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    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

Living in Lexington

Lexington is the second largest city in the US state of Kentucky, and is known as ‘the horse capital of the world’ thanks to the reputation of the local thoroughbred horse breeders and the various racing tracks that can be found around the area. There is plenty on offer for expats living in Lexington, which makes it a desirable and attractive city to live in. It is an important center of the arts in the area which includes a theater, ballet companies, a professional orchestra as well a number of annual arts and culture festivals. Amongst the most popular places to visit in Lexington are the Kentucky Horse Park, which acts as a working horse farm as well as a theme park, and the Mary Todd Lincoln House, which was once home to the first lady and wife of Abraham Lincoln. Lexington is also home to the Rupp Arena, which is the largest basketball arena in the world.

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Moving to Lexington

Lexington has a beautiful scenery as a result of the many horse farms which surround the area and it is often featured in lists as one of the best places to live in the US, with friendly communities and clean streets. The climate is warm in the summer, with plenty of hot weather whilst the winters are generally cooler, although temperatures remain milder than in some other states. Education is important in Lexington, and nearly 40% of its residents have at least a Bachelor’s Degree. It is therefore is one of the most educated cities in the US. There are a number of schools in the area which is ideal for any expatriate moving to Lexington with families. The city is well served by public transport including many bus routes whilst Blue Grass Airport provides travel to other parts of the US.

Working in Lexington

Lexington has a strong economy, with its biggest industries including the technology sector, as well as other employment areas including manufacturing, government work and more. There is an overall low unemployment rate and the workforce tends to be well educated and ambitious. There are a number of high profile employers based in the area including IBM, Xerox, Lexmark International and companies like Amazon also employ a large number of people in the area. There are also opportunities for expatriates working in Lexington in the educational sector, with the University of Kentucky serving as the city’s largest employer and offering a number of academic and research positions. By joining InterNations, expats living in Lexington can connect with fellow expatriates from over 190 different nations, and perhaps gain advice and information about the city and expatriation in general. Share knowledge on subjects such as work, housing, education and more to gain a more realistic view of life as an expat in the area.

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May 18, 2024, 2:00 AM
9 attendees
An intimate and sophisticated standout among bars in Center City. Tucked away in the elegance of The Rittenhouse, this gem among bars in Center City is a haven from the city streets as a place to mee
May 18, 2024, 10:00 PM
2 attendees
Wine tasting and food from the region. What could be better for Saturday mid-day? An excellent opportunity to get acquianted with new sort of wines.
May 19, 2024, 1:00 AM
20 attendees
By now I think everyone knows how Survivor works. Two teams compete and the losing team of each competition has to vote one person off the island. You won't be voted away this time but you might be as
May 19, 2024, 3:30 AM
117 attendees
Let's meet in 33 Taps Culver City this month. I had a lot of good feedback about this location from previous event. Just for fun since it is Spring, wear something with flower if you can. Feel free

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  • Brian Norris

    When first moving to Washington, D.C., I didn't know many people outside of the office. InterNations has changed that with some exciting events.

  • Caroline Stiles

    In such an international city such as Washington, D.C. InterNations holds great events for everyone to network and enjoy themselves.

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