Small Town Charm: Midway, Kentucky
If you enjoy the quaint ambiance of small-towns, Midway should definitely be on your list to visit! Find a seat at one of the main street cafes to do some small-town people watching, leisurely peruse local galleries and boutiques, or enjoy the smooth music floating across the vineyard lawn on a lovely day.
Located about 13 miles outside of Lexington, Midway has a population of only 1,807.
This is a small town with big charm!
Most of the town is on the National Register of Historic Places, with roots in railroad, bourbon distillation, and horse farm industries.
What’s to Love:
- Local Parks & Trails: Walter Bradley Park is a beautiful 28 acre park with 5 different trails, picnic shelters, a dog park, and water features- nestled right in the heart of Midway!
- Historic Sites: don’t miss the old main street shops (with a train track that runs straight down the middle!), as well as Equus Run Vineyards and Weisenberger Mill for some beautiful pictures and glimpses of history.
- Live Music & the Arts: You can find live music sprinkled throughout the downtown area, especially during the warmer months. The special Sunday afternoon concerts at the local vineyard draw people from all around. Check out local art and find a new masterpiece at local galleries, or look for exhibits during local festivals!
- Festivals: A variety of art, food, and music festivals are celebrated in this little historic town! A couple of festival highlights is the Midway Annual Fall Festival and Christmas in Midway festivities! *
- Farmer’s Market: Midway has its own seasonal farmers market where you can enjoy local produce and vendors held on Monday afternoons.
- Local Shops: this charming town is sprinkled with art studios, antique shops, and a variety of boutiques, along with your staple grocery and salon offerings.
- Local Eats: Midway may be small, but it boasts a handful of delightful eateries that people travel from surrounding cities to enjoy; from small cafes to fine dining (Holly Hill Inn is one of our favorites!)
- Schools: Midway is part of the Woodford county school system and has a solid B rating according to areavibes.com. Midway is also a collegiate town, home to the current-day Midway University, which started in 1847 as a school for orphaned girls. Pro tip: always verify school zoning before you buy a house, if that’s important to you!
- Healthcare: Midway has a handful of highly rated medical doctors and clinics, with larger medical services and hospitals within a short drive.
- Safety Rating: Midway holds an A+ crime rating compared to national averages from areavibes.com Pro tip: make sure you check out state police crime reports and safety information about the neighborhood before you head to the closing table!
Homes for Sale in Midway
- Average Home Cost: The average of homes sold in 2020 were approx 2,063 sq ft, selling for an average of $251,155
- Number of Days on Market (DOM): Homes in Midway sold in an average of 41 days in the 2020 real estate market.
In summary, Midway is a quintessential charming small town that you don't want to miss. Rich in history and tradition, and sprinkled with quaint shops and lovely horse farms, Midway makes you want to slow down and savor the moment.
Homes in Midway are limited in quantity and sell quickly- so make sure that you connect with one of our area specialists to help you find your next home!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this second installment of Kentucky Small Town Charm. Please leave us a comment to suggest your favorite Kentucky small town for a future feature!
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*All activities and events are subject to cancellation or change