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%
Danville, KY: Wilderness Trail Distillery
Danville, KY Company Opens Science-Based Distillery
Wilderness Trail to offer bourbon in late 2017.
Danville, KY
Danville, KY: Friendliness, Charm and Location Draw Newcomers
Friendly residents, unique charm, affordability bring newcomers.
Danville, KY
Danville-Boyle County Celebrate Region’s Unsung African-American History
Groups collaborate to celebrate local African-American history.
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Why Danville, KY is a Great Place to Live
Take one part historic preservation, one part small town charm, throw in some diverse dining, and you have one of the best small towns in America.
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.

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$121,600
Higher than the national average

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

More About Kentucky Cities

Danville, KY Company Opens Science-Based Distillery
Wilderness Trail to offer bourbon in late 2017.

Danville, KY: Friendliness, Charm and Location Draw Newcomers
Friendly residents, unique charm, affordability bring newcomers.

Danville-Boyle County Celebrate Region’s Unsung African-American History
Groups collaborate to celebrate local African-American history.

Why Danville, KY is a Great Place to Live
Take one part historic preservation, one part small town charm, throw in some diverse dining, and you have one of the best small towns in America.

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
Award-winning medical options are available to residents.

Sports and Recreation in Danville, KY
Go play at numerous venues throughout the region.

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

Danville, KY Business Overview
Strong sectors include education, health, manufacturing and retail.

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

Best Places to Live in Kentucky