I can't speak to the nursing job market, but I can tell you about the schools. Schools within Henry Clay, Lawrence Dunbar, and Lafayette are more desirable than other places in Lexington. My boys are in the Lafayette/Jessie Clark/Stonewall area and are progressing well. I have friends that live in both the Dunbar (High School) and Henry Clay (High School) areas and they are pleased with the progress of their kids.
I am actually a native Floridian from Jacksonville. It is very different here. You will enjoy the weather, as it snows once in a while and their idea of a scorcher is 85 degrees! Lexington is very family oriented with lots for kids to do here. Dog parks, city parks, little league, soccer, that kind of thing. There are 3 kinds of taxes, however, and it's a bit of a shock when you see it on your paystub. They tax for state, county and CITY. The money goes to schools so that's awesome. Also, you may not be aware of the Ad Velorem tax on your vehicle. It's been so many years since I lived in Jax that I don't know much about the tax system or what you are used to.
The people here are nice, and everyone loves UK or UofL which is hard if you are a Gator, Seminole, or Canes fan.
I am a student at the local community college, (BCTC) about to apply to get into the LPN program. Just doing my pre-req's for now. Lots of luck. Feel free to contact me if you make it down.