Best Places to Retire in Kentucky

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State Overview

Kentucky is a great option for retirees looking for a more relaxed pace of life. The state has one of the lowest cost of living metrics on our list, and is also quite tax friendly. Nicknamed "the Bluegrass State" after the bluegrass which grows in its fertile soil, the state is also home to Mammoth Cave National Park, the world's longest cave system. Kentucky has 4 seasons, but the winters are generally much milder than states farther north. The state is known for a variety of natural attractions, but also has a rich Southern culture. Check out some of the best places to retire in Kentucky to get more info!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

38.1

Percent of people 65+:

14.4%

Median Household Income:

$ 43,036

Unemployment Rate:

5.1%

Geography

Region:

Midwest

Capital:

Frankfort

Largest City:

Louisville

Largest City:

Lexington

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Bluegrass State

State Mammal:

Gray squirrel

State Food:

Blackberry

State Song:

"Blue Moon of Kentucky"