Living in Lexington

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, a city of over 280,000 residents in the heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Lexington has much to offer in the way of cultural and performing arts the Singletary Center for the Arts, on UK's campus, serves as a bridge between the University and the Lexington community. The Center regularly schedules recitals by faculty members, students, and guest artists and concerts by the University and community groups, throughout the year. In addition, Lexington's Opera House is nationally recognized as the most intimate theater in the country to host Broadway touring companies.

A short drive can lead to a plethora of outdoor activities in the region. Kentucky State Parks and the Daniel Boone National Forest which includes the Red River Gorge geological area feature excellent hiking and camping. If you have less time to work with, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary is a short, 20-minute drive from campus and McConnell Springs Nature Center is tucked away just outside of downtown. Right here on campus, the Arboretum is a great place to take a simple, relaxing picturesque walk or run.

While Mammoth Cave National Park often grabs the spotlight in the state, there are a lot of other caving opportunities that you can learn about though the Blue Grass Grotto.

Horses are synonymous with Kentucky, and Lexington proudly boasts the title of "Thoroughbred Capital of the World." Thoroughbred racing takes place at Keeneland Race Track, while harness racing is at the Red Mile.

Its clean, modern appearance, numerous city parks, excellent housing opportunities and moderate cost of living make Lexington a very desirable place to live.

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