High Quality of Life
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 and last year Lexington was ranked #8 best large city to live in by Wallet Hub.
Not only that, Lexington is a great place to live no matter where you are in your life.
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 appreciate 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 entrepreneurial 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. 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.
Source: Commerce Lexington
Quality of Life
- #5 Best City for 20-Somethings, org
- #25 America’s Best City, Bloomberg
- #16 Best Large City to Live In, Wallet Hub
- #2 Most Charitable City in America, Deseret News
- #10 Overall Best City for First Time Home Buyers, WalletHub
- #6 Best Run City, Wallet Hub
- #19 Best College Town in America, Best College Reviews
- #10 Best Large City Real-Estate Market, WalletHub
- Best Places to Retire, Forbes
- Top Retirement Destination by Where to Retire
- #40 Fastest Growing City, WalletHub
- #22 Best City for Families, WalletHub
- #4 Most Pet Friendly City, WalletHub
- #5 State with the Best Schools, WalletHub
- #31 Lowest Cost of Living, Niche
- #81 Top 100 Best Places to Live, Livability
- #39 Best City for People with Disabilities, WalletHub
Cost of Living
Lexington’s cost of living is 7.8% lower than the national average and average household salaries adjusted for cost of living are above the national average.
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (2013)
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