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About Lexington

Life in the Bluegrass State provides opportunities on many levels. You will find:

  • solace in the beauty of nature – rolling hills, plentiful lakes and incredible horse farms
  • inspiration in the arts, from handmade crafts to well-orchestrated musicals
  • comfortable, affordable homes, whether they be historical or brand new
  • an avid love of sports, particularly UK Wildcat basketball

Lexington, Kentucky, known as the Horse Capital of The World, has a population of more than 400,000. It is the second largest city in Kentucky, and no wonder the population is growing. Lexington is a great place to live, work and raise a family. In 2006, Lexington was named one of Kiplinger's 50 Smart Places to Live. The list was based on factors such as cost of living and housing, quality health care, low crime rate, economic vitality and quality of life. We invite you to come see for yourself and stay a while.

10 best places for business and careers

Communities across the US were ranked according to a dozen metric designed to identify where businesses and individuals have the best chance to prosper by Forbes.com. Lexington, KY was named No. 9

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