May 18, 2024

Lexington, KY may be known for bluegrass, bourbon, thoroughbreds and UK sports, but it is also in the top 100 best places to live.

Livability, in partnership with Ipsos, conducted a survey of 1,000 adults across the US to determine what makes up the most desirable traits in a community. The company then ranked over 1,000 cities, ranging from 20,000 to 1,000,000 inhabitants, using 50 different data points.

Lexington, KY came in at 57 on the list, driven by its dynamic nature and strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. Another major factor is Lexington’s central location, being within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population.

“This year’s list is a testament to loving where you live, in a time where more of us than ever can live anywhere we want,” says Cara Sanders, Livability.com managing editor. “These past two years have shown us how important it is that the places we live meet our needs and offer up affordability, opportunity and plenty of amenities. If we can work from anywhere, then these 100 cities are places you would want to live and make remote workers’ needs a top priority.”