Lexington named one of the best U.S. cities to live in, report finds

Posted at 12:59 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 12:59:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A new report finds the "Horse Capital of the World" one of the best places to call home in the entire country.

Lexington landed in the 34th spot in a list compiled by U.S. News & World Report. That's out of 150 of the most populous metro areas in the U.S.

"Lexington blends influences from the South and Midwest to create a cultural identity all its own," writes local expert Megan Larkin.

The rankings are based on many categories, including quality of life, the job market, and people's desire to live there.

"You don't have to love horses to love Lexington (but if you really hate them, it may not be the place for you)," writes Larkin. "Lexingtonians also love college basketball, locally sourced cuisine, outdoor recreation, and of course, bourbon."

The city is considered an ideal place for young professionals, families, and retirees.

Lexington is also ranked as the 56th best place to retire.