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View Poll Results: Is Frankfort more connected to Louisville or Lexington?
Louisville 4 23.53%
Lexington 8 47.06%
Other/its own thing 5 29.41%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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I made the mistake of voting for Louisville, when I intended to vote for Lexington.

Downtown Frankfort and Downtown Lexington are only some 20 miles apart as the crow flies. Lexington includes Frankfort in its media market, at least more seriously than Louisville does (political coverage notwithstanding). Frankfort is more culturally connected with the rest of the small towns around Lexington, than with the rest of the small towns around Louisville. While Louisville has a Frankfort Avenue, it does become Shelbyville Road. By contrast, Lexington has both Leestown Road (pertaining to the original nomenclature for what is now the Frankfort area) and Old Frankfort Pike, both of which provide a quick drive directly between DT Frankfort and DT Lexington, and are alternatives to I-64.

Lexington, all the way.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Lexington. I lived in Frankfort for over 20 years, and 80% of the time we went to Lexington for what Frankfort didn't have (which was a lot!).


US60, I64/75, 421, even old Frankfort pike, made it easy to get to Lex.


But if we had to fly we always flew out of Louisville.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Definitely Lexington, because it's more "southern," whereas Louisville is more "midwest." Frankfort is DEFINITELY "southern."
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:05 AM
 
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It's closer to Lexington, but Frankfort is it's own place...it's not Louisville or Lexington...it's just Frankfort.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Definitely Lexington, because it's more "southern," whereas Louisville is more "midwest." Frankfort is DEFINITELY "southern."
I am probably in the minority, but I feel that Louisville is actually more Southern than Midwestern when compared to Lexington, and I am from Cleveland, OH originally.

But I can see the connection between Frankfort and Lexington as the roads all do seem to connect between the two. Also, I noticed during morning rush hour, A LOT of traffic inbound from US 60 and I-64, I assume headed to work in the Capital from Lexington and surrounding areas, so there is another Lexington connection. But I also find many Louisville connections. Louisville's Eastern suburbs of Middletown, J-Town and Westport Rd. area are only 40 minutes to get to from Frankfort and downtown is about 50 minutes, where many areas in Lexington take about 35-45 minutes to get to as well, so there really isn't much of a difference in commute times between the two cities, which is a huge Pro to me. Driving around Frankfort I see many cars and people decked out in Louisville cardinals gear (although not as much as I see of UK gear), I have two neighbors who commute to Louisville for work, and Frankfort is part of both the Lex and Louisville media markets.
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