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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Why Join Our Community?

  • Homes are affordable and many trainees are able to gain equity during their tenure.  To learn more about the Lexington housing market, click here.
  • Lexington is ranked No. 6 in a ranking of largest U.S. cities.  For more information, click here!
  • University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler is ranked No. 1 in Kentucky by U.S. News Best Hospitals.