Lexington, North Carolina 

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-1.3% since 2020

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7.3 / 6.6

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Best Places to Live in Lexington, North Carolina

Lexington, NC is a pleasant city southwest of Winston-Salem featuring several spectacular spots such as High Rock Lake perfect for exploring or Uptown Lexington ideal for recreational activities; locals gather yearly at the remarkable Lexington BBQ Festival celebrating local culture with music and art. Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west.
State: North Carolina
County: Davidson County
Metro Area: Winston-Salem Metro Area
City: Lexington
Zip Codes: 27292
Cost of Living: -17.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

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Lexington, Nc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant climate
Central location
Nearby mountains
Economic decline
Educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


The unemployment rate in Lexington is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lexington jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lexington's cost of living is 17.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lexington's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lexington, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Davidson county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 73.0% to 25.6%. More Voting Stats

Lexington's population is 19,347 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lexington is Real Estate: $230,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 16.5%.

Lexington public schools spend $9,519 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 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 16.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lexington is $230,200.
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Reviews for Lexington   7 Reviews
Tip of the spear town to the Triad! - 5/4/2022
I've have been in Lexington for about five years now. I am a military guy that is been around the world. I grew up nearby in Salisbury North Carolina which unfortunately... Read More

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Tip of the spear town to the Triad! - 5/4/2022
I've have been in Lexington for about five years now. I am a military guy that is been around the world. I grew up nearby in Salisbury North Carolina which unfortunately... Read More

Horrible place - 12/9/2019
The most criminal place ever. Police do nothing to and don't clean it up. Police here need to be investigated by fbi or something it's dirty and I like cops but... Read More

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