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!

Great Town!! Friendly & caring people!!
Reviewed by MOLLY05
on May 17, 2012
Murray, KY is the best place to live in America...I came here to attend Murray State University and stayed. That says it all. The people here are genuine. They support any and everything that will make this a better place to live. The Arts, Sports, United Way agencies, our school systems, a Community Foundation and an award winning MainStreet program, a Cmmunity Hospital, as well as a very active and inspiring Convention and Visitors bureau make this a fun and warm, welcoming home!
Reviewed by Henrymaxwell
on May 17, 2012
Murray is one of the finest places in the world to live and raise a family. The people are friendly, and Murray State University provides culture and entertainment opportunities unique to western Kentucky. Kentucky Lake, Land Between the Lakes, and Lake Barkley provide recreational opportunities within 15 minutes of town. If you are interested in renting a vacation rental on Kentucky Lake, check out www.explorekentuckylake.com or http://www.vrbo.com/410340.
Reviewed by gtaylor2000
on May 16, 2012
Very friendly, Nice place to come home to.
Reviewed by kpmilby
on May 16, 2012
Great place to live and work
Reviewed by dsjclem
on May 16, 2012
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