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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lexington is a town in Virginia with a population of 7,036. Lexington is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Lexington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lexington there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Lexington. The public schools in Lexington are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Lexington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    85
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    85
    500
  • Theft
    469
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,464
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Lexington Reviews

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Historic town dominated by its two universities (Washington and Lee and VMI). Not much to do here but the architecture downtown is beautiful (especially around W&L). Local American restaurants are on the expensive side. Everything closes after 9 pm so unless you go to W&L, you don't have much of a night life. Rent is super cheap though.
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Lexington has many social problems and really no support system for the people who experience these problem. No decent activities for young people and no career opportunities for young people. The town people are mostly transplants from the north and the county people are locals who do t mix with the town folks. Walmart is the only retailer. O socuila life for teens and twenty somethings. Maybe good for retirees or gays looking for a quaint blue blob type of town.
Lexington is a pretty good small town. It has many outdoor activities available such as numerous hiking trails and a river to swim in. Lexington is a historical town. Downtown Lexington has many unique small shops. The Drive Inn movie theater is a special experience that is popular here.