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 Fans, Valvoline, Link Belt, LBX, Tempur Sealy, Amazon, 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. Below is some of Lexington's rankings highlights. Read Lexington's full rankings report here.

Lexington Highlights:


  • #3 Safest City in the Country, Safewise.com
  • #5 Best-Run City in America, WalletHub
  • #6 Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance, SmartAsset
  • #7 Best Cities for New College Grads, SmartAsset
  • #29 Best Places to Live, US News
  • #36 Top 100 Best Places to Live, Livability


  • #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