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In Lexington, skyscrapers command a view of pastures earning it the nickname “city in the park.” But it is also a city of parks. More than 100 offer residents numerous trails for walking, biking and running. Livability.com, a website that ranks America’s small and midsize American towns for quality of life, put Lexington on its list of Top 100 Best Places to Live and cited its progressive-mindedness, well-educated population and array of entertainment options as factors. Ballet, theater and museums anchor a strong cultural scene. And then there is the music. The Festival of the Bluegrass is the state’s oldest bluegrass music festival.
This central Kentucky city is located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. Its strong economy is based on manufacturing and technology. It also supports entrepreneurship. Forbes awarded Lexington the 16th spot out of 200 in its 2015 ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers. Traditional industries continue to thrive here, too. Lexington is the birthplace of bourbon, America’s only native spirit. Distilleries and bourbon bars abound.
Lexington is, of course, horse country, the place where champions are bred, trained, raced and retired. Here in the heart of the bluegrass region, limestone beneath the soil is rich in calcium, which helps the developing bones of young horses. Thoroughbred horse farms and, in fact, all things equine are understandably points of pride shared by generations. Many private farms open their gates up to visitors for tours.
Acreage is a hallmark of Lexington’s luxury real estate, from equestrian farms to custom residences in private subdivisions. Some homes are on 10-acre lots. Executive golf and country club communities dot the area as well as historic neighborhoods where Victorian, Queen Anne, Craftsman and Tudor Revival-style homes offer buyers a showcase of diversity. Ashland Park is one such neighborhood--and highly coveted. Designed in early 1900s by the Olmsted Brothers, the famed landscape architectural firm, Ashland Park is listed on National Register of Historic Places.