Lexington, North Carolina 

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Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lexington, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
-Economic decline
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in Lexington
366 Ashmoor Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3 |
303 Foy Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1 |
17 Eastside Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1 |

What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.

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City: Lexington
Zip Codes: 27292
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Lexington is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lexington jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lexington's cost of living is 17.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lexington's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lexington, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

Davidson county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Lexington's population is 18,916 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.3%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lexington is $133,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.0%. Check out the homes in the area

Lexington public schools spend $9,519 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14 students per teacher in Lexington. More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Lexington. Home Appreciation is up 7.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Lexington Real Estate

The median home price in Lexington is $133,300. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Lexington   5 Reviews
Horrible place - 12/9/2019
The most criminal place ever. Police do nothing to and don't clean it up. Police here need to be investigated by fbi or something it's dirty and I like cops but... Read More

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Don't count this town out! - 11/27/2017
I Have grown up in this town and now run a business here. There has been massive improvements in the past few years. The cost of living here is low and we are... Read More

Lexington NC SUCKS!!!! - 7/25/2017
I have lived in Lexington NC entirely too long. To live in the city, the taxes are ridiculous for the services that you receive. You WILL be threatened with a fine for... Read More

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366 Ashmoor Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

303 Foy Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

17 Eastside Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

119 Fining Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

1225 Fairview Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

15 Grimes Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 1

208 Hillside Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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