Lexington, Kentucky is a wonderful place to call home. It’s a ‘big little town,’ where you can feel like you are in a big city, but still run into friends at the grocery store. We are the second largest city in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky and just 300,000 people call Lexington home.
We are known for horses, bourbon, and basketball. We are much more than that though! We have a thriving restaurant and nightlife scene that is rapidly growing. We have great music – from bluegrass to punk rock and there are plenty of events for just about anything you have an interest in.
Lexington ranks 10th among US cities in college education rate, with almost 40% of residents having at least a Bachelor’s Degree. The University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College all located here.
Forbes has ranked Lexington as on of the world’s 17 cleanest cities. We are proud to have one of the nation’s most stable economies, strong in manufacturing, technology, and entrepreneurship. In 2011, Lexington was ranked as the 4th best city for Business and Careers by Forbes magazine, the 5th best city for Young Professionals in 2008, and 6th best Value City in 2011 by Kiplinger.
Lexington has one of the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian couples in the United States for a city its size. Beloved Mayor, Jim Gray, elected in 2010, is an openly gay man.
Lexington is a wonderful city and sure to be a place you will love to call home! We have a wide range of housing types and styles, from downtown condos to sprawling horse farms. There is something for everyone in the great city of Lexington.