Lexington is as famous for its scenic Bluegrass region as it is for its champion racehorses which have given it the nickname – the "Horse Capital of the World". As the 2nd largest city in Kentucky and among the top 75 largest cities in the country, it is well connected through road and air encouraging heavy tourist footfalls around the year. From its rich pastures to the thoroughbred horse farms, it blends into a cosmopolitan downtown onto several scenic byways. It is the perfect blend of culture and nature which represents America at its best. It has a population of over 314,000 and has seen a 6.3% rise in the last five years.
Lexington was part of the Native American hunting ground before the Anglo-Saxons arrived on the scene. It was founded in 1775 and named in honor of the first battle fought for the American Revolution at Lexington, Massachusetts. Within 50 years of its founding it became one of the largest and most prosperous towns of the area leading to a comparison with classical Greece. Located on the Kentucky River, it offers a peaceful pastoral backdrop for the busy metropolis that it is. Even with the rapid changes that it has undergone in the past years, the scenic splendor of the region has remained intact.
Visitors flock to Lexington to see the famous blue horse, Big Lex, who never fails to impress. One can opt for van tours and take a ride into the visitor-friendly horse farms where you can see Derby champions of years past and maybe spot a potential future winner. Lexington has an 89% high school graduation rate with the median value of a home coming in at $166,000, making it a desirable place to live for all.