Retire in Lexington-Fayette, KY

Livability Score
55
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Dad's Favorites

I'd give this place 10 stars if I could! The food is excellent, but what really blew me away was the hospitality and service! I brought all my Cintas...

2. Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

I adore this place! It's a neat little nook located in downtown Lex. I've had different salads here & I've enjoyed them all! My husband has also tried the...

3. Farm Market

$5 FISH CEVICHE is a huge portion of awesomely spiced fish heavy wonderfulness Fantastic guac Charming quirky vibe and the lovely lovely warm sweet...

4. Blue Door Smokehouse

My teenage son had this simple musing - "This is the best meat I've ever had." He loved the brisket and the smoked pork. The turkey was a bit dry for his...

5. Maria's Kitchen

The food is sill phenomenal but customer service needs a lot of work. One of the workers was just rude, she literally has the RBF (resting b!tch face) just...

Golf
1. Kearney Hill Links

What a treat. Beautiful course. Great condition and nice layout. Far from your typical Muni. Staff very welcoming. Exceptional value. Play it if you get the...

2. Man O' War Golf Learning Center

Year-round and Great area practice facility with maintained bunker and putting greens. Heat-practice zones for colder months. Several members only areas...

3. Spring Valley Golf Course

Full disclosure: I'm new to golf so I haven't played at that many courses, but I really liked this one. I'm from the flatlands so this was very hilly to me....

4. Connemara Golf Course

First time playing at this golf course and I can say that I was very pleased. Very friendly staff that will help with anything you need. I booked my tee...

5. Lakeside Golf Course

Friendly service, fairways looked great. We played the twilight special $14 for 9 couldn't of been happy with the service and course.

Active
1. The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

The Arboretum is one of my favorite places to run in Lexington! It was created in 1991 by the joint effort of UK and the Fayette Urban County Government....

2. Keeneland

Keeneland truly is one of the greatest places on earth. The facilities, staff, food, and drinks are all top notch! The people are ready for a good time and...

3. Sterling Hot Yoga Works Lexington

I'm in the area quite a bit and was told by a friend there was a Bikram yoga here in Lexington. So I used my Awesome yelp app to find and read all the...

4. Breakout Games - Lexington

I've done several escape rooms around the country, and Breakout Lexington has been one of my favorites thus far! My friend and I did "the Kidnapping" room....

5. Lexington Legends

So much fun!! Let's be honest, I don't go for the baseball but go for the food/atmosphere! The food isn't a 5 star experience by any means but still fun and...

Arts
1. Kentucky Theatre

This place is just fun! Enlightening and engaging! You also get drinks and a movie!! It's a great experience every time!

2. Pinot's Palette

This was a great experience. It was fun day out on a rainy day with the kids. It's a couple of days after Christmas and we wanted to get the kids out of the...

3. Cosmic Charlie's

First time at Cosmic Charlie's -- success! I was at a sold out benefit concert and loved the atmosphere. Even being a packed house, I never had wait more...

4. Lexington Legends

So much fun!! Let's be honest, I don't go for the baseball but go for the food/atmosphere! The food isn't a 5 star experience by any means but still fun and...

5. Opera House

This is a beautiful venue. I'm used to the grandeur of the Detroit Opera House, but here was something especially charming about this smaller, slightly...

Shopping
1. The Morris Book Shop

This really is a great book store. You walk in and find it cute and appealing, but more importantly, it is easy to navigate and well-organized. It is very...

2. Joseph-Beth Booksellers

I've found heaven. This is my heaven. I never want to leave. I thought I'd never love another place as much as Borders. I thought I'd never again feel the...

3. High on Art & Coffee

The Good: the customer service, coffee, lemon bars, local art. The Bad: nothing I can think of The Rundown: this is a small coffee and sammich shop where...

4. Pop's Resale

Pops resale is a Lexington gem! Dan Shore the owner is respected highly and his love for music and culture is contagious! The store is decorated very...

5. Sqecial Media

This is a nice store within downtown Lexington, selling a whole variety of eclectic treasures from bongs to wiccan books. However it's quite welcoming. Even...

Health
1. Circle of Light Massage

Robyn gives an outstanding facial! She's fun and friendly, but also incredibly knowledgable and helpful. She genuinely cares about getting and keeping...

2. Foot Relax

Excellent. Very clean open room with reclining chairs. Hot foot soak while she worked on my arms, legs, back and shoulders. The back work is in a...

3. White Willow Massage Therapy

The wife and I have been spending a lot of time travelling on vacation in the Kentucky area. The wife was experiencing a radial pain down her arm so why not...

4. Simpson Optical

I'm giving Simpson Optical on Meijer Way 5 stars based on my recent experience there for an eye exam, contact lens fitting, and eyeglass purchase. First,...

5. Skin Dynamix

I love this location, it's off of Regency Road. The address threw me off a bit because the numbers on the buildings aren't actually the address, they're the...