Lexington, KY offers a charming blend of big city amenities and small town friendliness for anyone thinking of making a home here. At the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, Lexington has achieved top rankings by various national publications: Kiplinger named it one of the "Most Affordable Big Cities in America," while Time Magazine calls it one of the "Top 5 Places to Retire" and Forbes hails it as one of the "Best Places for Businesses & Careers."
Sometimes referred to as a "big small town", Lexington, KY still has a lot of "small town charm" despite ranking as Kentucky's 2nd largest city. Even so, it's nice to know you have easy access to other major metropolitan areas, and Lexington is located within a few hours of several great ones. Interstates I-75 and I-64 intersect in Lexington, putting us a little over an hour away from both Louisville and Cincinnati and about 3 hours from Indianapolis, Knoxville and Nashville.
Bluegrass Airport, situated right across from the lovely historic Keeneland race track on Versailles Road (here in Kentucky, we pronounce it "Vur-sales"), offers competitive fares that are frequently lower than rates in Louisville or Cincinnati. And the view on the approach to Lexington's airport can't be beat -- stunning views of world-renowned Calumet Horse Farm.
The real estate market here is a relatively stable one, despite the volatility of the last decade. Real estate/home prices are quite moderate in Lexington, Kentucky compared with many other parts of the country and if you enjoy lush rolling hills, a friendly atmosphere and the ability to get to most places in the city within 15 minutes, Lexington, KY may be an idea place for you to buy a great home or farm!