We’re No. 21! Lexington Bests Lou, Cincinnati In ‘Best Places’ Ranking

Posted at 5:55 AM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 05:55:36-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington didn’t crack the Top 10, but the "Horse Capital of the World" scored solidly in the top half of U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of "Best Places To Live."

Austin, Texas, took the top spot in this year’s list, which "ranks the country’s 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life." 

Lexington-Fayette’s No. 21 ranking is well above neighboring Golden Triangle cities Cincinnati (No. 49) and Louisville (No. 61). The Lexington area even beat out regional hot spots like Asheville, North Carolina (No. 24) and Atlanta (No. 47).

Read more about how the annual rankings are made here.

And you can see the entire 2018 "Best Places" list here.