Living in the Bluegrass

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What makes the Bluegrass Region unique is its variety – the variety of its landscape, educational opportunities, health care choices, family activities, arts and culture, businesses, and economy. Because of its diverse economy, Lexington and its surrounding region have fared a lot better during the recent economic downturn than a lot of communities.

In fact, Lexington has been recognized by multiple national sources as a top community for retirement (Forbes), young people (America’s Promise Alliance), value (Kiplinger), business and careers (Forbes), and college destinations (American Institute for Economic Research). For the second consecutive year, Lexington was ranked 25th among America’s 50 Best Cities by Bloomberg Businessweek.

A lot has been happening here over the last few years – from streetscape improvements to new and enhanced bike and walking trails to many hospital expansions to a growing technology sector. There’s a perception among many residents here that Lexington is on the move, and the city you are experiencing today is far different than that of even a decade ago.

The area’s exceptional quality of life, educated workforce, and central location have led global companies like Bingham McCutchen, Tempur-Pedic, Tiffany & Co., Lockheed Martin, Allconnect, GE Lighting, A&W Restaurants, and more to relocate or expand here in recent years. Other companies like, HP, Lexmark, Link-Belt, Toyota, UPS and Webasto have been here for quite some time.

Whether you’re coming here to live, work, or play, you’ll find Lexington full of charm and hospitality. It’s an experience like none other, and you’ll find yourself wanting to come back again and again or you’ll just decide to stay.