Murray, Kentucky

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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"

Description

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!

A great place to live, work, and play. Love Murray! And Go Racers!
Reviewed by mikedail13
on May 24, 2012
I've been here for almost 8 yrs now and love it
Reviewed by sami10000
on May 24, 2012
I have lived here for 27 years and love it.
Reviewed by ginnyricherson
on May 24, 2012
Murray is the safest, friendliest, and the most peaceful place to live in USA.
Reviewed by mpark7
on May 24, 2012
I was born and raised here but have traveled widely. Nothing that I have seen anywhere else matches the thrill of coming back home to Murray--it's like getting a warm hug.
Reviewed by pseiber
on May 24, 2012
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