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Kentucky Apartments and Homes
Kentucky is famous for many things, from Daniel Boone to fine bourbon and, of course, the Kentucky Derby. Its natural beauty makes it a choice destination for tourists as well as newcomers looking for affordable houses and apartment rentals.
What to Expect
Kentucky's economy and reputation are spread out over a handful of interesting industries. Kentucky is second to North Carolina in the production of tobacco, which has long been the state's chief crop. Other farm products are also important, as well as electrical equipment, food products, automobiles, nonelectrical machinery, chemicals and apparel. Printing and publishing as well as tourism have also become important industries.
Kentucky is a pleasant place to live for many reasons. The climate is generally mild, with few extremes of heat and cold. Its 4.5 million residents enjoy a vast array of state parks and natural attractions, including lakes, hardwood forests, waterfalls and caves. Oh yes, and don't forget the bluegrass, which gave the state its official nickname. Bluegrass isn't actually blue, it's green, but in the spring it produces bluish-purple buds that when seen in large fields make the grasss appear blue. The state's overall cost of living is below the national average, and apartments are relatively easy to find.
The city of Lexington, populated by more than 300,000 residents, has plenty to offer newcomers. As the "Horse Capital of the World," the city is proud of it Kentucky Horse Park, a showcase of museums, galleries, theaters and working farm exhibits with more than 45 breeds of horses. Lexington is also the home of the University of Kentucky, which has a 670-acre campus located just south of downtown. You'll enjoy four distinct seasons here that include comfortable breezes, moderate temperatures in the summer, and no prolonged periods of heat, cold, rain, wind or snow. Lexington's cost of living is below the national average.
With a population of more than 600,000, Louisville is a town on the move. Home to the Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held horse race in the country, Louisville is a city that knows how to have fun. From museums and professional opera to children's theater and sports, there's entertainment to suit every taste. Louisville enjoys a cost of living below the national average. Prices of apartments depend on which area of the city you prefer.
Full of historic homes, museums and historical sites from Daniel Boone's grave to a 1910 Frank Lloyd Wright house, Frankfort is considered one of the most picturesque state capitals in the nation. With a population right around 30,000, it has plenty to offer its residents. Views of the Kentucky river, interesting museums, famous landmarks, unique shopping and a wide variety of architectural styles make this a great place to look for apartments for rent.