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Lexington, KY

Getting to Know 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. Available apartments 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 your new home in Lexington, KY, 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 listings for Lexington, KY apartments. 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, KY, 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.