. Pretty soon everything will be in bloom and the roadside creeks will be beautiful.
Mar 16, 2007 02:48 AM #3
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Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
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Keep talk'in I am already getting the urge to move south.  LOL, hope this sells for you soon.  It is indeed a beautiful place to live.
Mar 17, 2007 07:43 AM #4
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Bob , come on down here...I'll sell you the whole creek!
Mar 17, 2007 04:33 PM #5
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Sanela Sells
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Lizette,

My parents moved to KY from NJ about year and a half ago ..and they absolutely love it here! I followed soon after.  It is a beautiful state filled with great people and amazing scenery!

 sanela --

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