Economy and Labor
Overall, Paris is home to 4,500 working people employed in the town’s jurisdiction. Healthcare facilities and government offices make up the largest share of employers, and manufacturing or retail jobs come in second. That said, the areas paying the best are in real estate and related property management, transportation logistics, and utilities. The most common employment is in office roles or admin support. Food and production also hire a couple hundred regular neighbors as well.
To get in and out of the township, the main conduits are State Routes 68 and 460. State Route 27 also shoots up to the north, reaching Cynthiana in a few minutes. Most residents in Paris drive, typically 8 out of 10 persons. A bit over 12 percent carpool regularly, and about 2.5 percent work from home.
Because of the proximity to Lexington just to the southwest by about 19 miles, residents can access the University of Kentucky as well as Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky State University. Additionally, at least three different community colleges are within a 50-mile distance from Paris. At the community level, Bourbon County High School is the central upper-grade institution, and Paris itself has two middle schools and four primary grade schools.
Getting Local With an Expert
If you’re thinking about relocating to Lexington or the nearby area, Paris could very well be a great choice for a raising a family and being close, but far enough away from the bigger city to enjoy the Bluegrass country feel of Kentucky. The experts at Capstone Realty Consultants can easily help you find the right spot for what you’re looking for in terms of a new home, whether for you or for your whole family. Give us a call today or a text to find out more.