Best Places to Live in Kentucky

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What you need to know about Kentucky

Known for its horse farms, bourbon distilleries and one of the best college basketball programs in the country, Kentucky provides residents with abundant natural resources and refined culture. Many outdoor lovers consider moving to Kentucky after visiting attractions like Mammoth Cave National Park, Red River Gorge and Lake Cumberland. Cities in Kentucky celebrate the state’s rich history and agricultural ties. Lexington, Danville and Louisville are among the best places to live in Kentucky. 

Why Lexington, KY Is a Best Place to Live
A vibrant, ambitious city thrives in the heart of horse country

Population

4,383,272
Up by 3%
Southern dairies are making it easy for the region's shops and restaurants to create artisan cheeses.
The 6 Best Southern Cheeses
The artisan cheese industry in the southeast U.S. has blossomed. Here are the best examples of great Southern cheese.
University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY
Why Lexington, KY Is a Best Place to Live
A vibrant, ambitious city thrives in the heart of horse country
Large buck  silhouette  at dusk
Best Cities for Hunting Deer
The best places to find your next big score
Illustration of a restoration project in Danville, KY
History Plays Big Role in Boyle County
Historic preservation, restoration mean more vital downtowns

Housing

Homes Owned 68%
68% Complete
Homes Rented 32%
32% Complete

Median Home Price

$121,600
Higher than the national average
Students at Bluegrass and Technical college AMT Program work with electronic pieces and wires.
Danville, KY Campus Begins Manufacturing Program
College initiative addresses need for more workers

Danville, KY Chamber Relaunches Education Foundation
Effort begins to strengthen programs, attract scholarship backers

Featured Cities

Health Care in Danville, KY
Hospitals and Health Care in Danville, KY
Danville's hospital serves patients using the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technologies
Millennium Park in Danville, KY
Sports and Recreation in Danville, KY
Conveniences include rec complex, fishing, walking trails, golf
Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY
Danville, KY Arts & Culture
Offerings include museums, galleries, festivals and historic sites

Median Household Income

$43,342
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 22%
22% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Kentucky Top 100 City Rankings

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The 6 Best Southern Cheeses
The artisan cheese industry in the southeast U.S. has blossomed. Here are the best examples of great Southern cheese.

Why Lexington, KY Is a Best Place to Live
A vibrant, ambitious city thrives in the heart of horse country

Best Cities for Hunting Deer
The best places to find your next big score

History Plays Big Role in Boyle County
Historic preservation, restoration mean more vital downtowns

Danville, KY Campus Begins Manufacturing Program
College initiative addresses need for more workers

Danville, KY Chamber Relaunches Education Foundation
Effort begins to strengthen programs, attract scholarship backers

Hospitals and Health Care in Danville, KY
Danville's hospital serves patients using the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technologies

Sports and Recreation in Danville, KY
Conveniences include rec complex, fishing, walking trails, golf

Danville, KY Arts & Culture
Offerings include museums, galleries, festivals and historic sites

Danville, KY Business Overview
Strong sectors include manufacturing, health, retail, finance

Danville, KY Restaurant Roundup
A diverse selection of local eateries and familiar names gives Danville diners plenty to savor

Danville, KY Area Public & Private Schools
Danville offers several public and private schools that excel academically

FoodPort in Louisville, KY
How creating a food port makes the agriculture business easier for farmers, small businesses and consumers

Best Stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®
Visit the Bluegrass Region to discover more about America’s official spirit and enjoy horse farms, attractions and historic sites

Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival in Winchster, KY
Mark your calendar for early September

Sports and Recreation Options in Glasgow, KY
Find the hottest and coolest spots outdoors in Glasgow-Barren County

Glasgow, KY Arts and Culture
Residents find plenty of ways to have a good time in Glasgow and Barren County

Glasgow Local Flavor: Restaurants and Hot Spots
From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Glasgow-Barren County's food scene is hoppin'

Outpatient Center in Glasgow, KY Helps Rejuvenate Shopping Center
T.J. Samson Pavilion provides shot in the arm for plaza

Glasgow, KY Health-Care Options
Residents have great health-care options for all phases of life

Best Places to Live in Kentucky