Known as the Bluegrass State, Kentucky is home to one of the world’s most famous horse-races, bourbon, and charming sprawling cities adjacent to wide open fields and pastures.
With crime levels 14 percent lower than the national average, Kentucky is an appealing area for young families. With a country spirit enhanced by southern bluegrass and comfort foods like Kentucky fried chicken, these are the top safest cities Kentucky has to offer:
Namesake for the 2005 Orlando Bloom film, Elizabethtown is the smallest city on this list. Though it is the 10th largest city in the state, it is also the least populated at nearly 29,000.
Quaint and country, Elizabethtown offers families home security with alarm services like ADT alarm Kentucky, and a close-knit community that’s a perfect environment for raising children in.
Named in honor of President George Washington, Georgetown is the second safest city, and the ninth largest. Since Toyota opened their manufacturing plant in Georgetown in 1988, the economy has maintained a steady pace with relatively little dip in unemployment when the economy hit rock bottom a few years ago.
The fourth largest city, Owensboro is known for its International BBQ Festival that happens each summer. This BBQ Capital of the World maintains an historical element reflected in each building design that models after colonial America.
Around 31,500 in population, Hopkinsville is the sixth largest city in Kentucky. County seat of Christian County, this southeast state is the fourth safest city to live in.
The second largest city in Kentucky as it’s home to around 305,000 people, Lexington is also known as the Horse Capital of the World. As the nickname suggests, Lexington is filled with horse ranches, Kentucky Horse Park, and plenty of horse shows and races.
6. Bowling Green
In the seat of Warren County, Bowling Green is usually as green as the name suggests—in money and nature. Home to numerous manufactures such as General Motors and Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green’s economy has maintained stability.
Laid back and lovely, this city is perfect for families and retired-folk alike.
With 600,000 in population, Louisville is by far the largest city in Kentucky. Though most large cities are inundated with crime, Louisville is the seventh safest city in Kentucky with it still maintaining the title of one of the safest cities in the United States.
Small and full of countryside, Florence is one of the smallest areas in Kentucky at nearly 30,000 in population. This Boone County city is known for its water tower proclaiming “Florence Y’all” and NFL players Shaun Alexander and Joe Walter.
Named for Richmond, Virginia, this small city is the county seat of Madison County and has a population of 32,000. The seventh largest state in Kentucky and the ninth safest, this city is rich with history and a perfect family town.
With a little less than 50,000 in population, Covington is home to the least expensive real estate in Kentucky, making it ideal to first-time homebuyers especially with its safety rating.
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