Lexington, Kentucky 

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+23.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

90.5 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 5.6

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky is a charming city full of culture and activities. Visitors can take in its beautiful horse farms, or explore the interactive exhibits at the Lexington History Museum. Adventurers can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Kentucky River or go climbing at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Music lovers can catch a show at the historic Lexington Opera House or explore the secrets of blues music at The Burl. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the city's art galleries and public sculptures placed throughout downtown. With its diverse attractions, lively nightlife, and delicious restaurants, Lexington-Fayette promises any visitor an unforgettable experience. Mid-sized city/College town - Central Kentucky, 80 miles south of Cincinnati and 75 miles east of Louisville.
State: Kentucky
County: Fayette County
Metro Area: Lexington-Fayette Metro Area
City: Lexington
Zip Codes: 40509, 40517, 40515, 40511, 40503, 40504, 40502, 40508, 40505, 40514, 14 total
Cost of Living: -9.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 989 ft above sea level

Lexington, Ky Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Lexington is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lexington jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lexington's cost of living is 9.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lexington's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Lexington-Fayette, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fayette county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.2% to 38.5%. More Voting Stats

Lexington's population is 321,354 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lexington is $260,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.0%.

Lexington public schools spend $12,900 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Lexington. More Education

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Housing Market in Lexington

It's a good time to buy in Lexington. Home Appreciation is up 12.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lexington is $260,300.
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Reviews for Lexington   62 Reviews
Lexington is a great place to live - 12/3/2021
Lexington is a beautiful city. There are tons of tree lined streets and even trees in both sides of the city's only freeway. It's relatively small, which can be both... Read More

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SEXYLEXI - 8/25/2021
Very beautiful/underrated city!!... Read More

You aint from around here - 2/19/2020
I have lived here now for over five years, originally from the west coast and here is my top 10 for why you should NOT move here. #1 The Culture: They have none, it... Read More

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