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Apartments for rent in Lexington, KY

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Lexington

Everyone is so felreindly. We have a great HOA Board of Directors. And we love all the parties they have for the kids during the holidays.

Nothing now. Use to be that hardly anyone knew it existed. Favorite local business is tire discounters. I like going into downtown and eating with friends and family.

I love the schools for my neighborhood. Feel safe for kids to ride bikes all throughout neighborhood. Good sidewalks for walking

I know my neighbors by name. They are all friendly and we have actual conversation. It's close to everything, but tucked away.

Its out in the country. There is a lot of wild animals to watch walk around out side. You can talk long walks out back

I like the community. I also like the diversity and the availability of aa meetings. The art work in the neighborhood is unique. My favorite restaurant in Malones. Also like going to the Fayette mall.

Affordability

How expensive is it in Lexington?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1545$1273$1504$1695
Jan '24$1500$1280$1324$1659
Dec '23$1500$1300$1350$1649
Nov '23$1500$1347$1442$1910
Oct '23$1500$1353$1499$1780
Sep '23$1296$1333$1499$1862
Aug '23$1271$1385$1591$1960
Jul '23$1271$1347$1500$1877
Jun '23$1216$1383$1487$1978
May '23$1186$1304$1481$1699
Apr '23$1131$1302$1489$1691
Mar '23$1131$1217$1402$1669
Feb '23$1081$1217$1367$1824

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Lexington

Lexington Transportation

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5353

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 57 of 89 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 62 of 89 renters

Percentage: 5656

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 54 of 89 renters

Percentage: 3333

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 54 of 89 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 74 of 89 renters

Top Scores: Coffee, Pet, Art

Things To Do In Lexington

Top Score

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Lexington gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 5% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Lexington.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 26% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Lexington has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Lexington is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 72% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Lexington gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 16% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 11% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Lexington.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 18% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 27% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 10% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Lexington.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 14% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Lexington.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Lexington Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 81 of 89 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 78 of 89 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 76 of 89 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 74 of 89 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 73 of 89 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 71 of 89 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 70 of 89 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 67 of 89 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 61 of 89 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 60 of 89 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 58 of 89 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 54 of 89 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 54 of 89 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 48 of 89 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 46 of 89 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 53 of 89 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 63 of 89 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 64 of 89 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 64 of 89 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 68 of 89 renters

Lexington Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Lexington

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Lexington, KY

Everything to Know about finding apartments for rent in Lexington, KY

Lexington, Kentucky, a charming city of around 300,000 residents, is located in the fabled Bluegrass Region. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, the city is home to hundreds of horse farms and some of the best race tracks in the country. Apartments for rent in Lexington, KY come in a wide variety of architectural styles, and many of the communities are situated quite close to both the Kentucky Horse Park and the Red Mile Harness Track.

LEXINGTON LANDMARKS

When researching apartments for rent in Lexington, you'll also discover a variety of landmarks and cultural sites, like the First African Baptist Church and the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Children and adults enjoy the Lexington Public Library, which showcases the largest ceiling clock in the world. American history buffs can visit Ashland, the well-kept estate of Henry Clay. Music enthusiasts will feel right at home at the Festival of the Bluegrass, one of the oldest music events in the state, which occurs every summer.

LEXINGTON APARTMENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

Apartment Guide can help families efficiently sift through hundreds of apartments for rent in Lexington. Once people have located an apartment community that is secure, elegant and appealing, they can develop a move-in plan. With Apartment Guide, residents can even determine which apartments in Lexington will welcome the beloved family dog or cat.

The city is popular with residents for its fusion of big-city flair and small-town charm. From the golf communities of Griffin Gate to the thriving downtown districts that are ideal for foodies, these neighborhoods are some of the best areas to live in Lexington, KY:

  • Downtown: If you're looking for housing near the University of Kentucky, you'll find lots of apartments close to downtown's burgeoning Jefferson Street restaurant district and dozens of parks.
  • Griffin Gate: Thanks to plenty of green spaces for the kids, this quiet neighborhood is perfect for families, and it's close to the Toyota offices and several golf courses.
  • Eastland Parkway: For a suburb close to downtown and the interstate, Eastland Parkway fits the bill, placing you near the I-64/I-75 junction and U.S. 421 for a quick commute.
  • Lansdowne: Located south of Lexington, this popular suburb can keep the whole family happy with dog parks, walking trails and several shopping centers.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN LEXINGTON, KY

You'll find lots of free activities in Lexington to keep yourself entertained, from petting the prized ponies at Normandy Farm to getting a tour--and a taste!--of Kentucky bourbon at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

FOR FAMILIES WITH KIDS

The Fayette County school district has several top-ranked schools, including Henry Clay High School, ranked the 8th best school in Kentucky, and Rosa Parks Elementary, which consistently scores far above the state average for reading, writing and math. You can fuel your children's desire to learn at the Explorium of Lexington, where kids rule in the Explorium Way courtroom and create masterpieces in the Sketch Pad art room.

PARKS AND THE OUTDOORS

In choosing between the hundreds of apartments for rent in Lexington, outdoor enthusiasts can make sure they are located near one of their favorite spots, like the University of Kentucky Arboretum or the Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Others might wish to visit McConnell Springs, a park area with building foundations that date to the late 1700s. Lexington Cemetery, which features a gorgeous tulip garden, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

GETAWAYS FROM LEXINGTON, KY

If you're looking for a weekend full of sand and sun, the closest beaches to Lexington are less than six hours away along the south shores of Lake Michigan. For a getaway that's closer to home, make the hour-long drive to Louisville, renowned for the trifecta of Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger and Muhammed Ali.

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