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Midway began as Kentucky's very first railroad town, named after its mid-way location between Lexington and Frankfort, as well as Versailles and Georgetown. The natural resting spot has since transformed into a popular destination for horse farms, antique and craft shops, good people, and scrumptious food. Midway, KY farms for sale range in price from as little as $300,000 for a starter hobby farm to millions for the most impressive rural properties that are fully equipped for a commercial horse farming venture.
Many Midway farms for sale feature historic homes from the early 1900s, which have been renovated and revitalized to gorgeous, grandiose estates. You'll love the original wide-plank hardwood flooring, refurbished fireplaces, and elegant chandeliers that many properties have maintained. An astute buyer will also find that there are some more recent properties on the market that reflect contemporary building styles and modern conveniences.
Many buyers are drawn to the area because of the fact that Midway land is prized for its high levels of phosphorus. Phosphorus is a key ingredient in most fertilizers, and the element is instrumental to the natural development of plants. As such, those who are interested in commercial agriculture ventures will find that land in Midway is naturally rich in the minerals and elements needed for a successful crop. These same factors make the community ideal for those interested in horse farming because the mineral rich waters and soils ensure that horses have access to lush grazing pastures.
Horse farms surround the town on all sides, and many major farms and hunter/jumper barns call Midway home. The town's access to I-64 and the Kentucky Horse Park are major draws to the community, in addition to the fantastic quality of Midway land. Midway acreages retain their value quite well and tend to have good resale potential.
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Living In Midway, KY
Life in Midway is rich and colorful. The community features a wealth of community events. The Midway Fall Festival celebrates the unique character of this community and its long history of being a railroad community. A combination of arts, children's events, live music, and train-centric demonstrations ensure a fun afternoon. Midway Independence Day Celebration occurs every year on July 4th. With a flag raising ceremony, a cannon's fire at 6:00am and a pancake breakfast, this community knows how to celebrate its roots. There's also the Francisco's Farm Arts Festival that features the works of many local artists.
Midway is also the home of Midway College, the only four-year women's liberal arts college in Kentucky. There students can engage in equine studies and a highly competitive equestrian team. The downtown core has also been rejuvenated, creating a welcoming and beautiful area to live, work, and play.
Midway is a small town that's ideally located near bustling center of Lexington and offers the best of both a country lifestyle and big-city attractions. Homeowners don't have to travel far for excellent shopping, dining, and recreation. Or if you prefer to stay at home, you'll love visiting Equus Run Vineyards or biking/hiking along one of the many Midway trails.
Midway has a limited selection of schools for students, but residents enjoy the close-knit community that a small town affords. Middle school and high school students are sent to nearby Versailles, Georgetown, and Frankfort for continued education. The following schools serve Midway:
- Northside Elementary School
- Royal Spring Middle School
- Woodford County Middle School
- Woodford County High School
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