Welcome to the Historic Northside, one of Lexington's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Bounded by Limestone Street and Newtown Pike on east and west and by the Beltline Railway and Second Street on north and south, the Northside encompasses many of the micro neighborhoods that are the crown jewels of Lexington's architectural history: Gratz Park, Fayette Park, Hampton Court, Elsmere Park, Mulberry Hill, and the beautiful corridors of West Second and Third Streets.
The Northside Neighborhood Association is Lexington's oldest. In 2011 the Association celebrated 50 years of dedication to the preservation of the Northside's rich cultural heritage and the quality of life of its eclectic residents. The result is a twenty first century Northside, where 200 years of American history, passionately maintained, is energized by hip urban renewal. Art galleries, friendly taverns, sumptuous restaurants, top rated inns, a new microbrewery, a lively music scene, and planned contemporary development blend seamlessly with tradition in the Northside. And at the center of it all is Transylvania University, where a first class modern liberal arts education is served up on a campus that holds the ghosts of Henry Clay, Jefferson Davis, John C. Breckenridge, Stephen Austin, and Cassius M. Clay. That's the Northside: A place where History and Community Meet.We're so glad you came to our neighborhood. Take a tour, book a carriage ride, learn about our past, savor our architecture, enjoy a night out. Better yet, come live and work with us and be a part of history.
To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. Spraying will start in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.
Please click on the link above if you're interested in learning more about the Towns Branch Commons project presented by the Lexington Downtown Development Authority and the Blue Grass Community Foundation.
Check out our list if you're looking for some fun summer events in the 1st District.
Dining Center Open to Public
Transylvania University wants to let the Northside Neighborhood Association know that our Forrer Dining Center is open to the public and that neighbors are welcome to visit us. The hours, prices and daily menus can be seen here.
Nick Ryans Saloon
Wine + Market