Kentucky is home to a growing number of retirees. These small towns in Kentucky offer a diverse choice of recreation, entertainment, service and leisure living amenities. Campbellsville, Danville, Glasgow, Madisonville, Maysville, Morehead, Murray, Richmond KY. Also Bardstown, Berea, Danville, Franklin, Versaille.
Best Small Towns in Kentucky For Retirement Living:
Beautiful county setting with historic downtown and a safe feeling to this small town that is close to Louisville KY.
The communities listed below have qualified as Certified Retirement Communities by providing amenities retirees say they are seeking in their retirement destinations.
is located in central Kentucky and is home to Campbellsville University, named one of America’s Best Colleges by Money Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. Nearby, Green River Lake State Park offers fishing, boating, hiking and several annual bass and muskie fishing tournaments and is home to the only Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Camp in the U.S. Campbellsville is noted for handmade cherry furniture, antique and craft shops and several historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
located in the heart of the Bluegrass, was named one of 10 sucessful small towns in America by Time Magazine. The community is rich in history, home to Constitution Square State Historic Site, prestigious Centre College, Norton Center for the Arts, the Ephraim McDowell House and Apothecary and Pioneer Playhouse, a summer outdoor theater. Nearby is historic Perryville Battlefield State Park, a noted Civil War site.
is situated in southcentral Kentucky near Barren River Lake State Resort Park. With its 10,000-acre lake and 18-hole golf course, the park boasts excellent fishing and recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, tennis and volleyball. The International Highland Games annually recreates entertainment and competition popularized by the many early Scottish settlers to the area. Mammoth Cave National Park is a short distance away.
is in western Kentucky near the Land Between the Lakes National Outdoor Recreation Area, a 170,000-acre peninsula between two of Kentucky’s largest marine empoundments – Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. Two local country clubs in Madisonville provide 18-hole golf courses and the city park has a nine-hole golf course. Another 18-hole course is under construction at nearby Pennyrile State Resort Park The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is a performing and visual arts center which showcases regional art and offers musical and theatrical performances.
is an historic port city on the Ohio River in northern Kentucky. Its downtown district with charming homes, shops and restaurants and picturesque Floodwall Murals is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just minutes away from Maysville is the historic village of Old Washington and several of Kentucky’s remarkable covered bridges.
is located on the edge of the eastern foothills of Kentucky on I-64. Nearby, popular Cave Run Lake, with 8,270 square miles of shoreline, is famous for boating and the best muskie fishing in the South. Home to Morehead State University, the community offers a variety of cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the 18-hole Eagle Trace Golf Course and the nearby, scenic Daniel Boone National Forest which offers hiking and walking trails and camping.
located in far western Kentucky, was named the number one retirement community in the United States in 1987. It is home to Murray State University which offers study programs and classes ranging from business to pottery to archaeology. The area is easily accessed by I-24 and is within a few hours of Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville, and just a short day’s drive from Chicago, Kansas City, Memphis and Atlanta. Kenlake and Lake Barkley State Resort Parks are also nearby and there are numerous golf courses in the region.
is in central Kentucky and boasts more than 100 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the home of Eastern Kentucky University, White Hall State Historic Site and historic Bybee Pottery. Richmond offers a wide variety of fine dining, specialty shops, art galleries, historic churches and outdoor recreation. Its Lake Reba Recreational Complex offers an outstanding golf course, fishing, boating and outdoor festivals. Lexington is 20 miles north on I-75 and Berea, known as the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky,” is just 10 minutes south.
Villages at Hamburg Farms -2498 Aristocracy Circle, Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Life at the trendy Lifestyle Community, Hamburg Farms, combines all the charm and beauty of “old” Kentucky with modern facilities and beautiful designs. Whether you rent an apartment or buy a condo, you will love the amenities, such as beautiful walking paths, a resort-style pool, a club house and a fitness center.
Riverford Crossing is the newest addition to the Lifestyle Communities family. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, it’s a community that seamlessly blends the flavor and character of rustic Kentucky with all the youthfulness, energy, and modern feel of a Lifestyle community. Planned to have all the latest amenities including workout facilities, a pool, a dog park, and a state-of-the-art community center. Located just off of I-64 in Frankfort, Riverford Crossing is central to all your needs.
There are many small towns in Kentucky perfect for retirement living. Many are near the metro areas and some more removed where you can find 55+ homes and communities.
Small towns in Kentucky include:
Lexington Louisville Bagdad Bardstown Bedford Bethlehem Bloomfield Bradfordsville Buckner Campbellsburg Chaplin Coxs Creek Crestwood Eastwood Eminence Fairfield Finchville Fisherville Glenview Goshen KY Harrods Creek La Grange Lebanon Lockport Loretto Mackville Masonic Home Milton Mount Eden Mount Washington Nazareth Nerinx New Castle New Haven New Hope Pendleton Pewee Valley Pleasureville Port Royal Prospect Raywick Saint Catharine Saint Francis Saint Mary Shelbyville Simpsonville Smithfield Springfield Sulphur Taylorsville Turners Station Waddy Westport Willisburg Battletown Boston Brandenburg Brooks Clermont Cloverport Custer Ekron Fairdale Falls Of Rough Fort Knox Hillview Garfield Guston Hardinsburg Harned Hudson Irvington Lebanon Junction Mc Daniels Mc Quady KY Muldraugh Payneville Radcliff Rhodelia Rineyville Shepherdsville Stephensport Union Star Vine Grove Webster West Point Westview Louisville Burgin Carlisle Clay City Clearfield Denniston Elliottville Farmers Frenchburg 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