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Bluegrass Rankings


Not surprisingly, we believe that Lexington and the surrounding Bluegrass Region is one of the best places in the world. Whether you are looking to start or relocate a business, raise a family, or just enjoy life, Lexington is the place to be.

While you may expect us to think highly of Lexington, we are thrilled that a lot of other people do as well. Below is a sample of all the great things that other people have been saying about Lexington lately.

 BLUEGRASS RANKINGS (PDF)

A list of our recent accomplishments

2014

#66 Most Livable City - Livability

#2 Rapid Recovery Leader - Business Facilities 

#24 World's Smartest Cities - National Geographic

#7 Best Quality of Life - Nerd Wallet

#10 Great Towns to Retire To - Kiplinger

#3 Best City to Start a New Life - My Life

#19 Best College Town in America - Best College Reviews

#8 Best City for Working Parents - Nerd Wallet

#12 Best Post-Recession Recovery - Wallet Hub

#31 Best Places for Business and Careers - Forbes

#7 Lowest International Business Location Costs in the U.S. Northwest/Canada region - KPMG LLP

#53 Most Affordable Cities in America - NerdWallet


 2013

#27 Best Places for Business and Careers - Forbes

#44 Best Performing Cities - Milken Institute 

#3 Best Places to Retire - CNN Money Magazine

#17 America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots -The Atlantic Cities

#5 Top 10 Best Cities for Home Buyers - Movoto Real Estate

#27 100 Best Places to Live - Livability.com

#4 Increase in Start-up Density from 1990-2010 - Kauffman

Google Names Lexington a 2013 eCity!

#5 Top 10 College Towns - Livability.com

#7 Best Midsize Cities for Jobs - Forbes

#7 Best Places to Retire - Forbes

                                                                                       2012

100 Best Communities for Young People, America's Promise Alliance

#16 Best Small Metro Area College Destinations - American Institute for Economic Research

#25 America's 50 Best Cities - BusinessWeek

#4 Lowest International Business Location Costs in the U.S. Northwest/Canada region - KPMG LLP                                                                           

                                                                                        2011

#9 Best Places for Retirement, Forbes

#1 Top 10 Mid-Sized Counties, Fourth Economy

100 Best Communities for Young People, America's Promise Alliance

#25 America's 50 Best Cities - BusinessWeek

#6 Best Value City - Kiplinger

#4 Best Place for Business and Careers - Forbes

#6 Best City for College Graduates - The Daily Beast   

Top Ten Cities of The Future - FDi Intelligence 

#1 The Best Cities for Finding a Job - Forbes

 

2010


#2 The Best Cities for Education - Parenting Magazine

#3 Best Places to Retire - CNNMoney

#5 The Best Cities for Families - Parenting Magazine

#5 The Best Markets for Single Family Home Investment - Wall Street Journal

#5 Top Medium Sized US Cities for Entrepreneurs - Grasshopper Group

#5 Best Real Estate Market Buy - MSN Real Estate

#6 Top Metros - Low Cost Manufacturing Centers - Business Facilities

#7 Percent of pop. over age 25 with an Advanced degree among cities over 250,000 - US Census 2009 ACS

#7 Best Cities In Terms of Business Costs - KPMG Competitive Alternatives

#7 Top 10 Metros - Quality of Life - Business Facilities

#7 Highest State Increase of Entrepreneurial Activity - Kauffman Foundation

#8 2010 Best-Performing Cities: Biggest Gainers - Milken Institute

#8 The Best Large Cities to Bank In - gobankingrates.com

#9 The Best Places For Business And Careers - Forbes

#13  Percent of pop. over age 25 with at least a Bachelor's degree among cities over 250,000 - US Census 2009 ACS

#14  Best Mid-Sized Cities for Job Growth - New Geography

#41 Bike-Friendly Cities - Bicycle Magazine

Editors' Location Pick - Business Facilities

Top 10 College Towns - Relocate America

100 Best Communities For Young People - America’s Promise Alliance

 

2009

#5 College Sports Towns - Forbes

#6 Best Mid Size Metro to Launch a Business - CNNMoney

#6 Best Place to Raise a Family - Children's Health

#8 Best Cities - Quality of Life For Women - Women’s Health

#9 America's Best Affordable Places to Retire - BusinessWeek

#10 Percent of pop. over age 25 with an Advanced degree among cities over 250,000 - US Census 2008 ACS

#10 Best Cities - Quality of Life For Men - Men’s Health

#13 Top Hotspots for Young, Talented Workers; Midsize Magnets - NextCities

#13 Percent of pop. over age 25 with at least a Bachelor's degree among cities over 250,000 - US Census  2008 ACS

Best Place in Kentucky To Raise Your Kids - BusinessWeek

Top 10 Best Places to Live - Relocate America

Best Places to Live the Simple Life - AARP Magazine

 

2008

#2 Most Educated Workforce - Business Facilities

#2 Best Cities For Relocating Families - Worldwide ERC & Primacy Relocation

#5 Best Places For Business and Careers - Forbes

#7 Best Cities In Terms of Business Costs - KPMG Competitive Alternatives

#13 Best Cities For Riding Out A Recession - BusinessWeek

#14 Best Cities For Salary Value - Salary.com

#25 America’s Greenest Cities - Popular Science

100 Best Communities For Young People - America’s Promise Alliance

A Top 5 Best Buy For Recent College Grads And Young Professionals - Who’s Your City by Richard Florida

Best Metros To Test New Products - Places Rated

 

2007

#10 Top Metros - Site Selection

#11 Percent of Population With A Bachelor’s Degree - US Census Bureau ACS

5-Star Business Opportunity Metro - Expansion Management

5-Star Quality Of Life Metro - Expansion Management

Blue Ribbon School - Fayette County Public Schools - Expansion Management

Top 5 Best Cities For Young Singles - Kiplinger’s

 

2006

#12 Top Green Cities - National Geographic Green Guide

#13 50 Smart Places to Live - Kiplinger’s

#48 Best City To Live In Worldwide - Mercer Consulting

 

If you are looking for some of our older rankings, you can find them HERE

 

For more information about any of the information on this page or if you would like to find out why the Bluegrass is the perfect place for you, please contact Gina Greathouse at 859-225-5005.