Lexington, Kentucky

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Historic Downtown

Young Professionals

Historic Downtown is the first place to look if you’re a young professional and moving to Lexington. The city has worked hard to grow the commercial and arts scene downtown and so cultural, arts and nightlife are all densely packed here. The Opera House is here, for those looking to get some culture, along with Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats play so whether you’re feeling operatic or ready to cheer you’ll find it downtown. Finally the area has an interesting mix of apt/condo and homes to choose from for those who don’t want only the cookie cutter buildings to choose from.

  • Historic Downtown
  • Chevy Chase
  • Kenwick



Kenwick is a great choice for singles and couples who aren’t looking for hardcore downtown living and aren’t feeling the vibe of suburban lifestyle. The walkscore is excellent to pubs, restaurants, live music, coffee shops and fitness studios. It also has beautiful old Victorians and cute bungalows and a tight-knit community that enjoy neighborhood gatherings.

  • Kenwick
  • Liberty Heights



Don’t sleep on Lexington as a city to call home if you’re looking for a friendly community for LGBTQ+. The city had an openly gay major, Jim Gray, from 2011 to 2019, it hosts a yearly Pride event and it has one of the highest concentration of LGBT couples among U.S. cities of the same size. The city has a number of gay bars with a variety of drinking, dancing and drag show events throughout the year. It also has excellent Trans Support through the PCSO’s TransKentucky group and Transparent is a local group that helps parents of trans youth advocate for their children.

The Downtown area likely has the highest concentration of LGBTQ+ people but the city isn’t known as having a particularly dense area for starting a search.

  • Downtown



Beaumont is a great place to start your search if you’re looking for a great neighborhood for families. It has an interesting blend of high-end homes and townhomes as well as a significant commercial district for shopping, eating and drinking. Finally it has great public schools and parks for educating and recreating the kiddos.

  • Beaumont
  • Southland Corridor
  • Chevy Chase/Ashland Park