Versailles, Kentucky is the thriving economic center of Woodford County. Located just off the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway, Versailles is nestled within a short driving distance of Lexington, Frankfort or Louisville, Kentucky. Versailles is totally surrounded by beautiful, serene farmland and some of the most famous horse farms in the Bluegrass Region. Many of these horse farms are home to well-known Kentucky thoroughbreds and winners of the Kentucky Derby! When touring the back roads of Woodford County, you'll see a landscape that defines the Bluegrass and makes it truly unique in the entire world.
While maintaining a rich equine and agribusiness tradition, Versailles continues to welcome industrial and commercial development. Its reputation as a "quaint community" does not prevent Versailles from striving to establish a strong, well-integrated city that fosters local businesses and industries and maintain a clean and safe environment, as well as an overall fiscally sound and pleasant community. Versailles can boast of one the highest average incomes and lowest unemployment levels in Kentucky. Woodford County Public Schools consistently rank among the highest for student performance.
Versailles and Woodford County residents may visit its orchards for seasonal bounties such as strawberries, blackberries, grapes, or pumpkins. Versailles has various fun-filled fall festivals and its own Woodford Reserve, one of Kentucky's finest bourbon whiskeys. Agribusiness has also brought to the community local wineries such as Equus Run with consistent summertime entertainment and Wildside Winery. The bluegrass railroad museum offers 1920's and 30's era passenger cars for fall foliage excursions and many special event rides. And Woodford County's theatrical arts association offers high quality theatre at least four times each year. Hard to imagine there could be a more ideal, beautiful place to live.