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Moving to Lexington Kentucky

Are you moving to Lexington, Kentucky?

Below you will find a few things to help you acclimatize to this vibrant community.

When you move to Lexington, you’re moving to the second largest metro area in Kentucky. Please note, that when people talk about Lexington, don’t get confused. Lexington is the city itself, but the entire metro area is perfectly situated amidst 5 gorgeous counties. All of this is also located within approximately an hours driving distance of two large American cities, Louisville and Cincinnati. So, there is an amazing lifestyle with lots of dining, educational and recreational opportunities located close at hand.

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10 Amazing things to do in Lexington, Kentucky

So you are moving to Lexington, Kentucky? You are in for a wonderful surprise, as you will find out there are so many things to do. Whether you are a couple just getting started, have a family or looking to retire, you will be pleased with all the choices you have for fun and leisure.

1.) Go to a sporting event: Rupp Arena is the home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. You can also enjoy watching other sporting & entertainment events from Disney on Ice to Pro Wrestling.

2.) Go shopping: Lexington has quite a few amazing shopping centers: Fayette Mall, Lexington Green, and the very unqiue Peddler’s Mall. The Lexington Center shopping center is located right next to Rupp Arena.

3.) Go for a walk in the garden: The Arboretum is an 100 acre botanical garden open daily dawn until dusk for those who would like to explore nature and learn about horticulture and urban forest renewal.

4.) Attend cutural activities: The Lexington has it’s own world renowen symphony. The Lexington Symphony, with Johathon McPhee as music director, provide Lexington residents with great classical music concernts to emerging artist performances at Cary Hall in the heart of downtown Lexington. Founded in 1961 we also have the Lexington Philharmonic orchestral oraganization which present approximately 100 concerts per year.

5.) Picnic in the park: Jacobson Park is a 216 acre park located in east Lexington. The park includes a large lake / reservoir that is open to fishing, swimming and boating. IT also has a wonderful dog park, open play fields, public restrooms, picnic shelters and 4 volleyball courts.

6.) Expand your families mind: The Explorium of Lexington is a great place to take the family or grandkids for outstanding interactive art & science-related exhibits for children of all ages.

7.) Take a tour: Once you are settled, consider taking one of the many tours in Central Kentucky. First tour to consider is the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which will allow you to sample some of central Kentucky’s famous bourbon bounty. You will also find tours of the many horse farms. Additionally, one of the most popular tours is the Woodford county train ride which can be boarded at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum.

8.) Watch a horse race: Keenland is a great place to visit, especially in the Spring where you can walk the historic grounds to see all the horses working out with their trainers and jockeys. The Kentucky Derby is also a “bucket list” event for every Kentuckian where the gals famously wear their best derby hats. The Kentucky Derby is held an hours drive from Lexington in Louisville at the famous Churchhill Downs racing field.

9.) Go for a bike ride:
The Lexington Legacy Trail has to be one of the most treasured ammenities, running north and south through Lexington among green spaces, neighborhoods and parks. The trail joins the Kentucky Horse Park and the Lexington YMCA.

10.) Go out to eat: Kentucky is known for it’s amazing culinary delights, from the famous Wallace Station burger out in the county to Gumbo Ya Ya located right downtown.

Educational Opportunities

Fayette County Public Schools serve nearly 42,000 students from the Lexington metro area. Over the years, the school district has seen many improvments as well as both students and staff members earned state and national accolades in academic, athletic and professional arenas. Unique to the district is the amazing support from our families, business community and civic leaders, who are all intent on creating a positive environment for students to learn and succeed.


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