What you need to know about Lexington, KY

Lexington, located in Fayette County in the Bluegrass Region of the state, is known as the Horse Capital of the World — and rightly so. Thoroughbreds have been raised here since the late 18th century, and you can see some of the horses run at Keeneland Race Course, which draws visitors from all over the world. Beyond horses, the city is known for the University of Kentucky and its wildly successful Wildcats basketball team, as well as its historic bourbon distilleries. Lexington's population of 310,000 makes it the second-largest city in the state, with a walkable downtown, beautiful horse farms, great restaurants and upscale shopping.

 

Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010
Lexington, KY Schools, Colleges and Universities
Lexington, KY features one public school system, several private schools and the University of Kentucky among its colleges and universities.
Lexington, KY Leads to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Thinking of taking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? Let Lexington be your home base.

Business

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Business Climate
Lexington, KY Schools, Colleges and Universities
Lexington, KY features one public school system, several private schools and the University of Kentucky among its colleges and universities.
Lexington, KY Leads to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Thinking of taking on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? Let Lexington be your home base.

Housing

Homes Owned 54.87%
54.87% Complete
Homes Rented 45.13%
45.13% Complete

Real Estate

In Lexington, Kentucky


Ready to move to Lexington? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Lexington.
Lexington Provides Plenty of Golf Venues
An overview of golf options in Lexington, KY

Median Home Price

$166,000
Higher than the state average
Lexington, KY Provides Bluegrass Plate Specials
In Lexington, bourbon isn't solely for sipping. Regional cooking also infuses local liquid love into a variety of dishes.
Shopping in Lexington, KY
From unique boutiques to popular department stores, Lexington's shopping scene is in style.

Schools

In Lexington, Kentucky


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Lexington rates.

Median Household Income

$48,667
Lower than the national average

Business

In Lexington, Kentucky


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Lexington.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Lexington, Kentucky


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Lexington.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 40%
40% Complete
Graduated High School 89%
89% Complete

Lexington, KY's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010

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Lexington Provides Plenty of Golf Venues
An overview of golf options in Lexington, KY
Lexington, KY Provides Bluegrass Plate Specials
In Lexington, bourbon isn't solely for sipping. Regional cooking also infuses local liquid love into a variety of dishes.
Shopping in Lexington, KY
From unique boutiques to popular department stores, Lexington's shopping scene is in style.