Known as one of the gateways to legendary Kentucky horse-racing farms, Georgetown, Ky., is one of the Bluegrass State's finest communities. Small-town Southern charm, historic architecture and the excitement of the sport of horse racing await many residents looking for Georgetown apartments for rent. Conveniently located just north of Lexington on Interstate 75, Georgetown is also a popular destination for commuters who want to have all the amenities of a large city nearby, but still enjoy the benefits that a small town offers to growing families. According to City-Data, Georgetown is one of the most sought-after areas in the state, as the city's population grew by an astounding 60 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Georgetown is known for many things, namely the nearby college from which the city got its namesake. The area is also well-known for being the first place in the state where iconic Bourbon whiskey was produced in the late 1700s. Although the area has been a mainstay in agribusiness for decades, Georgetown is now developing a thriving and diverse industrial climate that is attracting many people into the area from across the South, including a prominent Toyota plant that has been responsible for much of the city's growth in recent years. Today, Georgetown is home to more than 29,600 residents, according to a 2011 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, and the city continues to show no signs of slowing its expansive growth anytime soon.
One of the main reasons that so many people visit Georgetown is due to the lush Bluegrass landscape that makes Kentucky Horse Park such a popular attraction. The 1,200 acres here are home to many legendary race horses and beautiful farms that have made Kentucky synonymous with the sport. Visitors and residents here can enjoy extensive horse shows, polo fields and a steeplechase course that hosts races every year.
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