Lexington, the "Horse Capital of the World," was founded in what was then the western part of the Virginia Colony back in 1775, seventeen years before Kentucky first achieved statehood. It's is perched in the northern half of the central region of the state on a gentle rolling plateau, covered in blue grass and bordered by the Kentucky river. Lexington is also a historically well-educated and cosmopolitan city. Let Homes.com help you find the right home in metropolitan Lexington.
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Lexington is made up of a great many distinctive, beautiful, and in many cases historic neighborhoods. For example, Lakewood Estates is full of beautiful and expensively appointed homes, while Ashland Park is loaded with early twentieth century history and also contains the home of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Athens is an unincorporated village, founded in 1786 in the rural area surrounding Lexington. And no matter what neighborhood you choose, you will find your new home in Lexington to be nearby both the central commercial core of the city, and an iconic horse farm. It's a planning challenge that city has faced for some time: how to maintain Lexington's historic charm as a horse breeding center, while growing and keeping up with the economics of the times, though the city has been highly successful. The city has one of the highest percentages of educated citizens in the United States and is home to Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky, Sullivan University, Strayer University, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and a great many more two-year and four-year post-secondary institutions of learning. Additionally, several neighboring cities and towns are home to other local universities and colleges.
With such an educated citizenry, it's no surprise that Lexington is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The city supports two professional ballet companies, many professional theatre troupes, a philharmonic orchestra, a plethora of fantastic museums, and multiple choral groups as well as a university opera program. Also, the city is the founding place of bluegrass music and hosts several internationally attended and acclaimed festivals in that music genre each year. There is more to the local economy than just breeding champion horses, playing the fiddle and banjo, and educating future generations of Kentuckians. The city is also home to a thriving technology sector and a rich base of government jobs. Lexington has so many great areas to choose from, that you practically cannot go wrong when searching for a home to purchase. But, if you find yourself in a place where renting an apartment is the best option for you right now, ForRent.com can help you search through available Apartments in Lexington KY today.