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View Poll Results: Which city is more liveable (considering Crime rate, Accessibility to Toyota, Rent and Amenities)
Lexington 2 40.00%
Georgetown 3 60.00%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2020, 05:11 PM
 
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Hi,
I have an opportunity with Toyota in Georgetown, KY. I am required to join in Feb, 2020.

I was planning for an accommodation and I am in a dilemma as to should I live in Georgetown or in Lexington. I did some research and I found that both Georgetown and Lexington have very high crime rates :

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Also, does it snow during Winter ?

Any advice/suggestion as to where to live would be highly appreciated. I am single now, but family would be joining me next summer (2021)

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Old 01-06-2020, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I am not certain, as to how they determined crime rate, but honestly that doesn't sound right at all. It contradicts a lot of what I have read and know.

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Lexington is ranked as the No. 3 safest metro city in the country in a new analysis from Safewise.com.
In the website’s ranking, determined by the 2016 per capita rate of crime for each city with a population greater than 300,000, Lexington trailed only Virginia Beach and Honolulu. Safewise reviews and compares home security and safety products.
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/...215965565.html
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For the second straight year, Lexington was named by Safewise.com as the third safest city in the country.
The ranking examined violent crime, property crime, cyber/digital crime, health and wellness, environmental and workplace safety in metro counties and cities with at least 300,000 residents.
https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/...229617884.html
We only came in at number 26 as one of the nations best large cities to live in, but still we were listed as one of the best. not worst. This was including everything, not just crime stats.

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst...live-in/14358/






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Lexington was voted one of the most liveable cities in the US here.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...ive/761013001/
Lexington is always getting accolades for excellence including safety...so that list you listed seems extremely flawed.
And Georgetown, comes across as a friendly larger version than Mayberry. You can compare comments from residence of each city here.
Ofcourse some one might see it very differently if they came from a super small town, just like if you come from New York City or LA, you will probably view it differently.

(But Watch the Lexington local news, it's enough to put someone to sleep). WKYT

and WLEX

Both Georgetown and Lexington are safe, clean places to live. We have lived here since 1987, and have never been a victim of a crime or ever worried about such. (we live in a quiet, part of South Lexington though and there is little to no crime here.)

It is hard to answer which is most livable, both are great. A lot would depend on your needs/wants, etc.
When we moved here (My husband worked at Toyota also) we decided on Lexington, but that is mostly because neither of us had ever lived in a smaller town/city, and we weren't for sure what it would be like.
People are friendly in Georgetown, I have worked with quite a few over the years. (It's not uncommon to live in one and work in the other...although we live in South Lexington so the commute was about a half hour each way, if you don't like driving that might be a concern...the commute didn't bother my husband at all at first, but after a decade or so, it began to wear on him.)


Does it snow in winter? Yes, it does. Usually anyway...not much of that this winter though...it doesn't snow an awful lot though..
but it seems like every decade or so we get hit with a doozie. The last couple of winters have been relatively calm though.
But yes, we do have four seasons here.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTCR9VvAQ0

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Old 01-06-2020, 04:45 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Hi,
I have an opportunity with Toyota in Georgetown, KY. I am required to join in Feb, 2020.

I was planning for an accommodation and I am in a dilemma as to should I live in Georgetown or in Lexington. I did some research and I found that both Georgetown and Lexington have very high crime rates :

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Also, does it snow during Winter ?

Any advice/suggestion as to where to live would be highly appreciated. I am single now, but family would be joining me next summer (2021)
Lexington, KY is nationally noted for being a low crime area by multiple sources. Georgetown is also safe. For the most part, your likelihood of being a crime victim in all but a couple of places in the state is entirely dependent on the company you keep. Very, very few areas in Kentucky have any real “stranger” non-property crime.

It does snow a little in the winter. The problem is it happens so sporadically that when it happens everything screeches to a halt. All the schools will be closed and you can’t find bread, milk, or eggs in a 25-mile radius if they announce it “might” snow more than an inch the next morning.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:16 PM
 
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I won't speak about Lexington because others already have in more detail but Georgetown has a crime rate significantly lower than the U.S. average. Crime has decreased for 5 years in a row. You can look at the stats here on CD. Other sites dealing with locations and crime also back this up so I'm not sure where your information comes from.

//www.city-data.com/city/Georgetown-Kentucky.html
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:55 PM
 
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If you are younger, Lexington has more of a social scene than does Georgetown, which is a lovely small town but a lot smaller. Lexington also has more apartments per capita than does Georgetown.

But the two are close enough that you could easily live wherever you decide and work or socialize where ever you decide. Best of both worlds!

Winter starts in December, gets colder in January and early February, both snow and the first signs of spring occur in March, usually just a few weeks apart or overlapping. Definitely a four-season kinda place around here.
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