Though it’s named for France’s famed capital city in a county named after a French family, Paris is uniquely Kentuckian. Located just northeast of Lexington amongst the rolling hillside, Paris is rich in history, hospitality and horses. Paris’ Main Street is lined with beautifully preserved and restored historic buildings and is full of boutique shopping and locally owned restaurants that are garnering attention from the region and beyond. And Paris’ nickname, “The Thoroughbred Capital of the World,” is fitting given the hundreds of acres of horse farms in Bourbon County that produce racing champs just miles away from Lexington. So whether you enjoy the peace-and-quite of being surrounded by horse country or spending an evening at one of the last drive-in theaters in Kentucky, check out what life as a Parisian would be like for you.
Just Northeast of Lexington is beautiful Bourbon County, where Paris, KY is the county seat. Amongst the rolling hillside, you will find many age-old stone fences that border the lush green pastures that are home to many thoroughbred horses. Bourbon County is the leading producer of the thoroughbred and is known as “The Thoroughbred Capital of the World”. Paris real estate has a large variety of more than 50 horse farms located within the county. Paris is also home to many prominent historical landmarks such as one of the state’s last remaining drive-ins, the Bourbon County Courthouse, or the Colville Covered Bridge, one of only 13 covered bridges left in the state, just to name a few. Please explore the links below to find more information on Paris homes for sale.