Are you thinking of making a move to the Bluegrass State? Often, when people think of Kentucky, they think of rolling, green, rural farmland, good bourbon, and fast horses. While Kentucky does offer all of those things, it’s also home to several diverse, progressive, and eclectic cities, each with its own unique vibe, and each with a thriving, growing and welcoming LGBTQ community. If you’re thinking of moving to Kentucky, a few of the cities you may want to consider include: 

  • Louisville: Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is a city perhaps best known for being the home with the Kentucky Derby – and truly this city does offer the greatest three minutes of horse racing in the world each May. But beyond its storied horse racing history, Louisville is a city with a rich heritage and unique personality that offers so much to all who live here and visit. It is an artsy progressive city with an eclectic vibe, friendly people, and a growing and thriving LGBTQ community. Read the full Louisville Gay City Guide here.
  • Lexington: Located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Lexington is a city famed for breeding championship thoroughbred racehorses – in fact, it’s widely known as the Horse Capital of the World. It’s also known for being home to the University of Kentucky, and for its bourbon – which is some of the best in the world. Beyond being known for its horses, basketball, bourbon, and bluegrass, however, Lexington is also known as a diverse, eclectic, and quirky city that loves its LGBTQ community. In fact, Lexington elected an openly gay mayor, and in 2013, the city declared June 29th to be an annual Pride Day each year. Come see the best of the bluegrass for yourself, and find out why there’s so much to love about Lexington! Read the full Lexington Gay City Guide here.
  • Northern-Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area: The “Northern Kentucky Area” generally consists of many smaller towns – Covington, Florence, Fort Thomas, Fort Wright, Fort Mitchell, and others, all nestled close together, just across the river from Cincinnati. While each of these small towns has much to offer in its own right, and while the area certainly has plenty of its own unique personality and vibe, the area is often called the “Greater Cincinnati Area” – due to being only ten to fifteen minutes away from downtown Cincinnati. Both Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati are warm and welcoming areas– areas that value their history, but also celebrate the present while looking forward to the future. Even better, it has a thriving and diverse LGBTQ community, where all can feel welcome and celebrated. Read the full Cincinnati Gay City Guide here for more information about all there is to enjoy in the greater Northern Kentucky area.

After you’ve decided which city in Kentucky is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, we have over 20,000 LGBTQ realtors in our extensive network at, and we are ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Kentucky home soon!