2016 Best Places to Live in Kentucky

Explore the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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  1. 1

    Hurstbourne Acres

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
  2. 2

    Beechwood Village

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
  3. 3

    Fort Mitchell

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 10 reviews
  4. 4

    Indian Hills

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:It is very safe: in my neighborhood there has only been one break-in in the past 25 years and he ran away because the owner was home. It is a dead end street. There have been no other crimes. The police are very visible and very excellent at their job. They took the fake "Purge" very seriously and keep crime at bay very well.
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  5. 5

    Lexington

    • City in Kentucky
    • 456 reviews
    Niche User:I will choose to live hear again. This area will probably be a 5 out of 10 compared to the rest of the country. I see more people living here.
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  6. 6

    Windy Hills

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
  7. 7

    Barbourmeade

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
  8. 8

    Fort Thomas

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 28 reviews
  9. 9

    St. Matthews

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 26 reviews
    Niche User:Some people assume that if you live in this area then you're rich and have all the money in the world. My whole life living here, I've only witnessed one break in. That's pretty good from what I'm concerned.
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  10. 10

    Douglass Hills

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:I live in Louisville, Kentucky. Specifically, I live in the neighborhood of Douglass Hills. I have lived in Douglass Hills for the majority of my life and it has truly shaped me into the person I am today. Douglass Hills is a great atmosphere and community for families. The people are very friendly and welcoming, the community is diverse and growing, and the environment is safe and nurturing. If I could do it all over again, I would still choose to live in Douglass Hills because of the people I have met, the activities I was able to participate in, such as the summer swim team, and the sense of a caring and open community I was able to gain. In the future, I see this area thriving and growing in diversity.
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  11. 11

    Worthington Hills

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 4 reviews
  12. 12

    Southgate

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 5 reviews
  13. 13

    Oakbrook

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 6 reviews
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    Crestwood

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 24 reviews
  15. 15

    Hurstbourne

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
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    Graymoor-Devondale

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
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    Murray

    • Town in Kentucky
    • 48 reviews
    Niche User:It looks like this are will continue to grow. I fear that because of the local government it will make to overall experience bad for the upcoming people who live here. I hope I'm wrong.
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  18. 18

    Park Hills

    • Suburb in Kentucky
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    Lyndon

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 10 reviews
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    Florence

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 36 reviews
    Niche User:I live in a cul de sac, and most of my neighbors have been there as long as I have if not longer. This area is it's own community. We have campfires, offer up babysitters for each other, and are overall very welcoming.
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    Jeffersontown

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
    • 38 reviews
    Niche User:I have the best neighbors. They are like my extended family and I will be really sad if I move away. They have become my second parents and siblings. Most people here are here to stay and do not move away often.
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  22. 22

    Audubon Park

    • Suburb of Louisville, KY
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    Owensboro

    • Town in Kentucky
    • 112 reviews
    Niche User:The safety in this area is great and very few to no crime is committed. There is never a thought of someone or something hurting you if you're out late.
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    Union

    • Suburb in Kentucky
    • 5 reviews