7 photos
    Resort at Lake Crossing
    3601 Brookewind Way, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $749
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $830
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,158
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    3 photos
    Eagle Creek Townhomes
    3353-3375 Cove Lake Dr., Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $530
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $775
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $850
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    3 photos
    Fox Run
    1840 McCullough Dr, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $475
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $550
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $650
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    8 photos
    Forest Creek Apartments
    1197 Appian Crossing, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $559
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $659
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $969
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    32 photos
    Saddlebrook at Tates Creek
    3543 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $715
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $855
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    34 photos
    Patchen Oaks
    251 Chippendale Circle, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $689
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $789
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    13 photos
    Limestone Square Apartments
    129 Transcript Ave Apt 2, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $470
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $470
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $470
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    21 photos
    Tarleton Crossings
    3640 Bold Bidder Dr, Lexington-Fayette
    • Studio
      $495
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $595
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $710
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    23 photos
    Pinebrook Apartments
    3650 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $619
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $710
      +
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,318
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    16 photos
    The Collegiate Towns + Flats
    497 Angliana Avenue, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $545
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $545
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $545
      +
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $545
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    2 photos
    Shorelake Apartments
    156 Lakeshore Drive #19, Shriners
    • 1 Bedroom
      $475
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    9 photos
    Downing Place Townhouses
    3395 Spangler Dr, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $510
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $635
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    32 photos
    The Creeks on Kirklevington
    3050 Kirklevington Drive, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $649
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $799
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    3 photos
    Northridge Apartments
    1597 Martha Court #6, Eastland Parkway
    • 1 Bedroom
      $500
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    13 photos
    Grand Reserve at Pinnacle
    4390 Clearwater Way, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $735
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $895
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,075
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    9 photos
    Preakness Apartments
    733 Hillrise Court, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $475
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $595
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    44 photos
    Enclave Hartland
    3901 Rapid Run Drive, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $725
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $875
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,045
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    25 photos
    Pegasus Place
    2504 Larkin Rd, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $515
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $595
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    25 photos
    Spring House on the Park
    3851 Belleau Wood Drive, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $705
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $775
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
    15 photos
    Stoney Brooke Apts
    175 N Mt Tabor Rd, Lexington-Fayette
    • 1 Bedroom
      $568
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $701
      +
    Check Availability
    Photo & Details
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 15
  6. Next

Tips, Tricks, and General Rules of Thumb

Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it, too: “renting an apartment is the same anywhere you go.” Not precisely. The market is a little different in each locale, due to a variety of factors. Here are some of the unique features of renting in Lex:

Orientation: The main commercial hubs are Downtown and the University of Kentucky area—which, obviously, has more of a younger, studenty feel than Downtown. If you wanna live outside of these two sectors, you’d better have a car. (Sorry, Butch Cassidy. Ye olde steed is an acceptable form of transportation only outside the urban county.) Keeneland Racecourse is west out Versailles Rd.; you’ll likely be heading out there for either the spring or fall meets. (Everybody does.) The bypass forms a solid city boundary, but things begin to feel suburbanish way before that. Moral of the story? Live as close in as possible, but be prepared to pay a premium.

Utilities: The winters are mild here, but budget some extra cash for cooling in the summer. Dang, it gets humid in this town. Subtropical? Methinks definitely. Keep your windows closed. The good news is there’s an uncommon percentage of landlords willing to pay your bills.

Leases: Call it old-fashioned, but most Lexington apartment managers and landlords are into bargaining. No, not on the price, but on the length of the lease. If you’re willing to commit, you might just get utilities, parking, and all sorts of other perks thrown in. Most landlords won’t air this info, so you’ll need to beef up your confidence and ask outright. It cuts both ways, too: a typical lease in Lex is a year, but if you present yourself as trustworthy, you may be able to talk your guy into a month-to-month situation. (Tell ‘em it’s for tax filing purposes…)

…And the first bottle of bourbon was distilled there

Got your bearings? Alright. One by one, now—the only hoods worth mention.

Downtown: Feels like Henry Clay is still alive down here. Everything’s old. Well, everything except those skyscrapers. Oh, and that fenced-off city block of grass. What an eyesore. Anywho, Lex’s Downtown is comparatively inexpensive compared to other inner urban centers. Modest (600 sq. ft.), renovated studio apartments right off Vine St. run around $500/month. If you need more space, $650/month will get you 800 square feet and $800/month will get you granite countertops and a $250 nonrefundable pet fee (!!).

Bohemia thrives on the margins, right? If you can manage not being in the thick of it (and, perhaps, waiting a few years for things to pick up), check out some of the areas adjacent to Downtown. For instance, the newly rejuvenated Distillery District is bringing lots of action to Manchester St. And on either side of Transy there’s a good dive bar and rad townhome options. (These are usually 2BR or 3BR and run slightly higher—due to the proximity to Downtown—than similar options in the UK area.)

UK/Arboretum: Beware of listings that claim to be “close to the university”; this usually means they’re a mile or more from campus. That said, if you want a quieter scene there are some gems to be found. Most older colonial-style homes have studios attached to them which their owners are willing to rent to youngsters. But if you’re after proximity, there’s enough to pick from directly adjacent to the UK behemoth. Expect lots of houseshares ($350/month or less for a room) in duplexes. Also, condos: luxury units typically have longer leases (sometimes up to two years). Don’t pay over $500/month for 1BR/1BA unless it’s regal. And if you’re really strapped, hunt down a few roommies. 3BR/2BAs rarely top over $1000/month.

Feel settled? Not until you sport that seersucker suit at Keeneland for the first time will you truly feel like a local. Remember who made it possible when those winnings start rollin’ in!

-By Kera Zacuto

About Apartment List

Apartment List is your go-to rental site for your apartment search. Browse thousands of new listings every day to give you the largest selection of cheap 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Lexington. Find studios, condos, townhomes, and homes in your favorite neighborhoods. You can search for all utilities paid apartments, and pet-friendly homes with the tap of a button. With more available listings than Craigslist, you're sure to find a house for rent on Apartment List.

Click where you want to live—
The map will zoom.
Feedback