Lexington is located in Fayette County, Kentucky, and is the second-largest city in the state. The city is home to more than 310,000 residents, and the total number of residents in the metropolitan area tops 708,000.
Lexington has one of the country's most stable economies, which is powered by four Fortune 500 companies and a number of other large corporations, as well as education and healthcare.
The city is served by Blue Grass Airport, Interstate 64 and Interstate 75, as well as the Lextran public bus system.
Arts and Entertainment
Lexington is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region and is also known as the Horse Capital of the World. It is home to the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland and The Red Mile racing courses, and Rupp Arena, which is the largest dedicated basketball arena in the world.
Enjoy cuisine at one of the city's 120-plus local restaurants, visit a bourbon bar or microbrewery, shop 'til you drop at the state's largest mall or dozens of local shops, walk the African American Heritage Trail, browse art at local galleries, stroll through Triangle Park, tour a nearby horse farm, or take in a musical or theater performance.
Lexington's mild climate makes outdoor activities enjoyable year-round. Play a round of golf, take a cycling tour through horse farm country, enjoy a walking tour of downtown Lexington, or trek 11 miles of hiking trails in the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.
Fayette County Public Schools provide primary and secondary education to Lexington students. The city also has a number of private schools.
Lexington is home to numerous institutions of higher education, including the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Sullivan University, Spencerian College, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lexington Theological Seminary, Strayer University, MedTech, Indiana Wesleyan University and Midway College.