Go Wildcats! Lexington is known as “Horse Capital of the World” and is situated in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. However, the city is perhaps best known as home to the University of Kentucky and its high-achieving men's basketball team. About 40 percent of Lexington's residents have earned at least a bachelor's degree, and Forbes ranks the city among the cleanest in America. Community amenities include a thriving arts scene, 100 parks and four top hospitals. All of these factors are reasons why Lexington is Best Place to Live and has been on this list since 2013.
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