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Lexington ranked one of the “Best Run Cities In America”

Pat yourself on the back, Lexington.

A website called Wallet Hub, which will tell you your credit score for free, ranked the Best- and Worst-Run Cities in America for 2017. In those rankings, Lexington, the city where many of you rest your head each night, ranked fifth overall as one of the best-run cities in the country.

The rankings were deciding by determining each city’s operating efficiency, explained by Wallet Hub as: “how well city officials manage and spend public funds by comparing the quality of services residents receive against the city’s total budget.”

I’m not entirely sure what that means, but I like the sound of Lexington being fifth in anything when it’s up against the 150 largest cities in the United States.

For a detailed breakdown of the findings, read Wallet Hub’s thorough rankings here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Lexington ranked one of the “Best Run Cities In America”



  1. TBW3011
    8:18 am July 11, 2017 Permalink

    Lol. Yeah. Most cities take 20 years to fill in a hole in the middle of down town.



    • BBNDan7
      11:08 am July 11, 2017 Permalink

      Because that one thing makes the city awful



    • TBW3011
      12:17 pm July 11, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe I missed the part in my comment where I said the hole makes Lexington awful. Feel free to point out where I said that or I’ll just assume your reading comprehension is awful.



  2. DrinknByTheBay
    6:26 pm July 11, 2017 Permalink

    Lexington was designed by the same guy whom designed Washington D.C. It’s a circle with spokes (hence the name new circle.) This has been proven to be a flawed concept, because it makes everyone travel down the same arteries/spokes. If you look out west, their roads are grids because travel will naturally flow to a 50/50 system. Why stay in traffic if you can find an alternate route? The grid system provides 50/50 options…not one road.

    D.C and Lexington are horribly designed and the study is ridiculously dumb. Research who did the study and I’m sure money was paid to a special interest lobbyist to reach this conclusion. Why? That’s why you’re a ridiculously awesome content providing journalist, not me.