Lexington, Kentucky Relocation Guide

Moving to Lexington, Kentucky may be one of the most exciting moves of your life! With so many great amenities and activities in the city, there’s no better place to be in the state.

Whether you’re moving to the city for its horses and farms or for your military career, we are privileged to help you and your family relocate to Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s a guide to the city—it’s weather, facts, activities, and parks—so your move is made simple:

Population and Climate Stats for Lexington, KY

Population: 323,780

Days of Sun per Year: 188 days

Inches of Rain per Year: 46 inches

Average Annual Snowfall: 10 inches

Summer Weather High: 86 degrees

Winter Weather Low: 24 degrees

Fun Facts About Lexington, KY

  • Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky.
  • There is 1 horse for every 12 people.
  • Lexington is home to the nation's largest basketball arena, the Rupp Arena.
  • 95% of all bourbon is produced in Kentucky.
  • Lexington was the first city to make a reenactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video.

Horseback Riding and Local Stables

Lexington is known as the horse capital of the world for its number of horse farms that breed championship thoroughbred colts. There are tons of equestrian enthusiasts in Lexington, so there are plenty of opportunities to go horseback riding through woodlands and trails. Here are Lexington’s popular stables and parks where you can go riding:

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park is a fantastic place to ride horses around a network of trails. This park is also a working horse farm where visitors can learn about equestrian care. There’s always something exciting happening at Kentucky Horse Park as many equestrian events are held here throughout the year in one of their several arenas.

Deer Run Stable

Deer Sun Stable is located just outside of Lexington where visitors can ride horses through trails on the riverside and through wooded areas. This is the perfect place to ride along scenic landscapes on the historic Daniel Boone land.

This stable also offers riding lessons, guided trails, and equestrian therapy.

Whispering Woods Riding Stables

Whispering Woods Riding Stables has acres of picturesque trails through wooded paths and open fields. There are trails for riders of all skill levels—from beginner to intermediate. Guided trails are available so you can make the most out of your horseback riding excursion.

Whispering Woods is known for its great family events that are held throughout the year, like scavenger hunts and haunted trail rides. You don’t want to miss out on these stables.

Bourbon Distilleries and Breweries

Kentucky is renowned for its bourbon, producing 95% of all bourbon in the world. What makes Kentucky’s bourbon so incredible is the natural limestone in the soil. It provides important nutrients to the earth, creating ideal farmlands, so corn and wheat fields thrive in this area.

You don’t want to miss out on all the local bourbon distilleries. Here are some great ones to check out:

Town Branch Distillery

Take a tour of Town Branch Distillery’s plant where they make both craft beer and bourbon. Their bourbon is some of the most loved in the area, so take part in their tastings. This distillery also offers mixology lessons.

Bluegrass Distillers

Bluegrass Distillers is a new distillery in Lexington that opened in November of 2015. Each batch is handcrafted in house. You can take a tour of their distillery to see their mashing, fermenting, and distilling processes.

Barrel House Distilling Co

Barrel House Distilling Co takes pride in making fine spirits with old-school approaches. They handcraft their products using local corn and wheat. Take a tour of their distillery and taste their bourbon, vodka, moonshine, and rum.

Featured Communities

There are plenty of amazing neighborhoods in Lexington for any type of homebuyer. Talk to one of our local real estate agents to learn more about which neighborhoods might be best for you and your lifestyle. If you’ve just begun your neighborhood search, here are some amazing communities to consider:

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is a charming neighborhood with gorgeous antebellum homes found down tree-lined streets. You can find a variety of homes—both luxury estates and modest single-family homes—with schools and shopping centers nearby.


Greenbrier is a serene community set in the lush countryside on Greenbriar Country Club. Residents have unparallelled access to all the amenities the country club has to offer, like their premier 18-hole golf course. These homes are some of the most luxurious in the area.


Tuscany is a wonderful neighborhood on the countryside with tons of new-builds. You can expect to find homes with gorgeous brick and stone facades, giving the community charm and character. Homes typically have four or more bedrooms, perfect for growing families.

Military Relocation to Lexington, KY

Moving to Lexington, KY for your military career can sometimes feel overwhelming. Our agents are here to make your move as stress free as possible. Turf Town Properties has several realtors whom are nationally recognized as Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certified. We want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful. Realtors who earn this certification know how to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

Whether you’re stationed at the U.S. Army Reserve Center or the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, our agents are able to source the best neighborhoods for you and your family.

Contact one of our agents for more information on Lexington, KY real estate. We're happy to answer all your questions about relocating to Lexington!