Located at the heart of central Kentucky’s scenic Bluegrass Region, Lexington is known around the world for its role in producing champion racehorses .With a 2020 population of 325,330, it is the 2nd largest city in Kentucky and its population has increased by 9.98% in the last 10 years.  College basketball, restaurants, outdoor recreation, bourbon and a temperate climate have contributed to Lexington’s population growth. People love Lexington because it's a blend of the South and Midwest and of a big city and a small town. From Lexington, scenic byways and highways, like the spokes of an old wheel, connect to a host of historic, scenic, quaint, exciting, pastoral, beautiful, and peaceful places, events, and festivals to enjoy.

For more information about Lexington check out VisitLex.

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Lexington has so many great places to eat, it's impossible to list them all.

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Coffee Shops

There's always a new coffee spot to explore in Lexington.

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Breweries & Wineries

Lexington in home to several local breweries and wineries.

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Things to Do

There's always something fun happening in Lexington.

Need more reasons to move to Lexington?

  • Lexington has it's own great airport. The TSA lines are always short!
  • There are several large companies that would make great employers for partners and spouses.
  • UK employees can attend all UK sporting events for free with their UK ID and can even bring a guest! Note, this excludes Football and Men's Basketball
  • Lexington is home to the Jif Peanut Butter plant, the world's largest peanut butter producing plant! When the breeze is just right, you can smell the peanuts roasting throughout the city.
  • Kentucky is the horse capital of the world.
  • 95% of the the world's bourbon is aged in Kentucky, and there are 15 bourbon distilleries within 15 minutes of Lexington.
  • Lexington is the birthplace of prominent historical figures Mary Todd Lincoln. For the majority of his life, Lexington was home for Henry Clay