Murray, Kentucky


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

361 Votes - "Friendliest"
6 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
4 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
2 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"


The Friendliest Small Town title only adds to Murray’s accolades as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People and a Playful City USA recipient. Not only is this a prime location for young people as the home of Murray State University, it’s also certified as a retirement community and an ideal location for all ages with such friendly residents.

Murray State is a prime attraction in this small town. A public university with over 10,000 students, its presence provides athletics, art and entertainment for the entire community. The campus hosts The Clara M. Eagle Gallery, which features everything from photography and new media to woodwork, ironwork, sculpture and student art, and the Wrather West Kentucky Museum, which exhibits the regions history and development.

Visitors should not miss local landmarks like Murray Court Square and Central Park or area lakes and outdoor recreation. Central Park boasts a disc golf course, dog park, and theater classes, performances and youth programs through Playhouse in the Park. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, connected by a canal, offer recreation, camping and attractions. From go-karts to water parks or fishing and hunting, the area offers something for everyone in a beautiful natural setting.

Hosting several seasonal festivals each year, Murray is best known for its annual Freedom Fest celebration, which includes street fairs, cookouts, concerts and a parade amongst the four days of events. People come from all over to join in the family fun, run the 5K, and view the fireworks finale.

Check out Murray's reviews for more!

Murray is a town where everyone is treated like family, where people share, people care, people volunteer, and you are always met with a smile.
Reviewed by al40
on June 1, 2012
I love Murray!! Have lived here most of my life and have no intentions of moving :)
Reviewed by mmorrison
on June 1, 2012
Murray stole my heart in 1988, and it will always be my home away from home!
Reviewed by eijpen
on June 1, 2012
I recently was crossing the street at a four-way stop. The drivers of all four cars waved at me...need I say more? Murray has my vote for friendliest small town anywhere...and I have have lived in many places!
Reviewed by ccrouch
on June 1, 2012
I've been a Murray-ian my entire life. This simple, small college town is booming with activities, events and fun for the whole family. Murray is AWESOME!
Reviewed by Aimster73
on June 1, 2012
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