Apartments in Cardinal Valley -- Historic, Convenient, and Full of Flavor
On the northwestern side of Lexington -- in between Versailles Road, the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, Forbes Road, and Cambridge Drive, to be exact -- sits Cardinal Valley. This area began to flourish in the 1950's, once parents of the Baby Boomers wanted a nice, family-friendly place to settle down. Since the majority of homes here were built in the 1950's and 1960's, the rent in Cardinal Valley tends to be lower than what you'll find in some of Lexington's newer neighborhoods.
Here's what you'll get to enjoy once you rent an apartment in Cardinal Valley:
- Easy access to Downtown
Travel east on Versailles Road for a couple of minutes, and you'll wind up right at the front door of Rupp Arena. That makes Cardinal Valley an ideal place to call home if you're a student or faculty member at the University of Kentucky, or if your office is located near the campus or Downtown. And, once the work day is over, you'll enjoy living so close to the Downtown bars and restaurants.
- Great food
You don't necessarily have to head Downtown for a great meal, though! There is a distinct Hispanic flavor in Cardinal Valley, so if you love Mexican food, you'll love living here. Clamatos is popular with the locals because it specializes in all kinds of different Mexican seafood. Or, if you'd rather do your own cooking, Tortilleria Y Taqueria Ramirez is a Mexican grocery store that also serves some of the best burritos and tacos you'll find on this side of the border.
It's not all Mexican food, though. Most of the popular restaurants in Cardinal Valley can be found along Versailles Road, and they serve up everything from burgers, to pizza, to barbecue, to vegan treats.
- Lots of shopping
Like the restaurants, most of the retailers in Cardinal Valley can be found along Versailles Road. And, if you keep heading east from your apartment, you'll get to The Shops at Lexington Center and The Square. Closer to your Cardinal Valley apartment, you'll find supermarkets, dollar stores, and antique shops.
- Plenty of parks
Cardinal Valley only takes up about half a mile, but there is a lot of green space jammed into this small area! There are two city parks here -- Valley Park and Preston Spring Park. And, once you make a quick trip north of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, you'll find McConnell Springs Park -- Lexington's first settlement and the site of the very first battle of the Revolutionary War. There is plenty of natural beauty here, and the park is also home to a number of fun social events throughout the year.