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:


  • #6 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance, SmartAsset


  • #1 Most Affordable Cities for an Early Retirement, SmartAsset 
  • #2 Best Midsized City for New Grads, OnlineDegrees
  • #2 Most Affordable Cities to Live and Work, BusinessStudent.com
  • #3 Best City with the Highest Salaries and Lowest Costs of Living, GoBankingRates
  • #3 Best Cities to Raise a Family, Zumper
  • #3 Safest City in America, SafeWise
  • #4 Best Run Cities in America, WalletHub
  • #6 City with the Best Work-Life Balance, SmartAsset
  • #8 Best City to Live in America, Money
  • #8 Best U.S. Destination, Lonely Planet
  • #9 City with the Most Diverse Industries, Business Facilities
  • #17 Best Cities for New College Graduates, Smart Asset
  • #18 Best City for Veterans to Live, Veterans United
  • #21 Best Places to Live in America, U.S. News & World Report
  • #24 Best Cities for Young Professionals, Thrillist
  • #31 Most Educated Cities in America, WalletHub​​​​​​​

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