What you need to know about Glasgow, KY

Glasgow is well known for its annual Glasgow Highland Games, a festival that celebrates Scottish culture. National attractions Mammoth Cave National Park and the Barren River Lake State Resort Park draw residents and visitors alike to abundant outdoor activities. Glasgow is the county seat of Barren County, which ranked on the Best Communities for Young People list by the America's Promise Alliance.

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Top Employers in Glasgow, KY
A list of the top employers in Glasgow, KY consisting of food industries, hospitals, and manufacturing.

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Teams particpate in the weekly cornhole league at the Barren County Parks and Recreation center in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Sports and Recreation Options in Glasgow, KY
Find the hottest and coolest spots outdoors in Glasgow-Barren County
Plaza Theatre in Downtown Glasgow, KY
Glasgow, KY Arts and Culture
Residents find plenty of ways to have a good time in Glasgow and Barren County

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Glasgow Local Flavor: Restaurants and Hot Spots
From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Glasgow-Barren County's food scene is hoppin'
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Homes Owned 49.95%
49.95% Complete
Homes Rented 50.05%
50.05% Complete

Real Estate

In Glasgow, Kentucky

Ready to move to Glasgow? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Glasgow.
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Glasgow, KY Health-Care Options
Residents have great health-care options for all phases of life

Median Home Price

Lower than the state average
Glasgow Middle School in Glasgow, KY
Public & Private Schools in Glasgow, KY
Barren County schools, programs give students what they need to succeed
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Big Business Sectors in Glasgow-Barren County, KY
Economy fueled by agricuture, manufacturing, tourism and more
My favorite thing to do here is take my little girl to the park or drive out to the lake. Where I live we can walk across the street and be at a small playground area.

Ashlee Reed, resident


In Glasgow, Kentucky

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Glasgow rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Glasgow, Kentucky

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Glasgow.
Glasgow Boys and Girls HERO Center Provides Safe Place to Learn and Play
New Boys and Girls facility gives at-risk kids a safe place to realize their potential
A dog wears a Scottish hat while laying in the grass during the Glasgow Highland Games.
Why Glasgow, KY is a Great Place to Live
Glasgow-Barren County gives retirees and relocating families multiple reasons to call the area home


Most residents are
Over 65 Years old


In Glasgow, Kentucky

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Glasgow.


Bachelor’s Degree 17%
17% Complete
Graduated High School 76%
76% Complete

Glasgow, KY's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Fall Foliage Cities 2010
Top 10 Staycation Cities 2012

More About Glasgow, KY

Glasgow, KY's Economy
Glasgow, KY has felt the impact of a dampened national economy, but economic development initiatives are bringing growth and healthy diversification to the area.
Top Employers in Glasgow, KY
A list of the top employers in Glasgow, KY consisting of food industries, hospitals, and manufacturing.
Glasgow Highland Games in Glasgow, KY
The Highland Games in Glasgow has been bringing Scottish culture to Kentucky for more than 25 years.
Discover Mammoth Cave National Park in Glasgow, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park near Glasgow, Kentucky includes portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world.