Neighborhood Insights: Southland

Southland is a beautiful neighborhood and community center nestled between the Broadway and Nicholasville Road Spokes in Lexington, Kentucky.  Best known to tourists as an eclectic shopping district, Southland is home to unique retail spaces – favorite local restaurants – and great locally owned service centers.  To the north and south of Southland Drive are close knit neighborhoods of classic ranch, split-level, and cape cod style homes.  If that classic red brick and big trees is your idea of ‘home sweet home’ then this area is for you!

Thanks to the Southland Association – there have been some beautiful changes and developments to this area as well!  Southland is the main location of the Lexington Farmer’s Market every Sunday between April and October.  In the winter, Southland holds it’s own beautiful tree lighting event in front of the fire station of a gorgeous 15 foot white fir tree. There are also murals and two commercial rain gardens to enjoy – and bike lanes, bike lanes, bike lanes!!

Just last year – in 2015 – the annual Southland Street Fair began!  We had the pleasure of attending this year’s event last weekend – and many of you came out to join us!

Vendors from all over the area came and set up booths and activities along Southland Drive in front of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and the Good Foods Co-op.  Ice cream, kettle corn, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more – activities for both young and old to enjoy.

Here’s some photos from the event – we hope you all were join us next year!  Or, looking for a unique shopping or day out on the town?  Take a day trip around Southland Drive!

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