Fayette County has experienced energetic growth and is now home to more than 300,000 residents. The bustling economy has diversified from tobacco and manufacturing to include higher education, healthcare, construction, technology, financial services, advanced manufacturing, and energy. Located in the heart of Central Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, Lexington’s cultural offerings and quality of life have made it a remarkable place to live, work, and play.
In recent years, Lexington has placed an emphasis on reinvesting in its downtown core. In anticipation of hosting the 2010 World Equestrian Games, many new public amenities were put into place. The local restaurant scene has come alive with a wide variety of interesting and unique options, and urban residential opportunities have flourished. This growth has been accompanied by increased vitality in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown. A rising number of tech start-up companies have established themselves downtown, contributing to its innovative and appealing work environment.
Downtown Lexington is fortunate to be surrounded by the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and an expanding community and technical college campus, and is working to increase the connection to this abundance of resources. Plans are on the boards for new hotels, office buildings, and residential projects on the exciting backdrop of the renovation of Rupp Arena, construction of a new convention center and hospitality district, and resurrection of the Town Branch Creek. Downtown Lexington has become a dynamic urban center that will only continue to grow and thrive.