When Philip Higdon developed Greenway Village, he bet that Paducah was ready for high-quality, resort-style living in the heart of town. Unprecedented access to the city’s Greenway Trail and other city parks didn’t hurt his case either. Demand and continued development in the business and residential areas nearby have proved him right. Greenway Village provides residents with the comforts of home, the convenience of rental property and a sense of community.

“We wanted to offer a homier feel than most apartment complexes,” Higdon said. “In every detail, I want people to have the comforts of home in a peaceful, serene setting.”

Each apartment opens into an enclosed foyer and interior stairwells lead to parking spaces to avoid the dorm-style layout. Each unit has an individual mailbox and trash pickup at the door as well. Granite countertops, porcelain tile floors in the bathrooms, stainless steel appliances and washers and dryers are in every apartment and condo. Lighted sidewalks lead to the pool, clubhouse with a fireplace, and to a fitness center with circuit training machines. Alone, these features are a valued asset in Paducah’s rental market, but combined with Greenway Village’s location they become a truly unique asset. Those lighted sidewalks stretch from apartment doors to an entrance of the Greenway Trail, a scenic 4.5-mile walking, jogging and bike path. The trail offers multiple views of the Ohio River leading all the way to the riverfront in downtown. The surrounding park area also provides a relaxed, natural area where seeing deer and turkeys is common.

“What really makes us different from other communities is that no one else has access to the Greenway Trail,” Higdon said.

The Trail is a combination of loose gravel beautiful woods and paved pathways through green fields that offer multiple views of the Ohio River and the Irvin Cobb Bridge that connects Kentucky and Illinois. A short walk down the Greenway Trail leads you to Stuart Nelson Park and Bob Noble Park, two of Paducah’s busiest and largest city parks with baseball/softball fields, a disc golf course, tennis and basketball courts, a skate park and a fishing pond.

Paducah’s most historic and popular recreational getaways are literally in your backyard at Greenway Village. Making the location of Greenway Village even more of an asset is that while you are among the city’s finest natural parks, you are still only a couple miles west of Paducah’s mall area and Interstate 24 – the part of town with a high concentration of chain restaurants, retailers and service businesses. Four miles east, you are in downtown, home to locally owned restaurants and shops that have earned Paducah a Main Street national award. The Lower Town arts community is on the way to downtown and just 2 miles from Greenway Village is Midtown, which is experiencing new business and social life after investments into a former grocery store and a Coca-Cola bottling plant. Not that you’d have to travel to be social and have a sense of community. Higdon’s vision for 2017 includes pool and grill parties, pot locks and live music nights that capitalize on Greenway Village’s amenities.

“These are the kinds of things we’re going to do more of, again, providing the resort-style retreat in the heart of Paducah,” Higdon said. “We provide that sense of community.”


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