Kentucky, 'The Bluegrass State,' sits atop the northern border of Tennessee and is one of four commonwealth states in the U.S. Kentucky was originally part of Virginia, and the houses for rent show influence from both the South and the East Coast. Country style homes are found throughout the vast farmlands, with Victorian and Greek Revival houses in and around the bigger cities. No matter the size of the family, Kentucky has affordable housing rentals.
The bluegrass that grows in the state's fertile pastures provides a nickname for the state as well as a proper title for the Bluegrass Region, which is where Lexington can be found. Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky, behind Louisville. Both cities are located in the northern half of the state, only about 75 miles apart, and are the host cities of two top-tier colleges, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Louisville is also the home of Churchill Downs Racetrack where the Kentucky Derby is run annually. In the southern region you can visit Daniel Boone National Forest, the only forest that's completely contained within Kentucky's borders. The largest city in southern Kentucky is Bowling Green, home to Western Kentucky University and one of the fastest growing urban areas in the state. Northeast of Bowling Green is Mammoth Cave National Park where the world's longest cave system can be found.