Visitors and newcomers arriving into Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport immediately get a taste of Lexington’s signature features, including its gently rolling countryside lined by white, wooden fences, which are home to some of the world’s greatest and most well known Thoroughbred horses. While the city is billed as “The Horse Capital of the World” and boasts the likes of Keeneland Race Course, The Red Mile, and numerous horse farms, it is also known for a diverse economy, a strong workforce, a quality education system, great healthcare, a wide range of higher education options, and of course – big-time college basketball.
Welcome to the Bluegrass State!
Facts about Lexington:
Lexington is less than 175 miles from 5 major cities (Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, and Indianapolis).
Lexington is the horse capital of the world.
Lexington has over 3,000 acres of parks.
35.6% of Lexington’s workforce has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Lexington's unemployment rate is typically lower than the rest of the state and nation.
Lexington has over 550 restaurants.
Lexington really is a great place to live and work! Here are some statistics to show Lexington really lives up to its reputation