About Mentelle neighborhood

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The Mentelle neighborhood is located just east of downtown Lexington, Kentucky — bounded by East Main Street and Walton, National and Richmond avenues — between the Bell Court and Kenwick neighborhoods. Mentelle is a beautiful, diverse, walkable and bikeable residential and commercial neighborhood filled with friendly homeowners and renters. Most of the neighborhood’s houses were developed between 1906 and 1930, although the oldest house dates to the 1790s and the newest is just a few years old.

Within the neighborhood are Ashland Elementary School, recognized as one of the best in Kentucky, and the central offices of Fayette County Public Schools. Mentelle is home to Warehouse Block, an acclaimed urban-infill retail and entertainment district along National Avenue.  The neighborhood includes several fine restaurants, two churches and a synagogue, and a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations.

Local government

Mentelle Neighborhood is in the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Third District.

For general assistance, contact Lexcall at 311.

Reach Third District Council Member Jake Gibbs at (859) 258-3222 or jgibbs@lexingtonky.gov. Or contact his legislative aide, Sally Lambert-Warfield, at (859) 258-3464

Reach Mayor Jim Gray at (859) 258-3100 or mayor@lexingtonky.gov.