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Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 59 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-Historic interest
-College-town amenities
-Attractive countryside


-Growth and sprawl
-Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Lexington-Fayette Metro Area

Situated in the heart of bluegrass country, Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city. It is the world capital of the horse industry and a cultural hub of the state. In many ways it’s just the right size, not too big to abandon the small-town lifestyle, but large enough to have urban amenities and employment opportunities. Future economic indicators are positive. Tech giant Lexmark and a major Toyota assembly plant in Georgetown are just north of the city and smaller businesses have found the area attractive, while university, health care and public sector employment are strong.


Quick Facts About Lexington-Fayette

    The unemployment rate in Lexington-Fayette is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lexington-Fayette jobs have Decreased by 0.67 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lexington-Fayette's cost of living is 4.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Lexington-Fayette's population is 296,766 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.11 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Lexington-Fayette is $156,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.
    Lexington-Fayette public schools spend $12,536 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Lexington-Fayette.

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Lived Here All My Life
Lexington is a nice place to live, I cannot deny that. It is beautiful in all 4 seasons although I hate the winters. The ice and snow can be very bad and it destroys my... (read more)
I miss living in Lexvegas too!!!
(Pros): I lived in Lexington for 7 years, four of those spent at university. 1. The hospitality and friendliness of people was great; people of all backgrounds... (read more)
re: Lexington, KY - 12/1/2010
Totally agree with Lenda's comment. My husband and I are visiting Lexington, KY from Oregon and we find many of the people here rude, snobbish, terrible drivers. This is... (read more)
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