A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Lexington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    181
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    766
    500
  • Theft
    2,978
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    364
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,661
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Lexington has the luxury of allowing you to get the feeling of a big city, while being a ten minute drive away from beautiful farms! There is so much to do and never a dull moment. There are infinite job opportunities, even for minors like myself looking for a part time job. There's also so many different cultures of people found in Lexington, that it is a very nice change of pace when coming from some other surrounding Kentucky towns.
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Love this city. It is very hard to adapt to new places when coming from another country. This city was very easy to get used to. People are nice and helpful. My neighborhood is clean and full of life. If you are a lover of nature this is the place to be. There are at least 5 major parks that are especially for dogs and a bunch of other activities for people. My favorite one is Shillito's park because you can practice almost any sport you want and has the mall right behind it. Traffic here is bad either. Very affordable and there is always a job for you. Keeneland which is the most popular horse race event is this city! And don't get me started with a number of places you can go eat and have fun. It is unbelievable! I am very glad that I came to this city rather than any other and believe me, I have been in almost all of the states in the country but there is no city like Lexington.
Love this city! My Wife and I recently moved from Florida to Lexington and we already know this is the place we want to plant roots and start a family. It's a growing city that has a strong community mindset, promotes local businesses, and actively supports the arts.

The surrounding horse farms in the area are absolutely beautiful and there's nothing like it anywhere in the U.S.