"Residential and also great shopping"
The part of Richmond Road that is closer to downtown Lexington features old houses and old trees--very desirable place to live. The most famous landmark in that area is Henry Clay's home, which consists of a large park with an old mansion. The mansion is a museum. There are also gardens. As you move away from downtown, Richmond Road becomes a shopping area, particularly near New Circle Road. There are lots of restaurants as well as a Walmart--the usual suburban shopping. Richmond Road is a busy four-lane street, but the part that is residential has large center islands with old trees, so it's as quiet as a busy street gets.