Lexington Gay Neighborhoods
You might think Transylvania University and The Red Mile racetrack would be located in Dracula’s backyard, but they’re actually in Lexington, Kentucky. This city of some 500,000 people is the second-largest in the state, and it’s home to a wide range of people. It even has a growing LGBT community, something you might not expect to find in the south.
Lexington is known for its horse racing. In addition to The Red Mile, you’ll also find the Keeneland race courses and the Kentucky Horse Park. For those who love basketball over horse racing, you’ll want to check out Rupp Arena. It’s the largest arena specifically designed for basketball in the world. Education is also important—almost 40% of residents have a college degree. In addition to Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky is located in Lexington.
Lexington elected an openly gay mayor in 2010, and in 2013, June 29 was declared Pride Day in the city. The Lexington Pride Festival is one of the biggest events in Lexington.
Because the city has a very high concentration of LGBT couples, you’ll be welcome in just about any neighborhood. Condo prices range from $55,000 to $775,000. If you’re looking for a single-family house, expect to pay anywhere from $45,000 to $3.5 million.