Tips for shopping in Lexington
Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city, with a population of just over 300,000, and is located in the heart of Kentucky's Blue Grass Region. It comes therefore as no surprise that bluegrass music is deeply rooted in Lexington culture. Horses are also an important part of Lexington's identity; horse racing and equestrian events are some of the city's most popular attractions, earning it the nickname of “The Horse Capital of the World.” The city also strictly regulates land use around the city to prevent area horse farms from being re-purposed or developed. The economy in Lexington is seen as one of the nation's most stable because of its broad base of industries ranging from high technology to manufacturing. Lexington has the largest mall in Kentucky, called Fayette Mall, where 120 retailers, including Zales, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Dillards can be found. More central are the Shops at Lexington in the Lexington Convention Center. Victorian Square is also located downtown inside renovated Victorian buildings, and offers a modern retail selection in a historical environment.