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Popular Richmond Apartments
Lexington, Kentucky, 40515
1 Bedroom$685 - $970
2 Bedrooms$825 - $1,320
3 Bedrooms$1,060 - $1,565
Lexington, Kentucky, 40517
1 Bedroom$575 - $990
2 Bedrooms$710 - $1,300
Richmond, Kentucky, 40475
Richmond, Kentucky, 40475
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Richmond Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 21.1% 13.9% +7.2% $10,000 to $14,999 11.1% 8.4% +2.7% $15,000 to $19,999 8.4% 7.7% +0.7% $20,000 to $24,999 8.5% 7.7% +0.8% $25,000 to $29,999 8.5% 7.2% +1.3% $30,000 to $34,999 5.7% 6.6% -0.9% $35,000 to $39,999 5.5% 6.0% -0.5% $40,000 to $44,999 3.9% 5.6% -1.7% $45,000 to $49,999 4.4% 4.9% -0.5% $50,000 to $59,999 6.2% 8.3% -2.1% $60,000 to $74,999 7.4% 8.9% -1.5% $75,000 to $99,999 5.1% 7.7% -2.6% $100,000 to $124,999 1.7% 3.2% -1.5% $125,000 to $149,999 0.6% 1.4% -0.8% $150,000 to $199,999 0.8% 1.2% -0.4% $200,000 or more 0.9% 1.4% -0.5%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 9.0% 7.7% +1.3% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.3% 13.1% +0.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.2% 13.8% -0.6% 20.0% to 24.9% 10.3% 11.7% -1.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.2% 9.5% +0.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.5% 6.5% +0.0% 35.0% to 39.9% 4.9% 4.4% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.8% 5.8% +1.0% 50.0% or more 19.7% 15.4% +4.3% Not computed 6.1% 12.1% -6.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 31.9% 15.1% +16.8% 25 to 34 years 29.1% 27.1% +2.0% 35 to 44 years 14.9% 21.6% -6.7% 45 to 54 years 9.7% 14.5% -4.8% 55 to 64 years 5.3% 8.4% -3.1% 65 to 74 years 4.2% 6.3% -2.1% 75 to 84 years 3.2% 5.0% -1.8% 85 years and over 1.6% 2.0% -0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 36.9% 40.6% -3.7% 30 to 44 minutes 27.3% 23.2% +4.1% 45 to 59 minutes 17.0% 11.7% +5.3% 60 or more minutes 18.8% 24.5% -5.7%
Source: 2000 Census
Right in the Middle of it All
Just over 30,000 people make their homes in Richmond, Kentucky. Though it isn't a particularly large city, it is one of the largest in the state and home to one of Kentucky's best universities, Eastern Kentucky University. Residents of Richmond enjoy the camaraderie of small town life, a family friendly atmosphere, and great parks and recreational opportunities as well.
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Richmond Rental Trends
If you're looking for a great deal on an apartment, look no further because you can find some really great rates on rentals in Richmond. Check out the table above to see what places are currently going for. Use our apartment finder to lock into the best possible rate on the place you want. You’ll typically see medium sized apartment buildings in and around Richmond, with units ranging from one up to three bedrooms. If you’re antsy to start your search, take a look at some of these popular rentals below.
Living in Paradise
Renters who make the move to Richmond may look up one hot, summer day to discover that they've wandered into paradise. The city's aquatic center, Paradise Cove, is one of the best places to go to beat the heat of the Kentucky summer. This park has a number of water slides (which are absolutely not just for the kids), a wading pool, a lap pool, and a diving board. Though this state of the art aquatic center has it all, for those times when you're looking to get back to basics (while still getting thoroughly wet), all you have to do is walk a couple feet from the pool to stand on the banks of beautiful Lake Reba. Lake goers can enjoy fishing and strolling along the trails, feeling miles away from everything without having to leave the city. This park is also home to sports fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, and plenty of smiling, friendly faces.
Taking Richmond Back
If you like living in a place with a lot of local history, Richmond is a great town to live in. The Madison County Historical Society helps preserve the city's historic buildings and educate the public about the intriguing history of the area. First settled at the end of the 1700s, settlers from all over flocked to Richmond to enjoy the natural beauty of this well situated city. For decades, peace reigned in the area as even the uprooted local Native American tribes tended to be a peaceable lot, preferring to trade with their sudden neighbors rather than attempting to drive them away. In 1862, the peace abruptly came to an end when thousands of Union soldiers moved into the area. Though they were vastly outnumbered, the local Confederate soldiers fought valiantly, driving back the intruders and winning the battle. For those who like to see their history come alive with costumes, fake gunfights, and cauldrons of stew, there are a number of local history buffs that replay this battle on the weekends. Joining with either the blues or the grays and helping reenact the battle is a great way to get to know the history of the area and meet your new neighbors.
Back to School
One of the things that helps to make Richmond such an active, vibrant city is the presence of so many of the state's top young minds. Richmond is home to Eastern Kentucky University, a relatively small school that contributes a great deal to the community. Renters don't have to be students themselves to enjoy what university life has to offer, they simply need to visit the campus during a celebration, sporting event, theatrical performance, or guest lecture. Of course, renters who do wish to take a few enrichment courses (or pick up a degree) can also apply to take classes at EKU, though this isn't a requirement for cheering on the Colonels as they strive for the winning point.
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What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Richmond?
Richmond is home to two golf courses: Madison Country Club and Gibson Bay Golf Course. Adjacent to Lake Reba, Lake Reba Park offers 600 acres of land that include baseball, softball, and soccer fields, horseshoe pits, a 1.2-mile walking/jogging trail, a batting cage, and a large playground. Daniel Boone National Forest lies to the south, with many opportunities for hiking, camping, and mountain biking. Cave Run Lake and Laurel River Lake are popular attractions in the forest, which encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain.
What kinds of job opportunities are available in Richmond?
Primarily a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals, most Richmond workers are employed by a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Office and administrative support (17 percent), sales jobs (13 percent) and food service (9 percent)are all especially popular in Richmond. The top ten industries in which Richmond's employed residents work are retail (16 percent), manufacturing (14 percent), accommodation (12 percent), healthcare (9 percent), construction (6 percent), public service (4 percent), transportation (3 percent), information technology (3 percent), finance (3 percent), administration (2 percent). After that comes professional, scientific, and technical services (2 percent).
Will I need a car in Richmond?
Yes, you will probably need a car in Richmond. Most residents--or about 74 percent--use them as their main mode of transportation, while less than 1 percent relies on public transportation. Despite these low numbers taking mass transit, however, a public bus system is operated by the Richmond Transit Service within the city, as well as from two commuter bus lines: one between Berea and Richmond and one between Lexington and Richmond. Fares cost $1 per day or $7 for a ten-day pass.