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Jayden Thompson
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Location: Danville, KY (Zone 6b)
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Howdy, ya'll.

My wife and I are looking to move and start a homestead and permaculture design in Kentucky, preferably near Lexington where her entire family lives. We'd like to live rural on no less than 5 acres, and preferably more than 10. We have two kids, ages 5 and 7, who go to public school. While we are considering homeschooling, we aren't commited to it, therefore we need to be in a good school district - which makes finding a town that has reasonably priced residences on several acres very difficult. For the most part it seems we can have land or we can have a good school, but getting both is tough unless you've got a million bucks to spend, which we don't. Jobs are not an issue, as I work at home for myself.

Two areas we've found that seem to meet our criteria are Danville and Versailles. Are there any other hidden gems that Kentuckians can point me to within a 50 mile radius of Lexington (and preferably much closer)?

Thanks!
 
Matt Reed
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The Sadieville area of northern Scott County is pretty affordable and has a good elementary school. Land is hilly Not bluegrass horse farms though. We looked around there last year, but ended up near Midway. Feel free to mooseage me.
 
Jayden Thompson
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Thanks Matt.Where did you learn that Sadieville had good schools? I checked greatschools.com and schooldigger.com, and neither listed any public schools for the area - which led me early on to believe it probably didn't have a very good school system.

That's good to know, though. I will put that on my radar for now, since I've seen some pretty good properties at good prices there compared to many other areas that seem price-inflated due to all the horse farms.
 
Matt Reed
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My wife is a teacher so we keep up with test scores regularly. Northern Elementary was 99th percentile for elementary schools this year.

http://www.scott.k12.ky.us/school_NewsArticle.aspx?artID=32307&schoolID=14

 
christine boatwright
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Sadieville is in Scott County, Kentucky. Great school system! Land is suited to grazing animals, berry production, and self-sustaining type farming. We found our perfect home here when we discovered a foreclosed home on 10+ acres. Land is inexpensive here for now relative to the rest of Scott County. There are some beautiful opportunities to purchase land. Good luck!

 
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