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Lexington named second best city in the country to celebrate 4th of July this year

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 09:05:37-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington has been named the second best city in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The survey was taken by the leading lawn care service provider, LawnStarter, where it conducted an in-depth analysis of the best and worst cities to celebrate.

To determine the ranking, LawnStarter’s analysis compared the most populated 100 U.S. cities across 19 metrics, ranging from “number of 4th of July celebrations” to “allowance of consumer fireworks” to “public transportation options.”

Some key metrics that made Lexington rank in the 2nd spot for celebrating 4th of July this year are:

  • 1st - Public Fireworks Show
  • 1st - Consumer Fireworks Allowed
  • 8th - Risk of Getting Infected
  • 3rd - Unemployment Rate April 2020
  • 10th - Sales Taxes

The full report can be found here.