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Lexington's Eastland Parkway community lies four miles due east of the city center and 19 miles west from the city of Winchester. This section of Lexington has a lower cost of living when compared with most other communities within the limits of Fayette County. Sometimes described as up-and-coming and trendy, Eastland Parkway definitely has a special vibe of its own. Demographically, the area houses blue-collar workers and their families. Though this community has undergone an economic shift over the past few decades, it has come out strong. Today, numerous restaurants, bars, shopping centers, gyms and cafes fill this hip, tight-knit neighborhood.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Lexington, KY is $495 for a studio, $552 for one bedroom, $680 for two bedrooms, and $774 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Lexington has decreased by -1.4% in the past year.

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$495
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$552
2 BR
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$680
3 BR
874
$774
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Ratings

36 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
30 Transit Score® Some Transit
39 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Restaurants

Similar to much of the city, many restaurants in Eastland Parkway can be described as fast food or chain-operated. Most of these are along the intersection of Winchester Road and Executive Drive, as well as Winchester Road and New Circle Road. A handful of casual, locally-owned eateries have made their home near the western boundary of Eastland Parkway.

On New Circle Road, Mi Mexico prepares gigantic and authentic Mexican dishes for Eastland Parkway diners. Strong and fruity margaritas, great salsa, and perfectly fried chimichangas entice regulars to keep coming back. The building has been remodeled and accommodates large groups. Many regulars head to Mi Mexico's patio on sunny days.

For nightlife, residents wanting to stay local enjoy low-key bars like Office Lounge or the Silver Cue Billiards Bar, both located directly off New Circle Road. The closest sports bar, Backstretch Sports Bar, sits a mile north of the neighborhood and serves delectable pub food with daily drink specials.

Lexington also hosts a great music scene. Popular bands and mainstream artists perform at venues such as the Singletary Center for the Arts, Cosmic Charlie's, and Rupp Arena.

History

Following Lexington's industrial revolution of the 1950s, many residential developments grew out of the need for blue-collar housing. Eastland Parkway was constructed over a square mile area of land during this boom era. It has always been a community filled with diversity and abundant amenities.

Though Eastland Parkway does not house any museums, galleries or music venues, Lexington itself contains a large amount of arts and culture. Historical museums within the city include the Ashland Henry Clay Estate and the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The Living Arts and Science Center attracts Lexington families interested in exploring the arts and sciences with exhibits such as "The Nature of Color," "Imagery and Symbols in Latin America" and "Wonders on Wheels." The city is also home to numerous festivals and events, including Ballet Under the Stars at Woodland Park and Swinging on Short at Courthouse Plaza.

Transportation

Close to 98 percent of Eastland Parkway residents drive personal vehicles to work, school and to run errands. Drivers heading to downtown Lexington take Winchester Road a little over three miles into the city center. Interstate 75 and Interstate 64 are accessed by heading east on Winchester Road for one mile. No public parking lots lie within the neighborhood. Visitors may park along residential streets.

Though driving remains the primary mode of transportation, Eastland Parkway does offer residents a number of alternative options to get around. LexTran operates bus service from Eastland Parkway. Routes along Eastland Parkway, New Circle Road and Augusta Court run between the hours of 5:45 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with limited service on weekends. Uber and local taxi companies operate within neighborhood limits.

Walking and biking to work and amenities is possible for some residents. Nearby restaurants and shopping can be accessed by foot, but most errands do require an additional form of transportation. Bike lanes line Eastland Parkway and Winchester Road.

Cost

The cost of living in Eastland Parkway lies at 6 percent less than Lexington's city average. All major costs remain fairly constant throughout Lexington and Fayette County, including groceries, utilities and healthcare. However, housing costs vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Eastland Parkway locals find that they pay 18 percent less in housing costs than others throughout the city. On average, renters pay $531 per month on a one-bedroom apartment. Costs for transportation, goods and services mirror the rest of Lexington. LexTran bus service charges riders $1 each way, with free transfers. Gas prices sit at 10 percent less than the national average. Lexington houses a handful of great microbreweries that charge around $5 for a pint.

Shopping

Locals find very basic shopping options in and around the Eastland Parkway neighborhood. Affordable, major chains selling goods and services line Winchester Road and New Circle Road. Major retailers here include Walmart, Harbor Freight Tools and NAPA Auto Parts. There are very few locally owned stores in Eastland Parkway.

To the west of Eastland Parkway sits the Eastland Shopping Center. This complex houses a family-operated bakery, Martine's Pastries. This establishment creates beautiful and tasty cookies, dessert bars, eclairs and specialty cakes. Many brides have raved about the entire wedding cake experience, from the personal service to the scrumptious end result. The artistic touches on every sweet produced here are sure to impress everyone stepping foot through Martine's door.

Shoppers looking for upscale name brands and boutiques head to the Fayette Mall on Nicholasville Road to browse shops such as Michael Kors, Coach and Sephora.

Eastland Parkway residents purchase their groceries at many nearby markets including Save-A-Lot in Eastland Shopping Center and Kroger on Bryan Station Road. This neighborhood also houses quite a few ethnic shops and speciality grocery markets such as Nana's African & Caribbean Market, La Guadalupana and Eastland Foodmart. Nana's, located in Eastland Shopping Center, carries fresh produce and other foods native to the African and Caribbean regions. Shoppers have the opportunity to browse shelves of interesting spices, smoked fish and ginger beverages. For locals interested in fresh and local produce, meats and canned foods, Lexington Farmers' Market at at Cheapside Park remains open year-round.

Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department of Lexington runs many parks that are free to use and dog-friendly. The 10-acre Kenawood Park sits just north of Eastland Parkway and provides residents with a great plot of land with softball fields, basketball courts, multipurpose fields, a large playground and picnic shelters. Castlewood Park and Community Center lie just west of Kenawood Park. This park offers multiple rentable athletic fields and tennis courts, while the adjacent community center remains open between 3:00 pm and 9:00 p.m. most days of the week for residents to enjoy the open gym and activity rooms.

Lexington does a great job of providing activities and events for residents, year-round. Every April, Jacobson Park plays host to Kite Fest. This festival was developed to celebrate National Kite Month and features hundreds of kites, kite-making workshops, children's activities and food vendors. Another great family-friendly event, Founders Day at McConnell Springs, allows residents a chance to learn about Lexington's first days with historic reenactments, live entertainment and storytellers.

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Apartments for Rent in Eastland Parkway, Lexington, KY

Lexington's Eastland Parkway community lies four miles due east of the city center and 19 miles west from the city of Winchester. This section of Lexington has a lower cost of living when compared with most other communities within the limits of Fayette County. Sometimes described as up-and-coming and trendy, Eastland Parkway definitely has a special vibe of its own. Demographically, the area houses blue-collar workers and their families. Though this community has undergone an economic shift over the past few decades, it has come out strong. Today, numerous restaurants, bars, shopping centers, gyms and cafes fill this hip, tight-knit neighborhood.

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