About Lexington

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About Lexington

Established over 200 years ago as one of the first settlements west of the Allegheny Mountains, Lexington is a city of 260,000 nestled in the rolling hills of the Kentucky Bluegrass. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, raising some of the finest thoroughbreds in the country, Lexington is continually ranked in the top cities in the United States with regards to quality of life and education. In May 2004, Lexington was rated a five star community for having the best quality of life in the nation. In addition, Lexington's central location makes it quite convenient to travel to many large metropolitan areas.

Within 1 1/2 hours Within 3 hours

Louisville, KY (78 miles)

Cincinnati, OH (88 miles)

Columbus, OH (188 miles)

Indianapolis, IN (188 miles)

Nashville, TN (215 miles)

Within 6 hours Within 8 hours

St. Louis, MO (336 miles)

Detroit, MI (344 miles)

Chicago, IL (370 miles)

Pittsburgh, PA (371 miles)

Atlanta, GA (382 miles)

Birmingham, AL (405 miles)

Memphis, TN (424 miles)

Columbia, SC (433 miles)

Milwaukee, WI (468 miles)

Raleigh, NC (497 miles)

Washington, DC (535 miles)

Little Rock, AR (561 miles)

Blue Grass Airport offers non-stop flights to 13 cities (bluegrassairport.com/nonstop.html) and is serviced by the following airlines: American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Express and US Airways.


Although it is Kentucky's second largest city, Lexington has retained its small town charm and hospitality. This friendly atmosphere, along with its scenic countryside and plethora of entertainment opportunities, makes Lexington a very pleasant place to live or visit.

The following websites are good resources for information about Lexington and Kentucky: