Category Archives: Ranking

New Ranking: #3 Best Place to Retire

CNNMoney.com released their Top 25 Places to Retire today. Sure enough, Lexington came in at #3!

CNNMoney.com said:

Downtown Lexington boasts plenty of entertainment options for retirees, including the circa-1922 Kentucky Theatre — which shows independent and classic films — the Lexington Farmers Market, dozens of restaurants, and the Rupp Arena, home to the university’s storied basketball program. Plus, for the equestrian minded, the city isn’t far from Kentucky’s famed horse country and is just 90 minutes from Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. In addition to a deep-seated horse and bourbon tradition, the city also has strong roots in life-long learning. In 1964, before retirees became regular fixtures on college campuses, the University of Kentucky invited them to take up empty seats in classrooms. Today, the school continues the tradition, offering locals 65 and up free access to university classes that have open space.

Congratulations to Lexington on making another national impact!

New Ranking: Editors’ Location Pick

Lexington was recently voted as an Editors’ Location Pick by Business Facilities Magazine! Business Facilities is a trade magazine dedicated to economic development and Lexington was chosen from 250 metro areas in 2010 to be one of seven Editors’ Location Picks for the superb job Lexington has done in attracting new businesses and helping existing businesses to expand.

The editors note:

When we think of Lexington, KY, we usually conjure up fond memories of an idyllic location in the heart of the Bluegrass State. We picture majestic thoroughbreds serenely stepping their way through lush blue-green pastures, memories accompanied by a few sips of the world

New Ranking: #7 Quality of Life Metro

Business Facilities magazine, a highly respected economic development trade publication, deemed Lexington as the #7 metro for Quality of Life in its annual metro rankings.

You can see the rest of the ranked cities here.

Fantastic schools, a warm climate, a vibrant downtown, diverse restaurant options, and a world-famous countryside await you in Lexington, Kentucky.

New Ranking: #6 Low Cost Manufacturing Center

Business Facilities magazine, a highly respected economic development trade publication, deemed Lexington as the #6 metro for Low Cost Manufacturing in its annual metro rankings.

You can see the rest of the ranked cities here.

With low taxes, a low cost of living, and a high quality of life, Lexington is a great place for your business!

New Ranking: The Best Markets for Single Family Home Investment

According to the Wall Street Journal and Local Market Monitor Inc., Lexington, Kentucky is a great place for single family home investment. A large part of this is due to the stable nature of Lexington’s economy. This stability is due to, “a large percentage of jobs in health care, education or government; and where a relatively small share of jobs is in construction or financial services, which have been volatile.”

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