The “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky and the 60th largest in the nation. The heart of the Bluegrass Region, Lexington is a city with a wealth of extraordinary treasures in education, economic development, recreation, entertainment and of course, horses.
Lexington is one of the most educated cities in the entire country, with almost 40% of all residents having at least a Bachelor’s Degree. There are 13 institutions of higher education in the area, the most notable being the University of Kentucky. And these college grads enjoy a low unemployment and a plethora of job opportunities from local and national companies, benefitting from one of the most stable local economies in the U.S.
Lexington hosts over 100 parks of varying size, from the tiny Smith Street Park to the massive Masterson Station Park. For adventure, you’ll find over 11 miles of hiking trails in the 700+ acre Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. For all your other recreation wants, Lexington homes are also situated in the midst of public golf courses, a 12,000 square foot skate park, and two 18-hole disc golf courses.
Rupp Arena hosts tons of concerts and family events year round, and of course, University of Kentucky men’s home basketball games. Not far from Rupp, there’s also theatre, ballet, a host of museums, and the much-lauded University of Kentucky opera program. And with all the fun of numerous festivals throughout the year, it’s difficult to be bored in the city.
But while Lexington has plenty to offer it’s loyal residents and curious visitors, the crowned jewel of the city is its horses. Thousands of thoroughbreds call over 150 sprawling Lexington horse farms home. And venues like the famed Keeneland –which has been running since 1936 – The Red Mile Harness Track – the second oldest racing track in the nation – and the Lexington Horse Park allow you to experience the wonder and athleticism of Lexington’s most precious gems up close and personal.
Even if you don’t come for the horses though, you’re sure to find something sparkling that’ll make you want to stay.
Lexington, Kentucky, known to most as “The Bluegrass State”, is also situated in the heart of some of the world’s most scenic horse country. Lexington is surrounded by beautifully manicured horse farms, where white wooden fences and rolling hills seem to wind endlessly. Located at the major junctions of Interstates 75 and 64, Lexington is a city that combines the conveniences of a metropolitan city with the hospitality and charm of a small Southern town, making Lexington real estate very unique. Lexingtonians will welcome you to a place that is rich in its history and beauty, and to the Horse Capital of the world. Please explore the links below to find more information on the many beautiful Lexington homes for sale.