10 Reasons to Live in Lexington, Kentucky

  1. Horses: Lexington, Kentucky, sits right in the middle of horse country. The city is surrounded by horse farms. Near downtown is the Red Mile Harness Track, on the outskirts of town is the Keeneland thoroughbred track. Also, one can visit the Kentucky Horse Park for horse-related events and history on these beautiful animals.
  2. Basketball: Yes, Lexington is home to the University of Kentucky and UK basketball, one of the best college basketball programs in the nation. Go Blue!
  3. College: The University of Kentucky campus offers many different degrees and opportunities, as well as plenty of fun, but it’s not the only college in town. Transylvania University is downtown, and offers a fine education for those who might want to go to a smaller school
  4. Bourbon: That’s right! Drink up! Lexington also happens to be not too far off The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. So stop by and have a drink, y’all.
  5. History: If you’re a history buff, there’s plenty to enjoy about Lexington. Start with the Lexington History Museum. Plenty of famous people have spent time in Lexington, including John Hunt Morgan, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis.
  6. Climate: Sure, Lexington has its winters and summers, but generally you don’t get the worst of either season. You don’t have to worry about scorching heat nor snow piled up to your waist.
  7. Arts: Lexington has a thriving arts community. Check out a performance at the Lexington Opera House, or attend the Women Writers Conference. And there’s much, much more, including plenty of art galleries downtown.
  8. Parks: Lexington has more than 100 parks, some with areas for dogs to run off the leash and two parks with 18-hole disc golf courses.
  9. Shopping: There’s tons of places to shop. Just two of them are Fayette Mallon Nicholasville Road and Hamburg Place just off I-75.
  10. Minor league baseball: Lexington also happens to be home to the Lexington Legends, a Class A affiliate with the Houston Astros.

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