Quality of life is notoriously hard to put a number on, but Lexington is consistently recognized as being one of the best cities to live in. Lexington ranked #7 Most Affordable Big City in America by Kiplinger in 2014,  #16 Best Large City to Live in by Wallet Hub in 2016, and #8 Best City to Live in America by Money in 2018.

Not only that, Lexington is a great place to live no matter where you are in your life.

For the younger generation, Lexington was ranked #6 most inspiring city for young artists by World Wide Learn and #17 best college town by the American Institute for Economic Research. Current and aspiring business professionals will apprecaite that Forbes ranked Lexington #16 best place for business and careers in 2015 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ranked Kentucky the #4 best state for entrepreneural activity. And those enjoying retirement will be happy to know that Time Magazine ranked Lexington among the top five best places to retire in 2014. See more of the Bluegrass Rankings here.

Whatever you are looking to get out of life – relaxing countryside, excellent schools, a vibrant downtown, a restaurant to match every taste, or internationally acclaimed sporting venues, Lexington is waiting to be your new Kentucky home. And once you’re here, take a staycation and explore Lexington! VisitLEX has created unique day agendas for every type of interest: food, bourbon, art, horses, craft beer, nature, families, and more!

Want to find out more about living in Lexington? Check out our Living Here webpage and learn about downtown, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, things to do, arts and culture, sports, and local climate.

To learn more about living in Lexington, click here to read Commerce Lexington’s Quality of Life White Paper.

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