About Lexington

Welcome to a great city in the nation for professionals and entrepreneurs

The city of Lexington is a great place to live and learn. Serving as the healthcare, retail, financial, educational, cultural and entertainment center for both Central and Eastern Kentucky, Lexington features many of the advantages of a large city with the charm and hospitality of a small town. Reputable companies and employers such as Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Lexmark International, Big Ass Solutions, Valvoline, Link Belt, LBX, Tempur Sealy, Amazon.com, Xerox, Hitachi and Lockheed Martin all have a major corporate presence in the area. Combine that with numerous healthcare, retail, and manufacturing centers, along with a rapidly growing high-tech sector, it's easy to see why Lexington is one of the top cites in the nation for entrepreneurs and professionals. 

Lexington Highlights

2018

  • #2 Best Midsized City for New Grads, OnlineDegrees
  • #3 Best City with the Highest Salaries and Lowest Costs of Living, GoBankingRates
  • #4 Best Run Cities in America, WalletHub
  • #6 City with the Best Work-Life Balance, SmartAsset
  • #17 Best Cities for New College Graduates, Smart Asset
  • #21 Best Places to Live, U.S. News & World Report 

2017

  • #2 State for Economic Development Projects per Capita, Site Selection Magazine
  • #5 Best Cost of Doing Business (Kentucky), Business Facilities
  • #5 Best Run City, WalletHub
  • #7 Best City for New Grads, SmartAsset
  • #8 Best City to Start a Business, HeroPay
  • #17 Best City for Startup Resources, Midwest Startups
  • #31 Best City to Live In, USA Today
  • #34 Best Place for Business and Careers, Forbes

Helpful Websites

Visit Lex.com - The official tourism site for vacation, meeting, convention and group tour planning information in the Horse Capital of the World
Commerce Lexington - Information on tourism, business, events, community, area demographics and networking
City of Lexington - Learn more about the city of Lexington, Kentucky including neighborhoods, recreation and community services
Share the Lex - Great site to view and share what people most love about living in the city of Lexington #ShareTheLex 
Kentucky Tourism - See, do, taste, stay and plan all things Kentuckian
University of Kentucky Virtual Tour - Take a virtual 360 tour of the University of Kentucy campus and nearby attractions